Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Megadungeon plans!

So after going back and forth a bit, I've started working on a major dungeon crawl.  I started my first map, and have since sorta sat down and planned out the whole thing, although I've added a few extra parts here and there.  The basic gist came from the first map, which was actually a test for crosshatching in gimp.  On paper I drew out where the maps all lead, so for example from the original caverns map, there are 3 exits, 1 of which winds it way to a dragon, one goes to a dwarfen settlement, and eventually some dark elves, and the last exist ends up at a old forgotten temple.

As i was drawing it out, lots of things came to me, little ideas and tibbits.  The premise of the whole dungeon crawl is a Wizard looking for ingredients for potions.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Random Wilderness Encounter Table


1      Deer Carcass
2      Unmarked grave
3      Slaughtered kobolds
4      Abandoned farm
5      Old shrine to a god covered in moss
6      Chicken Eggs
7      Cow
8      Old scabbard for dagger (no dagger)
9      Old wooden chest (a few sp’s)
10  A few arrows in a tree
11  Pool of fresh water
12  Dead hill giant
13  Letter from a lover
14  Broken lute
15  Broken wagon (nothing inside)
16  Iron ore
17  Treasure map (DM’s choice)
18  Wandering beggar
19  Merchant caravan
20  Priest
21  Adventuring party
22  Farmer
23  Fruit tree
24  Remains of a camp fire
25  Broken wand remnants
26  Alchemical ingredients in satchel
27  Rusted axe in stump
28  Farm equipment
29  Small sack
30  15 feet of rope
31  Page torn from a book
32  Empty waterskin
33  Vial of acid
34  Pouch of pipe weed
35  Ruined painting
36  D4 wooden stakes
37  Pair of boots
38  Fishing rod and line
39  Cask of brandy
40  Small drum
41  2 candles
42  Magic ring
43  Wild deer (alive)
44  Sword (good quality)
45  Straw broom
46  Small bear cave
47  Spell book with 2 first level spells
48  Dead adventurer (with chain mail) some coins
49  A small bag of uncut semi-precious stones
50  Scroll of sheet Music 
51  Dice
52  Bloody rags and blood trail
53  Wooden mallet
54  Wandering beggar
55  Merchant caravan
56  Priest
57  Adventuring party
58  Farmer
59  Old shrine to a god
60  Unmarked grave
61  Slaughtered kobolds
62  Abandoned farm
63  Remains of a camp fire
64  Backpack with nothing in it
65  Horse tied to tree
66  Pouch of pipe weed
67  Battle axe stuck in wood
68  Bones of animal
69  Cattle
70  Innkeepers daughter lost
71  Elf party
72  Carriage with slaughter humans
73  Mass grave
74  Haystack
75  Bear
76  Giant fly carcass
77  Old book
78  Stack of playing cards
79  Quiver with 1d6 arrows
80  1d4 torches
81  Orca raiding party in burning pile
82  Small Halfling village
83  Dwarf miners
84  Magical creature (leprechaun? fairy)
85  Broken spear
86  Large snake skin
87  Bag full of deer pelts
88  Band of NPCs (maybe join them?)
89  Bandits attacking a merchant caravan
90  Weather gets really bad!
91  Stray cat that follows group
92  Dead adventurer doppelganger wearing same clothes as PC no head
93  Pit trap
94  Wandering beggar
95  Merchant caravan
96  Priest
97  Adventuring party
98  Farmer
99  Treasure map (DM’s choice)
100        Bear



Thursday, May 9, 2013

Adventure Seed


Introduction
Long ago lived a race of extremely intelligent dwarfs; they toiled in their mines, creating inventions never before seen on the face of the world.  Although Dwarfs still live among the races of man, they differ greatly from the Ancient Dwarfs “The Ackna-mar”.  The Ackna-mar were very rarely seen upon the surface of the world, as they were able to support themselves.  They had acquired special magic’s that allowed them to live longer than average dwarfs, they were not war monger’s, instead spent years in search of the knowledge of the unknown.  All this information was acquired from an old tome, written by a elder elven sage, who had meetings with the Ackna-mar. 

Adventure Seed
You have received a letter on your doorstep from a young wizard by the name of Eron Azizah, within the letter details a strange account that Eron had while searching for ingredients.  Along with the letter was a accompanying map.

“Dear Sirs,

I have heard of your adventuring exploits from afar, your renown as heroes has increased ten fold from when you first graced this land.  I ask you to hear my story, and I hope that it may intrigue you as much as it did me.  First I must preface this letter by giving you a bit of background that I have recently found out.  Along time ago a ancient race of Dwarf’s named the “Ackna-mar” lived within our borders.  More importantly they lived under our borders.  They were a highly intelligent race, and spent much of their time creating new wondrous inventions & tinkering with magic and steel alike.  They Ackna-mar were rarely seen upon the surface world, but they did happen stroll upon its great land when in need of supplies, trading with the Elves mostly.  It has been 1000 years since one of these dark dwarfs has strode upon the surface.  I acquired this knowledge from a old crusty tome I found in a ruin.  This mystery of course perplexed me, what happened to them?

Further, while out hunting for rare magical ingredients I stumbled upon a very interesting site.  An old ruined keep, set against the wall of the mountain.  Within the keep I quickly realized that this was a lost city of the Ackna-mar, I found writings and booklets detailing the history of the Ackna-mar.  The most interesting site that I found however was not a book or an old glyph, but a dwarf himself! Frozen in time.  I tried my best to wake him, but failed miserably.  The ruins have been overrun with monsters and creatures, it became extremely dangerous for me to stay and try to wake the Dwarf. 

I ask you, to travel to this ruin, to try and find out what happened to this ancient race.  Maybe you will have better luck than I did. I offer you no reward, but a chance to write history, and maybe find a few treasures along the way.

Sincerely
Eron Azizah
Mage











Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Couple Of Maps

I hand drew one map last night, which is a possible idea for a Dwarfen Mine Delve.  The second map is a GIMP map I tried to create using some tile downloads from dragonsfoot.org I attempted to make it very OSR, I think I succeeded.