Scenarios – The World of The Guild 3
The scenarios in The Guild 3 comprise one or more cities and their surroundings. In addition players can trade with other cities, that are located outside of the map, via land or water. Each city has its own town council and a market with individual prices. Every scenario has its own sovereign; this “office” is also accessible for players.
In The Guild and The Guild 2 all the maps looked different, but playing them felt quite similar because you could find the same kinds of raw materials, products, offices and privileges there. In The Guild 3, however, the different scenarios will have unique properties and thus offer completely different gaming experiences.
The basic game of The Guild 3 focuses on scenarios located in central and northern Europe. The scenarios included, are based on original historical locations and the scenario editor, which is being developed parallel to the game, will allow players to design their own scenarios. New scenarios can be published, e.g. via Steam Workshop.
The city of Magdeburg is situated at the river Elbe in the north of the Holy Roman Empire. The surrounding soil is fertile and the north and south of the city, near the river, are covered by wide moorlands. Magdeburg represents an important trading point: the highroad to Lüneburg connects Magdeburg with the Hansa. The highroad to Braunschweig and to Berlin connects the city with the east-west trade. Port goods from Hamburg and Wittenberg are traded at the inland.
Augsburg is one of the largest and richest cities in Europe. The city lies at the rivers Lech, Wertach and Singold. There are hill and mountain areas in the south and huge forests in the west and east. Thanks to its location at three old roman merchant roads (Via Claudia Augusta, Via Julia and Via Imperii) Augsburg became rich and powerful. But the other side of the coin is that Augsburg has a lot of enviers and enemies…
Kingdom of Bohemia
Prague, golden metropolis at the Vltava river and capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia, is one of the largest and most beautiful cities of these days. The Hussites will start their attacks against the Holy Roman Empire from here. Many years later the Thirty Years’ War begins right here.
Hamburg and Lübeck, the two most important cities in the Hanseatic League, are the biggest rivals of the league’s leadership. Both cities have far-reaching trade relations onshore. Hamburg’s ships sail the north sea while Lübeck’s merchant vessels sail the baltic sea. Since 1398, the Stecknitz-Canal has been connecting Lübeck to the river Elbe, which allows inland trade for both cities using river boats. Nevertheless, long-distance trading is not free of risks, because the Victual Brothers, a bunch of malicious robbers and pirates, make the life’s of the righteous citizens pretty difficult…
For a long time the seven provinces – united under one Governor as The Netherlands – were a pawn in the hands of France, Burgundy and the Holy Roman Empire. Now they belong to the Holy Roman Empire whereas the Emperor made significant concessions to the Netherlands. The Netherlands own a vast network of trading routes to Bremen, Calais, Paris and Aachen. Their ships sail to the cities of London and Hamburg and also sail up the river Rhine to trade with Cologne.
Duchy of Burgundy
The mighty Duchy of Burgundy belongs to the Kingdom of France, even though its dukes have been demanding their independence to be restored for some time and will not back off from drawing their swords to achieve their aim. However, most of the time they choose the path of intrigues in France, the Holy Roman Empire and in the Vatican.
Merchant Island of Visby
The wealthy town of Visby belongs to the Kalmar Union (union of the Danish, the Norwegian and the Swedish kingdoms) and is a member of the Hanseatic League. From Visby harbor you can trade with various other cities. But beware of pirates…
Once built by the Romans on the banks of the river Thames the city of London remained the center and pivotal point of most events in the kingdom of England. With the guiding hand of the Sovereigns, the Lord Mayors of London, the city continued to grow and prosper and established lucrative trade relationships with the cities of Cambridge and Winchester as well as with the far distant cities of Hamburg, Bruges and Paris.
The mighty Union of Krewo, the realm of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Princedom of Lithuania, is located in the east of the Holy Roman Empire. First cross the border of the Union and then within some more days of travel on the old trading route, you’ll reach the Duchy Mazovia with its wealthy city of Warsaw!
… three more scenarios TBA