Re: Cost of building castles?

Rich Skrenta (
Tue, 16 Nov 93 10:01:10 EST

John Sloan makes some well-reasoned comments, and I like his citadel idea.

New proposal:

o Location castle or citadel is in gets 2X (600) tax base.
No tandem effect for city/province, though.

o Citadel may not be built within 2 hops of another castle or

o Citadel additionally collects 50% of surrounding province's taxes.

Optional wrinkles:

Recent pillaging in a surrounding province: -25% penalty
for that province.

Surrounding province guarded: +25% bonus for that province.

o A citadel would be more expensive to build, but would of course
provide stronger defense in battle, and would hold many men.


bonus for adding a guard to a
province neighboring a citadel: 75 gold

max gold (citadel, city, 4 guarded
provinces, no pillaging): 1800 gold/month

min gold for a citadel (citadel, no
city, 4 unguarded pillaged provinces,
but no pillaging in citadel province): 900 gold

Rich Skrenta <>

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