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The Castle of the Hand is a set of basic maps for use any any fantasy role playing game.

The maps are without adornment, GMs can add their own final touches to them as they see fit. They are also hand drawn and deliberately left rough in some areas. I could have gone over them with a graphics tool but I personally like the hand drawn look&feel.

The maps are designed with a square grid for use in the virtual desktop tool MapTool ( Maptool is a free package and I encourage you to use it. It is however not required to use these maps as play aids.


The Castle of the Hand can be used in a number of ways, some of which follow:

  • As an ancient abandoned tower now inhabited by the undead and various other abominations left behind by the long past Sorceror of the Hand.
  • As a dark and brooding home of the supremely powerful Sorceror of the Hand, who requires defeat.
  • An out of the way, mostly unknown or ignored tower of evil. Where dimensional warps and evil experiments have gone horribly wrong, leaving the structure in a constant state of warfare between the various levels.
  • As the central control point of an orc invasion, masterminded by the evil Lord of the Hand.

The Tower of the Hand is called thus due to its Five Towers, that stand out like fingers from and outstretched hand emerging from the ground. Legend has it that the towers were the home of the Five Wives of the Lord of the Hand. Each was imprisoned in their own tower, and the Lord would visit them as he chose.


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