I've had a sudden crisis of confidence regarding my town level. It will probably be the last thing finished, but I find myself asking: do I really need it? Its very incomplete at the moment - no NPCs or plot-related items.
Here are some alternatives:
- Get rid of town levels entirely and adopt the Crawl approach.
- Get rid of town levels as such and allow their functionality to be inherent (for example the character has a device that can teleport him/her to an "extraplanar shop" at regular intervals)
- Implement regular "outpost" levels (that would be safe) that function as mini-towns.
- Implement an overworld (or rather oververse) map (almost like the old version of Kharne)
Bah, I hate having existential crises!