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6/15/2016 9:59 am  #41


Re: Foolsgrave (development, spoilers)

Chainsaw wrote:

Handy Haversack wrote:

Perfect. That's absolutely excellent work. I feel like I could run it just from this chart.

Glad you approve! My goal with this project is to create key info for myself so that I can actually run this dungeon - I don't want to get bogged down writing pages of fanfic for some theoretical exercise.

Exactly. That should be the way of all things. Let's get to the damn slaying!

 

6/15/2016 7:19 pm  #42


Re: Foolsgrave (development, spoilers)

Forgot my space mummies! http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png


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6/16/2016 6:53 pm  #43


Re: Foolsgrave (development, spoilers)

Initial thoughts on Level Two. This level will be bigger than Level One. Probably a July 4 weekend project.
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6/18/2016 2:08 pm  #44


Re: Foolsgrave (development, spoilers)

Handy Haversack wrote:

Perfect. That's absolutely excellent work. I feel like I could run it just from this chart.

Well said! I agree. That is some serious rocket fuel for the imagination, chainsaw!
 


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6/18/2016 2:56 pm  #45


Re: Foolsgrave (development, spoilers)

Ghul wrote:

Handy Haversack wrote:

Perfect. That's absolutely excellent work. I feel like I could run it just from this chart.

Well said! I agree. That is some serious rocket fuel for the imagination, chainsaw!

Hey, thanks. I am more of a Swords and Weird Science fellow, but if what I write helps anyone - super! Jeff has created quite a robust game and game enironment, I think, leaving plenty of room to custimize, which is the heart of the hobby.   


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6/26/2016 3:06 pm  #46


Re: Foolsgrave (development, spoilers)

Level 2
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Level 2, NW quadrant of middle
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Level 2, SW quadrant of middle
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6/26/2016 9:21 pm  #47


Re: Foolsgrave (development, spoilers)

Impressive show, chainsaw. I want to explore this dungeon now! I love the way that natural cavern/tunnel wraps around it, with the worked dungeon around and inside it. It makes me think the caves were discovered, and the mega-dungeon was crafted from it. That's an underworld ecology I can appreciate.


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6/26/2016 9:35 pm  #48


Re: Foolsgrave (development, spoilers)

Ghul wrote:

Impressive show, chainsaw. I want to explore this dungeon now!

Thanks man. Maybe I will run a session of it at Gary Con, as Morgan suggested. You are welcome to play - it would be an honor and a pleasure to kill your PC! 

Ghul wrote:

I love the way that natural cavern/tunnel wraps around it, with the worked dungeon around and inside it. It makes me think the caves were discovered, and the mega-dungeon was crafted from it. That's an underworld ecology I can appreciate.

Indeed! That natural cavern is actually an underground river that I have not depicted as such just quite yet.


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6/27/2016 7:01 pm  #49


Re: Foolsgrave (development, spoilers)

Chainsaw wrote:

space mummies stranded in Fools Grave when their starship crashed through an interdimensional warp, the space mummies have roamed its halls for decades in search of magic and technology to help them return home. their white suits hang in tatters and their transparent, bubble-shaped helmets expose rotten faces, but their kaleidoscopic eyes still shine bright. they will fight or ally with any group depending on their needs at the moment, leading many to fear their unpredictabilty as much as their devastating laser pistols.
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Are these the space mummies that attack with their entrails......SU-WEET!
 


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6/27/2016 7:04 pm  #50


Re: Foolsgrave (development, spoilers)

Chainsaw wrote:

mabon5127 wrote:

Chainsaw wrote:

The megadungeon setup will be very simple: During the Festival of Plutonia (Nightfall, Year 13), the impenetrable doors of a spiral tower creaked open, admitting anyone brave enough to descend into its dark depths. Many have entered, but few have returned - some with wealth overflowing, others simply mad, drooling and babbling.

This is perfect!  Not a lot of backstory that is forgotten week to week.  Adventure pure and simple in the vein of Death Test (for the Fantasy Trip).  Much fun will ensue!

