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Kaejo
01-13-2010, 07:34 PM
Here's a map for a campaign world in the works. In order to do some name dropping, star wars style, we created a militant city-state founded by stranded space travelers (you can guess what type) a few hundred or thousand years ago.

Using the custom shape pen is tedious to say the least when drawing thousands of buildings but it gives it a good feel. I was trying to duplicate the old Waterdeep style of map since it is so well suited for playing, rather than just being pretty.

Still got to add a few buildings here and there and put some dwellings and farms (what can be seen in the frame) outside the walls.

-KO

Steel General
01-13-2010, 08:14 PM
That looks pretty cool so far.

philipstephen
01-14-2010, 12:56 AM
I am digging it. can't wait to see how it develops

Juggernaut1981
01-14-2010, 04:57 PM
Just a few thoughts thought.

If I'm building a nice big city, and nice big walls... the last thing I want to trap the smells of are: Tanneries, Slaughterhouses, Furriers/Felters, Renderers and similar. I suspect that a lot of your "heavy industry" will be outside the walls... cause after making tallow from raw materials in a chemistry lab at uni (don't ask why...) THAT STUFF REEKS and soaks into your clothes.

Heavy Industry stinks, no nobility would own anything other than a stable in the Heavy Industry area... it will be slums within a nose-distance of a Tannery or Smokehouse.

Cities are terrible places to grow bulk food. I can understand the importance of having a large merchant district where importers/exporters pick off the best foodstuffs for sale abroad (leaving the common staples and other things to be sold through the commoners markets and the medium-to-high quality food for those with cash)... but I don't quite understand your "agricultural district"... I see agricultural district and think Farms. And Farms = Not City.

Kaejo
01-16-2010, 06:57 PM
Expanded the area with the edge of the desert (ocean 1300 yrs ago) and farmlands. Still got to add communities (and industries) outside the walls and maybe some ruins of docks and structures at the edge of the desert.

Still debating whether or not to randomly color all the building shapes. Did a bit in a couple middle southern blocks.

-KO

philipstephen
01-16-2010, 08:23 PM
i prefer the straight up white to the coloured buildings, but you may want to get some other opinions before deciding.

phil

Locution
01-16-2010, 09:15 PM
I'm with Phil on the building colour and Juggernaught on the agricultural quarter. Otherwise its a great looking city.

Ascension
01-16-2010, 10:39 PM
For simple clarity white's better but I love me some colors.

Kaejo
01-16-2010, 11:10 PM
My thought on the agricultural quarter was more of a warehouse/processing section of the city, but that might be a bit big for such needs. I see the point but that amount of accuracy probably isn't necessary with our gamers.

Rather than redo anything, what other types of buildings could those be that fit the concept of that type of district?

-KO

Ascension
01-17-2010, 03:04 AM
You got your slaughterhouses, your smokehouses, salthouses (for curing hams), your tanners, your leatherworkers, saddlemakers, mills, bakeries, if you have flax you can use that for papermaking and clothes, sheepshearers, weavers, tapisters (make tapestries), dairy (milk, cheese, and butter), you can have spice merchants, vegetable stands, feather merchants, if you use the fat then you can have larders, fishmongers, all sorts of stuff. If you need some more then I can think up some more for ya :)