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custos
May 19, 2014
Hits: 335
Comments: 6
Ideas: 1
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
Beastmaster's door    Dungeons  (Any)   (Doors)

- The sculptures seem alive

- Your right, I think I know what to do with the horse, but I'm not touching the snake!

PeteBain
March 30, 2014
Hits: 218
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.416667
Orbs of Wendlehook    Dungeons  (Any)   (Doors)

"Pass me the blue one." said Quinn.

"Are you sure?" asked Elise. "It's just, you were sure about the last two combinations, and that ceiling got closer both times."

"It's a gamble, I agree," replied Quinn, "but whatever's behind this door has got to be worth it."

Elise passed Quinn the blue stone which he placed carefully in the final slot. As the grinding began, Quinn looked to the door while Elise looked up...

Cheka Man
March 7, 2014
Hits: 424
Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.000000
7 Special Prisons    Dungeons  (Any)   (Traps)

Most criminals who are locked up as a punishment or to await trial are just confined in regular cellblocks or jails, but not all of them. Some are so dangerous that ordinary prisons just will not hold them. Others have secrets that cannot be allowed to be spread, or their crimes are so dreadful that they deserve a greater punishment then normal incarceration or even execution. In yet other cases the ruler had a nasty sense of humour...

young0ne2
January 11, 2014
Hits: 409
Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.250000
Redux Tantibus    Dungeons  (Any)   (Rooms/ Halls)

An open room lay before them, occupied only by a few cobwebs and dust. Upon entering, a phrase is seen on one wall. One of them utters the phrase out of wonder for its meaning, unknowingly activating the room. An eye opens on the wall in front of the poor souls and with a quick flash of light, the last thing heard from the room is heart retching screams... then silence.

Mageek
April 13, 2013
Hits: 2934
Comments: 11
Ideas: 1
Votes: 8 / 3.500000
Pendulum Puzzle    Dungeons  (Any)   (Puzzles)

The Pendulum Puzzle is a simple ordering challenge backed up by a neat rhyme. Ready to be inserted into pretty much any dungeon or setting.

meteorit
January 15, 2013
Hits: 2139
Comments: 14
Ideas: 1
Votes: 6 / 4.916667
The Sorcerer's Knot    Dungeons  (Any)   (Puzzles)

"We followed the map as best we could, periodically checking our bearings using the chronograph and the sextants that the seer had given us. Eventually we found the deserted location that corresponded to the coordinates on the rapidly disintegrating map. And we began digging...

"We started a trench that went down about fifteen feet into the baking sand and headed due South. After a few hours our spades rang with the sound of steel on stone and as it did so the group gathered round to see what we had hit. Some hand digging revealed a dark black stone that had been carved with a strange texture on it's surface like a series of overlapping layers of petrified tendrils frozen for perhaps a thousand years. It looked and felt utterly alien, and yet our goal lay in the centre of this forbidding artefact.

OmegaDraco
May 31, 2012
Hits: 1885
Comments: 23
Ideas: 1
Votes: 12 / 4.541667
The Seating of the Stuffy Dinner Party Guests    Dungeons  (Any)   (Puzzles)

"Don't just laze about! Help with the seating arrangement! The guests will be here any minute, and the king said everything must be perfect tonight or heads will roll! Now remember, the King must sit at the head of the table with her majesty at his side. Lord and Lady Pemberton must sit next to each other but not next to either the Knight-Commander Gren or his wife.. The Priest Lenard mustn't sit next to any of the attractive Ladies, and the Matriarch will certainly cause a ruckus if not placed in a respectable seat, but don't put her near the wine fountain either. Also, the Ladies...."

Nuchiha101
August 20, 2010
Hits: 1468
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 1.833333
Crossbow Door Trap    Dungeons  (Any)   (Traps)

The classical Crossbow Door trap

Nuchiha101
August 20, 2010
Hits: 1417
Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 1.750000
Thunderstone Door Trap    Dungeons  (Any)   (Doors)

The ' Thunderstone Door Trap ', a nice mix of doors, traps, and Thunderstones!

