Living Campaign: New Hope Housing

By Kelsey Low on


This Living Campaign is a series of articles where every author has an impact on the world. Articles can focus on any part of the setting, from locations to NPCs or even events. Writers can add new elements to the world or they can build upon what already has been defined. This will be a system-agnostic series, meaning that it will provide flavor and content instead of stat blocks and monster entries.

The intent of this series is to provide inspiration for home games. It will draw on foundational elements from Lovecraftian fiction as well as the horror and urban fantasy genres. The ideas presented can be utilized individually, or as a whole. As the setting develops and evolves, special articles will feature story lines within the established world. But all of the content in this series is simply fodder for additional development.

The specific boundaries and details of this campaign setting are intentionally vague. This is done so that all contributors have absolute freedom to create whatever they wish. Authors can add in any geographic details they want, from coastlines to mountains. The city itself might contain a university, manufacturing plants, shipping docks, or any number of physical locations. The general location and time frame will be the United States in the 1920s. However, the nature of this genre lends itself to a certain flexibility. Anything can, and might, happen.

And with the introduction complete…welcome to New Coventry.

New Hope Housing: Location

New Hope Housing is a small housing complex located in the downtown area of New Coventry. It’s a small cluster of buildings with converted studio style apartments and some duplexes for larger families. The kind of people who live in the complex are people who are in need. This could be anyone from people on some sort of assisted living, widows, veterans just coming home from battle, or some people just down on their luck. The general vibe from the area is that New Coventry does everything in its power to help its residents, most of which are grateful.

The apartments are all very cookie cutter in design. Each one comes equipped with a small closet, bathroom, a galley style kitchen, and just enough living space available to fit a double bed, and some other small pieces of furniture depending on the occupant. An example of one of the residents of the New Hope Housing complex is our very own Anna Ripley. Her apartment has all the standard goods along with a desk and type writer for when she wants to work late. The duplexes themselves are not ideal but the best Coventry could do. They’re two bedroom homes, with a bathroom, galley kitchen, and enough living space to fit larger families if needed.

The overall goal of the complex is to help those in need in anyway possible. This could be aiding some residents in finding jobs, classes to help with money, and the like. The complex itself might not be somewhere people end up but it’s a decent place to live given most of the residents situation.

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