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    Posted on August 23rd, 2010 Rob No comments

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    HarnWorld edition
    August 21, 2010

    Fortified Manor. Free PDF Download

    Fortified Manor
    The newest article from the Harn Writer’s Guild is a 16 page Free PDF available from


    This article describes a large, fortified manor house. It is unnamed and intended to be usable in any fantasy campaign. It is an example of the sort of manor house that might be found on a large, wealthy estate. The lord of such a manor is only one step below a baron and can afford to build a fine stone manor house, support a large household, and live in an impressive style. It may be a newly constructed manor in a dangerous frontier region where such strong defences are necessary or it might be an old, long-settled manor whose defences are now merely a reminder of days gone by.

    The writer made a deliberate choice not to name this manor, so that GMs could feel free to insert it anywhere they need a large stone manor house. He hopes it proves to be of use to GMs and PCs alike.

    The article includes floor plans of the manor house, description of the household, adventure hooks and Game Master (B&W) and Player (color) local area maps showing the manor and adjacent village.

    This is a Harn Writer’s Guild Production: Written by Kerry Mould, Maps by Kerry Mould & Thomas Shook, Art by Richard Luschek, Editing by Brent Bailey.

    Enjoy! Be sure to check out the other free downloads at while you are there!


    Posted on March 24th, 2009 Highland_Piper No comments

    Written by: Highland_Piper

    I’m going to talk to the well known game designer Monte Cook .  Now if you don’t know who Monte Cook is then you must be living under a rock.  Monte Cook has a long history with game designing have worked on such titles as Rolemaster, Planescape, and author of many D&D 3rd edition books, of which include the Dungeon Master’s Guide.  I would be neglected in my duties if I did not mention Ptolus an ambitious project for any designer.

    Mr. Cook left Wizards of the Coast in 2001 and formed Malhavoc Press.  I’m not going to rehash what many already know.  The Monte Who? will give you a nice list of his accomplishments and awards.  What I want to know is what is Monte Cook up to now?  Well I was pleasantly surprised when I found out exactly what he has partaken in.

    Dungeon A Day is a subscription based website that will offer members a new dungeon encounter every weekday, Dungeon Maps, handouts, Podcasts, Blogs, Forums, pictures, and a plethora of additions.  Check out “How Does The Site Work” for the full run down on the site.

    I’m not here to review Dungeon A Day, I’m here to talk with the Dungeon Master who dreamed her up.  Mr. Monte Cook.
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