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  • #8434
    Brad
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    goal- build a diverse mega city. there are several sections planned including 2 castles. we plan to support the city with all processed foods made from imported goods. no food will be grown on this map except what grows in some garden parks. we’ll need the Thompson Trade docks along the river and a train to support this city. this has been a huge project. i’ve had to restart and plan things differently several times over the last month. the main part of the city will be south of the start point between the 2 mountains with 1 section east of the river and 1 near the start point. a continuation of the Castle map plus an imoport city, where food is imported.

    i had to make lots of changes to the mod order. removed KIDD’s farm mods, RK livestock mods, and many others. then added more processors, the castles, and upgraded to the CC TFA. i kept the base mod order the same so there shouldn’t be any issues. the Ice Castle mod has to be enabled after starting the game, otherwise it would be winter all year.

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    #8435
    Brad
    Participant

    Derbolesby, 6077462, woodland meadow valley, very large, fair climate, no disasters, medium start

    we built an inn for the workers. a logging camp to the north will cut firewood and lumber to supply the city. bannies hunt and gather food there. KID’s traveling trade carts will distribute supplies from the fort. everyone had a cabin by fall of year 3. while we clear the city and zone it with roads, we stockpile supplies.

    pic 1: map settings
    pic 2: map start
    pic 3: inn
    pic 4: forest zone
    pic 5: cabins
    pic 6: sawmill
    pic 7 clearing progress

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    #8443
    Brad
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    YEAR 5-10

    5 settlers arrived to quarry and trade marble. a third for food, a third for materials, and a third will go to a general trade post. while we continue clearing land, the 2 builders layout roads. the next 3 couples began replanting trees in the forests. 2 markets were built in the north section of the future city to increase our storage capacity.

    population 47 in 2 Izbas and 10 cabins. the main roads have been laid and over half the trees cleared for the city. we have several years worth of marble stockpiled. merchants come with goods we do not need and very small loads.

    goal thus far has been to clear and zone the city while we stockpile supplies. goals for the future are to bring in more nomads so much depends on what goods the trade merchants bring. we need a blacksmith and a school soon. 2 things we need to work towards, a train and the materials for the Thompson Trade docks. we’ll need iron before we can lay the railroad tracks.

    pic 1: marble quarry
    pic 2 and 3: markets for more storage space
    pic 4: stats
    pic 5: production
    pic 6: inventory
    pic 7: food graph
    pic 8: overview north
    pic 9: progress on clearing for the city

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    #8454
    Brad
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    YEAR 10-13

    the couple that arrived in year 10 begin work on the iron foundry. charcoal is needed to build the foundry. the following year, a couple arrived to dig an RK random mine. this will supply the iron ore and some coal. an EB material store and blacksmith were also constructed. in year 12, 2 families arrived. 1 family will help at the mine. the other family built a school. the pair in year 13 will help speed up our tool and iron productions.

    we have over 300 iron to start building the train with. we have food stocked to support a group of train workers for a few years. about 60% of the city has been cleared of trees. we’ve also gathered food, herbs, and some of the minerals.
    15 workers are clearing land and supplying 3 builders.

    next goal from here to year 20 is to bring trains in to support the city. we’ll need more coal to fuel it. the train will bring in food and supplies for furs that our hunters and forest workers have stockpiled.

    pic 1: charcoal
    pic 2: mine
    pic 3: school
    pic 4: clearig progress
    pic 5: production area

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    #8461
    Brad
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    YEAR 14-17

    a builder and laborer arrived to begin laying tracks. we built a market, coal bin, water tower, and an RK textile station. the following year a pair of miners arrived to dig a coal shaft. to keep everyone well fed, a quick hunter hunts herds within the city limits. the next 3 nomads settled near the school. they built our 1st food processors, a bakery and a butcher shop.

    the city builders expanded the storage capacity thoughout the city. we need more supplies before the trains start arriving. a large trade post will export more marble.

