Shona for Humankind

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Published by Uncle2fire (mod ID: 1528688)


This mod adds the Shona as a selectable culture in the Ancient Era. No other cultures are replaced and the mod does not change anything outside of this specific culture.

The Shona are also part of my Africa Culture Pack and my Culture Super Pack.

The Shona have their own Legacy Trait, Emblematic Quarter, and Emblematic Unit. Info below:

Affinity: Agrarian
Legacy Trait: People of the Stone Houses: +5 Food on Main Plaza; +4 Food per territory attached to the capital
Emblematic District: Zimbabwe: Replaces the Farmers Quarter; No base yields, but exploits food of all adjacent tiles; May be placed freely and serves as a base for district placement (like the Hamlet); -2% food consumption of population in the capital; +1 Farmer Slot; May be bought in unattached territories for Influence; -10 Stability; Unlocks at Masonry
Emblematic Unit: Running Spears: Replaces the Spearmen; 19 Combat Strength (instead of 18 for the Spearmen); 5 Movement (instead of 4 for the Spearmen); May move until all movement points are exhausted in battle; Unlocks at Bronze-working (like the Spearmen)

If you encounter bugs, please let me know! You can find me on Reddit, Steam, and Discord under the name uncle2fire.

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This mod is compatible with my other added culture mods EXCEPT FOR the Africa Pack and the Culture Super Pack. This mod has not been tested with any mods made by other creators.


Who are the Shona?

A Bantu-speaking ethnic group from southern Africa, the Shona are responsible for building Great Zimbabwe, as well as the many other smaller zimbabwes scattered across southern Africa, the oldest and largest ancient ruins south of the Sahara. These were likely centers of regional political power and may have also served as granaries.






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Louderz @louderz

Feels like a solid include as an ancient era culture, I really wanted a more southern african culture in ancient. My idea was Nok as Aesthete, problem was only there are arleady 2 ancient aesthes, the Shona fit perfectly adding another agrarian, but still very unique from the harappans. Great job! Would be top notch with own art but I know the deal.

Uncle2fire @uncle2fire

I'm hoping to add art to all my cultures for the culture selection screen over the next few days, and for the EU and the EU 3d model over a longer period. But it's in the works!