Wellstone City Wednesday: Origins and Future
Wellstone City first made its appearance in the Æther Core Book, and it’s still there today! We had a lot of fun working on it, and it wasn’t long after Æther was refitted and re-released under Silver Gryphon Games that we started looking at porting it out into Savage Worlds as a licensee.
We have always encouraged people to tell us about their Wellstone escapades and if we love the story, we may incorporate it into the setting. New locations, new criminal factions, new NPCs, and new events have always been welcomed and credited when they did come in. That is a function of Wellstone City that we’ve been neglecting for some time, and maybe it’s time to bring it back.
The Wellstone City Chronicles each have new NPCs, new locations, and even new gangs that they talk about, and each one expands the city as well as uses old information from past adventures. It’s a city with over 6 million people, which would give it one of the top five highest population densities in the United States. It’s hot, it’s packed tight, and tempers run high. Most importantly, it’s just really difficult to flesh out an entire major metropolitan area. Rome may not have been built in a day, but it was built by more than one guy sitting 2000 miles away in a town with 11,000 people!