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With the Medieval Fantasy City Generator, you can generate endless maps of walled cities, complete with castles and winding waterways. The free online generator, developed by Oleg Dolya, allows for layouts like “citadel” and “plaza,” with options for city size, whether small, medium, or large.
The Medieval Fantasy City Generator, recently shared by Boing Boing, has been available in Itch.io for a few months. It continues to be updated with new features, such as rivers, house shapes, shanty towns, outskirts, wall-less layouts, and coastal cities. Users can hover their mouse over different sections of the cities to see labels pop up for farms, gates, wards, and slums. The newest addition — Toy Town — is a 3D visualizer that involves a street-level view of the cities.
It’s similar to projects like Uncharted Atlas, a Twitter bot that generates fantasy maps, or the Fantasy World Generator. Dolya notes on the generator’s site that it was created for a monthly challenge on the procedural generation subreddit. The developer adds that “the goal is to produce a nice looking map, not an accurate model of a city.”
Perhaps you could make your own Carcassonne-syle board game with it, or employ a map as a guide for a text-based RPG on a plague outbreak? Maybe pen some Ivanhoe fan fiction, or use a map to set up a Dungeons & Dragons adventure? Or you could just watch the mesmerizing arrangements of streets and walls as you augment the city structures like a digital god.
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