    goals to the end of this decade-maintain food and tools and continue laying tracks. as bannies graduate school they’ll begin expanding the production area and make DS items.

    pic 1: train station
    pic 2: coal mine
    pic 3: marble storage
    pic 4: bakery and butcher
    pic 5: RK storage
    pic 6: large trade post

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    #8468
    Brad
    Participant

    YEAR 18 AND 19

    a DS hearth will make copper tools. once tools are caught up, it will make iron fittings and wagon parts. the train tracks are about a 1/3rd of the way across the map. the city has been 75% cleared of trees and we have collected most of the iron ore.

    population 113 in 24 houses.we have 15 laborers supporting 3 builders plus the 2 working to lay the tracks. our production outputs are tight to breaking even. we have excess marble, stockpiles of logs and textiles for later, and coal to fuel the train. we are short on clothing.

    as i stated in the opening, this has been challenging. we need all the food the merchants bring, but they often bring supplies that we do not need. as we work to clear land and keep the blacksmith supplied with ore, we have less time to gather food. if we bring more workers in , we run short of tools and food. and building houses would take time away from gathering supplies as well. as students graduate, the city will grow.

    future goals our nex graduate will become a tailor. the tracks will turn northward and then run along the lake shore. the city builders will build a cemetary in the city center. as they build the Thompson Trade docks, factories will be constructed and staffed to supply them. we can not accept more settlers until a Thompson trade post is built or the train is functioning, unless the Landing Fort sends us a huge boatload of food and tools. the pace is very slow but will pick up after a few years.

    pic 1: DS hearth
    pic 2: city clearing progress
    pic 3: stats
    pic 4: production
    pic 5: inventory
    pic 6: graph
    pic 7: track progress

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    #8477
    Brad
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    YEAR 20-30

    a cemetary is fenced at the city center. the 1st Thompsdon trade dock will stock pelts and lumber. the 1st couple to graduate built the tailor and a coffeehouse. over the years, a deli, sweet shop, and a furniture shophouse were completed. in year 23, we had to expand the school campus. we now have an elementary and a jr high school. a furniture factory will give us another trade good for the Thompson dock. a new sawmill will cut lumber. the old sawmill cuts firewood. EB shoemaker makes boots. the city now has a colonial hospital. a KIDD iron ore mine has been dug.

    the tracks are completed to the map edge. we took no nomads during the decade, but the city has grown.

    pic 1: cemetary
    pic 2: Thompson trade dock
    pic 3: school campus
    pic 4: furniture
    pic 5: leather chain
    pic 6: main street
    pic 7: hospital
    pic 8: KID ore mine

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    #8488
    Brad
    Participant

    YEAR 30 REVIEW

    population 142, 76 workers and 32 students in 2 schools. 34 houses. we’ve maintained supplies. we still have lots of stone to collect and some copper ore from the city. 60% of the marble quarry has been cut and traded. the train will soon haul away the coal and bring food for more processors. we have wharehoused some goods for later; flax, roof tiles, glass, brick, furnace fuel, maple sap, etc. there is 2 types of oats and 2 of maple sap. the blank tag is sausages.

    we’ve come a long ways from the work camp to a growing city and the laying of the train tracks. that took a lot of time. the school campus will keep everyone educated and the hospital will keep the bannies healthy. there is a food, material, 2 general, and 1 Thompson trade posts. we have dug 3 mines plus the marble quarry. things went slow, but the city is growing and stocked. pace will pick up now.

    future goals- next step is to get the train functioning. furs can be traded for coins and exchanged for wheat. coal will be sold for food and supplies. we’ll need more factories to produce trade goods. the excess marble has been traded, so some adjustments to trading will be needed soon. more storage is needed at the trade docks and workers will be sent to move goods to the markets. if all goes well, the north half of main street should be completed by year 35. a group of new settlers will arrive soon. we have plenty of logs but will need to increase the firewood output.

