This key I feel is to look at what I M Banks has sadi himself
Its dull writing about happy men/woman/Drones/other that have every thing so he looks at the way the Culture intact with other races and culture. Thats where the fun is because if you have (so called Mad) Minds and contact with SC behind you, a group of players can be from the culture, into the culture, blindly being used by the Culture, Fighting the Culture or just plain in the wrong place at the wrong time members of the culture, I have all of the above.
Las like the Ida of being Culture Ships which I hope to see one day.
It could be done.
Also dont forget the Culture is not THE most powerful group around in the Galaxy there is always the Sublimed who are gods in a real way
(see worlds of the dead)
Also you on the street Drone is just a Human1.0 standard in from, no Knife Missiles or super powerful affecter fields. so only when the culture is on a so called war footing would they be any more than that or and they work for Contact/SC.
I love running culture games
Da Boss wrote:
I for one would be very interested to read it
likely to be quite challenging to write?
look forward to hearing more