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City-building assets (TaleSpire)

Unread postby icycalm » 22 Dec 2020 15:31

Later today I'll be posting an introduction to the rules of city-building, but I wanted to preface that by starting the list of buildable TaleSpire assets I am approving and introducing to the game, just because it's so gorgeous and will get everyone excited at reading the actual rules.

There are two sites that currently host slabs:

https://talesbazaar.com/
https://talestavern.com/

In addition, there is a text channel in the official TaleSpire Discord where people can post slabs, but I am guessing the best of them will also be featured in the above sites, so this last resource might not be worth bothering with. I'll still check it now and then to make sure I don't miss anything, and if anyone else does the same and finds something, let me know. And since I want to restrict this thread to slabs I have APPROVED for inclusion in the game (since it will be linked off the UE Player's Handbook on the Battlegrounds site), go ahead and start a new thread with TaleSpire slab submissions, if you have some slabs you want me to take a look at.

The TaleSpire Discord is here: https://discord.gg/6zBtw49

That was the intro to the thread. I'll start posting slabs from the next post.


P.S. Some people who have the archivist mindset like me, might want to start saving slabs to their computers, just in case the above sites go down, or the person who uploaded them changes his mind and takes them down, etc. We'll always be using the slabs on these sites, in case their creators decide to update them, but it's also good to have copies of them on our hard drives.
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Unread postby icycalm » 22 Dec 2020 18:58

So here are some APPROVED TaleSpire assets for the City-building and 4X phases. Note that eventually I will include building costs for everything (in the BP units used by the Ultimate Campaign rulebook), plus the benefits conferred by each building. And note also that each building will come with its occupants, just like in Age of Empires. So the slabs won't be abandoned, as they are in the pics below, they'll all be populated by farmers, soldiers, and their wives and children and animals and so on, all of whom will be on hand to fight during battles, or have to be protected from them.

What are my criteria for approving a slab? It has to be gorgeous and unique. The majority of slabs people make are drab and boring and ugly and rectangular and barren and depressing. It is only a small minority of them that jump out from the screen at you as unique, alive, looking lived-in, etc. Those are the only ones I will allow. Also, I automatically disallow slabs that represent buildings found in officially published D&D materials, because some group or other will eventually go there in an adventure. But buildings inspired from non-D&D materials, such as movies, comic books or videogames and so on, are allowed.

One thing people do that I hate with a vengeance is when they try to make something in a hacky way. E.g. ship tiles don't exist yet, but people have built slabs that look like ships out of house tiles etc. Or they've built stuff that looks like railroads, or opera houses using camping tents for the stage, etc. All that stuff is disgusting and I won't even bother considering it. If the building cannot be created realistically in full with tiles already included in the program, it means we can't have the building in our world. In most cases, we just have to be patient until related tiles are released, which shouldn't take long for most of the major fantasy-related types of buildings that we need.

So here's what we got so far. I am looking at more stuff as I type this, especially complex boards comprised of several pieces, trying to figure out if I should offer the board as a whole or the pieces independently. Look for more updates to this thread soon. This is just a first rough pass.


Abandoned Orchard (obviously we'll modify it to not be abandoned)
https://talesbazaar.com/prefab/1395

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Poor Rural Swineherder - Aldencross - Unfurnished (I think this is from a fan-made world, so it's fine)
https://talesbazaar.com/prefab/1466

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Poor Rural Cowfarm - Aldencross - Unfurnished
https://talesbazaar.com/prefab/1463

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Poor Rural Chickenherder - Aldencross -Unfurnished
https://talesbazaar.com/prefab/1462

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Fisherman Abode
https://talestavern.com/slab/fisherman-abode/

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TavernBoard Set - Dream Resin Hideout (Drug Cabin)
https://talesbazaar.com/prefab/1264

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Rusty Cross Vineyard
https://talesbazaar.com/prefab/1218

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Modular Market Stalls (this will just be a market containing all the stalls arranged by the player who buys them)
https://talestavern.com/slab/modular-market-stalls/

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The Keeper's Slums (we can use these to transform your city into slums if you mismanage it, or evil groups can create slum sections that breed slummy attack units of some sort)
https://talesbazaar.com/prefab/1092

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ModularMedieval – Complete Set (these will be middle-class dwellings you purchase separately)
https://talestavern.com/slab/modularmed ... plete-set/

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Teleportation Circle (Mod City Compatible)
https://talestavern.com/slab/teleportation-circle/

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Dragon's Den Bank (Mod City Compatible)
https://talestavern.com/slab/dragons-de ... ompatible/

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Castle Chapman (we'll probably use this as a noble manor, not a castle)
https://talestavern.com/slab/castle-chapman/

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Castle Willehm – [Castle Only] (we'll probably use this as a noble manor, not a castle)
https://talestavern.com/slab/castle-wil ... stle-only/

Don't miss the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5EK0P2SyA0

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the dark cathedral part 1
https://talestavern.com/slab/the-dark-cathedral-part-1/

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Castle Stayaway (this is a keep, not a castle; we'll rename it)
https://talesbazaar.com/prefab/1076

Don't miss the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI_xZUzvZL0

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