|#1harshDec 19, 2007 23:07:10||This may not be terribly important, but I am wondering if anyone has looked very hard at the scale of the 2nd edition maps, specifically those of Gulg and Nibenay. They offer a 1 Inch=150 feet scale, which I find to be a bit restrictive for the megalithic structures that are supposed to make up most of these walled cities that house thousands of people.|
I realize that you can squeeze many people into a small area if you try, but that raises another point with me. Out of all the Tyr Region, only about (what?) 25,000 'people' decide to live in the safety of a walled city that shields you from the outer elements. Yeah, yeah, I know there are other ways to survive in Athas, but still.
I guess it could be personal taste, but I'm leaning hard toward more of a 12 mile square city (Nibenay) full of hundreds of thousands of various inhabitants.
Thoughts? Suggestions? Point me to the proper place if this has already been discussed? Thanks!
|#2harshDec 21, 2007 15:30:11||Ok, so is this question stupid, irrelevant, or just not interesting?|
Come one guys, this is a fairly active board. What is the consensus on the average City State size?
|#3PennarinDec 21, 2007 15:39:45||There are arguments supporting the idea that all of the cities are actually populated with more people than the books mention, considering that - let's say - the SKs don't count slaves as part of their population.|
If you have problems with size of things, I suggest sending an official request to templarate at lists.athas.org to examine this.