“I will find a city, find myself a city to live in.” That’s the chorus of the Talking Heads song “Cities,” and it kind of speaks to how RPG designers approached city design in the early days of the hobby. This week on the Vintage RPG Podcast, we’re talking about Midkemia Press and their signature approach to cities, called, appropriately, Cities! They were interested in finding ways to create the bustle of city streets and do so largely through piles of random tables — the method was so compelling that Chaosium hired Midkemia to put together a similar system to form up the heart of the Thieves’ World box set!
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Intro music by George Collazo.
Tune in next week for the next episode. Until then, may the dice always roll in your favor!