Expanding Rural Life Around Shädelport
from the introduction:
This is a expamsion of the Shadelport Book focusing on everyday village life on exile Island. There is some content overlap with the present versions but this will probably change with future editions as diferent volumes cover specific territory.
Ive always enjoyed a good village setting as a respite between dungeons or a place to visit for begining characters or even come from. You could also start a game where pklayers are common folk who luck out and gain wealth and social mobility.
The resources here will let you run a typical village or create your own quickly. I have provided several detailed large villages and some simple maps for smaller crossroads and farming settlements. This assumes the area if fairly orderly and not on a dangerous frontier because of the lack of fortifications. But danger is never too far away, just uncommon enough for a peasant to get to work and the market without being eaten by a giant bug.