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Castle Builder Volume 2: Manor Houses is the second installment in a 10-part series designed to help Game Masters and players plan their ideal fortifications in a step-by-step format from the ground up. This installment reveals how being lightly fortified does not mean a building is unsuitable for use as a defensive structure. This volume’s contents include:

* An introduction to manor houses, why people build them, and how they are perceived;

* Various uses for such structures;

* How to consider the most suitable uses of manor houses in your game;

* Ideal locations for manor houses;

* Two sample structures, a large inn and an aristocratic home, that illustrate two of the most common uses of this class of structure: commerce and power.

* Five floorplans, two for the Hart & Vine inn and three for the Ellingsworth Estate.

Although this book has no specific setting, it is designed to accommodate any technological era that one is likely to encounter in a fantasy campaign setting, from the Stone Age to the Renaissance. It is also fully bookmarked and hotlinked and designed to be printer-friendly and easy-to-use!  

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April 1st, 2012
The first volume in the Castle Builder series provided the basic rules for designing and constructing buildings, as well as an overview of the role of fortifications. This second volume focuses on two specific types of building: inns and secure (but not [...]
February 12th, 2012
As good a read for gaming reasons as for historical and informative reasons. Like the first Castle Builder volume: Strongholds, this goes into good detail about the real reasons for these buildings and how to transfer that into a game setting. I'm not [...]
February 8th, 2012
I am new to running a campaign; however, the information in this volume has been useful in expanding my potential for an immersive setting. These buildings can be large, but as an example they do house all possible facets of a medieval era building that [...]
February 3rd, 2012
Short review: Not worth the money. Detailed review: The page count breaks down as follows: 2 pages for front and back cover, 2 title pages, table of contents page, 2 1/2 pages of art (some half page pieces), a 2 page introduction to the Castle Builder [...]
January 27th, 2012
First of all, I have to say that this book was incredibly useful and intelligent. And, for me (because I tend to struggle with most technicalities and figures) it was surprisingly delightful to read considering its specificity in measurements and calculat [...]
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