Stupidly Quick City

Description (more info)

This "stupidly-quick city-building" generator is sourced from OrkishBlade's reddit post.

The original source has been adapted to work as a single-click generator, so for the original source material and the original author's own hat-tips to helpers and inspirations, please follow the citation link.

Result

The city grew up around Roll on Geography, and is near a region ideal for mining/growing/grazing Roll on Resources.

The city is known for its Roll on Culture, and is ruled by Roll on Government.

The city experienced Roll on Historical Event and the people are currently fearful of Roll on Threats, but the city is defended by Roll on Defences, and the laws are Roll on Law Enforcement.

Despite this, within or outside the government, power is held by Roll on Power Players.

The predominant landmark to be seen from this part of the city, is the/a/an Roll on Landmark, which is in the Roll on Districts. The locals call this street Roll on Street Names.


Subcharts

Geography (d10)

d10 Result

1

a coastal harbor

2

a calm, coastal bay

3

a large freshwater lake

4

a wide, navigable river

5

a river navigable by small craft

6

the mouth of a river or a river delta

7

the confluence of two rivers

8

a series of natural springs

9

a well-traveled crossroads

10

a water source and a well-traveled road

Resources (d20)

d20 Result

1

iron ore

2

copper ore

3

gold or silver deposits

4

clay or granite deposits

5

quartz or salt deposits

6

peat or coal deposits

7

hardwood lumber

8

barley and oats

9

beans and corn

10

nuts and olives

11

rice or wheat

12

potatoes and leeks

13

sugar cane

14

tobacco

15

cotton

16

fruit trees

17

cabbages and beets

18

cattle

19

dairy cows

20

sheep

Culture (d20)

d20 Result

1

architectural style

2

architectural feats

3

artists and poets

4

inventive cuisine

5

traditional cuisine

6

suggestive dancing

7

gladiatorial games

8

horse races

9

scholars and sages

10

music and/or dance

11

romance

12

jousting games

13

superior soldiers

14

street festivals

15

religious feast

16

religious fervor

17

traditional dress

18

unusual dress

19

theater scene

20

Wine and/or ale

Government (d10)

d10 Result

1

the head of a noble family

2

a council of distinguished nobles

3

a council of wealthy merchants

4

a council of elected officials

5

an elected mayor

6

a benevolent sovereign

7

a wicked tyrant

8

a brutal warlord

9

a cabal of witches and wizards

10

the leaders of a religious order

Historical Event (d20)

d20 Result

1

mass conversions

2

an earthquake

3

an age of exploration

4

a terrible famine

5

a disastrous flood

6

a legendary storm

7

an assassination

8

a series of riots

9

a great discovery

10

a vermin infestation

11

a destructive fire

12

a deadly plague

13

a bloody rebellion

14

a lengthy siege

15

religious wars

16

territorial wars

17

a foreign occupation

18

an economic boom

19

a great depression

20

a dragon attack

Threats (d12)

d12 Result

1

bandits and outlaws

2

barbarian invasions

3

disease outbreaks

4

a dragon or legendary beast

5

destructive flooding

6

food shortages

7

occupation by a foreign empire

8

the wrath of a vengeful god

9

magic and new inventions

10

pirates, smugglers, and bands of thieves

11

a recently established religion

12

a rival city

Defences (d10)

d10 Result

1

a disciplined military guard

2

a standing army of devoted soldiers

3

a company of sellswords and knaves

4

an order of holy knights

5

little; the city’s been sacked many times

6

a huge, fortress or citadel within the city

7

a series of watchtowers and forts spread throughout the region

8

thick stone walls and impenetrable gates

9

high stone walls, catapults, and scorpions

10

a powerful magical ward or gigantic golem

Law Enforcement (d12)

d12 Result

1

enforced by a strict, orderly city watch

2

enforced by a corrupt, roguish city watch

3

not enforced among the wealthy elite

4

enforced in a haphazard fashion, incomprehensible to visitors

5

not enforced for those who pay bribes

6

more like guidelines

7

enforced by a secret society of assassins, mages, or priests

8

enforced by a company of mercenaries

9

simple, easy to learn and to follow

10

extensive and complicated, nonsensical

11

enforced by a cheerful drunken sheriff

12

enforced by a rigid soldier-turned-sheriff

Power Players (d20)

d20 Result

1

a ruthless assassins’ guild

2

a populist demagogue

3

the captain of a mercenary company

4

a champion knight or arena fighter

5

one or more crafting guilds

6

a dangerous crime boss

7

one or more criminal gangs

8

a charismatic cult leader

9

one or more merchant guilds

10

a scheming noble lord or lady

11

an outspoken philosopher or scholar

12

a celebrated poet and playwright

13

a popular priest or priestess

14

a secret society of lorekeepers

15

smugglers and black market dealers

16

the son or daughter of a deposed ruler

17

a wealthy trader of exotic goods

18

a conniving vampire or fiend

19

a bold war hero

20

a clever witch or wizard

Landmark (d20)

d20 Result

1

academy or university

2

ancient ruin

3

arena

4

cemetery

5

civic hall, council hall, or guild hall

6

common or greenway

7

fortress

8

gateway or arch

9

library

10

lighthouse or watchtower

11

marketplace

12

memorial: Roll d4 on [mausoleum; reflecting pool; large statue; botanical garden]

