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This premium freebie is a 36-page preview of Skirmisher Publishing's popular and Adamantine-bestselling 240-page City Builder: A Guide to Designing Communities

City Builder: A Guide to Designing Communities is a writer's resource specifically designed to help storytellers create exciting and compelling urban areas and other sorts of communities and places within them. It is a universal sourcebook that can support the needs of any ancient, Dark Ages, Middle Ages, Renaissance, or fantasy fiction or role-playing game setting. 

This comprehensive, fully-illustrated book includes: 

* An Introduction that describes the scope of the book and how to use the material it contains;

* A chapter on Communities that examines the Characteristics of Communities, including thorps, hamlets, villages, towns, cities, military bases, and plantations, along with regional and racial influences on their development; Buildings; the Physical Characteristics of Cities, including fortifications, lighting, and conditions on, above, and below city streets; and Disasters.

* Chapters devoted to 10 specific sorts of places, including Craftsman Places, Entertainment Places, Professional Places (with a sidebar on Guilds that discusses organization and regulations and includes tables for random guild generation), Tradesman Places, Mercantile Places, Service Places, Scholarly Places, Religious Places, Governmental Places, and Underworld Places.

 * Descriptions of 85 different sorts of places, including eight created specifically for this book that have never before appeared elsewhere.

* Two to three Adventure Hooks tying in with each described sort of place. 

"City Builder is one of the most useful city building tools to come around in this half of the decade," DriveThruRPG staff reviewer Nathan Collins wrote. "Strong writing accompanies fantasy element nicely. Whether you need to develop one isolated building the PCs are set to encounter, or a city that needs to 'pop up' quickly, there is something in this set that will greatly help you." 


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City Builder: A Guide to Designing Communities is a writer's resource specifically designed to help storytellers create exciting and compelling urban areas and other sorts of communities and places within them. It is a universal sourcebook that can support the needs of any ancient, Dark Ages, Middle Ages, Renaissance, or fantasy fiction or role-playing game setting.

City Builder

This comprehensive, fully-illustrated book includes:

* A section that examines the Characteristics of Communities, including thorps, hamlets, villages, towns, cities, military bases, and plantations, along with regional and racial influences on their development; Buildings; the Physical Characteristics of Cities, including fortifications, lighting, and conditions on, above, and below city streets; and Disasters.

* Chapters devoted to 10 specific sorts of places (Craftsman, Entertainment, Professional, Tradesman, Mercantile, Service, Scholarly, Religious, Governmental, and Underworld).

 * Descriptions of 85 different sorts of places and two or three Adventure Hooks tying in with each. 

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R. B November 24, 2020 10:12 pm UTC
Hasn't this book been released a number of times already in multiple editions.
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Michael V November 25, 2020 1:40 am UTC
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Yes, we initially released "City Builder" several years ago and, as it has consistently been our most popular title, have revised, expanded, and improved it a number of times over the years. We released the "Platinum Edition" of "City Builder" in February 2020 and posted to DriveThruRPG an updated version of its PDF edition just last week. If you have already purchased the book here you can download that most up-to-date version now for free — and, if you have not, then you can see the first 36 pages of it in this preview!
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This title was added to our catalog on November 24, 2020.