The world 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 to unwind? A place to hang your hat, build and customize, and to 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.
One of the most popular offerings from creator Walrock Homebrew, an earlier version of this content has scored a 9.2/10 on /r/boh5e, a subreddit devoted to reviewing and collecting the best homebrew content on the internet. Extensively played, tested, and refined, Fortresses, Temples, & Strongholds remains the popular standard for 5e stronghold creation.
Try it out, build something incredible, and enrich your game's world.