Skip to content

Skirmisher Publishing Updates their City Builder book

Been a little bit since we've heard from Skirmisher Publishing, but they haven't been idle. They've been looking to revise their best-selling book so that it's even better. They have posted this new version of their City Builder book to help you create any type of civilization for your games.

In this new version:

Skirmisher Publishing is pleased to announce that an updated version of its Adamantine-bestselling City Builder: A Guide to Designing Communities is now available at DriveThruRPG! This 240-page system-free sourcebook is designed to help guide storytellers through the process of creating exciting and compelling urban areas and other sorts of communities and places within them and is compatible with almost any ancient, Dark Ages, Middle Ages, Renaissance, fantasy, or other role-playing milieu. It includes: 

* Chapters devoted to 10 kinds of locations, Craftsman Places, Entertainment Places, Professional Places (with a section on Guilds), Tradesman Places, Mercantile Places, Service Places (with a section on Inns and Taverns), Scholarly Places, Religious Places, Governmental Places, and Underworld Places. 

* Descriptions of 85 different sorts of places, along with two or three Adventure Hooks tying in with each. 

* A chapter that examines communities of all sizes, from small ones like villages to larger ones like towns and cities, along with special-purpose ones like military bases, plantations, and communes. Topics include regional and racial influences; characteristics like buildings, availability of goods and services, law and order, what lies above and below the streets, urban lighting, and defenseworks; and disasters like flood, fire, war, and pestilence. 

* More than 100 pieces of custom art that have been executed in a similar style and selected with an eye toward giving the book a unified look. 

* A Preface by co-author Michael O. Varhola that talks about the development of City Builder and the role that D&D creator Gary Gygax played in it.