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Michael Jotne Slayer
February 2, 2011
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Ideas: 27
Votes: 14 / 5.000000
The Keep Beneath the Dusky Star    Dungeons  (Mountains)   (Rooms/ Halls)

From that silent place fear flows in unseen waves, like white fog. The shadows are many, and the wind breathes cold through the broken battlements and casements. Through it's frowning walls and dark window openings there's a lantern of the spirit which none see by but those who bear it.

Incarnadine
September 26, 2006
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Comments: 42
Ideas: 0
Votes: 19 / 5.000000
A Gasp of Glass    Dungeons  (Other)   (Style)

On a sprawling mound of steel and rust and hate sits a clockwork castle, the technological dread that is a machineâ??s delusion.

CaptainPenguin
July 26, 2006
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Comments: 62
Ideas: 0
Votes: 21 / 4.833333
The Mountain of Boats    Dungeons  (Desert)   (Rooms/ Halls)

Trapped forever in the grip of the Sea of Jade, paralyzed by the Great Curse, the Fleet of Nazran has become a hellish prison of eternal torment, and the tomb of adventurers from across the Earth.

manfred
March 6, 2007
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Comments: 23
Ideas: 3
Votes: 12 / 4.750000
The Tower of Ash    Dungeons  (Other)   (Style)

When want and famine stalk the land, a strange tower of ashes appears in the village common, a tower holding the sacrifices of the unworthy.  Those who have the courage may reclaim these treasures…

Karadas
March 11, 2003
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 3.035714
The Labyrinth    Dungeons  (Any)   (Puzzles)

Then suddenly all your body paralizes and you hear a voice echoing in the distance "seems like another rat has been lured to my maze," this voice was terribly cold but playfull, "come on you are not already planning on leaving, the fun has only begun."

MoonHunter
August 30, 2007
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.700000
Pegoran Spirit Room    Dungeons  (Any)   (Rooms/ Halls)

"Calm your mind"," the mage said. "I can’t" says Raygar. "It is like my thoughts are echoing in here. It is so loud!" The mage tried to shift the burly bandit, to drag him out of the room. "This is a prayer room, what to ..." The mage practically leapt to the dais. Sitting in the center he sank in a position of reflection and prayed. The mage heard the click. The bandit sighed slightly in the tiniest relief. The mage began to drag the bandit out of the room, heading to and opening one of the doors.

Monument
October 29, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 2.714286
The Sand Box    Dungeons  (Any)   (Puzzles)

A Magical Puzzle Key for opening a door. Innocuous, somewhat simple, but fun to solve, if you like puzzles.

Monument
October 29, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 2.166667
Battleship Combination Lock    Dungeons  (Any)   (Puzzles)

A combination lock, possibly to open a chest or door or other entry point. A magical puzzle, for those interested.

Monument
October 29, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.000000
The Acid Barrier    Dungeons  (Any)   (Puzzles)

A magical barrier of acid blocks your path. Solve the puzzle to unlock the door.

Monument
October 28, 2005
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 3.550000
The Shocking Pattern    Dungeons  (Any)   (Puzzles)

Checkerboards on floors of dungeons… is there any greater bane to adventurers?

Monument
August 9, 2005
Hits: 7968
Comments: 9
Ideas: 1
Votes: 10 / 3.150000
The Grove    Dungeons  (Any)   (Puzzles)

If the adventurers are smart, they can solve this riddle and get the information they need.

Strolen
October 6, 2003
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.750000
Puzzle Room    Dungeons  (Underground)   (Puzzles)

To be used for the final encounter, find the final treasure, or anything that needs to be hidden away better then normal. Typical “who the heck would ever spend the time making it” but it is fun and a mental challenge for a change.

Mageek
May 30, 2016
Hits: 593
Comments: 7
Ideas: 1
Votes: 7 / 4.000000
Secret Wizard Bases with Your Peace of Mind in Mind    Dungeons  (Underground)   (Rooms/ Halls)

You, a wizard, have a secret wizard base. Pesky adventurers and who knows what else would simply love to find it and loot all of your precious stuff. Here are some things to consider during construction.

