GM Dictionary: Castle Anatomy #19
This month I want to cover something that comes up often in fantasy campaigns: castles. What exactly are the different parts that we mention in descriptions and what are their purpose? Hopefully this month will help clear up some of those details.
These are heavy, fortified gates of iron that block a gateway. Machinations within the fortification can easily open the portcullis, but those attacking cannot. Often there are two so attackers could be trapped between with murder hole above.
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