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    Post Re: Community Demographics

    Quote Originally Posted by annadobritt
    Yes, demographics. How many buildings are needed for a total community population. A subject I find very fascinating. And not just the number of buildings, but types of buildings and services.

    Been working on some numbers for figuring this out and will be making maps according to those numbers. Hope to have these percentages finished up this evening.

    The most complex one I'll be doing is of Carnd a city-state. Has 135,000 adults living there and is a port city as well. Several occupied islands are also part of the city. There's even a sea elf colony living near the harbor. I'll be mapping that as well.

    like esmale i really reccomend ROSS's works in Medevial Demo's
    and the doomsday book...i even made my own little tool
    loosely based on it with my own opinions....he provides a
    very good starting point for any RPG setting..he also has a
    cool page for space demographics too...


    also that stat about 4.5 people per family is a good place to start
    too...i do that alot to decide roughly how many buildings for
    a village, town or city...then you can rationalize it with
    some buildings being multi-family or multi business....
    if at first you dont succed, nuke it...

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    Still working on the new data.

    Had a major computer crash and had to get a new computer. Think I'm finally back to where I was before the crash. (Fingers crossed.)
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    Post Low fantasy population generator updated

    Hi all,

    Just a quick note to say that I've fleshed out the Low-fantasy population generator to provide some background and explain the results of the online tool. Check it out here:

    http://welshpiper.com/node/66

    Comments, suggetions, and questions welcome.

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    That is just fun, now my worlds can have even more ridiculous detail my players will never see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deanatglobe
    now my worlds can have even more ridiculous detail my players will never see.
    Well, I do aim to please

    Enjoy,
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    Love those generators.
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    I recently stumbled onto a WoTC suplement that I really find useful for citybuilding. It's bonus material for the DMG 3.5

    http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/we/20030719a

    (not sure if that link works, as every morning at 6 am est the WoTC site does maintenence and is all messed up for a while, leading to browser time outs)

    However, I also found it at someone's personal website:

    http://www.jeremyll.com/incoming/books/PDF%20files/WTC17752.D&D.3.5.Dungeon.Master's.Guide.WE.Buildin g.A.City.OCR.v6.0.ShareConnector.com.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koor
    It's bonus material for the DMG 3.5
    Ineresting supplement, though I can't resist the thought that they missed the mark by not making it useful for smaller settlements. Perhaps that's a by-product of designing it for a high-fantasy milieu...

    Does anyone have an example of a settlement built with this tool?

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    Which tool, the dmg supplement I just posted?

    If so, I'm working on making my first city with it.. hand drawing out a map for the time being. Of course, with it being me building the city, it might take a month or two as I constantly get distracted by other things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koor
    Which tool, the dmg supplement I just posted?
    Hi Koor,

    Yeah, that's the one. Just curious--I built my tool off of Ross' work with Medieval Demographics, and I use it for a low-fantasy setting. I'd like to see what the DMG supplement produces, as 3.5 games tend to be more "high-fantasy."

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