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Creating Emotion in Games: The Craft and Art of Emotioneering™ by David Freeman

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Chapter 2.6. Emotioneering Techniques Category #6: Group Deepening Techniques

If one person can have depth, so can a bunch of 'em.

This chapter

focuses on techniques that make groups—groups as small as a platoon or as large as a race or culture—embody a feeling of emotional depth.

Just as there are ways to give depth or layers to an NPC, there are ways to do the same for a group or a culture.

We actually encountered a few in the last chapter among some of the tribes of post-Apocalyptic America, but I didn't point them out at the time. Let's look at those tribes again now, and focus on the Group Deepening Techniques.

Giving Depth to Groups

Among the Blades, the leader doesn't command his men from a distant outpost; he spearheads the attack. Thus, they ...

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