We will see! I have some ideas for overarching themes (and maybe a short history), but that will only come out as details here and there. 

mabon5127 wrote:

This could be the beginning of a Mega Dungeon race at GC to see how far a beginning group can get!

Not a bad idea at all. Does anyone do an ongoing mega-dungeon game at GC? For any system?

Ernie runs the hobby shop dungeon.
 


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6/27/2016 7:06 pm  #51


Re: Foolsgrave (development, spoilers)

I really like the originality of the creatures and factions you are using.  Lots of creativity!


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6/27/2016 8:56 pm  #52


Re: Foolsgrave (development, spoilers)

mabon5127 wrote:

Are these the space mummies that attack with their entrails......SU-WEET!

Hahah, no! Those are intestine men, of course!

mabon5127 wrote:

Chainsaw wrote:

mabon5127 wrote:

This could be the beginning of a Mega Dungeon race at GC to see how far a beginning group can get!

Not a bad idea at all. Does anyone do an ongoing mega-dungeon game at GC? For any system?

Ernie runs the hobby shop dungeon.

Ahhh, that's right. Forgot.

mabon5127 wrote:

I really like the originality of the creatures and factions you are using.  Lots of creativity!

Thanks. I will use plenty of creatures from the Bestiary, but I also need to put my own stamp on it.


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6/27/2016 8:58 pm  #53


Re: Foolsgrave (development, spoilers)

Level 2, SE area of middle
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Note: There will be pages even on the sides without large river cavern access (NNW, SSE, SEE) but I wanted to see it all together before choosing the access points. The maps below will still be changing.
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6/28/2016 3:23 pm  #54


Re: Foolsgrave (development, spoilers)

SSW partial
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6/28/2016 8:30 pm  #55


Re: Foolsgrave (development, spoilers)

This map will probably end up being twice as big as the other maps. I am wondering if it should be Level 3 rather than Level 2, and the one marked Level 3 becomes Level 2. That one big passage probably links up well anyway.

SSE partial
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Everything so far...
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6/29/2016 9:05 pm  #56


Re: Foolsgrave (development, spoilers)

Level 3, NNE
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Here's my sketch of how the remaining sheets fit together.
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6/30/2016 1:52 pm  #57


Re: Foolsgrave (development, spoilers)

Here's an example list of dungeon dressing for my "empty rooms." This is just one category (markings) and still growing. I have several other categories, like remains, equipment, statues and other things.

1    writing - charcoal - "100 steps south, 100 steps east"
2    writing - charcoal - "i left it in a triangular room to the north"
3    writing - charcoal - "don't go south"
4    writing - charcoal - "wheggi was here"
5    writing - charcoal - "i'm so hungry… food… food…. "
6    writing - charcoal - "help me find the jade eye"
7    writing - charcoal - "avoid the circular room to the east"
8    writing - charcoal - "do not camp anywhere near here"
9    writing - charcoal - "the owl men are friendly"
10    writing - charcoal - "a chrome ant walked off with my sword"
11    writing - charcoal - "a blue moth melted my chain mail"
12    writing - charcoal - "there are no jeweled snails to the west"
13    writing - charcoal - "smash the crystal ants"
14    writing - blood - "death to the ape men"
15    writing - blood - "owl man taste greasy delicious"
16    writing - blood - "there's no escape, so don’t bother running"
17    writing - blood - "they're all around me, but i can't see them"
18    writing - blood - "can you hear it? can you? can you? can you?"
19    writing - blood - "help me, please - they want to dissect me"
20    writing - blood - "bugs ate our sorcerer, but now who's laughing"
21    writing - blood - "i thought they were my friends"
22    writing - blood - "nothing can stop us now"
23    writing - blood - "they took my face, but i'm getting it back"
24    writing - blood - "now who's in charge?"
25    writing - blood - "you're next"
26    writing - blood - "i only need one hand anyway… right?"
27    concentrated yellow splashed on walls
28    dust of blue concentrate on walls
29    rectagular area of concentrated red on wall
30    small silver runes cover all walls and its very very cold here
31    a single large glowing gold rune on each wall and spellcasters gain back one spell
32    dark blue runes on walls of a black-charred room and it smells of burnt flesh
33    red runes on walls of an ashen-white room and its very very hot here
34    smeared tar
35    smeared feces
36    smeared blood
37    splattered blood, bone, brains
38    deep claw marks on the walls
39    deep circular smash mark on the wall
40    elaborate geometric design covering entire room, anyone inside feels dizzy
41    small marble sized identations covering entire room
42    small cracks in stone covering entire room
43    walls covered in eyes that blink several times, close and fade away
44    walls covered in mouths that cry out in pain and then fade away
45    chiseled image of sleepy eye of Xathoqqua (25% chance defaced)
46    chiseled image of a spiral of Azathoth (50% chance defaced)
47    chiseled image of three zig-zag lines of Boreas (50% chance defaced)
48    chiseled image of a skull of Mordezzan (50% chance defaced)
49    chiseled image of the great horned helm of Thaumagorga (50% chance defaced)
50    chiseled image of the harp of Apollo (75% chance defaced)


