Building Descriptions

ACADEMY (52 BP, 2 LOTS)
Kingdom Economy +2, Loyalty +2
Discount Caster’s Tower, Library, Magic Shop
Upgrade From Library; Upgrade To University
Magic Items 3 minor scrolls or wondrous items, 2 medium scrolls or wondrous items
Settlement Lore +2, Productivity +1, Society +2; increase Lore bonus by 2 for questions relating to one Knowledge or Profession skill
An institution of higher learning.

ALCHEMIST (18 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Economy +1
Limit Adjacent to 1 House
Special Base value +1,000 gp
Magic Items 1 minor potion or wondrous item
The laboratory and home of a crafter of poisons, potions, or alchemical items.

ARENA (40 BP, 4 LOTS)
Kingdom Stability +4; Fame +1
Discount Dance Hall, Garrison, Inn, Stable, Theater
Limit 1 per settlement
Upgrade From Theater
Settlement Crime +1
A large public structure for competitions and team sports.

BANK (28 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Economy +4
Special Base value +2,000 gp
A secure building for storing valuables and granting loans.

BARDIC COLLEGE (40 BP, 2 LOTS)
Kingdom Economy +1, Loyalty +3, Stability +1; Fame +1
Discount Library, Museum, Theater
Magic Items 2 minor scrolls or wondrous items
A center for artistic learning. Education in a Bardic College also includes research into a wide-range of historical topics.

BARRACKS (6 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Unrest –1
Upgrade To Garrison
Special Defense +2
Settlement Law +1
A building to house conscripts, guards, militia, soldiers, or similar military forces.

BLACK MARKET (50 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Economy +2, Stability +1, Unrest +1
Discount Dance Hall
Limit Adjacent to 2 Houses
Special Base value +2,000 gp
Magic Items 2 minor items, 1 medium item, 1 major item
Settlement Corruption +2, Crime +2
A number of shops with secret and usually illegal wares.

BREWERY (6 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Loyalty +1, Stability +1
A building for beer brewing, winemaking, or some similar use.

BRIDGE (6 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Economy +1
Special Shares the space with a river or Waterway lot
Allows travel across a river or Waterway, easing transportation.

BUREAU (10 BP, 2 LOTS)
Kingdom Economy +1, Loyalty –1, Stability +1
Settlement Corruption +1, Law +1
A large warren of offices for clerks and record-keepers working for a guild or government.

CASTER’S TOWER (30 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Economy +1, Loyalty +1
Magic Items 3 minor items, 2 medium items
The home and laboratory for a spellcaster.

CASTLE (54 BP, 4 LOTS)
Kingdom Economy +2, Loyalty +2, Stability +2, Unrest –4; Fame +1
Discount Noble Villa, Town Hall
Limit 1 per settlement
Special Defense +8
The home of the settlement’s leader or the heart of its defenses.

CATHEDRAL (58 BP, 4 LOTS)
Kingdom Loyalty +4, Stability +4, Unrest –4; Fame +1
Discount Academy, Temple
Limit 1 per settlement
Special Halves Consumption increase for Promotion edicts
Magic Items 3 minor potions or wondrous items, 2 medium potions or wondrous items
Settlement Law +2
The focal point of the settlement’s spiritual leadership.

CISTERN (6 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Stability +1
Limit Cannot be adjacent to a Dump, Graveyard, Stable, Stockyard, or Tannery
Special Can share lot with another building
Contains a safe supply of fresh water for the settlement.

CITY WALL (2 BP)
Kingdom Unrest –2 (once per settlement)
Limit Land district border
Special Defense +1
A fortification of one side of a district with a sturdy wall. The GM may allow for cliffs and other natural features to function as a City Wall for one or more sides of a district. You may construct gates through your own city wall at no cost.

DANCE HALL (4 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Economy +1, Loyalty +2, Unrest +1
Limit Adjacent to 1 House
Settlement Corruption +1, Crime +1
An establishment for dancing, drinking, carousing, and holding celebrations.

DUMP (4 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Stability +1
Limit Cannot be adjacent to House, Mansion, or Noble Villa
A centralized place to dispose of refuse.

EVERFLOWING SPRING (5 BP)
Limit Settlement must have a building that can create medium magic items
Special Can share lot with Castle, Cathedral, Market, Monument, Park, or Town Hall
A fountain built around several decanters of endless water that provides an inexhaustible supply of fresh water.

