Saturday, July 9, 2011

OD&D-style castle occupants

Inspired by Scott's recent work on the Castles of Dwarf-land, I decided to start work on my new campaign by making a custom table to stock castles. To get a base-line for my custom table, I pulled some averages from the Type of Guards/Retainers in Castle table on p. 15 of U&WA:

                    Castle Owners
                    =============
    Owner Min HD    Owner Mean HD    Owner Max HD
    ------------    -------------    ------------
         8                9               11


                  Principal Retainers
                  ===================
Min HD    Mean HD    Max HD    Min #    Mean #    Max #
------    -------    ------    -----    ------    -----
 3+1        6+3         9        1        4.6       20

Based on those numbers, I can pick suitable retainers and the quantities thereof:

Hit Dice456789
Quantityd20d12d10d8d6d4

I plan to finish and post my custom castle occupants table later this week.

3 comments:

  1. This is very useful. I've thought about doing the same sort of thing by using the dungeon level of the "henchmen" to select a range of different ones.

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  2. Looking forward to the finished custom table!

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