Yes, that was said in the last livestream. He wants for each “level” to be a sort of protective barrier, and its your decision to connect them together.
Question: Will the landscape change over time? For example, if said really-awesome Fire Mage from Tuesday’s livestream blows up in a field, will rain/wind/etc slowly erode the resulting crater into a flat area again? Or perhaps the opposite, like it will get wider and bigger and needs to be stopped before it engulfs your town?
Likely not, incredibly difficult to do. Maybe some time in the distant, distant future…
How much control will there be over magic? Will it be limited by chance to what comes with the arcanist-wagon-merchant-ratman-guy? Or will your settlers be able to research their own, more stable forms of magic? Or perhaps it will be tied to equipment - a ring embues the wearers mind with a calming power/arcane knowledge, allowing him/her to summon one more golem under his/her command or perform a new spell, like summoning a blizzard.
No Magic answers, sorry!
If you at one point have a high-level craftsman of some sort, if he dies, would some of his recipes/skills be able to transfer to his successor? This would occur if, say, a Chronicler or Scribe or whatever wrote down some of his secret techniques/recipes for Blahblah Blah. Would the successor(s) then be able to consume/read the book/scroll and gain some of that secret knowledge back, instead of you having to wait for a long time for your new guy to reach the old guy’s level? EX: If Lv 7 Blacksmith dies, no other Blacksmiths, new Lv 1 Blacksmith is assigned. Lv 1 Blacksmith cannot craft Iron Armor/Weapons, but by reading some of late Lv 7 Blacksmith’s books, he can either A) level up faster or B) instantly gain access to some of his old recipes, like maybe a Tungsten Blade?
Concerning food, Will “unhealthy foods” have a negative impact over a long period of time? Like, if some one ate only beef/chicken/rice, and nothing else, would they eventually suffer from obesity, stamina loss, decreased health, etc?