EXOTIC ARTISAN (10 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Economy +1, Stability +1
Limit Adjacent to 1 House
Magic Items 1 minor ring, wand, or wondrous item
The shop and home of a jeweler, tinker, glassblower, or the like.

FOREIGN QUARTER (30 BP, 4 LOTS)
Kingdom Economy +3, Stability –1
Special Increase the value of trade routes (see Trade Edicts on page 232) by 5% (maximum 100%)
Settlement Crime +1, Lore +1, Society +2
An area with many foreigners, as well as shops and services catering to them.

FOUNDRY (16 BP, 2 LOTS)
Kingdom Economy +1, Stability +1, Unrest +1
Discount Smithy
Limit Adjacent to water district border
Special Increase the Economy and BP earned per turn by 1 for 1 Mine connected to this settlement by a river or Road
Settlement Productivity +1
Processes ore and refines it into finished metal.

GARRISON (28 BP, 2 LOTS)
Kingdom Loyalty +2, Stability +2, Unrest –2
Discount City Wall, Granary, Jail
Upgrade From Barracks
A large building to house armies, train guards, and recruit militia.

GRANARY (12 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Loyalty +1, Stability +1
Special If Farms reduce Consumption below 0, store up to 5 BP of excess production for use on a later turn when Consumption exceeds the Treasury
A place to store grain and food.

GRAVEYARD (4 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Loyalty +1
A plot of land to honor and bury the dead.

GUILDHALL (34 BP, 2 LOTS)
Kingdom Economy +2, Loyalty +2
Discount Pier, Stable, Trade Shop
Upgrade From Trade Shop
Special Base value +1,000 gp
Settlement Law +1, Productivity +2
The headquarters for a guild or similar organization.

HERBALIST (10 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Loyalty +1, Stability +1
Limit Adjacent to 1 House
Magic Items 1 minor potion or wondrous item
The workshop and home of a gardener, healer, or poisoner.

HOSPITAL (30 BP, 2 LOTS)
Kingdom Loyalty +1, Stability +2
Special Increase Stability by 2 during plague events
Settlement Lore +1, Productivity +2
A building devoted to healing the sick.

HOUSE (3 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Unrest –1
Upgrade From Tenement
Special The first House you build during the Improvement phase does not count against the total number of buildings you can build during the phase
A number of mid-sized houses for citizens.

INN (10 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Economy +1, Loyalty +1
Limit Adjacent to 1 House
Special Base value +500 gp
Settlement Society +1
A place for visitors to rest.

JAIL (14 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Loyalty +2, Stability +2, Unrest –2
Settlement Crime –1, Law +1
A fortified structure for confining criminals or dangerous monsters.

LIBRARY (6 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Economy +1, Loyalty +1
Upgrade To Academy
Settlement Lore +1
A large building containing an archive of books.

LUXURY STORE (28 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Economy +1
Limit Adjacent to 1 House
Upgrade To Magic Shop; Upgrade From Shop
Special Base value +2,000 gp
Magic Items 2 minor rings, wands, or wondrous items
A shop that specializes in expensive comforts for the wealthy.

MAGIC SHOP (68 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Economy +1
Limit Adjacent to 2 Houses
Upgrade From Luxury Store
Special Base value +2,000 gp
Magic Items 4 minor wondrous items, 2 medium wondrous items, 1 major wondrous item
A shop that specializes in magic items and spells.

MAGICAL ACADEMY (58 BP, 2 LOTS)
Kingdom Economy +2; Fame +1
Discount Caster’s Tower, Library, Magic Shop
Magic Items 3 minor potions, scrolls, or wondrous items; 1 medium potion, scroll, or wondrous item
Settlement Lore +2, Society +1; increase Lore bonus by 2 for questions relating to Knowledge (arcana)
An institution for training students in spellcasting, magic item crafting, and various arcane arts.

MAGICAL STREETLAMPS (5 BP)
Limit Settlement must have a Cathedral, Magic Shop, Magical Academy, or Temple
Special Can share a lot with any building or improvement
Settlement Crime –1
Continual flame lamps that illuminate the lot.

MANSION (10 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Stability +1
Upgrade To Noble Villa
Settlement Law +1, Society +1
A single huge manor housing a rich family and its servants.

MARKET (48 BP, 2 LOTS)
Kingdom Economy +2, Stability +2
Discount Black Market, Inn, Shop
Limit Adjacent to 2 Houses
Upgrade From Shop
Special Base value +2,000 gp
Magic Items 2 minor wondrous items
An open area for traveling merchants and bargain hunters.

