Development of Spectacular Settlements has been going well, but in the last week the project has really picked up speed. Andrew Geertsen and I (Chris) have been heavily focusing on the settlement builder within the book. This is a tool at the beginning of each chapter that takes you through a step by step process on how to build the settlement which that chapter focuses on. Right now we are putting the finishing touches on the Trading Post settlement builder and we’ve finally been able to get the dice out and see if it actually works!
The resulting settlement that the dice gave me was a very interesting location with lots opportunities for an intriguing backstory. To your average traveler the trading post, now known as Emeralvale, is inconsequential. It supplies a much needed rest stop to folk traveling along the mountain passes, being slightly sheltered from the worst of the weather. But if one were to look a little deeper, perhaps overhear a couple of the tavern regulars speaking using their local slang, or notice an all too common tattoo located on the back of the neck, or notice a pattern to the symbols etched into the door frame of specific buildings throughout the place, one might come to certain conclusions. One might begin to suspect something…
Spectacular Settlements as a whole will have at least 5 different settlement types. These include Trading Posts, Villages, Towns, Cities, and Large Cities. We also have plans for more military type settlements such as Fortresses. Currently the artwork for the book is in development and we plan to launch a Kickstarter campaign as soon as we’ve created something which we can share with the world.
Stay tuned for more updates on this an many more projects!