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meteorit
January 15, 2013
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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.

caesar193
November 20, 2012
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.000000
Ghost Ship    Dungeons  (Water)   (Rooms/ Halls)

"She sails up'n'down the Tristis River. All them river folk see her an' give her a wide berth. Superstitious lot, them river folk. 'Course, we adventurers kill of monstrous superstitions of the rich type on a daily basis! Who're we ta judge? So's anyways, she is said to only appear when the moon is full and the werewolves howl. And though she's ne'er violent, you can always 'ear a moanin' sound. I got no idea what's aboard that ship, but whate'er it is, I want nothin' to do with it."

-Old Gerald, man in the pub

caesar193
November 10, 2012
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
Hrothen's Gate    Dungeons  (Mountains)   (Doors)

The swirling snow fell on the soldier's shield,

covering the symbol of Hrothen's Hope.

The swirling snow fell on the dwarf's black beard,

and melted into the darkness.

-opening poem of Hrothen's Curse, a dwarven tale

caesar193
August 23, 2012
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 2.833333
The Walk    Dungeons  (Water)   (Rooms/ Halls)

"The Walk. Oh, aye, I've heard o' the walk. Its this peninsula, south of us, where the sides o' this peninsula are cliffs. At the end o' this peninsula is this big area, riddles with caves. In them caves is a huge treasure. At least, according to these rumors I've heard. 'Course, them caves have been taken over by orcs. I'd go take the treasure meself if I was younger."

-Old Gerald, man in the pub

caesar193
August 14, 2012
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.500000
A Village in Turmoil    Dungeons  (Mountains)   (Rooms/ Halls)

Something is killing and eating the people of Th'gil. This monster displays cleverness, strength, and a thirst for blood. The PCs have stumbled into this town. Will they leave by walking or by dieing?

caesar193
July 26, 2012
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 7 / 3.500000
Death Room    Dungeons  (Underground)   (Traps)

Money=zombies. Who knew that the room with pictures of people getting killed would spawn undead things trying to kill you?

OmegaDraco
June 1, 2012
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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...."

Dossta
April 22, 2012
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Ideas: 1
Votes: 9 / 4.944444
Escape From the Tower    Dungeons  (Other)   (Rooms/ Halls)

After waking up groggily in the middle of a floating wizard's tower, the players must find some way to escape before being slain by the beast that stalks them.  Time is ticking and the cat is always watching . . .

OmegaDraco
February 8, 2012
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Comments: 13
Ideas: 1
Votes: 7 / 4.285714
Icegate    Dungeons  (Tundra/ Arctic)   (Doors)

A treacherous door to enter. Take a deep breath, focus your mind, and leap into the ice.

Magus of the Citadel
September 2, 2011
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Comments: 12
Ideas: 1
Votes: 10 / 3.850000
The Door of Heaven    Dungeons  (Underground)   (Traps)

The door that cannot be reached, the wall that cannot be climbed

Ted
April 29, 2011
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Comments: 5
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.500000
The Vattic Trap    Dungeons  (Other)   (Traps)

"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.

MysticMoon
March 27, 2011
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.900000
The Lost Imperial City    Dungeons  (Plains)   (Rooms/ Halls)

A Five Room Dungeon about finding the Imperial city of The Lost Empire.

Michael Jotne Slayer
February 2, 2011
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Comments: 21
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.

Pieh
November 20, 2010
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 4.125000
The Gurgleplatt Coven    Dungeons  (Swamp)   (Rooms/ Halls)

Welcome to Uhgramudd, you'll never find a more disgusting, remote, fly-ridden, swampy Hell than this. Get in, kill the Lizards, grab the loot, get out. Simple, right?

This is an introductory low-level adventure I use to get familiar with players I meet online, to see if our play styles clash in any way. So far, it has weeded out a few undesirables and scored a few keepers. I am quite satisfied with the layout and have run it multiple times, with slight variations for level/abilities of the player characters.

axlerowes
October 20, 2010
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Comments: 9
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.200000
Four 5s (A Puzzle Dungeon)    Dungeons  (Underground)   (Puzzles)

A bare bones dungeon concept, you can add the monsters and the treasure al a cart, but the big bads in this crawl are the puzzles.  

A celebration of Strolen's 5555th post.  

Blydden
August 15, 2010
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Comments: 26
Ideas: 0
Votes: 10 / 3.300000
Animated Doorknob    Dungeons  (Underground)   (Traps)

It sure looks like a normal doorknob...Wait a second...Did it just move?!
 

Cressida
August 9, 2010
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Comments: 10
Ideas: 1
Votes: 8 / 3.625000
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!

Drackler
July 22, 2010
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.250000
Halls of Dancing Flutes    Dungeons  (Mountains)   (Rooms/ Halls)

 In local legend, the Halls are fairly old, with stories of people disappearing going back for hundreds of years, said to be taken by the Faeries. In actuality, the Halls are much older.

slartibartfast
July 17, 2010
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.400000
Eustacius: the demiplane of twisted dreams    Dungeons  (Other)   (Rooms/ Halls)
As far as demiplanes go, Eustacius is not very large. It is more of a plane of thought, rather than
physical substance; a set of several dozen realms which are interconnected by concepts rather
than actual pathways.
Nafar
April 26, 2010
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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.

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       By: CaptainPenguin

The heroes find the crumbling, overgrown ruins of what appears to be some sort of grand dining hall in the forest. Deciding that it is a good place to camp, the set up a fire in the center. However, they are woken in the night to see skeletons waltzing in the moonlight to organ music that emanates from the open air. The skeletons touch nobody, dancing around them all night.

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