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Random Observation re: Writing

It's weird how a particular detail can cause a character or place to suddenly "become real" in your head, even when you don't know the other details yet. I now have the groundwork for the major setting of my next RPG campaign, and quite possibly my next book, all because I wanted to figure out a good reason for a town to exist in this particular spot and so put a geographic feature there.

Nifty. :)

-The Gneech

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sirfox
Jan. 12th, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
So... do your players get any hints?
the_gneech
Jan. 12th, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
Yes, when I have more details worked out. If you have any preferences, now's the time to make them known!

-The Gneech
sirfox
Jan. 12th, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
Dunno what to base them around. What's the geographic feature?
the_gneech
Jan. 12th, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
Well, I meant broader campaign preferences. :)

The geographical feature is essentially a waterfall and lake with a town built around it.

-The Gneech
rhanlav
Jan. 13th, 2009 01:39 pm (UTC)
You should follow Shamus Young's guide to building a city.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/comics/stolen-pixels/5621-Stolen-Pixels-52-Guide-to-Building-Cities-in-Persia

Note... Shamus is the guy who did DM of the Rings. Figured you might wanna see this. :)

--Salen
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