MENAGERIE (16 BP, 4 LOTS)
Kingdom Economy +1, Loyalty (special); Fame +1
Special Increase Loyalty by 1/4 the CR of the highest-CR creature in the Menagerie
A large park stocked with exotic creatures for public viewing.

MILITARY ACADEMY (36 BP, 2 LOTS)
Kingdom Loyalty +2, Stability +1; Fame +1
Discount Barracks
Limit 1 per settlement
Special Armies and commanders recruited at the settlement gain one bonus tactic (see Army Tactics on page 237)
Magic Items 1 minor armor, shield, or weapon; 1 medium armor, shield, or weapon
Settlement Law +1, Lore +1
An institution dedicated to the study of war and the training of elite soldiers and officers.

MILL (6 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Economy +1, Stability +1
Limit Adjacent to water district border
Special With GM approval, you can construct a windmill at the same cost without the water district border requirement
Settlement Productivity +1
A building used to cut lumber or grind grain.

MINT (30 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Economy +3, Loyalty +3, Stability +1; Fame +1
A secure building where the kingdom’s coinage is minted and standard weights and measures are kept.

MOAT (2 BP)
Kingdom Unrest –1 (once per settlement)
Limit Land district border
Special Defense +1; cannot be damaged by siege engines
A fortification of one side of a district with an open or water-filled ditch, often backed by a low dike or embankment. The GM may allow a river or similar natural feature to function as a moat for one or more sides of a district.

MONASTERY (16 BP, 2 LOTS)
Kingdom Stability +1
Settlement Law +1, Lore +1
A cloister for meditation, study, and the pursuit of various other scholarly paths.

MONUMENT (6 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Loyalty +1, Unrest –1
A local memorial such as a bell tower, a statue of a settlement founder, a large tomb, or a public display of art.

MUSEUM (30 BP, 2 LOTS)
Kingdom Economy +1, Loyalty +1; Fame +1
Settlement Lore +2, Society +1; increase Lore bonus by 2 for questions relating to Knowledge (history); apply Lore bonus
on Appraise checks regarding art objects
A place to display art and artifacts both modern and historical. The GM may allow the kingdom leaders to display a valuable item (such as a magic item or bejeweled statue) in the museum, increasing Fame during this display by 1 for every 10,000 gp of the item’s price (maximum +5 Fame), and by an additional 1 if the item is significant to the kingdom’s history.

NOBLE VILLA (24 BP, 2 LOTS)
Kingdom Economy +1, Loyalty +1, Stability +1; Fame +1
Discount Exotic Artisan, Luxury Store, Mansion
Upgrade From Mansion
Settlement Society +1
A sprawling manor with luxurious grounds that houses a noble’s family and staff.

OBSERVATORY (12 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Stability +1
Magic Items 1 minor scroll or wondrous item
Settlement Lore +2
A dome or tower with optical devices for viewing the heavens.

ORPHANAGE (6 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Stability +1, Unrest –1
A place for housing and taking care of large numbers of orphans.

PALACE (108 BP, 4 LOTS)
Kingdom Economy +2, Loyalty +6, Stability +2; Fame +1
Discount Mansion, Mint, Noble Villa
Special Base value +1,000 gp; you may make two special edicts per turn (see page 229), but take a –2 penalty on kingdom checks associated with each special edict
Settlement Law +2
A grand edifice and walled grounds demonstrating one’s wealth, power, and authority to the world.

PARK (4 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Loyalty +1, Unrest –1
A plot of land set aside for its serene beauty.

PAVED STREETS (24 BP)
Kingdom Economy +2, Stability +1
Limit 1 per district
Settlement Productivity +2
Brick or stone pavement that speeds transportation.

PIER (16 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Economy +1, Stability +1
Limit Adjacent to water district border
Upgrade To Waterfront
Special Base value +1,000 gp
Settlement Crime +1
Warehouses and workshops for docking ships and handling cargo and passengers.

SEWER SYSTEM (24 BP)
Kingdom Loyalty +1, Stability +2
Discount Cistern, Dump
Limit 1 per district
Settlement Crime +1, Productivity +1
An underground sanitation system that keeps the settlement clean, though it may become home to criminals and monsters.

SHOP (8 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Economy +1
Limit Adjacent to 1 House or Mansion
Upgrade To Luxury Store, Market
Special Base value +500 gp
Settlement Productivity +1
A general store.

