Hy, first I love your game and the design.
Combat is challeging and the Survival aspekt of the game is a challenge on its own.
My Group is planing to establish a Stronghold soon.
I was chosen to read all the rules about that
I did start to claculate all the needed material and Building time.
Also I did calculate all the needed upkeep cost for the hirelings.
1 Wooden House (The Stronghold)
1 Fire Place
1 Root Crellar
48 Gardens (Needed to Provide the needed Food for the resident of the Stronghold)
1 Markplace (Needed to sell produced goods)
1 Guard Tower
4 Pastures (for 48 Cows)
36 Farms (For the Winter season, cus Gardens do not Provide Food in this time)
We would need
This Town would be inhabited by
1 Miller (Needed to turn 24 Grain into 24 Flour on a daily Basis)
1 Baker (Needed to turn 24 Flour into 24 Bread on a daily Basis)
1 INN Keeper (Needed to turn Vegetables/Meat to Food on a 24 per day Basis)
2 Tailor (to produce 4 Great Furs per day)
5 Tanner (2 Tanner make 4 Sleeping Fur per Day / 2 Make 2 Boots per day / 1 makes 4 Leather per day)
12 Hunter (To gather 24 Pelt 24 Meat and 12 Tallow per Day)
4 Bowyer ( produce 4 short bows per day)
2 Carpenters (producing 2 Barrels per day)
3 Lumberjacks (to cut 12 wood per day)
10 Guards (to keep all save)
2 Handyman (for upkeep)
2 Buildmaster (to build)
that would be 69 ppl hireling cost per day 449 cp
with the good the stronghold is producing I can get 473 cp per day (with 30% Discount for the Peddlers, no Peddler would pay list price, travel and sell for list price)
I also need to sell gathered food to earn enough money to pay all hirelings.
I even created a timeline when what building would be finished and the production could start. How much food when is produced.
If my group would decide to build this settelment and would bring all resources and hierlings with them,
we would need
1.200 Food to keep them alive during travel
1.200 water for the same reason
120 Barrel for the water
20 Wagons for 200 Items each
40 horse to pull the wagon
if all would be paied before hand, we would need 389 GP for the resources (Including wood and Stone) and wagons alone.
with 2 month of salery for the hirlings it would add up to 668 GP
all in all I think thats a bit complex
is this intended?
also to run a Tailor Shop a complete year we would need 1.872 sheep (that would be 156 sheepfolds)
is this intended to?
We actally plan to build a large city...that above is only for 69 ppl...
I will calculate the upkeep for a 1000 soul city but I am not sure if Trade can generate enough money to pay even 69 hirelings...