    pic 1: stats
    pic 2: production
    pic 3: inventory
    pic 4: graph
    pic 5: overview north
    pic 6: overview south
    pic 7 and 8: train track layout

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    #8497
    Brad
    Participant

    YEAR 30-32

    6 settlers arrived with the train to operate the train stations and grind flour from the wheat. a CC weaver makes linen from flax. a woodcutter works nearby. a sap boiler will make syrup. a hardware store was needed due to a tool shortage. a CC foundry processes tin from ores the merchants bring. a lighthouse guides boats to our trade docks. we have several vendors stocking market and expanded storage. our housing is caught up.

    next goal is to extend the train and get it to balance. it is bringing in more coins than are sold for food each year. then more food processors can be built as we stretch the city farther south.

    pic 1: sap boiler
    pic 2: train
    pic 3: windmill
    pic 4: hardware store for more tools
    pic 5: RK iron foundry
    pic 6: CC weaver

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    #8504
    Brad
    Participant

    YEAR 33-35

    while land is cleared and tracks layed for the train, 2 churches have been built. the forest village built a tavern and an inn was built near the Thompson trade docks. the new train brings beef, apples, iron, and ale. the original train still brings wool, logs, wheat, and potatoes.

    2 couples arrived in year 35. 1 family will tend to guests at the inn. the other starts setting up a flea market. more bannies did move to main street, but not as many as we hoped. a post office, bank, and news stand were constructed.

    over the next few years, we will need to adjust the train exports and our trading. the marble has almost been used up and will need upgraded. then we will double the workers for it. the forest village needs a church. i’ll try to finish north main street and add a beef butcher to the northeast section.

    pic 1: church
    pic 2: 2nd church
    pic 3: inn
    pic 4: tavern
    pic 5: train yard
    pic 6: flea market
    pic 7: main street
    pic 8: tracks to the 2nd train station

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    #8513
    Brad
    Participant

    YEAR 36 and 37

    2 families arrived. they moved to main street. 1 built a barber shop. the other built a CC sugar house to process more maple sap and a cobbler shop. the north trade and forest workers have a small church. the city refines sugar from beets and has a beef butcher. the northeast production area has a building supplies barn and a tobacco curing barn. work has started on south main street. an RK corner bakery and a dentist office were constructed.

    the train did need some adjusting. the RK engines wouldn’t bring beef. a loop error must be related to the weight and math calculations. the engine brings chicken and a KID boxcar was switched from apples to beef. it also brings leather and logs. we have plenty of ale and iron.

    goals- before the quarry runs out of marble, we need to add more trade goods. a production and mining area needs established southeast of the city. these goods will allow us to expand the Thompson trade docks. some will also be used to process more food.

    pic 1: CC sap boiler
    pic 2: forest church
    pic 3: main street
    pic 4: sugar refinery
    pic 5: tobacco cure barn
    pic 6: dentist and bakery on south main street

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    #8521
    Brad
    Participant

    YEAR 38 and 39

    1 family with 2 children arrive and dig a clay quarry. a graduate moved nearby and makes pottery. the 2 couples who arrived in yeat 39 dug a mine for tin ore. the RK random mine was used up and had to be dug deeper. a 2nd tailor shop was built to make warm coats with wool and leather. we needed a 4th church. an RK stone chapel serves the southeast workers.

    pic 1: potter
    pic 2: stone church
    pic 3: tailor
    pic 4: tin ore mine

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    #8527
    Brad
    Participant

    YEAR 40 REVIEW

    population 266 in 63 houses. we have 20 laborers supplying 4 builders. a little less than double the population in 10 years. most of the growth is in newborn children. the city has 2 train stations. we overcame a tool shortage. there are 4 churches. a foundry smelts tin ore. there is a flour mill, sugar beet refinery, maple sap boilers. 2 butchers, a tobacco drying barn, a potter, and a weaver. North main street has many shops and South main has a bakery and dentist office. merchants can stay at the inn. the forest workers frequent the tavern and there is even a flea market. it is a busy city.