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6/30/2016 1:53 pm  #58


Re: Foolsgrave (development, spoilers)

Empty rooms list - human remains

51    ixian corpse plays with its own intestines while babbling incoherently
52    seven wooden barrels leak blood, chopped up hyperborean women decomposing inside
53    viking corpse chained to wall, rats gnawing away at innards
54    esquimaux corpse suspended by back flesh on hooks, twitches every few seconds
55    three hyperborean corpses impaled, but eyes follow tallest person in the room
56    corpse skinned on a spit (not cooked), fire pit ready
57    corpse badly burned on a spit, which keeps turning slowly and inexplicably over a heatless fire
59    atlantean corpse withered, dessicated, many small spiders crawling out of facial openings
58    four half-eaten amazon females haphazardly strewn about room
60    mutilated torso lacking head, arms, legs discarded in corner
61    six piles of ash each with a human shadow burned onto wall behind it
62    four corpses smashed onto floor, as if crushed by ceiling (mix of races)
63    partly melted bodies in large pool of blood, unrecognizable race
64    partly merged bodies in large pool of blood, frozen in anguish, unrecognizable race
65    severed hyperborean head, skull cap removed and worms writing around inside, at table for four
66    severed hands in a wicker basket, each wearing a black ring shaped like bones
67    severed feet in beautiful leather boots standing at attention in the middle of the room
68    complete set of teeth arranged inside in a blue powder circle
69    dozens of ears nailed to the back of the door
70    eyeballs dangling from ceiling by thin strings
71    full skin laid across center of floor, as a rug, with face toward the door
72    pile of rotting kelt bodies that glows bright yellow
73    kimmerian corpse seated against wall in pool of blood, no legs - beetles picking away at face
74    headless corpse lies on stomach, back covered in arrows
75    equimaux woman hanging, legs chewed away and stumps covered in feasting maggots
76    two kelt bodies huddled in corner, frozen and covered in frost
77    ixian corpse nailed to wall, eyes gouged out, spiral of Azazoth seared into chest
78    viking spread across three zig-zags of Boreas in a circle - a single knife in his chest
79    seven severed heads on spikes with "welcome" written in blood on the wall
80    blood drips down from ceiling, where hyperborean in robes has been nailed to bleed out


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7/01/2016 8:45 am  #59


Re: Foolsgrave (development, spoilers)

This is great stuff. With randomly generated dungeon dressing, it allows you, the referee, to also be surprised by what may be in store. That is a lot of fun, and it puts you on the spot. I dig it!


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7/02/2016 5:13 pm  #60


Re: Foolsgrave (development, spoilers)

Ghul wrote:

This is great stuff. With randomly generated dungeon dressing, it allows you, the referee, to also be surprised by what may be in store. That is a lot of fun, and it puts you on the spot. I dig it!

Thanks man!

New section...
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