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    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime6 days ago edited
     
    I'll download the map already made and add iso dungeons for it.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTime6 days ago
     
    JimP, the Bleakness Island has already been done and is in the Atlas.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime6 days ago
     
    Did someone else do it ? I know I did an area map including all of the archipelago. Mostly I'm just showing placement of areas I'm putting ruins and dungeons.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTime6 days ago edited
     
    Yes, I did, Jim, and placed plenty of dungeons and ruined towns in it, plus several evil wizard towers, a village to serve as a base, and murky lakes and rivers. Look in the Atlas downloads.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTime6 days ago
     
    Here is a small version of the map. Map notes are also available.
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    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime5 days ago
     
    My apologies.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTime5 days ago
     
    But plenty of sites here - I had you in mind. There are oodles of ruined buildings (keeps, towers etc) to serve as dungeon entrances, many caves, and a base village. This was made with your dungeon mapping love in mind - infact i posted with you about this very thing, so GO FORTH, YOUNG MAN AND CONQUER.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime5 days ago
     
    I'm old and forgetful. I'll work on some localized areas and put dungeons under them.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTime5 days ago
     
    Look forward to seeing it - I love your dungeons, sir.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime5 days ago
     
    Here is a rectangular png of where I am going to start. I noticed the volcano symbol you used has a crater. So, I'll do this one as an extinct volcano, with caves going down into the mountain and see if I can make a staricase, iso, going up to the crater. Maybe put some sort of village in there... I don't know yet.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTime5 days ago
     
    Great idea. Get to work (he said sternly to the young man before him) ;)
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime5 days ago
     
    I'm going to call them The Desperate Caves.

    Where did you get some of these fonts ?

    IM FELL English and Informal Roman ? If you didn't use them in the map, then no need for me to download.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTime5 days ago
     
    Yes, I used both, but both are in the ProFantasy list of fonts.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime5 days ago
     
    Posted By: QuentenYes, I used both, but both are in the ProFantasy list of fonts.


    Okay. I'm rather tired this evening and didn't look. Hopefully i can get a map or two done before Monday. I have some ideas.

    A cave that goes back a hundred feet or so, nothing unusual. But stone doors in the floor or walls that lead down to dungeons.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime5 days ago edited
     
    Rectangular png showing the caves I'll be mapping and a start on cave 1.

    I'll post and submit all of one cave at a time, so I don't get confused as to what belongs to which one.

    Cave 1 doesn't seem like much. A small chest, few coins in it, a few giant centipedes or a bear or two. Not much difficulty. Some adventurers would just leave.

    But that is a distraction... the secret door goes down into the larger part of the cave.

    Updating the iso cave map to a better one, and I'll b back later tonight or tomorrow with a more complete map.
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    • CommentAuthorJensen
    • CommentTime5 days ago
     
    great start! looking forward to see this going on.
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      CommentAuthorDogtag
    • CommentTime5 days ago edited
     
    Cool! Your caves are fun.

    If I can make a suggestion? The first part of the cave has a flagstone floor but I think it might look better (more intriguing?) map-wise, if the first part was all natural and the part after the secret door was worked stone or a mix of the two.

    Just a thought.

    I'm looking forward to watching these grow.

    Cheers,
    ~Dogtag
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime5 days ago
     
    My dear Dogtag... these are caves where desperate holdouts made their last stand ( making this up as I go), and if it didn't look like a thinking being made them, instead of a natural cave, looters and adventurers might get too much curiousity.

    Of course, my players would just glare at me, declare somethig about 'So, you think you have hidden it where we can't find it eh !' and proceed to 'thorough search' the entire thing, lifting cave floor bits that weren't movable until they came along, digging their own tunnels, etc. all in search of treasure they just knew was there... I got them one time though, a huge chest magicked to look like it was full of gold pieces. They got 5 miles fomr that dungeon, the magic went away, and they found themselves with a large amount of lead and Fool's Gold. Instead of thousands of gold per character, they wound up with less than a gold piece worth for each character.

