VillageWorks is the world's first truly modular village construction kit. You don't simply get a few buildings; you get the building blocks to create literally hundreds of unique building designs in ONE PACKAGE and at one low price. Simply mix and match a variety of bases, second floors, roof designs and building modifiers to create a building of any shape and as large or as small as your heart desires. Create towering multi-storied buildings, sprawling estates, small hovels, long houses, mystic guilds, shops, generic homes, mills, farms, bakers, churches... the list goes on and on. The only limit to the amount of buildings you can create is your imagination.
Once you've created your buildings, add one of twenty different generic, swappable signs to further customize your dream structure. To further enhance your dream village WorldWorks has included a vast selection of village props, various ground tiles and building modifiers that can be used in countless ways.
Included in this set is WorldWorks unique and highly functional MasterBoard. MasterBoard is the ultimate user-customized playmat that allows you to create the terrain to match your village vision on a 1-inch grid. On top of all of this, WorldWorks has included a special preview of the CitizenWorks pack with over 10 villagers to inhabit your busy village! All of this with the extreme quality and realistic detail that WorldWorks has become known for. No other system offers this much for this little!
WorldWorksGames PDF terrain sets offer gamers a visually stunning and cost-effective alternative to other, more expensive gaming terrain solutions. “Print, Build & Play!”—it really is as simple as that! Download the terrain, open the PDF, print to cardstock on your home printer; build as many items as you need and PLAY! Our models are easy to build for any skill level, come with richly illustrated instructions and your environment can be as big or as small as your game requires, for just pennies a page! All of that backed by a level of detail and presentation unmatched in the industry. Our commitment is to making your game experience come to life without breaking the bank!
VillageWorks includes all of the following:
5 highly detailed unique base designs of various materials: wood, stone, plaster, mud, plaster & wood
5 highly detailed unique stackable second floor designs of various materials: wood, stone, plaster, mud, plaster & wood
8 unique roof designs for various sized buildings and slopes. Includes a special 3 piece roof modifier for creating roof towers
3 unique chimney sizes and colors
2 classic medieval adventurers tents
2 small farmer hovels/huts
1 Large pond for all your aquatic mayhem with ultra-realistic reflections
1 small stinking bog
2 detailed river tiles: straightaway and curved
6 unique Masterboard tiles based on a 1-inch grid with highly detailed terrain including: grasslands, road, broken road, gravel, and gravel/grass hybrid. Configure to your needs! Includes special board trim for that finishing touch
1 generic bridge design. Extremely easy to assemble bridge design that doesn't sacrifice looks for simplicity
1 Blood Bridge. The ancient and battle worn blood bridge awaits with its 4 richly detailed totems and carved hand railings
2 medieval carts. Two fantastic multi-purpose medieval carts
4 crate designs. A busy village wouldn't be complete without a variety of item packed crates lying around
1 merchant's stall. Print this flexible and highly detailed merchant stall several times for the ultimate marketplace
1 Mill. The Mill is a fantastic model that can be added to any building standing near a river tile. The wood looks so real you'd swear it was wet!
1 stable. No self-respecting medieval village would be complete without the stench of a stable. Includes realistic straw ground tile
1 well. The perfect centerpiece to your village with its overhang, rope and spindle
4 wood fences. The Perfect way to define territories with these handy multi-purpose wooden fences
20 Building Signs and signposts. These generic building signs are designed to slide on and of your building signposts. With over 20 unique symbols flexible and abstract enough to account for all of your needs
1 DungeonWorks entrance. If you bought WorldWorks' DungeonWorks then you will be happy to see the inclusion of the official DungeonWorks entrance—a model so detailed that it could have been sold separately
10 Citizens. From the CitizenWorks set you get a free preview set of 10 citizens to fill your village!
Online support through the WorldWorks Message Boards
The download would not unzip with common programs. The building selection is limited. The detailing is not the best. I downloaded much better buildings for free from Wizards of the Coast years ago.
I hope their other products are better, but I am not buying until I see some built.
Note from Paizo: The unzipping problem is not a WorldWorksGames or Paizo issue. The default Windows unzipper sometimes tries very hard to "protect" you from PDF files by not unzipping them (and not even telling you they exist). If you don't see any PDF files after unzipping, using a different unzipping utility will solve the problem.
Villageworks is one of the earlier products released by World Works under their fantasy label. It is an effective and immersive environment, though it lacks some of the refinements of their latter sets. Notably missing from the set are interiors for the buildings, limiting miniature interaction to the exteriors. Later sets show a greater degree of detail for their masterboard terrain. The buildings and props are nicely designed and detailed, and are very modular, allowing for lots of variation. The houses do tend to bend and warp, and require some extra reinforcement to increase their durability. This is very easily done.
If you are considering building a larger, more detailed village, consider downloading some of the kitbash files on the WorldWorksgames.com website. One file in particular allows builders to create interiors to their villageworks buildings. There are also detailed instructions in the Kitbash forum on creating interior sets using the villageworks models. The set lends itself very well to kitbashing.
I would recommend also downloading Dinas Ffordd, Interiorworks: Pubs and Inns, and Interiorworks: Castles and Keeps. The latter two are not compatible in the sense that you can just drop them into your Villageworks buildings, but they do make good seperate transitional sets should your players decide to enter a building during your game.