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City Government Power Bases – Land
What forces govern your city? In many societies, landowners have great power. With all the economic, defensive, military, and strategic benefits land provides, most governments use this as a starting power base for their regimes. For...
- Posted 734 days ago
City Government Power Bases – Religion
What forces govern your city? Religion, spirituality, and ideology make excellent government power bases because they are powerful sources of influence, prestige, and affiliation. Religion and cosmology varies from campaign to campaign, but it’s likely gods...
- Posted 748 days ago
City Government Power Bases – Magic and Psionics
What forces govern your city? We resume the city design series this week with thoughts about how to use magic and psionics to build interesting city government power bases. For the purposes of this article, magic...
- Posted 761 days ago
How To Cast A Spell On Your Campaign And Polish Till It Gleams
The dead will not always give you clear answers In part one, you saw how spell details can inspire encounters . In part two today, we continue to walk through the plight of poor Halcos and...
- Posted 769 days ago
How To Cast A Spell On Your Campaign And Make It Sparkle Like Gold Dust
One spell can change the complexion of a campaign If two people are casting Speak With Dead on the same body, does one get a busy signal? In my Riddleport Pathfinder campaign, an NPC named Halcos...
- Posted 783 days ago
City Government Power Bases – War and Military plus Software Giveaway
What forces govern your city? A strong military is real, solid power. A city with a skilled, well-equipped and well-led army can protect itself, fend off its neighbours, go on a conquering binge, and keep its...
- Posted 797 days ago
City Government Power Bases – Social Leverage, Marriage and Wealth
What forces govern your city? A power base is an asset you can use to achieve goals. It serves as a foundation or tool. You can wield it like a weapon, use it like a tool...
- Posted 804 days ago
Grave Problems – The Dead in Your Game
Image by vasta My wife and I had a conversation about death recently. More specifically, we talked about what we wanted to be done with our bodies when we died. A morbid conversation, maybe, but one...
- Posted 808 days ago
City Government Power Bases – Leadership
What forces govern your city? Popularity Being popular earns a government a lot of power, though it is always a fragile thing. Think of popularity as a form of temporary affiliation . Popularity is often restricted...
- Posted 818 days ago
City Government Power Bases – Law and Affiliation (plus NBOS software giveaway)
What forces govern your city? In the introduction last week I covered the goal of this series, which is to use the idea of power bases – where do fantasy governments, government officials and factions get...
- Posted 838 days ago