Society driven by the interactions of a small collection of mutually exclusive but geographically unbounded power structures. "I'm a worker of the Arasaka corporation"
Society knitted together by hierarchical social obligations. Ex: Middle ages Europe, pre-European Japan. "I am a serf of Lord Feigen"
Coexists with: Feudal
The society is in the process of losing knowledge, wealth and/or cohesion. Ex: North American Indians in 19th century, tribal peoples internationally throughout the late 20th century
Gunpowder, printing press, fully-rigged ships, hot air balloons, black-powder musket, cannon, sailing warship
Renaissance/Colonial (TL 4)
Social maneuvering, diplomacy, coalition building
Travel, Do-gooding, searching for wealth and excitement
Imperfect characters in an imperfect world
There are many gods
"The gods" may directly interfere in the mortal world when requested.
Spice: Divine Intervention
Specific symbols, objects or artifacts contain or focus holy power.
And: Holy Symbols/Relics