Castle Book I

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Title: Castle Book I
Type: Judges Aid
System: Dungeons & Dragons
Author(s): Bob Bledsaw, Bill Davis, Mark Holmer
     Editor(s) (1st-3rd Printing): Unknown
     Artist(s) (1st Printing): Sheryl England, Sorceror's Guild
     Artist(s) (2nd-3rd Printing): Sheryl England, Kevin Siembieda, Sorceror's Guild
     Cartography (1st-3rd Printing): Unknown
Date Published: 1978
Format (1st-2nd Printing):  64-page book
Format (3rd Printing):  64-page book, cover sheet
Original Price: $2.75


This booklet contains 50 pages of maps on various fortifications, every type from solitary spires and wooden stockades to massive fortress and walled cities.  These are excellent for siege, intrigue, and other adventures by the players. Included are six pages of tables for generating wall thickness, height, composition and features, towers, moat creatures, garrisons, trebuchets and other engines on the walls, retainers, servants, leaders, followers and more.  The castles are mapped on light gray hex grids.  A Judges Guild Campaign Hexagon Sub-System, approved for use with D&D.

Printing Information

  • 1st Printing (1978):  Cover has castle with woman in foreground; pages 61 and 62 advertise a handful of early Judges Guild releases with photos of the old covers.  Product list is just photos with the highest number being 61.

  • 2nd Printing (1980):  Cover shows castle with road over bridge.  Table of Contents page is in a larger font and lists two more pages of maps as well as changing the address to N. Sunnyside.  Kevin Siembieda has artwork on page 6 as well as replacing Sheryl England's artwork on pages 7 and 11.  Her artwork on page 9 has been removed.  Map sheets have N. Sunnyside address.  Product list is absent having been replaced by two additional maps.

  • 3rd Printing (1980/81):  Color cover sheet.  Cover shows castle with road over bridge.  Product list is titled "More Fine Products" (cover) with the highest number being 350.  Sheryl England's artwork on page 63 has been replaced by the Product list titled "Treasure Vault" (book) with the highest number being 750.


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Castle Book I (1st Printing)
Castle Book I (2nd Printing)
Castle Book I Cover Sheet (3rd Printing)
Castle Book I Book (3rd Printing)