‘City Builder’ Platinum Edition Kickstarter Update #28: ‘Port’ Writeup Unlocked!

Michael O. Varhola

Early on day twenty-nine of our Kickstarter campaign for a "Platinum Edition" of Skirmisher Publishing’s City Builder: A Guide to Designing Communities we unlocked another Stretch Goal, allowing us to further expand the bonus companion book we are developing for backers! 

* When we hit $26,000 we unlocked the Seaport of Nafplion, a specific example of a Port. Storytellers will be able to use this place either in conjunction with the overall sourcebook or by itself, and as part of the historical fantasy country we have set it in or within their own worlds at any place where they happen to need a seaport. 

Located at the head of the Argolic Gulf a short distance from the ancient city of Tiryns, this harbor is the point of arrival for many pilgrims from other lands coming to walk the Footsteps of Hercules pilgrimage trail. This entry will include a detailed description of the port, information about non-player characters associated with it, a custom full-color illustration by fantasy artist Amanda Kahl, a custom map/floorplan by artist William T. Thrasher, and two or three adventure hooks. 

* When we reach $27,000 we will unlock the Nemean Baths, a specific example of a Bathhouse (one of the general sorts of places described in City Builder). Located in the town where Hercules slew the fearsome Lion of Nemea, this large bathhouse is popular both with athletes competing at the adjacent sports complex and with travelers walking the Footsteps of Hercules pilgrimage trail. 

Thanks to everyone who has come on board with this project and helped bring it to the point it is at! Backers of this campaign will now be receiving two complete publications — both a core book with descriptions of 85 general sorts of places and a companion sourcebook with a growing number of specific places — as a result of the Stretch Goals we have unlocked. We very much hope you are enjoying our updates to this project and pleased with the exciting things we are doing with it.