The Birth of a City

Earlier this week, I was having a rough day at work, but I didn’t want to wallow in it. I put the word out on Twitter that I would give a character name, class/profession, and general description to anyone who responded. I channeled my frustrations into those characters. I ended up with a lot more than I expected, and the town began to take on a life of its own. Take a look:

That… That’s a Lot of People

38 people each realized enough that they could be given stats in most any RPG system.

I’d honestly not expected things to go as far as that. There’s a lot of great content there, too. I like some of the elements that I ended up making. And really, the best part of it was that I just did the work. I was having fun making things for people and that did a lot to take care of the stress and emotions I was feeling. I think there’s huge value in being able to use creative work that way.

This is going to end up being more, I think. There are so many things that can easily be expanded on that I don’t really see how I couldn’t give it some time and energy. As the weeks go on, I’m going to expand on Grimsbury, Oldtown, the Stickweed Gang, and the Bloodliners. I want to see where the connections are. I’m picturing an image with circles representing each town, with all the names of people in and around town, and lines connecting them, indicating their relationships. I’m no champ at graphic design, but I think I can pull that off.

In the meantime, I’d love to hear your thoughts on who’s connected to whom, what agendas people have, and where you think this could go.