‘City Builder’ Platinum Edition Update #55: ‘Footsteps’ Expanded & More!

Michael O. Varhola

Skirmisher Publishing is pleased to announce that we have once again expanded the In the Footsteps of Hercules companion book to City Builder! We have also added more D&D 5E game content and other material tying in with this title to the special In the Footsteps of Hercules Bonus Content page at d-Infinity Online game magazine. 

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* We have made a number of additions, changes, and improvements to In the Footsteps of Hercules, to include increasing it in length from 44 to 54 pages; adding two new specific places, the winemaking Iraxte Monastery and the seaport city of Nafplion; adding a new custom image by fantasy artist Amanda Kahl; and adding an encounter area map by game cartographer William T. Thrasher for the Megalos Ellada farm. We very much hope that you will now enjoy it even more!

++ In the Footsteps of Hercules is a system-free sourcebook that is a specific example of a Pilgrimage Trail, one of the 85 general sorts of places that appear in City Builder, that can be used in con­junction with any fantasy role-playing game. It currently contains a detailed entry on the title pilgrimage trail and entries on nine other places, specific examples of a Bathhouse, Farm, Hospital, Monastery, Oracle, Port, Shrine, Stables, and Temple.

++ Moving ahead, we will be adding four more entries devoted to specific places; nearly a dozen more maps/floorplans by William T. Thrasher; and several more custom illustrations by Amanda Kahl. We estimate it will ultimately be as much as 100 pages in length.

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* In the Footsteps of Hercules is a fully-supported product and we have been developing a wide variety of support material for it, to include D&D 5E game content, fiction, and actual-play game sessions. We have created at d-Infinity Online game magazine a special In the Footsteps of Hercules Bonus Content page with links to all of this material and will regularly update it, so keep an eye on it for new additions. 

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Thank you! We very much hope you are enjoying City Builder and In the Footsteps of Hercules. We would also love to hear about things in either book that you particularly like or find to be especially useful and how you draw upon them in the creation of your own settings, scenarios, and places. We also hope you will check out and take advantage of our biggest sale yet and know you will find some things you will love!