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I just wanted to let you all know that I’ve made a bunch of modular PDF fill-out forms for use with “A Ghastly Companion to Castles, Mansions, & Estates”. They’re called Ghastly Affair Location Catalogues , and will guide you step-by-step through the process of creating imaginary Grand Houses for games set in the late 18th to early 19th century era. After you’ve created a house, the Location Catalogue becomes a systematic record that can be later referenced during game play. Whether you work with an existing map, or create a map from the Catalogue, the forms allow you to define practically everything about the house and its inhabitants – including any restless ghosts!
There are three main sets, which are all available on a Pay-What-You-Want basis:
The “Ghastly Affair Location Catalogue – Castle” will help you create a Concentric, Compact, or Courtyard Castle – or a Fortified House.
The “Ghastly Affair Location Catalogue – Mansion” will help you create a grand urban dwelling, such as an English Townhouse, Italian Palazzo, or French Hôtel Particulier.
The “Ghastly Affair Location Catalogue – Estate House” will help you create an English Country House, Italian Villa, French Château, or a similar aristocratic home in the countryside.
And if you want to define your house in extreme detail, I’ve made three supplemental forms to be used as needed:
The “Ghastly Affair Location Catalogue – Interior Room” has lines for recording almost every possible characteristic of an important area inside your house.
The “Ghastly Affair Location Catalogue – Garden Features” lets you define and work out the relative locations of individual features in each garden area of your house’s parkland.
The “Ghastly Affair Location Catalogue – Tower Interior” defines the rooms inside stand-alone towers, of the type that might be found along the outer defensive walls of a medieval Concentric Castle.