13

monument: Roll d6 on [colossus; column; obelisk; plaque; statue garden; wall]

14

palace

15

parade grounds or drilling yard

16

pier, marina, or traveler's bazaar

17

plaza or public square

18

temple

19

theater

20

stockyards

Districts (d20)

d20 Result

1

slums

2

Residential district, poor

3

Residential district, middle class

4

Residential district, upper class

5

Palace district

6

Temple district

7

Crafting district

8

Docks district

9

Riverfront district

10

Harbor district

11

University district

12

Military district

13

Market district

14

Garden district

15

Monument district

16

Necropolis

17

Theater district

18

Civic center

19

Ethnic enclave

20

Foreign enclave

Street Names (d20)

d20 Result

1

Roll d8 on [Armory Street; Barricade Street; Knight Street; Moat Street; Pike Street; Rampart Street; Shield Street; Spear Street]

2

Roll d8 on [Arch Street; Bridge Street; Canal Street; Cross Street; Falls Road; Ferryman Street; Pole Street; River Street]

3

Roll d8 on [Castle Street; House Street;Hovel Street; Inn Street; Keep Street; Manor Street; Rock Way; Tower Street]

4

Roll d8 on [Cattle Road; Common Street; Green Street; Greenway Street; Meadow Lane; Orchard Street; Pasture Road; Wildflower Lane]

5

Roll d19 on [Anvil Street; Barrel Street; Carpenter Street; Chandler Street; Cooper Street; Dyer Street; Forge Street; Glass Street; Hammer Street; Horseshoe Street; Iron Street; Mason Street; Smith Street; Steel Street. Tailor Street; Stone Street; Timber Street; Wood Street; Wright Street; Weaver Street]

6

Roll d10 on [Bluff Street; Cliff Street; Crestline Way; High Street; Highland Way; Hill Street; Hilltop Lane; Ridge Street; Ridgeline Way; Summit Street]

7

Roll d10 on [Crooks' Alley; 2 Devil's Alley; Devil's Lane; Low Street; Magpie Lane; Paupers Street; Penny Lane; Rat's Alley; Serpent's Alley; Shady Lane]

8

Market Street

9

Roll d8 on [Baker Street; Hook Street; Farm Road; Feather Street; Mill Street; Pork Road; Ranchers Road; Stockyard Street]

10

Roll d8 on [Banner Road; Captains Street; Drum Street; March Street; Parade Street; Triumphant Way; Trumpet Street; Victory Lane]

11

Roll d8 on [Crown Street; King Street; Lords Lane; Monarch Street; Palace Way; Queens Street; Royal Street; State Street]

12

Roll d8 on [Circle Street; Borderline Road; Brick Road; Curtain Street; Perimeter Street; Townline Road; Watch Street; Wall Street]

13

Roll d8 on [Bay Street; Commerce Street; Dockside Way; Harbor Street; Lake Street; Pier Street; Portside Way; Water Street]

14

Roll d8 on [Bayview Street; Castleview Street; Gardenview Street; Greenview Street; Harborview Street; Marketview Street; Riverview Street; Waterview Street]

15

Roll d8 on [North Road; North Street; South Road; South Street; East Road; East Street; West Road; West Street]

16

Roll d12 on [Beech Street; Cedar Street; Cherry Street; Cypress Street; Fir Street; Maple Street; Oak Street; Palm Street; Pine Street; Spruce Street; Walnut Street; Willow Street]

17

Roll d8 on [Northgate Street; Southgate Street; Eastgate Street; Westgate Street; Old Gate Road; Rivergate Street; Watchtower Street; Watergate Street]

18

Roll d12 on [Briar Street; Bush Street; Gardenia Lane; Garden Street; Lilac Street; Lily Way; Petal Street; Poppy Street; Rose Street; Sunflower Lane; Thorny Lane; Violet Street]

19

Roll d8 on [Copper Street; Crystal Road; Emerald Way; Jewelers Lane; Golden Lane; Rich Way; Ruby Road; Silver Lane]

20

Roll d8 on [Ancient Way; Bath Street; Fountain Street; Old Brick Road; Old Stone Road; Stone Ruin Road; Tumblestone Way; Well Street]