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6/30/2016 1:53 pm  #61


Re: Khromarium Campaign (beware of 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  #62


Re: Khromarium Campaign (beware of 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  #63


Re: Khromarium Campaign (beware of 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...
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Chainsaw78/Mobile%20Uploads/FullSizeRender_zpsg95qjjbh.jpg


http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Chainsaw78/Mobile%20Uploads/FullSizeRender_zpsybh0mykq.jpg


http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Chainsaw78/Mobile%20Uploads/FullSizeRender_zps6y5fqw0y.jpg


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7/02/2016 5:14 pm  #64


Re: Khromarium Campaign (beware of spoilers!)

Bottom, corner piece http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Chainsaw78/Mobile%20Uploads/FullSizeRender_zpsep4zcovi.jpg


Altered bottom right, new stronghold at end of long passage.
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Chainsaw78/Mobile%20Uploads/FullSizeRender_zpsx1o9vgtt.jpg


Everything so far
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Chainsaw78/Mobile%20Uploads/FullSizeRender_zpscq65ftds.jpg


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7/02/2016 5:15 pm  #65


Re: Khromarium Campaign (beware of spoilers!)

East edge piece, near top
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Chainsaw78/Mobile%20Uploads/FullSizeRender_zps4wsgn4wq.jpg


That is an island with a small fort, the dots indicating a beach.
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Chainsaw78/Mobile%20Uploads/FullSizeRender_zpso4vihncw.jpg


Only seven sheets to go, all edges and three corners, so they should require less content. Should be done in a few days!
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Chainsaw78/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_2688_zps1z5xor2u.jpg

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7/02/2016 8:54 pm  #66


Re: Khromarium Campaign (beware of spoilers!)

Northeast corner...
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Chainsaw78/Mobile%20Uploads/FullSizeRender_zpsx5xvgpbs.jpg


Maybe I should have stuck to 9 sheet levels rather than attempt 16 sheets! This is getting silly.  :lol:
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Chainsaw78/Mobile%20Uploads/FullSizeRender_zpskutm0ntf.jpg


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7/02/2016 10:00 pm  #67


Re: Khromarium Campaign (beware of spoilers!)

Southwest corner
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Chainsaw78/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_2691_zpszgl3ra5u.jpg


Everything so far...
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Chainsaw78/Mobile%20Uploads/FullSizeRender_zpsg9pgdndw.jpg


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BORGO'S PLAYER: I shoot him in the face
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7/02/2016 10:58 pm  #68


Re: Khromarium Campaign (beware of spoilers!)

The immensity staggers the mind! Amazing work.


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7/02/2016 11:31 pm  #69


Re: Khromarium Campaign (beware of spoilers!)

Ghul wrote:

The immensity staggers the mind! Amazing work.

Admittedly, this level has spiraled out of control! Should I ever need a level four, I'll return to a smaller format, no more than nine sheets. On the bright side, at least no one can possibly accuse this effort as not being genuinely mega!


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7/03/2016 4:44 pm  #70


Re: Khromarium Campaign (beware of spoilers!)

http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Chainsaw78/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_2699_zpsqo4y0bac.jpg


http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Chainsaw78/Mobile%20Uploads/FullSizeRender_zpstp6zq6xj.jpg


Blackadder23: Insanely long villain soliloquy, then "Your action?"
BORGO'S PLAYER: I shoot him in the face
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7/05/2016 11:23 am  #71


Re: Khromarium Campaign (beware of spoilers!)

Upper west
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Chainsaw78/Mobile%20Uploads/FullSizeRender_zpsmx8ig00l.jpg


Corner west
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Chainsaw78/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_2705_zpspzqpobe1.jpg


Almost done!
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Chainsaw78/Mobile%20Uploads/FullSizeRender_zpskhskqkvg.jpg


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7/06/2016 8:45 pm  #72


Re: Khromarium Campaign (beware of spoilers!)

Upper left
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Chainsaw78/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_2716_zpszdlpdjxf.jpg


Upper right
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Chainsaw78/Mobile%20Uploads/FullSizeRender_zpsfjy73gvj.jpg


Full level 3
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Chainsaw78/Mobile%20Uploads/FullSizeRender_zpsrj6cdtox.jpg


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7/07/2016 6:01 am  #73


Re: Khromarium Campaign (beware of spoilers!)

