But first the link to the kickstarter, City Builder.
Probably the most important person in any community is the craftsman. He may not be the most powerful, or the richest, but he is most often the source of what the rest of the community needs to function. In City Builder he is the person who makes what the others need to do their work, or even just to live their lives. And he is often the one who can best make use of what magick is available to him.
For instance you have the carpenter, who can either be in the construction of buildings or furniture.
If in construction he will most likely have magick to help him determine the soundness of the wood being used, or how best to arrange the structure so as to use the amount of material it is safest to use and how best to put it all together.
Where furniture such as chairs, sofas, and tables are concerned, what to use in the construction. In some households he may include magicks that will keep track of just who is using that chair, or let any staff know just who had a midnight snack and ate up all the leftover caviar.
Then there is the matter of the jeweler, or white smith. Magicks that will signal when a drink has been poisoned. Or which will warn the wearer when they are being approached or are approaching another. Very popular with the parents of small children are wristlets a child can wear that keeps track of them, and tell the mother or father when the youngster has gone astray.
To be honest with you I can't think of everything. About the best I can do is to provide you with examples and ask that you use your imagination and inventiveness. But just for the heck of it...
Timmy makes items from pewter. Cutlery, dishes, cups and steins. Thanks to his magick he can insure that they are well make, and that they do not leak. They are also noted for their ability to withstand falls to the floor and blows from the angry and irate.
In addition depending on what they were made to hold they can keep food or drink at a constant temperature, and for a physician client (Alice the Chirurgeon) he produces bowls and plates that sterilize wound dressings and the like.
I'm sure you can come up with more.
In the third entry in this series we'll have a look at entertainment places, with an emphasis on zoos. See you then.