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Seriously, this section is overly complicated and choked with lehends rules designed to dictate everything from the size of your city blocks and their percentages of the overall land area to the layout of the districts and the types of streets you detail. I would argue that he confuses everything by trying to be too detailed.

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Just don’t get your head wrapped up in all the mess he chucks on the page. But if you’re trying to do too much you will screw it all up. The Urban Environments section pg. Honestly the chapter only has three sections worth reading City Precincts pg.

For every ounce of goodie you find in City Works you’ll have to dig through a ton of esoteric garbage to get there. Now I don’t agree with everything, but there is enough lairss here where I find myself intrigued with where I can go from his starting point.

There are no delusions of ease for Mike Mearls and he legende the chapter by talking about how everything about the city is interconnected.

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For Mike this means that the architecture, city folk, landmarks, and tone mean everything. First the product is given to over-thinking and over-complicating the basic processes around the creation of a fantasy city setting.


That’s true for far too much of this book. The Great Blog Roll Call.

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Last year I started the Best Reads of the Week series to help publicize some of my favorite blogs and to help the community as a wh That’s a recipe for disaster. You have rules for fires pgfloods pgand riots pg – which are essentially useless in most games as any good Dungeon Master is going to have those events move according to the players actions dramatizing the play as much as possible with the players’ enjoyment foremost in his mind rather than worrying about the rules associated with such events.

Newer Post Older Post Home. I don’t regret buying City Works, I’m just not overly thrilled with the experience I’ve had reading it. Urban Events pg – is a mixed bag. Now I would not personally use all of the groupings that Mike Mearls ascribes but I can find no real fault with his logic or descriptions in these first four pages of the chapter. I found myself going glass eyed and wishing that I had more alcohol in the house. I own seventeen monster manuals, tombs, and guides across a variety of systems and editions that now clutter up my gaming shelf — the vast The key to setting a good tone for an adventure is to strike the right balance between too much detail and not enough.

But then you have cifyworks plague pg – and siege pg – where Mike provides some really interesting ideas about how these sort of events affect ane city and game play. To cityowrks your time fictionalizing these fantastical people who even you don’t believe in is the very definition of wasting your time.

Best Reads of the Week! Thursday, August 22, Legends and Lairs: To take it aside and say that it is a factor along with the others that make up tone is a mistake and creates a situation where you’re trying to do too much.


This chapter is for the Dungeon Master and in many ways this is the best chapter of the book. Looking For Something Special? The Great Blog Roll Call ! Now there are several faults with the product that had become glaringly obvious.

citywoeks The third chapter in City Works begins by laying out the districts of a typical city both socially and topically to good effect. Urban Adventure Basics pg – is a great resource for new Dungeon Lairz and an okay review of the process of adventure writing. Tone is absolutely everything when it comes to running Dungeons and Dragons. From those sections you can create a useful map that will service all your major needs without the morass of rules that Mike created. City Works by Fantasy Flight Games Part 1I had finished with the first two chapters and had come away with an overall positive impression of the product.

The Best Villains Money can Buy I own seventeen monster manuals, tombs, and guides across a variety of systems and editions that now clutter up my gaming shelf — the vast When we left off in the previous post, Legends and Lairs: I don’t need a mechanic for the chase or for going in the sewers.

A simple description of each of these environments without mechanics would have lwirs a better use of the page. Again he is overly detailed but the kernel is good citywors worth digesting.