[...deletia…]In another I combined Tin Pan Alley with part of Streets of the Mediterranean to create an abandoned area of Zagreb in the 2050s.
This broke my brain. I cocked my head to the side, and made a ‘buwha…?’ sound. Aloud. It got me strange looks.
I kinda love it…but it’s a total peanut butter and chocolate thing. Who comes up with this? (Well, you do, obviously!)
As for Urban Sprawl 3…oof. I _JUST_ got my partner to agree that I could pick up US2 in some upcoming paycheck. How? By showing off the AWESOME PROMO PICS that were missing for MONTHS on US2! Congrats on getting those up, they look amazing!
A hospital, a run-down police station, tower cranes! There’s always construction going on in the big city…or even the mid-sized city. Similarly building pits blocked off by temporary walls for construction (a place for mobsters to dump a body the night before the building commences!) would also be incredible.
Essentially stuff that makes the city feel alive; neon signs, constant construction somewhere, scaffolding over some of the sidewalks for repairs being done to buildings, a run-down Bowery/slum/red light district, outdoor cafe areas (BYO furniture for us, of course).
A few trivially simple interiors that can be relocated into any particular building, the door disappeared/window transparent, or something, so we can decorate the interior with shop/restaurant/apartment decor, maybe even with a balcony.
Hills (or at least somewhat varied heights of the ground) and staircases, Housing Projects. Water towers, and oil storage tanks (common just outside the urban areas)... A port with cargo cranes!
OMG, I’m hyperventilating…must stop…
I think the number one thing to think is, ‘what makes a city seem alive, vibrant, relevant, a place that people want to be, and are excited about?’ That’s what I’d go for.
Of course I’m not quite the target audience…I don’t even have US 2 yet. (Although I have ALL the Stonemason ruins! I’m a nut for ruin porn… ) But I will…oh yes, I will...
Thanks very much, and my breath is virtually abated, waiting for the WIP images…