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Great Gilded Guilds


Design your own clandestine guild!

Great Gilded Guilds is a DM-facing guide on constructing your own secretive guilds of thieves, assassins, mercenaries, rebel freedom fighters, and other underworld organizations.  It details their business practices, themes, membership, and all of the information you need to weave a living, breathing organization into the fabric of your world.

This product includes:

  • DM guides on constructing guilds.
  • Six unique pre-constructed guilds with crests and NPCs with original illustrations.
  • Illegal goods, including narcotics both original and canon to Forgotten Realms.
  • Creative uses of magic in guild activities.
  • Rolling tables to help build details on the fly.

Crime is always better with someone to watch your back. Take a walk outside the lines of legality and find out how these secretive guilds can rise to power from the shadows.

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Realmwarp M March 13, 2019 5:51 pm UTC
4.5 STARS! "Great Gilded Guilds is an excellent, guide-focused supplement that helps DMs build evil organizations and apply them in their unique settings. While limited in scope and occasionally verbose in style, the content is insightful, high-quality, and absolutely necessary for any Dungeon Master and World Builder who wants to take their settings to a professional and immersive level."

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Ashley M March 14, 2019 2:34 am UTC
Thank you so much for your insightful review! Isaac and I are thrilled you enjoyed so much of it, and your critiques will go a long way to helping us improve our future products.
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Orion A February 07, 2019 4:46 pm UTC
As an actual guide to building a guild this is actually not that great, unfortunately that is what it is advertised as. The guilds and characters it creates and supplies you with however is fairly high quality. The only 2 guilds you really get out of this that are super expandable is the Thieves options, or really a variety of options from a gambling den. It included the slavers guild idea and gives you some ideas for creative expansion for each of what each guild could provide. In the actual creation of ideals, or structure, this guide falls somewhat flat overall. Not to mention while it creates a church guild as an example it never actually lists it among the other guilds leaving an example but no blurb where the rest are all otherwise included. It also lacks the entirety of some semblance of a mages guild. Is it worth your 5.99$ in its current state? No.
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Isaac M February 21, 2019 11:51 pm UTC
Hey there! Sorry the guide didn't give you what you were looking for in terms of building a guild. Each of the sample guilds were constructed with the system found on page 8. That page is where you may want to look if you're thinking of creating a guild. We're always open to criticism and feedback and I appreciate what you've given us here. Can you tell us specifically what you were hoping to find in this product?
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Orion A March 04, 2019 9:06 pm UTC
I'm sorry if I came off as scathing in my review but I had expected to find, several guild structures for example how one would build a mages guild. From what kind of people it takes in i.e only wizards(any school) or if it will take in both bards & wizards. Maybe a new one that better details cults for warlocks or even temples and religious orders for monks. Data and lore for the churches of several gods as you mentioned. Maybe a guild or two for fighters who take contracts or manage fights in the city (if sanctioned). I was mostly hoping to find a couple guilds that had some options for inspiration, id certainly help lend a hand if you'd like but if not that is understandable.
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Isaac M March 08, 2019 12:09 am UTC
Thank you very much for your reply! We tried to be very direct in our description that this was a guide for secretive, money making guilds. We wanted to focus on thieves guilds and other like minded organizations. We'd love to make a product about those other topics and we'd welcome your feedback any time you'd like to give it. We take our work here very seriously and will try to be mindful in the future should our product descriptions appear misleading.
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