Tuesday, September 1, 2015

City Month: Day 1

I plan to write at least one post a day about creating a fantasy city during the month of September. The first step is to decide which type of city I am going to create for this exercise. I have been thinking about this for a few days, and I have narrowed it down to a few choices.

  • Develop a city that has long existed in my home campaigns, but has never been detailed. In this case, the City of Dar Janix, island home of the Knights Templar of the Circle of Dar Janix, a city of towers.
  • Create a new generic fantasy city akin to City State of the Invincible Overlord or Lankhmar. The downside to this is that there are already plenty of cities like this for RPGs, the plus side is that it is a good way to illustrate my methods since everyone is familiar with the general concept.
  • A floating refugee city. This city is inspired by the aircraft carrier city in Snow Crash and the real world city of Kowloon. It is a densely populated city, full of the cast-offs from other cities. It has a small footprint, but is multi-leveled and confusing.
  • Something really weird. I haven't decided what this means yet, perhaps a city inside of a living animal, or a snow globe. An interdimensional city could also fit the bill. 
I will be making my decision during the day tomorrow and posting in the evening.