Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Thanks for the review Kenneth. We seem to be getting a nice assortment of supplements that work well with Birthright; Crime & Punishment, Empires, Dynasties & Demagouges, Magical Midevil Society, and now City Works.



    Does anybody have any others that should be added? I haven`t gotten all of these yet but they are on my list.



    Randy









    > Fantasy Flight Games has put out a book on cities by Mike Mearls. Its

    > called _City Works_ and does a nice job on governments, politics, conflict

    > in cities, and constructing a city setting. Its a fairly weak on economics,

    > many are not interested in the structures which enderlay a setting, but a

    > small chapter on the economic function of cities as consumers of resources

    > and converters of resources would have been nice. Social structures and

    > politics are where the strength of this book lays and its well worth it just

    > for that.

    >

    > For Birthright, its easy to use holdings as a framework to construct

    > specific cities which a DM plans to put front and center in their campaign.

    > It can also be used more broadly to inspire social and political conflicts

    > within or between holdings, not just within or between cities. This is

    > especially useful for campaigns which put the players below the level of

    > ruler of a whole domain, or is just detail oriented.

    >

    > City Works include some of the standard elements found in a good number of

    > sourcebooks, including classes, PrC`s, spells, and special equipment. These

    > offerings are pretty light (26 pages out of 173) and are for the most point

    > right on point. The spells especially seem to make the city setting more

    > specific. For example, a 2nd level divination allows you to touch a

    > building and know its floor plan and purpose. One PrC in particular stands

    > out as especially intriging for both players and DM`s: the Kingpin. Its a

    > crime lord type PrC which could be either an excellent rival for PC`s or a

    > career path for them.

    >

    > Overall, very high marks for City Works.

    >

    > Kenneth Gauck

    > kgauck@mchsi.com

    >

    >

    >

    >

    >

    >

    >
    Hello, I guess I gotta have a sig.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Osprey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Ashland, NH
    Posts
    1,377
    Downloads
    6
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks for the review Kenneth. We seem to be getting a nice assortment of supplements that work well with Birthright; Crime & Punishment, Empires, Dynasties & Demagouges, Magical Midevil Society, and now City Works.

    Does anybody have any others that should be added? I haven`t gotten all of these yet but they are on my list.

    Randy
    Are we speaking strictly of gaming supplements, or also a "suggested reading list" of novels and non-fiction that are good sources of inspiration and reference?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
BIRTHRIGHT, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, D&D, the BIRTHRIGHT logo, and the D&D logo are trademarks owned by Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., and are used by permission. ©2002-2010 Wizards of the Coast, Inc.