This is a thing of beauty! 34 x 44 inches of mega-dungeon greatness. I don't know why, but I imagine the command center is the octagonal compound overlooking the river with the two appurtenant, projecting circles (center lower right). 


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7/07/2016 6:37 am  #74


Re: Khromarium Campaign (beware of spoilers!)

Ghul wrote:

This is a thing of beauty! 34 x 44 inches of mega-dungeon greatness.

Thanks! This level kind of spiraled out of control and staying motivated became a challenge at times, but I'm not unhappy with end result. Lower levels will be smaller, trust me!

Ghul wrote:

I don't know why, but I imagine the command center is the octagonal compound overlooking the river with the two appurtenant, projecting circles (center lower right). 

It's definitely a "controlled area" that commands at least that part of the river and tunnels. With a level this large, I felt like I could place a stronghold/lair without the level accidentally morphing from megadungeon to lair, if that makes sense. If you look carefully, you can see a few fairly self-contained complexes here and there.
 


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7/07/2016 7:45 am  #75


Re: Khromarium Campaign (beware of spoilers!)

All three levels so far. Now time to start keying.

Level 1
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Chainsaw78/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_2110_zpsouqoblfo.jpg


Level 2
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Chainsaw78/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_2533_zpskpnjdenz.jpg


Level 3
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Chainsaw78/Mobile%20Uploads/FullSizeRender_zpsrj6cdtox.jpg


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7/09/2016 10:11 am  #76


Re: Khromarium Campaign (beware of spoilers!)

There's probably thirty years of gaming in this thing.

 

7/09/2016 10:23 am  #77


Re: Khromarium Campaign (beware of spoilers!)

ThornPlutonius wrote:

There's probably thirty years of gaming in this thing.

That would be awesome! I've had a lot of discussion with folks at K&KA on how to key it effectively. My plan is to number all the rooms, come up with a dozen or two dozen detailed, "special" rooms for each level, key a big piece of the rest randomly with short, one-line descriptions and leave the remainder empty (maybe some dungeon dressing). Lots will go "undiscovered," but that is fine, because I'm not designing a module with story and a big bad guy to overcome. It's more of a huge play environment, almost like a big laser tag room or paintball field. Some of the one-liner and empty rooms will change over time as people explore. We'll see how it all goes! I would love to still be getting some use out of it in 30 years. 


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3/22/2017 4:54 pm  #78


Re: Khromarium Campaign (beware of spoilers!)

As I began keying Level 1, I ended up making a variety of small changes here and there, most of which are aimed at making more areas "discoverable" by only one or maybe two routes. I also replaced a couple of early configuration experiments that I didn't like as much six months later with "room clusters" that I can use as lairs more easily. You guys will probably have a hard time finding the changes, especially because the maps are too big to show good detail (e.g., some secret door "S" indicators aren't legible), but I figured I'd post an updated pic anyway, if only because I sometimes refer to these when I'm traveling and have a room idea and want to look for a good spot for it.

Old Level 1
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Chainsaw78/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_2110_zpsouqoblfo.jpg


New Level 1
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Chainsaw78/Mobile%20Uploads/FullSizeRender_zpshlzpmp1m.jpg


Level 2
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Chainsaw78/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_2533_zpskpnjdenz.jpg


Level 3
http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af303/Chainsaw78/Mobile%20Uploads/FullSizeRender_zpsrj6cdtox.jpg


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3/22/2017 4:54 pm  #79


Re: Khromarium Campaign (beware of spoilers!)

Finished keying all 301 rooms of Level 1. 

Most have very short entries, just a few words to remind me of what's there, ranging from "iron chest, fireball trap" to "shrine of Xathoqqua" to "three carnivorous ape-men feasting on an owl-man" to "gorgon's treasure" to "yellow moth nest" to "protective sanctuary of Apollo" to "graveyard, 24 unmarked, 50/50 chance ghoul or treasure" to "green slime pool trap" to "cursed frost giant throne" to "Thaumagorgan brazen bull" to "copper vipers" to "empty." Details to be improvised or rolled up as needed. I also annotated the map, writing one word reminders for each room. Excited to see what happens as I run it for the next four nights at Gary Con!


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3/22/2017 4:57 pm  #80


Re: Khromarium Campaign (beware of spoilers!)

Well done! See you soon!


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