    Okay, I'll put cave floor bits in there.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTime5 days ago
     
    LOL
    • CommentAuthorShessar
    • CommentTime4 days ago
     
    Yay!!!! Another great dungeon from Jim!
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime4 days ago edited
     
    It snowed this morning... so I will be at home today instead of shopping. The quarter of an inch got up into the 2 to 3 inch range.

    This is the lower part of my ham radio 5btv 1/4 wave vertical antenna. And I do believe that all 4 trucks the county has are out spreading sand to make the roads less slippery... Yes, just 4. Two years ago they didn't have any.
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    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime4 days ago edited
     
    Large over view and a closeup of the left hand area. Yes, there is a gap in the stairway. I need to add a landing area...
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    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime4 days ago
     
    Some power flickers in my area. I have my uninterruptible power supply hooked up but it will only last long enough for me to save and shut down. Out getting lunch and a few things before black ice forms.

    I'm fine so far.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime4 days ago edited
     
    Well, our predicted half inch of snow has gone up to 4 to 5 inches. And the state park I camp at for the Cheaha Challenge, bicycle race in the summer, has 9 inches of snow. i am home and doing okay.

    Next update. I am thinking about putting a sand/dry bitmap fill in for a lower level.

    Almost forgot. The room with different floor types, looks like it could be part of a chess or checkerboard ? it is. Nasty shock in damage to any character not moving like a chess character trying to cross it. A list of what each character becomes as they exit the door into the room, would be a nice trap.

    Replacing the map with a newer version.

    Room 10 is a trap. The chest, and the floor it is sitting on, is an illusion. If a character approaches the suit or amror, a Magic Mouth, in ad&d a way to record a voice, speaks up and says 'Beware the treasure !'.

    A character that tries to walk on the 10'x10' area where the chest is, will fall 30 feet to the mold pit below.

    Between room 12 and room 16 is another secret dor, this leads down into a more planned out area. ( in the planning stages.)

    The treasure below room 6 is real, and there is a drop from that room to the stairs just outside room 9.

    Room 11 leads to a broken rope and wood path, the drop is 40 feet into the water. A character could swim for the pilings of the other rope and wood path... but there may be something hungry in that water. Chomp ! Chomp !

    I'm going to take a break.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTime4 days ago
     
    Well done, Mr Snowman. Enjoy the days snuggled up to a warm fire. Middle os summer here, but very blustery today - can't see the montains outside across the bay!
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime3 days ago
     
    What I need is a perspectives or isometric wharf/pier...

    Anyway, here is an update. 75 percent of a 1200 pixel map.
      cave01_0045b.png
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime3 days ago
     
    Off to Monsen soon if no suggestions.

    The Bleakness, The Churning Mountains, The Desperate Caves

    Some of the mountains are volcanos, some are extinct.

    Symbols from Annual Issue 66 and Perspectives add-on.

    Caves: are enclosed unless noted in the description. Cave height is 15 feet.

    Rooms: enclosed unless noted in the description. Rooms are 10 to 15 feet high.

    Water: Water_blue_light_P3B, perspective bitmap fill.

    Green mold area: Grass_green_light_P3B, Perspectives bitmap fill.

    Clouds/fog under rooms 14 and 25. from the Alysa Faden Annual.

    1) Cave that conects to the outside. A short narrow corridor connects to room 2.

    2) various rocks and stalagmites, those rock formations on the floor. ( Stalagtites hang titely to the ceiling.)

    A small chest, not much money. The impression is a quick hiding of treasure, and then they left.

    3) A small alcove off to one side of room 2. Centipedes or small spiders would be a good choice here. Nothing to arouse suspicions that there is more to this cave area than is seen from a quick look.

    The secret door is opened by a hidden catch lever just behind some of the stone wall.

    The stone steps conect to room 4.

    4) a small rectangular room, dust, nothing else to find. The stairs connect to room 6.

    5) a room offf of room 4. The cave wall cut out door leads to stairs down to room 7 and a stone door.

