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Stupidly-Quick City-Building

This one is based on https://www.reddit.com/r/DnDBehindTheScreen/comments/4jl3xq/random_tables_stupidlyquick_citybuilding/?ref=search_posts

The original is a pretty great set of tables but of course IPP makes tables better. Added more items and modifiers.

Examples:

The city developed near a large freshwater lake and is near a region ideal for grazing dairy cows. It is unreasonably widely known for its suggestive dancing. The city is controlled by a brutal warlord. The city centuries ago barely survived a terrible famine. The rulers of the city fear disease outbreaks but the populace is more concerned about barbarian invasions. The city is defended surprisingly efficiently by a company of sellswords and knaves, and the laws are enforced by a corrupt, roguish city watch. The most prominent landmark is a parade grounds or drilling yard. The major sections of the city are the garden district, the crafting district, an ethnic enclave and the civic center. The major streets are Forestgate Street, Harbor Way, High Street, Well Street, Maple Street, Cavalry Alley, and Southgate Street.

The city developed near the confluence of two rivers and is near a region ideal for growing beans and corn. It is well regarded for its gladiatorial games. The city is controlled by a cabal of witches and wizards. The city supposedly long ago in history rebuilt after a great discovery. The rulers of the city fear occupation by a foreign empire but the populace is more concerned about a recently established religion. The city is defended adequately by a disciplined military guard, and the laws are enforced by a company of mercenaries. The most prominent landmark is a pier, marina, or traveler's bazaar. The major sections of the city are a foreign enclave, the palace district, a poor residential district and the harbor district. The major streets are Chandler Lane, Baron Street, White Boulevard, Ridge Street, and Violet Street.

The city developed near a river navigable by small craft and is in a region ideal for growing fruit trees. It is famous for its romance. The city is governed by the leaders of a religious order. The city decades ago rebuilt after a terrible famine. The people of the city are said to be fearful of food shortages. The city is defended poorly by a company of sellswords and knaves, and the laws are simple, easy to learn and to follow. The most prominent landmark is a plaza or public square. The major sections of the city are the docks district, the riverfront district, the monument district, the palace district and the military district. The major streets are Falls Street, Rivergate Street, Canal Street, West Street, Thorny Street, Greenview Court, and Tailor Street.

The city grew up around a water source and a well-traveled road and is in a region ideal for growing barley and oats. It is widely known for its architectural style. The city is controlled by a benevolent sovereign. The city just a few years ago barely survived an earthquake. The people of the city are said to be fearful of food shortages. The city is defended adequately by a series of watchtowers and forts spread throughout the region, and the laws are enforced by a corrupt, roguish city watch. The most prominent landmark is a memorial mausoleum. The major sections of the city are the crafting district, an upper class residential district, the monument district and the university district. The major streets are Drum Street, West Street, Palm Alley, Marketview Loop, Fir Way, Paupers' Loop, and Market Street.

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