SHRINE (8 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Loyalty +1, Unrest –1
Upgrade To Temple
Magic Items 1 minor potion, scroll, or wondrous item
A shrine, idol, sacred grove, or similar holy site designed for worship by pious individuals.

SMITHY (6 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Economy +1, Stability +1
The workshop of an armorsmith, blacksmith, weaponsmith, or other craftsman who works with metal.

STABLE (10 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Economy +1, Loyalty +1
Limit Adjacent to 1 House, Mansion, or Noble Villa
Special Base value +500 gp
A structure for housing or selling horses and other mounts.

STOCKYARD (20 BP, 4 LOTS)
Kingdom Economy +1, Stability –1
Discount Stable, Tannery
Special Farms in this hex or adjacent hexes reduce Consumption by 3 instead of 2
Settlement Productivity +1
Barns and pens that store herd animals and prepare them for nearby slaughterhouses.

TANNERY (6 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Economy +1, Stability +1
Limit Cannot be adjacent to House, Mansion, Noble Villa, or Tenement
Settlement Society –1
A structure that prepares hides and leather.

TAVERN (12 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Economy +1, Loyalty +1
Limit Adjacent to 1 House or Mansion
Special Base value +500 gp
Settlement Corruption +1
An eating or drinking establishment.

TEMPLE (32 BP, 2 LOTS)
Kingdom Loyalty +2, Stability +2, Unrest –2
Discount Graveyard, Monument, Shrine
Upgrade From Shrine
Magic Items 2 minor items
A large place of worship dedicated to a deity.

TENEMENT (1 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Unrest +2
Upgrade To House
Special Counts as House for buildings that must be adjacent to a House
A staggering number of low-rent housing units.

THEATER (24 BP, 2 LOTS)
Kingdom Economy +2, Stability +2
Discount Dance Hall, Exotic Artisan, Inn, Park, Tavern
Upgrade To Arena
A venue for entertainments such as plays, operas, and concerts.

TOWN HALL (22 BP, 2 LOTS)
Kingdom Economy +1, Loyalty +1, Stability +1
Discount Barracks, Cistern, Dump, Jail, Watchtower
Settlement Law +1
A public venue for town meetings, repository for town records, and offices for minor bureaucrats.

TRADE SHOP (10 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Economy +1, Stability +1
Limit Adjacent to 1 House
Upgrade To Guildhall
Special Base value +500 gp
Settlement Productivity +1
A shop front for a tradesperson, such as a baker, butcher, candle maker, cobbler, rope maker, or wainwright.

UNIVERSITY (78 BP, 4 LOTS)
Kingdom Economy +3, Loyalty +3; Fame +1
Discount Academy, Bardic College, Library, Magical Academy, Military Academy, Museum
Upgrade From Academy
Magic Items 4 minor scrolls or wondrous items, 2 medium scrolls or wondrous items
Settlement Lore +4, Society +3; increase Lore bonus by 4 for questions relating to one Knowledge or Profession skill
An institution of higher learning, focusing mainly on mundanesubjects but dabbling in magical theory.

WATCHTOWER (12 BP, 1 LOT)
Kingdom Stability +1, Unrest –1
Special Defense +2
A tall structure that serves as a guard post.

WATERGATE (2 BP)
Special Shares City Wall
A gate in a City Wall that allows water (such as a river, Aqueduct, or Waterway) to enter the settlement. A Watergate has underwater defenses to block unwanted access. If you construct a Watergate when you construct a City Wall, the Watergate does not count toward the limit of the number of buildings you can construct per turn.

WATERFRONT (90 BP, 4 LOTS)
Kingdom Economy +4
Discount Black Market, Guildhall, Market, Pier
Limit Adjacent to water district border, 1 per settlement
Upgrade From Pier
Special Base value +4,000 gp; halves Loyalty penalty for Taxation edicts
Magic Items 2 minor wondrous items, 1 medium wondrous item, 1 major wondrous item
Settlement Productivity +2
A port for waterborne arrival and departure, with facilities for shipping and shipbuilding.

WATERWAY (3 BP, 1–2 LOTS)
Special Counts as water district border for adjacent buildings
A river or canal occuping part of the District Grid. At the GM’s option, a natural Waterway may already exist on the grid, requiring no action or BP to build. If you construct a City Wall that touches or crosses the Waterway, you must also build Watergates on the same turn.

Building Descriptions

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