    not all the markets are staffed as laborers have kept them stocked. there is a mixture of goods and several markets are always full. we rely heavily on the merchant boats and what they bring. with so many different mods and items, it is so random. often the boats bring odd items or food that we do not need. we used up lots of marble, which was supporting the city quite well. our stockpile of herbs and furs was shipped via the train. it is now mainly trading coal for food. without ordering goods specifically and paying more for them, keeping the city supplied is very challenging.

    i had hoped to be farther along by now. we are growing slower than expected. we got established and began to zone the city in the 1st decade. cleared land and expanded storage in the 2nd. layed tracks during the 3rd. the forest logging village is cutting lumber. the Colonial section of the city has several small processors and factories. the east dock section is growing. the south upper class sections and production area have been established.

    future goals- over the next decade, we’ll need to expand the Thompson Trade docks to bring more food. the south production area will work to supply it with goods. to help keep our processors working, the large general trade post by the lighthouse will order items such as flax and tobacco. the forest zone will stretch northward between the stream and main river.

    hopefully, i can get the trading adjusted and improve the balance and food inputs. we have to stay ahead of the population boom that is coming.

    pic 1: stats
    pic 2: production
    pic 3: inventory
    pic 4: graphs

    city over views
    pic 5: west
    pic 6: east
    pic 7: south

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    #8535
    Brad
    Participant

    YEAR 40-43

    the 2 families that arrived will hunt and gather food as well as cut trees north of the sawmill village. there is plenty of clay to suppoer a CC brickworks. the production area also added a market. the CC buildings do require furnace fuel. we have took some in trade. coal will be made into the fuel. hence a 2nd coal mine was dug. a papermill will process linen into a valuable trade good.

    the city has grown so much that a cullinary college was needed. the campus will teach students to process foods. the RK college does require 3 teachers.

    the marble finally is used up and needs upgraded. then 4 workers will be sent to cut the stone. we are maintaining our food production but not gaining. we aren’t able to consistantly keep the train and trade posts supplied. as the bannies work to increase supplpy of 1 item another runs short. no merchants have arrived at the large general trade post to order tobacco and flax from. all the merchants there have been hauling crafted goods for several years. with more coal and marble, we should be able to increase trading soon.

    pic 1:brick maker
    pic 2: papermill
    pic 3: college
    pic 4: another mine

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    #8542
    Brad
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    YEAR 44 and 45

    while we wait for the marble quarry to upgrade, let’s adjust the trading more. small food tradepost will stock 500 marble. the small general post will move its marble to storage and continue stocking paper. the large general post will increase to 300 lumber. whichever of these 2 general trade posts get offered flax and tobacco, they will place orders. the goal here is to increase outputs of goods that will be traded fior food. the building supply trade post will stock excess textiles, down and pelts. the main Thompson food trade post stocks furniture,bricks, and boots. the east train station will switch between leather coats and furs depending on supply. the boxcars bring food, wool, and logs. the west train station is trickier. a boxcar swaps coal for herbs. these herbs are exchanged for coins at the station, and the coins sold for chicken. the train also brings logs and beef.

    the smaller general trade post filed the order for flax and tobacco leaf. it added milk to the order since it is stocking the high valued paper. the school campus added a park and the college added an RK pond and built 2 dormitories. a theater entertains the upperclass bannies . a 2nd weaver works to make rugs from wool.

    pic 1: college dorms
    pic 2: marble upgraded
    pic 3: school park
    pic 4: rug weaver

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    #8547
    Brad
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    YEAR 46-49

    we’ll build a protein Thompson dock. this can stock tickets from the theater, pipe tobacco, and some tin. we need more building materials. iron will be traded to increase our stocks. a colonial clothing store will supply the train with more leather coats.

