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Kagehito
03-11-2008, 09:52 PM
Ok so this will be my first shot of working digital with a town!

Town info:
This small town sprouted along a ridge that overlooked a lake between two major towns. Being a couple of day apat each, it seemed like a perfect place to build a Inn that over looked the lake from the top of the ridge. After a year of prospering greatly, more people flocked to the area. Farmers first, then a few varied merchents scattered about. Though the town is still very small, the recent growth has been booming, and the town is begining to grow exponentialy.

Thought it would be a good idea to have some of my characters try to grab some prime realestate and help a community grow.

Please give your comments and whatnot!
This is just a pencil sketch, wanted some advice before i killed it with the pen.

Midgardsormr
03-11-2008, 10:12 PM
Since this town is springing up to serve the inn traffic, one of those buildings across the road from the inn will almost certainly be a smith and/or wainwright. As such, it should have a large yard, and possibly a corral for horses.

Kagehito
03-11-2008, 10:19 PM
I was thinking the same thing, So i'll add that in there!

Anything else?

Midgardsormr
03-12-2008, 12:56 AM
I think you should stop there. The inn gives you plenty of opportunity for adventure hooks, and the smith is good for keeping the PCs' weapons and armor in good repair. Let them grab some land and decide what to do with it.

You'll want to have a site in mind where they can build a fort to defend against the raids and highwaymen that you will undoubtedly inflict upon them.

You didn't mention what kind of traffic will be coming through here nor how far it is to the nearest other settlement. Depending on the wealth of the travellers, there might be a market for some entertainment, or perhaps a restaurant. Those things will likewise spur population growth and bring along their own difficulties and opportunities.

It sounds like a fun thing to take up the downtime between adventures and give the PCs a stronger connection to the game world.

Kagehito
03-12-2008, 02:01 AM
Ok so the ink work is done!

pyrandon
03-13-2008, 10:47 PM
Looking good.

(and wow--nice feedback, Bryan!!! Very helpful & specific.)

RobA
03-14-2008, 08:54 AM
The Inn looks large enough that the top floor (attic) would be used for rooms. In that case, it would probably have dormers, like this:

http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/harrison/images/harrison11a.jpg

-Rob A>

Kagehito
03-16-2008, 01:29 PM
Well its technically a two story with a balcony on the east end suite for the richer clients.

Thanks for the visual though! I should look into doing research ahead of time... can't rely of just my inner brain workings alone...