Constellation Cards
Criminal (Front)
city-builder
dynamic

Two neighborhoods are connected via criminal activity. This could range from petty theft or pickpocketing, to smuggling of contraband, to intimidation or murder. Not every criminal is disliked; someone who steals from the rich to give to the poor will be popular among the poor.

A stable Criminal dynamic often means organized crime, such as a cartel, criminal fraternity, thieves' guild, or the like.

  • What kinds of laws exist in the city? Which ones are being broken?
  • Who enforces those laws? Why aren't they doing so here?
  • How does the public view this criminal element, e.g. as heroes or villains?

Flip to see the unstable version of this dynamic

Criminal (Back)
city-builder
dynamic

Two neighborhoods are connected via criminal activity. This could range from petty theft or pickpocketing, to smuggling of contraband, to intimidation or murder. Not every criminal is disliked; someone who steals from the rich to give to the poor will be popular among the poor.

An unstable Criminal dynamic might mean gang war between rival criminal factions. It might also mean a single leader is responsible, and they could be taken down via force or guile.

  • What kinds of laws exist in the city?
  • Who enforces those laws? Why aren't they doing so here?
  • How does the public view this criminal element, e.g. as heroes or villains?

Flip to see the stable version of this dynamic