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Scrasamax
September 4, 2007
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Comments: 18
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.777778
Bedizens Traveling Dungeon    Dungeons  (Plains)   (Rooms/ Halls)

A traveling dungeon of canvas and props…

JohnnFour
September 3, 2007
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Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.571429
Library of the Ancients    Dungeons  (Water)   (Rooms/ Halls)

Here is an example 5 Room Dungeon to inspire your contest entries. In your campaign, you’ll need to flesh out some of the details, but this skeleton format is perfect for GMs to pick up and customize for their own memorable sessions.

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.

manfred
August 1, 2007
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.700000
Iron Ladder    Dungeons  (Any)   (Traps)

What’s this round thing on the wall…

MindForge
May 13, 2007
Hits: 3993
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.083333
Poch’Agoura, the Dread Walker    Dungeons  (Any)   (Ecology)

Spoken only in legends and even then in hushed whispers, Pochâ??Agoura is a name that sends children scurrying into their parents beds. Most people do not believe the old legends that the Dread Walker once subjected the entire world to an endless dark, a mindless machine of destruction that corrupted all in his path. But you see there is always a little fact in legends and myths and this is no different.

dark_dragon
May 7, 2007
Hits: 4513
Comments: 10
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.000000
The Spider's Basin    Dungeons  (Any)   (Traps)

A simple, effective dungeon trap that satisfies the requirements to be used several times and without decaying.

manfred
March 6, 2007
Hits: 8918
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…

Scrasamax
October 30, 2006
Hits: 12920
Comments: 22
Ideas: 0
Votes: 15 / 4.800000
Ullhyr T'Lar-Yin    Dungeons  (Underground)   (Style)

Do you know of the most precious of my stones? You should be familiar with the Jewels of the Jaw, you have several my dear.

Shadoweagle
October 26, 2006
Hits: 7747
Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.555556
The Town Eater    Dungeons  (Any)   (Style)

For three long days the violent storm had ravaged the town of Iolinas, and the townsfolk had begun to wonder if it would ever end. Strangely, towards the end of the third day, the rain stopped suddenly, though the winds still buffetted the town relentlessly; some townsfolk thought it was finally the break in the storm. Others thought it was a portent of worse things to come… These people were correct.

Incarnadine
September 26, 2006
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Comments: 41
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.

Scrasamax
August 29, 2006
Hits: 9809
Comments: 26
Ideas: 0
Votes: 12 / 4.583333
Limberlost    Dungeons  (Forest/ Jungle)   (Ecology)

Ages past the Woodking fell into a deep and terrible slumber, and from the fever of his dreams and nightmares the wooden dungeon of Limberlost grew.

valadaar
August 23, 2006
Hits: 9097
Comments: 23
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.500000
The Grinder    Dungeons  (Other)   (Rooms/ Halls)

The Grinder was instituted as a capital punishment for the worst murderers and criminals.

MoonHunter
July 30, 2006
Hits: 5203
Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
The Red Ghost and the Crypt of the Ebony Princess    Dungeons  (Underground)   (Style)

One of the most popular "Quests" in Dream Park for the 2071-72 season, The Red Ghost and the Crypt of the Ebony Princess has been made into a novel (by Elsmyth himself), a full theatre video, expanded into a broadcast series, and a lack luster home game. It is considered Elsmyth’s finest work before his nervous breakdown.

CaptainPenguin
July 29, 2006
Hits: 8379
Comments: 11
Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 4.214286
House of the White Apes    Dungeons  (Forest/ Jungle)   (Rooms/ Halls)

Deep in Sorilyeshcu, the Cloud Jungle of Ozhun, an evil clan of white apes keeps a malign secret.

CaptainPenguin
July 26, 2006
Hits: 24221
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.

Ancient Gamer
July 25, 2006
Hits: 8786
Comments: 26
Ideas: 3
Votes: 14 / 4.607143
Crawlers of the Dark    Dungeons  (Underground)   (Rooms/ Halls)

In the dark alleys of Malcaresh, the Caravan City of the Plains, many an adventurer meets his death at the end of an unseen blade. Even more part unwillingly with their belongings, having fallen victim to the thieves and cutthroats plying their old and ignoble trade. Yet even among these, the whispers of House Caraguil invoke fear and discomfort.

Maggot
July 23, 2006
Hits: 6174
Comments: 13
Ideas: 0
Votes: 9 / 4.611111
Mugama, The Gold That Is Not    Dungeons  (Desert)   (Ecology)

Nestled between the towering cliffs of the Zorian plateau, lies a vast cavity that is wide enough to swallow an adult bull elephant with enough space to spare for a small herd of draft horses on either side. There you will find gold, an abundance of it. But what is that you say? That the natives tell you that it is a place of death and home to hideous monster that will devour you? Ignore the savages. They only seek to protect what they are too indolent to grab for themselves.

-A Khanate offical assuring a bunch of miners.

Strolen
July 22, 2006
Hits: 4777
Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.375000
Torrent Falls    Dungeons  (Water)   (Style)

Hidden above an alcove behind a forgotten waterfall could be one of the last intact temples of a long persecuted religious order dedicated to the worship of their water elemental patron.

Mourngrymn
July 21, 2006
Hits: 11963
Comments: 28
Ideas: 9
Votes: 17 / 4.735294
Hellgate Prison    Dungeons  (Underground)   (Ecology)

In a prison without walls, without guards, and without law; what kind criminal would choose death over a prison such as this?

One destined to go to Hellgate Prison.

Dozus
July 19, 2006
Hits: 7520
Comments: 20
Ideas: 0
Votes: 14 / 4.678571
Corvorane's Cave    Dungeons  (Water)   (Style)

The dread pirate Corvorane was legendary even after his capture and conversion to a privateer.  His secret fortress and hidden treasure are of equal fame.  But more than gold lurks in the depths of Corvorane’s Cave.

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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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