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...
Money=zombies. Who knew that the room with pictures of people getting killed would spawn undead things trying to kill you?
The door that cannot be reached, the wall that cannot be climbed
"John. This is your final power. Precognition. Don't you see? The ability to know what is going to happen. And, if you know what is going to happen, then you can stop it."
Often considered only a vicious trap that preys on the fears of its victims, the Vattic Trap harbors an important secret.
What do you do when you're endlessly falling?
Now you're DMing with Portals!
The classical Crossbow Door trap
It sure looks like a normal doorknob...Wait a second...Did it just move?!
The tripwire activated a trap of such ferocity that even the bravest man among us quavered.
"Private documents need protecting? no problem just get a burn box"
Forcing party members into a furnace is fun!
Darn, this hallway is really long…
Beware of food that isn’t yours for the taking.
Consider your grip and consider just how important the iron spikes and 10 foot pole are.
What’s this round thing on the wall…
A simple, effective dungeon trap that satisfies the requirements to be used several times and without decaying.
Many traps are not designed to kill or maim, but more to disgust or annoy, or even to put a smile on the victim’s face… this is a scroll of such traps.
Traps working the good old mechanical way, through levers, ropes and switches. Included are also the beloved pit traps.
Magical implements that trap the unwary.
Traps for the outside. It is not only the dungeons and ancient tombs that are dangerous.
Historicly, we have had plenty of rl groups like the Taliban and the Puritans who supressed anything which was in any way fun. What if there was some group that was the opposite? (which in time would cause problems of it's own for the civilians under their control.)