• Justin Handlin

Fortresses, Temples, and Strongholds



Fortresses, Temples, and Strongholds

Crit Academy covers the best-selling DMsguild supplement, Fortresses, Temples, and Strongholds. A fantastic set of rules for building and customizing player-owned structures in Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition.


As we make our way through this product, we were blown away by the sheer variety of options to flesh out player-owned structures. We especially loved the rules for repairing and restoring damaged structures. The beauty is that it really pushes players into engaging and meaningful discussion on important aspects of the game. Like where are we going to build this bad boy! Give a listen as we walk through the product and share our thoughts and the massive collection of content within this wonderful D&D supplement.


The word is a wild and scary place, full of monsters, malevolence, and myriad evils to be expunged. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a place for your character to unwind? A place to hang your hat, build and customize, and call your home? Wouldn't it be nice to leave your mark in the world? to build a permanent edifice as a testament to the ages, a bulwark of safety against the ravages of time? Would you build a mighty temple to your gods, proclaiming your faith far and wide? A dreary dungeon complete with a grotto of poisonous herbs and holding cells for those that would oppose you? Or a quiet cottage in the forest, an idyllic and relaxing retreat holding a simple magical study?


The Fortresses, Temples, & Strongholds ruleset holds options to build all these and more, allowing players to customize the world they live in and create a known presence that NPCs such as merchants, hirelings, soldiers, and spellcasters can flock to and partake in. A stronghold can become the center of a campaign, a place of respite, or a valiant bastion against the dark forces that threaten the world.


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Character Concept:

Ryan Sheen The Bearded Bard


This can be any Race but must be a Bard. This PC is obsessed with beards and everything beard related.

For inspiration look to the Australian band called "The Beards" They have over 100 Songs and they are all about beards. 1 I'm in the Mood.......For Beards 2 This beard stays 3 Got me a beard 4 You Should Consider Having Sex With A Bearded Man 5 Bearded nation 6 Still Got My Beard 7 The beard accessory store 8 Why Having A Beard Is Better Than Having A Woman 9 The beard 10 I Think Beards Are Great 11 B.E.A.R.D (Ft. The Beards) 12 There's Just Nothing Better Than A Beard 13 Beard Related Song No.38

Have some fun, name them after real songs!

14: When a man loves a beard!

15: Stop….in the name of beards!


Monster Variant:

Wicked Witch

Origin: Mage

New Features:

Curse of the Wicked Witch (Recharges after a Short or Long Rest).