Monday, January 16, 2017

A Dungeon Map


Dungeon Map by Zenopus Archives. Click for a Larger View

Above is a draft of a dungeon map I've been slowly working on the last month or so. I finally finished the final layout/walls, so I thought I'd post it. I hope to turn it into a stocked Holmes Basic/OD&D Dungeon. This isn't necessarily the final draft as I may add more features to particular rooms once I thinking more about the room contents.

Current features (clockwise from left), which I added for variety while drawing:
-Entrance double doors on left. Next to the doors are 'peepholes' that can be used to spy in or out of the rooms on either side of the doors.
-Room with tentacles that extend from walls
-Room with 20' x 20' square pit
-Room with chasm with waterfall at end and river running through it
-Room filled with rubble
-Room with five alcoves
-Two-way chasm extending through room and walls
-Room with three 'closets' - doors resemble rock walls so can be treated as concealed
-Room with wall in middle full of arrow slits
-Staircase up to room with weird tentacle statue.
-Room with rectangular pool - magical, of course
-Room filled with gas
-Large central/final room with "viewing area" surrounded by metal bars (denoted by dots), and "maw" on west wall.

7 comments:

  1. Great stuff! Did you draw it free-hand? If not, how did you create it? Is there a model (in Holmes or anywhere else) for the sort of Gothic/highly detailed wall thing that you did?

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    1. Thanks! I did draw it freehand, using a mechanical pencil and graph paper. The design I developed in some prelimary sketches.

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  2. This is really cool. I like how there are some areas which upon first glance loon nigh impassable then on a closer inspection realize that egress might be mage with smaller characters or by leaving one's packs behind. Also I can imagine stocking the place with ankhegs, carrion crawlers, hook horrors, and maybe some automated sentries of some sort.

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    1. Thank you. I forgot to mention that the narrowest passages are meant to be peepholes. Others are narrow but still passable by means you mentioned.

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  3. Very cool, the walls look like they might be made of shoggoth skins.

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    1. I agree. It almost looks like skin -- or maybe the whole thing is an extra-dimensional projection of Shub-Niggurath's bowels! Or The Garden of Adompha! Very cool!

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    2. I was thinking sort of a living rock, but the circles do bring to cellular organelles. I will have to do another that looks explicitly like cells.

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