Cressida
August 9, 2010
Hits: 9397
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.428571
Painted Minotaur Room    Dungeons  (Any)   (Puzzles)

Painted walls and a shadowy figure ... how can these insubstantial elements open that all-too-solid door?  A locked-room puzzle with multiple solutions!

Nafar
April 26, 2010
Hits: 4515
Comments: 10
Ideas: 1
Votes: 6 / 3.166667
30 devious traps    Dungeons  (Any)   (Traps)

 

The tripwire activated a trap of such ferocity that even the bravest man among us quavered.

malisonxpert
March 2, 2010
Hits: 1916
Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 3.666667
"Knock First" Door Trap    Dungeons  (Any)   (Doors)

Tired of kicking down dugeon doors?  This one kicks back.

celticring
February 16, 2010
Hits: 1543
Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 2.500000
Burn Box    Dungeons  (Any)   (Traps)

"Private documents need protecting? no problem just get a burn box"

 

Kommander
January 11, 2010
Hits: 1482
Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 3.125000
Baked Adventurer Anyone?    Dungeons  (Any)   (Traps)

Forcing party members into a furnace is fun!

klauston
January 24, 2009
Hits: 3354
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.000000
The Never Ending Hallway    Dungeons  (Any)   (Traps)

Darn, this hallway is really long…

manfred
September 26, 2007
Hits: 3675
Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.400000
The Towers of Wisdom    Dungeons  (Any)   (Rooms/ Halls)

It is said wizards don’t work well with others of their kind. Once they have a tower, woe to anyone not recognizing their superiority, that is the rule. But to every rule is an exception. Once, there were three wizards, on friendly terms, that built their towers closer than anyone before. The towers are lost, the knowledge therein may be yet reclaimed.

Dragonlordmax
September 26, 2007
Hits: 3520
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.083333
The Sledge    Dungeons  (Any)   (Rooms/ Halls)

The TheoRgs are known for being amongst the biggest, toughest, and most generally unpleasant sentients in the galaxy. And this is their nightclub.

Thewizard63
September 26, 2007
Hits: 5167
Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.750000
Wizard's Challenge    Dungeons  (Any)   (Puzzles)

A local Wizard, rumored to have lost his mind, like he has his hand, Has issued a Challenge and a prize for all. Simple-Enter his tower and find him to claim your prize.

Ancient Gamer
September 24, 2007
Hits: 4400
Comments: 15
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.650000
The Mercenary Shrine    Dungeons  (Any)   (Rooms/ Halls)

In the ramshackle town of Spear Malice only a single building still stands. It has defied the Great War and its spears of light; nuclear blasts that devastated the entire state, and ever since then it has defied the onslaught of time.

Its halls have not yet been breached, and a wealth of technological treasure await, ripe for plunder! But there are others who crave this treasure; others that will do anything to claim it.

Wulfhere
September 18, 2007
Hits: 4531
Comments: 12
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 4.750000
Place of the Embalmers    Dungeons  (Any)   (Rooms/ Halls)

Before the honored dead are placed in their sarcophagi of alabaster, they come to the Villa of the Embalmers.

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       By: tinypoisonousfish

Bag on a Stick

Very simple gag but a great one, since it can be used multiple times over, even in the same adventure. Great for tribal natives gone restless and humanoids, but anyone can have set this up. Just what the header says, a simple bag over a stick stuck in the ground or floor.

As GM you can place the bag on a stick anywhere, in a floor crack the heroes have passed before, outdoors in a clearing or path, or at the edge of the PCs' encampment the following morning, what have you. Place anything on the stick - a coiled yellow viper angered by the bag removal, mini crossbow w/poison, transdermal hallucinatory drug dusted on the bag, yellow mold colony, an NPC ally's head, a weapon, scroll tube or satchel, what have you.

The idea is to build tension and/or stall for time/distract the party. Provided it's used properly, you'll be amazed at how paranoid players will get from this simple gag.

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