Review: Seven Strongholds
"Seven Strongholds" by Robin D. Laws, published by Atlas Games. Details the creation and population of seven different types of strongholds: The Barrows, Castle Briar, Gloom Keep, the Old Mound Fort, Steelface Point, The Perch, and Uthront's Fort. After a very short introduction that explains how to use the contents, there's a 23 page thorough look at The Barrows, 19 pages for Castle Briar, 17 pages for Gloom Keep, 16 pages for the Old Mound Fort, 17 pages for Steelface Point, 15 pages for The Perch, and 15 pages for Uthront's Fort. Each of the seven types of strongholds include a couple of plot ideas. There are also many small maps. They also include a few NPC's that you can use again (with new names) in other forts. All told, including the OGL and advertisement, there's 128 pages chock full of great world building ideas. For fantasy game masters, I'd say this one is well worth picking up. Highly recommended.