My main goal was to provide a few essential adventuring services for the young barbarian PC:
- A place to lay his weary head
- A way to identify magic items he should find (of course, the old wizard left behind a magical cabinet that would do just that).
- A base of operations (a lonely tower off the beaten path - great for adventure hooks).
It did not take long before the boy really wanted to make the tower a reality in game terms. My now defunct group had a tavern that we created out of balsa wood and plywood. We had decided we could really create something cool.
I used plywood for the floors and balsa wood for the walls. I spray painted the exterior walls with a textured stone color. The interior walls were covered with 'Fat Dragon' graphics that I glued onto the balsa wood instead of making the the 3-D cardboard they were designed to be. I also had plenty of resin, hydrostone, lead, and pewter furniture and dungeon decor purchased from Mystic Moldwyrks (now out of business I believe), Grendel, Ral Partha, Mega Miniatures, and other things I had laying around collected over 20+ years.
There is a tavern and kitchen on the 1st floor accentuated with the grand staircase with the doorway leading down to the wine cellar.
|Red Dragon Inn Staircase from Grendel|
The 3rd floor is for the main characters. There is a common room, 2 smaller bed chambers, and master suite complete with a locked treasure room.
|Bedroom with some Ral Partha furniture|
The 4th floor is still being finished, but it has a few jail cells and a few side rooms along with a huge common room that has alot of wizardy stuff left over by the previous owner. It also has a weapons racks on the near wall.