Questions tagged [boomtowns]

For questions about a town on a world that may be successful and has a large population because of an influx of residents due to some economic or other reason.

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How fast can you develop a frontier village into a barony

Within my setting, there are many wild and unexplored lands, some of which are very dangerous, some of which are very benign, but few know how dangerous or safe a place is from the outside. So, there ...
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Population Range for a Booming/Dying Frontier Town

I'm designing a town in the Ozark mountain range circa 1871, and am unsure what population size to give it. River Bend is an isolated town in the Ozark highlands of Arkansas founded in 1845 on the ...