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Post Castle Keepers Guide
Every time I flip through, I'm amazed at all the goodness in the book.

Information on the wilderness, campaign, traps, advantages, and even recently the section of land as treasure.

Sadly, I don't think to use it more often at the table when running a game.


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I also do not use it at the table as a reference book. The beauty of the CKG for me comes when I just sit down before or after a game and page to a section and read through it. That's where the ideas start to flow, during downtime and working towards my next session or campaign. Though I do use many of the rules and ideas regarding spellbooks, starting spells, holy ground, etc.

The last campaign I ran stopped at 12-14th levels so we didn't get much to explore the high-level rules in that game - that's where the most "at the table" reference came from. Though, back in the day my group and I did playtest many of the high-level rules.

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It is a very good book, definitely one of my top 5 books for game masters. My Top 5 are the 1E DMG, Book of the Righteous, the Pathfinder GMG, the CKG, and Ultimate Toolbox. Between them I never get "stuck" while creating anything. For Fantasy games. My Top 5 definitely changes with the genre.

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serleran wrote:
I actually find charts more "appealing" only because they can make me think of things I hadn't considered in that combination before. Preference in presentation I guess.


That pretty much sums up why I love Ultimate Toolbox.

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Since its 20,000 I suggest "Captain Nemo" as his title. Beyond the obvious connection, he is one who sails on his own terms and ignores those he doesn't agree with...confident in his journey and goals.
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Treebore wrote:
serleran wrote:
I actually find charts more "appealing" only because they can make me think of things I hadn't considered in that combination before. Preference in presentation I guess.


That pretty much sums up why I love Ultimate Toolbox.


Hmm. . Treebore, I have the other 4 on your list but not the Toolbox. . . which looks to be OOP (doh! :cry: ).

I do have other chart-based supplements, like the Tome of Adventure Design and Raging Swan's Dungeon Dressing; I suppose they're somewhat comparable.


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spudeus wrote:
Treebore wrote:
serleran wrote:
I actually find charts more "appealing" only because they can make me think of things I hadn't considered in that combination before. Preference in presentation I guess.


That pretty much sums up why I love Ultimate Toolbox.


Hmm. . Treebore, I have the other 4 on your list but not the Toolbox. . . which looks to be OOP (doh! :cry: ).

I do have other chart-based supplements, like the Tome of Adventure Design and Raging Swan's Dungeon Dressing; I suppose they're somewhat comparable.



Yes, they are somewhat comparable. I also have ToAD, but prefer Ultimate Toolbox in general. ToAD is good, though. Especially for its focus. UT has a much broader range of application.

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Both Toolbox books are pretty fantastic. As is the 1e DMG. I find the Gygaxian Fantasy series helpful at times, too. But yeah, T1Hound, the CKG is a pretty good resource.

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It's a fabulous book, IMO.

Initially, I thought I would only use it as an idea generator and did.

But eventually, I began to use bits of it in my online games.

I think if I ever ran a face to face tabletop game, I would use it much more in my campaigns/games.

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It's a good resource with lots of information and advice scattered throughout, much like the original DMG as others have said.

I've tried using a lot of the options, and overall I like them, but I find that "advantages" make the game too much like 3.x edition D&D for my tastes and I wont ever go down that path again.


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Kayolan wrote:
It's a good resource with lots of information and advice scattered throughout, much like the original DMG as others have said.

I've tried using a lot of the options, and overall I like them, but I find that "advantages" make the game too much like 3.x edition D&D for my tastes and I wont ever go down that path again.


Agree about "advantages", (as a CK anyway) but I would be fine as a playing utilizing more advantage - especially at the lower levels.

That said, I've handed out advantages in one of my games as a reward from a deity - mostly to add some flavor to the overall game and I'm the type of CK who likes to give out great stuff (low power, but very useful) to my PCs.

[Have they put "advantages" into the index yet, in the newer print version?] It's not in the 1st print CKG]

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