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Five Torches Deep: Homesteads


Build your home away from the dungeon!

Ideal for farming, producing helpful goods, recruiting specialized retainers, building a community, and carousing. 

FTD: Homesteads has subsystems for:

  • Alternate XP
  • Farming
  • Town life
  • Region and town generators
  • Hooks and tools (including a massive 1d100 Carousing table)

Designed for Five Torches Deep but compatible with any classic six-stat adventure game. All new original (and cute!) artwork by the incredibly talented Anandah Janae. Homesteads is an ideal module for breaking up the constant stress of dungeon delving, building relationships with the locals, and serving as a perfect excuse to burn lots of gold in improving the crusty tavern!

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August 19, 2020 12:33 am UTC
Can we get a mobile version like FTD?
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Ben D August 19, 2020 12:42 am UTC
Currently there aren’t any plans for this, but maybe in the future!
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James D June 23, 2020 7:16 pm UTC
Does this come with the same options for PDF layout that the core does? Having the mobile layout has been a huge boon for me lately, makes it so much easier to read on the go.
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Ben D June 23, 2020 9:40 pm UTC
Currently it does NOT however each column on the page neatly fills a vertical phone aspect ratio. So not nearly as smooth as the core book but much better than many PDFs.
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James D June 23, 2020 10:10 pm UTC
Thanks for the quick reply!
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Lori Beth S April 27, 2020 3:52 am UTC
This looks amazing! I'm trying to put something together that will interest my son, and I'm guessing this isn't a good place for a noob to start! After a few days of rereading the whole PDF, I finally found a phrase that stuck out because it made no sense to my inexperienced brain. "six mile hex". So after a day of googling, I figured out how to set up the map! Wahoo! So now I understand the farm plots and the maping, but I'm clueless on how to start the structures. How many structures fit on a plot? How much does it cost for the initial build? How do I populate the structures? Are these things covered in another pdf?
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Ben D April 27, 2020 3:24 pm UTC
The initial outline of the homestead isn't included because we felt that the GM will likely have a point to start in mind. The PC party isn't FOUNDING this village, they're just happening upon it and helping it to grow (the classic Western trope of strangers rolling in to town and helping the locals).

So the easiest place to start is that all of the initial structures are built and at tier 0 or 1. The structures can be placed based on what's logical or using the puzzle cube generator in the back. This supplement focuses on what the party gains out of helping out the existing homestead and expanding it, not necessarily mapping or planning it out. So, have fun with it or randomize generate it, whatever makes sense for your game.

Let us know if you have other questions, happy to help.
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Lori Beth S April 28, 2020 1:07 am UTC
That helps a ton! Thank you!!
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Trenton A April 15, 2020 11:18 pm UTC
Am I doing the math right, a single farmer makes enough good in a day to feed only themselves? So what happens in the winter since they cannot grow surplus to store? Or does the game kind of handwave that around for mechanical balance since it interacts with the other systems?
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Ben D April 16, 2020 12:39 pm UTC
That one acre is including winter shortages / vegetables that are harvestable in winter time. So yes basically each person dedicated to farm is self sustaining for the whole year; but you would need more people working larger than one acre per year, or alternate food sources, in order to sustain the homestead.
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Janne P April 01, 2020 6:15 pm UTC
Sounds like Five Turnips Deep to me! Okay, here, take my money ;)
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Joshua T March 25, 2020 6:27 pm UTC
thank you for making the product ivealways wanted but have been too lazy to homebrew myself.
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Jason S March 23, 2020 7:25 pm UTC
Holy cow, why do you keep making things I love!
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Pierre C March 15, 2020 1:30 pm UTC
Cool addition, easy to tweak into another kind of productions (mines :D) !
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Raymond W March 15, 2020 12:45 pm UTC
Starview Valley for Five Torches Deep? Cute, didn't see that coming!
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