Close
Close
Advanced Search

Worldbuilding Power: Cities
Quick Preview
/gs_flipbook/flip.php?xml=/demo_xml/265005.xml&w=500&h=370
Full‑size Preview
https://watermark.drivethrurpg.com/pdf_previews/265005-sample.pdf

Worldbuilding Power: Cities

ADD TO WISHLIST >
Watermarked PDF
$1.70 
$2.00

Use centers of trade and culture in character development, worldbuilding, and adventures!

A city can be a lot of things. It might be a crossroads, the place where trade routes converge and merchants ply their trade. Some see it as a place of opportunity, to gain wealth and power, politically and otherwise. Others find it to be center of culture and the arts. It can be a refuge, where those seeking freedom from oppression gather and form new communities. There are those who see it as the center of evil, with crime and danger lurking in every shadow. A city can be a lot of things. And it can be all of them at once.

An adventurer will find challenges more terrifying than monsters. Life becomes more complicated than simply killing things and taking their treasure. There are rules, and laws, and power structures. It’s easier to get rich through intrigue than combat, most of the time. A city requires tactics, and social skills, and tends not to reward open blood lust.

Antagonists will find the cities to be filled with resources. They can plan and scheme, hiring henchmen and blackmailing authorities. These villains are a different breed. It may be that the city is their home, their point of origin, providing a metaphorical if simple explanation for their desire to control it, if not rule over it.

Among rural folk, the city can represent many things. Sophistication. Sin. It might be the source of oppression, or the hope for a fresh start. It will be a topic of rumors, fears, and misinformation. While there may be truth to what passes for common knowledge, it will likely be greatly distorted. The popular version of cities, for dwellers far outside of them, will be rooted more in theme and motif than fact.

In this book, we’ll show you how to utilize cities in your worldbuilding endeavors. You’ll see how it can influence character, setting, and story elements. By the end, you’ll understand how to better utilize urban realms as essential, useful, and entertaining parts of your campaign.

This book is system-agnostic, usable with the fantasy game of your choice. Most of the information, however, is geared toward the familiar tropes and terminology found in “classic” or “legacy” fantasy roleplaying. In the final section we’ll look at how cities might affect the mechanics of the Lighthouse System, the universal story game system published by Dancing Lights Press.

Worldbuilding Power: Creatures

Worldbuilding Power: Creatures [BUNDLE]

In these books we’ll show you how to utilize the assorted creature types in your worldbuilding endeavors. You’ll see how it can influence character, setting, and story elements. By the end, you’ll understand how to make creatures into an essential, useful, and entertaining part of your campaign.

Worldbuilding Power: Terrain

Worldbuilding Power: Terrain [BUNDLE]

In these books we’ll show you how to utilize the diverse types of terrain in your worldbuilding endeavors. You’ll see how it can influence character, setting, and story elements. By the end, you’ll understand how to make terrain into an essential, useful, and entertaining part of your campaign.

Worldbuilding Power: Magic

Worldbuilding Power: Magic [BUNDLE]

In these books we’ll show you how to utilize the common categories of magic in your worldbuilding endeavors. You’ll see how it can influence character, setting, and story elements. By the end, you’ll understand how to make magic into an essential, useful, and entertaining part of your campaign.

 
 Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased
Reviews (0)
Discussions (0)
Browse Categories
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!
 Recent History











Product Information
Silver seller
Pages
26
Publisher Stock #
DLP225
File Size:
0.53 MB
Format
Original electronic
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Information
Watermarked PDF
Adobe DRM-protected PDF
These eBooks are protected by Adobe's Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology. To use them, you must activate your Adobe Reader software. Click here for more details.

Watermarked PDF

These eBooks are digitally watermarked to signify that you are the owner. A small message is added to the bottom of each page of the document containing your name and the order number of your eBook purchase.

Warning: If any books bearing your information are found being distributed illegally, then your account will be suspended and legal action may be taken against you.

Here is a sample of a page from a watermarked book:

File Last Updated:
April 13, 2019
This title was added to our catalog on January 25, 2019.