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Castle Gargantua

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Ride the beanstalk and crawl into the sprawling halls of Castle Gargantua. There awaits the most legendary of giants and the fiercest creatures known to man. Delve further than ever for the great doors of Castle Gargantua have swung open once again, and what lies ahead isn't for the faint-hearted.

The biggest dungeon ever published by the OSR. A campaign, a massive generator, and a grotesque setting all-in-one.

A bookmarked PDF & print edition compatible with everything Old School Renaissance

With

DYSON LOGOS &

JEREMY HART


It's not about killing monsters, looting treasure, and gaining experience as you delve deeper into some mad archmage's architectural folly. It's about surviving in a loathsome, terrifying environment where nothing is quite as expected. It's about atmosphere, gloom, and despair. It's a thriller.” 


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J.S.A. L January 18, 2017 11:04 am UTC
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Awesome book, and very happy with the purchase (I chose the hardcover + PDF). Any chance you could make a printer friendly version available? I want to print out the worksheets at the back (rather than writing in the book itself), and it would be brilliant to either have them available as a separate download, or put layers on the PDF, or just a version of the PDF with a plan white background.

Also, a quick question: You say that the castle is about the same size as the Palace of the Parliament in Romania. Am I right in telling my players that's more-or-less 800 feet by 900 feet?
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Patrice C January 20, 2017 9:28 am UTC
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That's a little bit less than 800'x900', but almost so yes, that's right-ish. Thank you! You could maybe print the worksheets as they are for the moment, it's been a long time I have a printer-friendly and/or Lulu revision in mind, but it's tanking big time under new juicy projects.
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Salvatore V April 09, 2016 5:58 pm UTC
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Another awesome offering from Kabuki Kaiser. This is weird enough while still holding that traditional fantasy feel of a Fairy Tale gone off its rocker!
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Ovy O January 12, 2016 2:26 am UTC
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I almost don't want to ask this, but would this work solo?
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Patrice C January 12, 2016 8:54 am UTC
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This probably would work with a bit of imagination, but it's not specifically intended for solo play as Ruins of the Undercity or Mad Monks of Kwantoom are.
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Claes S November 10, 2015 12:42 pm UTC
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I don't really get it. Is there no map?
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Patrice C November 10, 2015 1:14 pm UTC
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There are mini-maps for all the Gold sections, these are more like your traditional adventures. Otherwise, everything is determined randomly and sprawls on in a theater of mind kind of adventure. It's the players duty to maintain the upkeep of the map.
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Claes S November 20, 2015 8:08 am UTC
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So how many maps are included?
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Patrice C November 20, 2015 8:31 am UTC
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Didn't you buy it? There are 5 maps of small areas (about 7-9 rooms each) and 2 maps of a single area each. These maps correspond to mini-dungeons within the castle.
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Alan P October 26, 2015 4:31 pm UTC
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Is it playable with S&W Whitebox rules?
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Patrice C October 26, 2015 4:33 pm UTC
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It is, the stat blocks are thin and generic so that you can use it with every OSR system with minimum to no hassle.
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Alan P October 26, 2015 9:54 pm UTC
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Thanks for the quick reply!
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William M October 25, 2015 4:23 am UTC
Any chance the POD version will go to Lulu? RPGNOW's POD service can't seem to send out books without them being horribly damaged...I don't seem to ever have that problem with Lulu...
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Patrice C October 26, 2015 4:33 pm UTC
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Not in a near future because Lulu and OBS have different formats, which means that I'll need to format everything again if I need to do it. I might but not soonish.
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Dwight F October 30, 2015 2:20 am UTC
I also toss my hat in for Lulu or well, anyone but OBS. Looks like a great product but I don't really want to throw money at OBS.
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Patrice C October 30, 2015 4:12 am UTC
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Well, you are on OBS so that only makes sense to find it here. I'll do my best for Lulu at some point.
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Tony M October 23, 2015 7:24 am UTC
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"The biggest dungeon ever published by the OSR."

Do you mean biggest dungeon or biggest dungeon?
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Patrice C October 23, 2015 8:05 am UTC
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Not big like it has 1,000 rooms. Big like this:
"Castle Gargantua is about the same height as the Empire State Building and the same size as Ceausescu's Palatul Poporului in Bucarest, a little bit over three million square feet, the same size as the entire old city of Venice. Its rooms and corridors are so huge that condensation clouds of mist hover within and that it rains inside sometimes. There are miniature tornadoes in the spiral stairs and strong drafts of wind when the corridors are slightly sloped. If a curtain would fall, its weight alone would smash a dozen men to a pulp.'
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Tony M October 23, 2015 2:20 pm UTC
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I'm with you.

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Jeremy R October 26, 2015 10:44 am UTC
I dunno, the Patala Underworld of Arrows of Indra seems larger. It's basically the whole under part of the Earth
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Patrice C October 26, 2015 10:48 am UTC
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Or you could imagine megadungeons the size of a whole star system, but that wouldn't make them playable straight from the book without prep or give you all the details you need to run them.
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Jeremy H October 22, 2015 10:27 pm UTC
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Awesome! Glad to see this one in circulation!
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Patrice C October 23, 2015 8:05 am UTC
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I know!
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