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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 Dice 4 5 6 7 8 9
Quantity d20 d12 d10 d8 d6 d4

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


Scott, July 9, 2011 at 10:53 PM

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.

Jeff Rients, July 10, 2011 at 6:55 AM

Very nice.

Carter Soles, July 10, 2011 at 8:52 AM

Looking forward to the finished custom table!

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