Archive for August 27, 2008

4e: Dungeon Building and Environments

Posted: August 27, 2008 by Jay Steven Anyong in 4e, Advice, Dungeons & Dragons, Roleplaying Games
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It’s easy enough to think that D&D should alway take place in a dungeon with gray walls, flickering torches, mold growing on the walls, and with the occasional rat scurrying under your adventurer’s feet while they walk through yet another door to find a skeleton draped protectively over a treasure chest covered in cobwebs.  It’s iconic, easy to envision and almost always the kind of thing that pops into a gamers head when we mention dungeons.

However, it doesn’t always have to be this way.

As a GM, we enjoy having no limit to our special effects budget.  A dungeon can be so many other kinds of environments that it’s staggering.  Today, we’ll take a look at how a little bit of imagination, some research, and even some sources can be used to make a memorable dungeon outside of gray walls and 10-foot wide hallways.

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