This morning I saw the following video:
Inspired, I jumped onto Affinity Designer and got started with the word GNOME, all jumbled up.
I had an old blog post about Underground Cities and always liked the Gnome city built around a university, Svinifrilijihirim.
Time to name the districts.
It is beginning to take shape. 5 Towers is an homage to a wizard-ruled city I had in a high fantasy game I attempted to run with Ars Magica as an undergrad.
I wanted to flesh out the districts.
I’d want to write up some questions about the setting.
What civil strife occurs when revolutionaries in Prenticetown put up their own tower?
When will the Little Anvil mercs attempt to take over the city?
Who in Wizardtown is going to get the next permit to erect their tower?
What will break the peace between the Devil-folk clans?
That is a fun bunch of color but I’m not sure I have the tools to play just yet. If I was going to run a game in this setting, I’d make a few d6 tables so I could roll 3d6 and make a quick 3 word inspiration tables for a quick student, quick apprentice, quick wizard, quick locals, quick refugees, quick Devil-folk. I’d write up the Pentadi and think about what they are studying.
But considering I watched a video about making a fast city on Sunday morning, this is a fine, fast way to flesh out a city that has been rattling around in my head for years.