MoonHunter
October 27, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.250000
Aviontix Tombs    Dungeons  (Desert)   (Style)

In the land of Aviontix there are ruins. A lot of ruins. There are many sand buried cities, king’s tombs (They were a very religious people, focused upon their leaving to the afterlife), and huge statuary. However, Aviontix was a kingdom so long ago, that everything has been looted. (Figure there has been a whole historical epoch or two since then) There might be a hidden tomb or something somewhere in the lands, but it is unlikely. This does not stop people from selling maps to them all the time.

MoonHunter
October 27, 2005
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.416667
Ochre Door    Dungeons  (Any)   (Style)

“It is a door,  a stout wooden door with its frame, just standing there in the middle of the field. Why would someone put it there? And the important question, does it actually open to anything?”

Journal of Thomas Mccannon.

manfred
November 2, 2005
Hits: 22549
Comments: 13
Ideas: 9
Votes: 5 / 4.000000
An ecological dungeon    Dungeons  (Underground)   (Ecology)

We have all seen articles on how Dungeons don’t work. I’ve seen such articles before. But this time, an idea struck me: Why not do a dungeon that really works? Where creatures live their lives in harmony; just the right ecological way?

manfred
November 2, 2005
Hits: 8023
Comments: 6
Ideas: 5
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
An ecological dungeon 2: The Elements    Dungeons  (Underground)   (Ecology)

Dungeons, should make sense, in an ecological way. However, to have life, you need to have a physical place to use them. This expands upon the ecological dungeon, giving it a framework to exist in.

manfred
November 4, 2005
Hits: 6737
Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 2.857143
The Giant's Lair Door    Dungeons  (Any)   (Doors)

"That is one really big door"

ephemeralstability
November 4, 2005
Hits: 6254
Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.500000
Ettercaps Traps    Dungeons  (Forest/ Jungle)   (Traps)

Ettercaps (the spindly evil woodfolk) are always good for traps: their pine woods are so dense it’s difficult to see what’s a trap, what’s a branch and what’s an ettercap…

CaptainPenguin
November 4, 2005
Hits: 5956
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 2.583333
The Rain of Toads    Dungeons  (Swamp)   (Traps)

The unwitting players tromping through the swamp won’t know what hit them.

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Hu's Iron Ball

       By: Murometz

Hu was an ambassador of the Seventh Emperor of the Reng Dynasty. Throughout his life he traveled across many miles and lands to entreaty with neighboring kingdoms and the semi-savages who dwelled amidst the Metal Mountains.

During one such diplomatic mission, Hu was gifted a small iron marble as a gesture, by a shaman of the Kiy-Kiy tribe. Little else is known of Hu, but that marble was lost and is now somewhere out there for someone to find.

A tiny, shiny sphere, the marble has several properties. First and foremost it is a strong magnet, considerably stronger than its size and density would indicate.

Secondly, if thrown or rolled upon the ground and the command word is spoken, the iron ball will magically enlarge to either the size of an ogres's head or to that of a great globe, twelve feet in diameter. The rolling ball of either size will continue to roll or fly at the same relative speed it was when launched as a marble, and can thus cause great damage to anything in its path. The magnetic power of the ball will also magnify when enlarged.

Legends claim that the ball has been tossed from besieged castles upon attacking foes and rolled at marching armies in ages past. At the end of such rolls, the larger size globe has been known to not only crush soldiers underfoot, but to also "collect" many dozens of metallic weapons and bits of armor unto itself, appearing as an armored sphere, with swords and spears sticking out from it in all directions.

Owning this powerful marble has its drawbacks. Anyone carrying it on their person, will experience the iron ball's insidious effects after some time. The owner feels no worse for wear, but after two month's time they will suddenly awaken one morning to find that their hair has fallen out completely, their teeth loosened like baby's teeth ready to drop, and their fingernails simply shriveled and sliding off the fingers and toes. Perhaps unbeknownst to the owner at first, the iron ball also renders an owner sterile or barren by this time.

Regular clerical healing will not reverse this horrible malady. Only finding and beseeching a shaman of the Kiy-Kiy tribe to heal the iron ball's effects with their particular brand of magic, will work.

Hu's Iron Ball should be handled carefully by players and gms.

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