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A Chunk of Fantasy 2.09 – Eternus [Settlement]

A Chunk of Fantasy 2.09 – Eternus

“What the heck is a town doing in the middle of the desert? Where does it get its water?”
Sir Arthur Figgins, “Famous” Explorer on his 3rd expedition to map the interior of Slalal Desert

Just over 300 years ago, the Slalal Desert didn’t exist. Where it stood was an area of high fertility and grassland. It was out of the way, for the most part, and there were very few settlements in the area. Eternus was once such settlement. Founded on top of a deep spring, the settlement was given the name of Eternus, named after what was believed to be a god of the same name, who’s power was meant to be eternal and everlasting, the hope is that their name and the spring would allow the settlement to last for eternity.

Sadly, this was not to be...

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Empire Builder – Settlment Overview & RPG Round Up



Empire Builder – Settlement Overview

Having the settlements name and street details is all well and good, but what about the town itself? What sort of defenses does it have? What is the law like? How many people live there? All these questions and more can make coming up with a settlement a daunting task.

The Settlement Overview is designed not to make a full layout for you, but to give you a framework to start with and give you room to grow and expand your cities and towns as you play in them. After all, what’s the point of making a detailed plan of your city if the party is only going there once?

This covers various aspects of the overview for your settlement

Size: How big is the city?
Attitude/Atmosphere: How would you describe the town in one word?
Architecture: What style are the buildings here?
Defenses: What physical defenses does the location have?
Districts and Regions: How is the settlement divided up?
Law: What is the law like here? Do they favor one group over another?
Layout: Is the city in a grid like formation or seemingly random?
Location: Where is this city located?
Population: What is the main race or species of this place?
Purpose: Why was the city built?
Resources: What is the primary import and export of this location?
Ruler: Who, or what rules this place?
Threat: What is the #1 problem this city has to deal with?

Also, features 3 appendixes
Appendix 1 – Buildings: A simple d100 list of some buildings you may find in a settlement
Appendix 2 – Groups : Used in conjunction with the law aspect to determine who or what the laws applies to.
Appendix 3 – Example Settlement Overview Creation: Takes you through an example creation of a settlement using this system.

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Random List – 20 Settlement Names

This weeks random list takes it content from “Empire Builder – Settlement Name Generator

D20 Settlement Name
1 Ashenfleet
2 Ashminster
3 Castle Fairlin
4 Deep Cedarop
5 Diamondmarket
6 East Ashening
7 Hampston
8 Inner Covinghold
9 Low Oldbrin
10 Middle Coreex
11 New Brightriver
12 New Northwaite
13 North Carrickwall
14 Old Springtown
15 Port Hardbost
16 Ravenlanding
17 Rossbarrow
18 South Bournecoomb
19 Stenchthwaite
20 Yorkland
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Generator Update – Settlement Name Generator

With the release of Empire Builder – Settlement Name Generator this week, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to update the online Settlement Name Generator.

The page has been updated alongside the generator. One thing I am happy with is having figured out the way to get rid of the “_” denoting that there was no prefix. At the moment this generator is only really suitable for settlement with a European style name and structure.

Settlement Names
#1 Middle Grandia
#2 Malgate
#3 Waywell
#4 Castle Dencott
#5 Outer Norter
#6 Beechstock
#7 Firmarket
#8 Low Leafberg
#9 Longwick
#10 Hellby
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Empire Builder Settlement Name Generator & RPG Round Up

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Empire Builder Settlement Name Generator

Across empires, settlements are places to go, to buy supplies and for many people to call home. But what is the name of this town you just stumbled across?

The names created by this settlement name generator are themed mostly around European style settlements, inspired by various countries. Some may be suitable more for some cultures than others. Future editions will deal with other cultures and races, such as Elves or Gnomes or any of the others.

This generator, or series of tables, is designed to help flesh out any needed details you require. Use all of them or just one, they are entirely optional.

In this pdf you’ll find :
An extremly simple name formating optional
A collection of prefixs for the settlement name
4 x d100 tables (2 for the first/main part of the name and 2 for the 2nd part/suffix)
1 x d100 pre-done example to help save you time

Some sample names made from this system, taken from the 100 examples list:
Lake Godcrest

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Tabletop Library

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Open Gaming Store and Paizo online stores soon (store links)

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