Stronghold Builder's Guidebook

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Stronghold Builder's Guidebook
Stronghold Builders Guidebook coverthumb.jpg
The cover to the Stronghold Builder's Guidebook
Author Matt Forbeck and David Noonan
Genre Role-playing game
Publisher Wizards of the Coast
Publication date
May 2002
Media type Book
Pages 128
ISBN 978-0-7869-2655-8

Stronghold Builder's Guidebook is a sourcebook for the 3rd edition of the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game.


This 128-page book begins with a table of contents with a list of tables found in the book, followed by a brief introduction on page 4. Chapter 1: Building a Stronghold (pages 4–14) details a step-by-step process by with DMs and players can design a stronghold. Notes provided include how to stock the structure with gear and fill it with people, and figuring how much it costs. Chapter 2: Stronghold Components (pages 14–86) describes where and how to place items such as walls and doors, and various locations that can be placed within a stronghold. Also described are suggestions on how to place magic items, spells, traps, and siege weapons in a stronghold. Chapter 3: Strongholds in Your Campaign (pages 87–104) includes tips for building a campaign with a stronghold as the setting, as well as how to use the book in adventures that have already been established. This chapter also details how a stronghold can be attacked or defended during combat. Chapter 4: Example Strongholds (pages 104-128) provides room-by-room descriptions and maps for five detailed structures that can be used in a campaign. These include a simple keep, an undersea castle made of coral, a dwarven redoubt, a floating tower, and a citadel of the planes.

Publication history[edit]

The book was published in 2002, and was written by Matt Forbeck and David Noonan, with cover art by Brom and interior art by David Day.




Additional reading[edit]

  • Drader, Darrin. "Every Home a Castle, Dragon #295 (March 2002)
  • Smith, Mat and Matthew Sernett. "Mortar and Stone, Dragon #295 (March 2002)
  • "At the Table: Stone Tower, Dragon #295 (March 2002)