This article provides a guide on how to make a kingdom.
Establish Square Milage
- Count areas of 10km * 10km
- Multiply areas with 100
- Multiply square km with 0.386102
- Kingdom age - Time there has been kingdoms there
- Population density:
- 100 - France (abundance of arable countryside)
- 90 - Germany (slightly less perfect climate and a lower percentage of arable land)
- 90 - Italy (lots of hills and rocky areas)
- 75 - Artipellin (slightly over average)
- 65 - Normal
- 40 - Great Britain ()
- Agricultural Support - 180 is standard (including minor blights, theft etc) - (sq mile of settled land supports)
- Similar entries to Qzil
- Area: X Km2 / X sq miles (Settled: X sq. mi, Unsettled: X sq mi)
- Population: X (urban: X, rural: X, isloated: X)
- Density: X per sq mile
- List cities and towns
- Put population & isolated in excel to calculate villages
- Add villages
Cities and Towns
- Create my own calculation!
- Put population here.
- Acres to Km: Multipy with 0.00404685642240
- Divide by pi: 3.14159265359
- Radius: Take square root
- Diameter: Multiply by two
S. John Ross Towns
- Villages range from 20 to 1,000 people, with typical villages ranging from 50-300. Most kingdoms will have thousands of them. Villages are agrarian communities within the safe folds of civilization. They provide the basic source of food and land-stability in a feudal system. Usually, a village that supports orchards (instead of grainfields) is called a "hamlet." Occasionally, game writers use the term to apply to a very small village, regardless of what food it produces.
- Towns range in population from 1,000-8,000 people, with typical values somewhere around 2,500. Culturally, these are the equivalent to the smaller American cities that line the interstates. Cities and towns tend to have walls only if they are frequently threatened.
- Cities tend to be from 8,000-12,000 people, with an average in the middle of that range. A typical large kingdom will have only a few cities in this population range. Centers of scholarly pursuits (the Universities) tend to be in cities of this size, with only the rare exception thriving in a Big City.
- Big Cities range from 12,000-100,000 people, with some exceptional cities exceeding this scale. Some historical examples include London (25,000-40,000), Paris (50,000-80,000), Genoa (75,000-100,000), and Venice (100,000+). Moscow in the 15th century had a population in excess of 200,000!
- Thorp - 20-80 - 40gp
- Hamlet - 81-400 - 100gp
- Village - 401-900 - 200gp
- Small town - 901-2000 - 800gp
- Large town - 2001-5000 - 3000gp
- Small city - 5001-12000 - 15000gp
- Large city - 12001 - 25000 - 40000gp
- Metropolis - 21001+ - 100000gp
1st = about 1/2 of the population = 524,228 people 2nd = about 1/4 of the population = 262,144 people 3rd = about 1/8 of the population = 131,072 people 4th = about 1/16 of the population = 65,536 people 5th = about 1/32 of the population = 32,768 people 6th = about 1/64 of the population = 16,384 people 7th = about 1/128 of the population = 8,192 people 8th = about 1/256 of the population = 4,096 people 9th = about 1/512 of the population = 2,048 people 10th = about 1/1,024 of the population = 1,024 people 11th = about 1/2,048 of the population = 512 people 12th = about 1/4,096 of the population = 256 people 13th = about 1/8,192 of the population = 128 people 14th = about 1/16,384 of the population = 64 people 15th = about 1/32,768 of the population = 32 people 16th = about 1/65,536 of the population = 16 people 17th = about 1/131,072 of the population = 8 people 18th = about 1/262,144 of the population = 4 people 19th = about 1/524,288 of the population = 2 people 20th = about 1/1,048,576 of the population = 1 person
NPC Guard lvl
A human starting at age 15 (adulthood per PHB page 93) NPCs get 1 exp/day, 365 exp/year. Their level advancement would look something like this
age 15 is level 1 age 18 is level 2 age 24 is level 3 age 32 is level 4 age 35 is “middle age” –1 S, D, & Co; +1 I, W, & Ch age 43 is level 5 age 53 is “old age” –2 S, D, & Co; +1 I, W, & Ch age 57 is level 6 age 70 is “venerable” –3 S, D, & Co; +1 I, W, & Ch age 73 is level 7 age 92 is level 8
My own Generator Idea
City creation on computer or even pen and paper. Set few main roads and structures and then roll square house, corner or special. Each house different width and can be a temple (unlikely). Each corner can be left (with angle) or right. Roll for proper road (unlikely, as is right angle) or alley (likely).
For temples, pubs, bars etc, use adapted DnD town generation.
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