    while we worked to overcome the food shortage, the city was recleared of regrowth. since sending teachers to the RK college, we were short on workers. this too had to be overcome. a White House townhall was built in the city center. a bridge over the main river will give us access to more land and logs.

    an EB salt mine will supply the leather chain and a 2nd random mine will help with iron ore. we are just starting a population boom.

    pic 1: tailor
    pic 2: trade posts
    pic 3: White House
    pic 4: east bridge
    pic 5: salt mine

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    #8553
    Brad
    Participant

    YEAR 50 REVIEW

    population 331 with 86 students and 173 workers, in 73 houses. we grew very slowly as we dealt with the food shortage. we trade brick, tin, rugs, and paper. we have a protein trade post. the adjustments to trading are helping. progress is much slower than i hoped. the city has a White house townhall, a college, and a theater. we are starting a population boom and have 10 couples requesting houses. several more markets are now staffed and some of the newly weds are helping at the mines.

    future goals- we’ll expand the south production area to the river. we also need to start clearing the land to the far east. the hope is that we can increase the food trading faster than the population grows.

    pic 1: stats
    pic 2: production
    pic 3: inventory
    pic 4: graphs
    city south overviews
    pic 5: west
    pic 6: east
    pic 7 production area

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    #8561
    Brad
    Participant

    YEAR 50-53

    now that our processors are well stocked, the paper is moved to the Thompson general trade post, and the lumber will be traded for milk, flax, and tobacco leaf. the building supply trade post will stock pelts and down. more marble is stocked at the small food trade post. the protein post will begin stocking pottery. the large general trade post has a high tendency to bring odd crafted goods more than needed items. it stocks iron and brick.

    the graduating class built cabins and help hunt and gather in the forests. the Thompson Trade docks doubled the workers moving supplies. as soon as construction of the Mega chuch was completed, the digging of another coal shaft and iron ore mine began. a year later, we expanded the south production area to produce glass and glassware. a CC refinery will make fuel for the furnaces.

    food trading has improved. as long as it holds, we continue clearing land to the east and building in the city. the city makes leather pouches, smelts gold guilder, and cuts gemstones for the upperclass bannies. the cullinary college set up work stations to teach the students food preservation.

    we have over 90 houses and have started a population boom with large graduating classes.

    pic 1: mega church
    pic 2: more mines
    pic 3: fuel refinery
    pic 4: 2 glass factories, for glass and glassware
    pic 5: cullinary college
    pic 6: gold smelter and gem stone cutter

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    #8568
    Brad
    Participant

    YEAR 54-56

    we’ve survived our share of hardships. to grow and speed things up, we will have to produce some food. the Oriental section will fish, gather resources from the lake, and grow rice. most of this section will be ANGAINOR’s mods. i used RK’s dock pieces for the rice and CC for the seafood. the village has a teahouse and 2 shrines for a school and church.

    pic 1: Oriental village start
    pic 2: rice
    pic 3: shrines

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    #8573
    Brad
    Participant

    YEAR 60 REVIEW

    population 506. 275 working adults and 43 students. there are 122 houses counting the inn. we are behind about 15 houses. we have increased the laborers and builders to help speed up construction and land clearing for the Oriental town. we depend so much on trading. several buildings are waiting for specific materials. as the trade boats bring supplies such as logs and firewood, they bring less food. we will continue adjusting trading, but there has been improvements. the bannies are surviving well and the pace has increased.

    deacde 1-built a base and began clearing land for the city
    2-continued zoning the city, added more storage buildings and stockpiled materials and supplies
    3- layed the train tracks
    4- built churches, the 2nd train station, and many processors.
    5- established the cullinary college. built the White House and south production area

    goals- catch up housing from the population boom. the Oriental town will grow during this. then build more in the city center while we lay new stone roads. there is lots to do before starting the southwest section of the city. I’d like to have the city stable and have the trading operating smoothely by then.

    pic 1: stats
    pic 2: production
    pic 3: inventory
    pic 4: graphs

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