- Apr 25, 2017
- Reaction score
To be fair, I think it’s a combination of a few things.So it’s a rulings-not-rules thing. Gotcha.
- Running an actual demesne granted by a lord, having a manor, etc, wasn’t as interesting to Gygax, so we don’t get Harnmanor or Pendragon level detail on what happens once you make a dovecote, etc.
- If you were inclined to go Full.Medieval with it, Gygax’s players were all people who’d read the original medieval or scholarly texts that Basic, Harnmanor, and ACKS pulled their data from, if not had a copy in their libraries.
- I think Gygax envisioned the D&D endgame more as creating what we’d call a frontier Point of Light rather than being part of a more stable civilization hub. As a result, you’re worried more about a Priest of Plague and his Nurglorks somewhere out in the hills then you are about dysentery in the Greek Quarter because of inadequate sewage runoff.