Damaged buildings are houses, buildings, or other structures that have sections missing, collapsed, or destroyed. They may be in this state because they are ruins from long ago, they may have suffered a fire or earthquake, been damaged in a battle, or been made this way by some other means. Damaged buildings are home to drifters, vagabonds, addicts, and cultists looking for a secret lair.
Designing Fictional Damaged Buildings
In damaged buildings, certain rooms may be virtually untouched and remain intact while other areas are collapsed or at risk of collapsing. There may be flooded chambers and floors that could break and fall at any moment. They may have broken windows and damaged roofs that are partially or fully destroyed. Certain rooms or locations may be blocked or hidden by rubble. The damage may have revealed hidden rooms, underground tunnels, or released imprisoned things. They may be decorated with graffiti. Damaged buildings are home to drifters, vagabonds, addicts, and cultists looking for a secret lair.
Damaged buildings may be common on battlefields, and soldiers may use them for cover, as a command center, or as a sniper’s tower.