Quote Originally Posted by deuxhero View Post
Lazy Tolkien plagiarism. Nothing makes a world more mundane (except setting it in medieval Europe, avoid that as well).
Heh, I did the opposite. I took it on myself to write backstory for an entire universe before I proposed running a campaign. I thought to myself, if I can't write this stuff, what will I do with NPCs and plotlines?

Unfortunately, it leads to a lot of explaining as to what countries do what, and why. Meh, the price you pay, I guess.