What can you generally find from a city?
by U23910@UICVM.bitnet

Awhile back someone asked for detailed info on cities. Well, I have a listing of everything every encounted in a city by myself and the groups I have gamed with. This could get long.....

 FOOD & LODGING                          MERCANTILE
   Eatery/Resturaunt                       Market (General)
   Tavern                                  Livestock market
   Club                                    Slave market
   Hostel                                  Bazaar
   Inn                                     Auction block

   Rare woods              Imported goods              Trinkets/curios
   Ink                     Dice                        Sweets/candy
   Maps                    Books                       Toys
   Furs                    Magic items/Charms          Hardware/Tools
   Spices                  Firewood                    Soap
   Herbs                   Glass                       Perfumes
   Paper                   Leather goods               Pets/Familiars
   Ceramics                Jewlery                     Brooms
   Charcoal                Musical Instruments         Cloth
   Rope                    Wool                        Cosmetics
   Linen                   Mirrors                     Games
   Pipes/Tobacco           Gifts                       Wigs
   Whips                   Furniture                   Saddles
   Rugs/Tapestries         Nets                        Flowers
   Artworks                Sundials                    Costumes
   Potions                 Livestock                   Slaves
   Religious items         Novelties                   Antiques
   Miniatures/Figurines    Coins                       Candles
   Bait & tackle           Ships supplies              Apothocary

   Cutler                  Weaver                      Furniture carver
   Tinker                  Limner/Painter              Haberdasher/Hatter
   Alchemist               Clothier                    Cobbler/Shoemaker
   Metal worker            Carpenter                   Distiller
   Mason                   Potter                      Leather worker
   Goldsmith               Whitesmith                  Silversmith
   Blacksmith              Dyer                        Herbalist
   Seal maker              Roofer                      Exterminator
   Lauderer                Artificer/Mechanician       Taxidermist
   Artist                  Sculptor                    Fuller
   Wheelwright             Butcher                     Cooper
   Locksmith               Thacther                    Woodcarver
   Bonecarver              Gemcutter                   Chandler
   Cartwright              Tanner                      Shipwright
   Wainwright              Bookbinder                  Porcilinist
   Fine metal worker       Glassblower                 Farrier

   Teamster                Sage                        Marshall
   Realtor                 Lawyer                      Dentist
   Hunter                  Healer                      Astrologer
   Undertaker              Surgeon                     Animal trainer
   Astronomer              Scribe                      Nusremaid
   Trapper                 Teacher                     Tatooer
   Spelunker               Mountianeer                 Navigator
   Miner                   Messenger                   Massage
   Hypnotist               Guide                       Fortune teller
   Concubines              Forester                    Fence
   Surveyor                Recriuter                   Hawkmaster
   Copier                  Translator                  Mystic
   Arbiter                 Cartographer

   Wine                    Meats/Butchery              Foodstuffs
   Bakery                  Fish                        Dairy goods
   Brewery                 Smokehouse                  Ale
   General food & drink    Fine food & drink           Grain
   Liquor                  Cheese                      Beer
   Fresh food

   Warehouse               Stable                      Kennel
   Mews                    Silo

   Theater                 Museum                      Stadium
   Ampitheater             Circus                      Gynasium
   Fairground              Tourement field

   Pawnshop                Foundry                     Trader/General store
   Lumber                  Construction company        Brothel
   Rentals                 Zoo                         Greenhouse
   Laundry                 Casino                      Bank
   Nursery                 Mill                        Moneylender
   Smelters                Training school

   Censor                  Baths                       Clinic
   Hospital                Mayor's home                Town hall
   Mint                    Library                     Sherrif
   Watch tower             Meeting hall                Guard headquarters
   Jail                    Prison                      Asylum
   Treasury                School                      University
   Archives                Park                        Cavalry stable
   Civil court             Criminal court              Bureaucrat
   Tax collector           Toll collector              Palace
   Punishment square       Barracks                    Customs

   Rangers                 Sailors                     Merchants
   Fighters                Alchemists                  Entertainers
   Wizards                 Fishermen                   Caravaners
   Metalworkers            Mercinaries                 Slavers
   Artists                 (Smugglers)                 Astrologers
   Carpenters              Jewellers                   Tailors
   (Thieves)               (Assassins)                 Wainwrights
   Shipwrights             Apothecaries                Physicians
   Stonemasons             Moneylenders/-changers      Barristers
   Artificers              Steersmen & navigators      Messengers/Heralds
   Blacksmiths             Armorers & weaponsmakers    Coutesans

 HOUSING                 RELIGIOUS                   MISCELLANY
   Boarding house          Temple                      Lighthouse
   Home                    Monastary                   Monument/Monolith
   Estate                  Shrine                      Citadel
   Apartments              Abbey                       Icehouse
   Flophouse/shelter                                   Embassy

   Armor                   Wizard
   Sheilds                 Witch
   Bowyer                  Ambassador
   Fine weapons
   Armor repair

And this is not a complete list, either! I can now think of several things that have been left off, but these are all things that we have encounted while adventuring in urban settings. I'm sure you can think of several more.

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