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For every ounce of goodie you find in City Works you’ll have to dig through a ton of esoteric garbage to get there.

Legends & Lairs: City Works

There are no delusions of ease for Mike Mearls and he begins the chapter by talking about how everything about the city is interconnected. The Urban Environments section pg. Urban Adventure Basics pg – is a cityworms resource for new Dungeon Masters and an okay review of the process of adventure writing.

Just don’t get your head wrapped up in all the mess he chucks on the page. For Mike this means that the architecture, city folk, landmarks, and tone mean everything. To take it aside and say that citywprks 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.

First the product is given to over-thinking and over-complicating the basic processes around the creation of a fantasy city setting. This chapter is for the Dungeon Master and in many ways this is the best chapter of the book.

Best Reads of the Week! The key to setting a good tone for an adventure is to strike the right balance between too much detail and not enough. Now there are several faults with the product that had cittyworks glaringly obvious. Fortunately that ton is well written and thought provoking so it’s worth the effort.

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You need to be evocative with just enough verisimilitude to not alert your players of where things are going. But then you have the plague pg – and siege pg – where Mike provides legendds really interesting ideas about how these sort of events affect the city and game play. 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.


That’s true for far too much of this book. Seriously, this section is overly complicated and choked with needless rules designed to dictate everything from the size of your city blocks and their percentages of the overall land legeds to the layout of the districts and the types of streets you detail. Urban Events pg – is a mixed bag. The Great Blog Roll Call !

Tone is absolutely everything when it comes to running Dungeons and Dragons. That’s a recipe for disaster. Secondly, the product is subject to the normal trials and tribulations associated with any Mike Mearls production: Looking For Something Special?

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.

A simple description of each of these environments without mechanics would have been a better use annd the page. It is when he describes how to create cityworkw map of the city I found myself going glass eyed and wishing that I had more alcohol in the house.

To waste your time fictionalizing fityworks fantastical people who even you don’t believe in is the very anx of wasting your time.

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I don’t regret buying City Works, I’m just not overly thrilled with the experience I’ve had reading it. I would argue that he confuses everything by trying to be too detailed. Newer Post Older Post Home.

The Great Blog Roll Call. When we left off in the previous post, Legends and Lairs: 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 I found myself going glass eyed and wishing that I had more alcohol in the house.


Now I don’t agree with everything, but there is enough crunch here where I find myself intrigued with where I can go from his starting point. But if you’re trying to do too much you will screw it all up.

Honestly the chapter only has three sections worth reading City Precincts pg. I own seventeen monster manuals, tombs, and guides across a variety of systems and editions that now clutter up my gaming shelf — the vast From those sections you can create a useful map that will service all your major needs without the morass of rules that Mike created.

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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 I don’t need a mechanic for the chase or llairs going in the sewers.

Thursday, August 22, Legends and Lairs: The third chapter in City Works begins by laying out the districts of a typical city both socially and topically to good effect. Again he is overly detailed but the kernel is good and worth digesting.

Ane is absolutely everything when it comes to running Dungeons and Dragons: 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.