    6) a trap. The floor area, and the wooden crate are illusions. Any character who makes it past the two floor holes, will fall into room 17. There is no way back up, but they will be rich fomr the treasure in room 17.

    7) a square room with several exits. Small bird sounds can be heard in this room.

    The archway down to the landing, all of that is open... and a careless character can fall into the water on their way to room 11.

    The stone door down to area 16 is also open and a fall can happen into the water.

    8) This room appears to be open on two sides, but its has some sort of invisible wall that prevents all exit except via the stone door or back the way the characters came.

    9) A square oom with bones and two drains. The cages are empty. It has some sort of invisible wall that prevents all exit except via the 3 stone doors. The stairs that appear to lead to room 17 only go up a short distance.

    10) a square room. The barrel has fresh drinking water in it. If the metal armor is approached it wil ldeclare 'Beware the treasure !'. Another illusion is the treasure and thge floor piece is looks to be on. A long drop onto the area 34. Regular mold on stone, or a mold that devours.

    11) A small narrow room that leads no where. The characters can jump into the water and swim, there might be something hungry in the water, or go back the way they came.

    12) A secret door in location 16 leads down to this room. A character that carelessly approaches the barrels can fall out of the room into the water. The barel next to the wall is safer to approach. The rocks came from the ceiling.

    13) An L-shaped room. One exit, with no wall, leads down to oom 15, the other, watch your step !, leads down to room 14.
    The ramp going upwards leads to the crater and a small village.

    14) Some work has been done, some is original cave. No tools left behind. A stalagtite grows slowly in the room. The two stone coffins could have something in them.

    15) a chess board room. Characters entering the room have to move like chess pieces, or recieve a small electrical shock. Two walls are open and characters can fall into the water. Characters can see the ramp between rooms 12 and 16. But cannot see into room 12.

    16) A very small room. A secret door in the one wall leads to room 12. Pushing down, the secret door falls through and goes into the water, leaving a small gap in the walkway. Pushng up, it compresses at it moves into the ceiling.

    17) Bones and othr skeletal remains of those who fell, ahem, for the trap in room 6. Their wealth and weapons are stacked in and near the treasure chest.

    18) A sliding ramp and a wood plank and rope bridge from room into room 18. The three low walls are stumbling blocks. Literally.

    19) A small bedroom. A bed, a water closet, and a bath tub. No storage for gear, etc. There might be something under the bed.

    20) The walls don't go to the ceiling. Various wood remnants appear to have once been storage barrels.

    21) A sudden rush past the stone door will result in the character falling on to the stone floor below.

    22) An oddly shaped room. The barrels have arrows sticking in them, apparently a last ditch stand barrier. The floor areas without walls are open to area 32. It is a 10 foot drop.

    22b) A smal lalcove, maybe the chest has treasure in it.

    23) A small rectangular room with a chest partially hiden behind the stone wall, no exit but to go back up to room 22. The characters may have to destroy the wooden stairs to get the chest out... the chest is bolted to the stone floor.

    24) Trying to exit past the pillars is blocked by an invisible wall. The exit is via the opening by the room number.

    25) A smalll oom, watch out for the opening for the stairs going down to room 30. There are no guard rails to prevent a fall. A sideboard has some plates of fresh food. The small chest might have monies in it.

    26) The floor where this who drop form room 21 fall to. Only one wall piece remains. The other areas are open to the floor which is area 32 or the water area 33.

    27) A puzzle room. The archways detect as magic, and taping on them will cause them o glow in a color or sound a small chime. The pillars that aren't connected glow a pale blue. The standing wall has some small niches, behind loose bricks, that may or may not contain anythnig.

    28) A store room. Three barrels with fresh food and water.

    29) A small room with two open walls. Watch your step !

    30) A small room with two statues. They might speak if spoken to. But their replies are nonsensical.

    31) A small room, with a narrow exit onto area 32.

    32) How much of the floor area that can be walked on is up to the map user.

    33) An expanse of water from 2 feet to 50 feet deep.

    34) an expanse of mold, thick or thin, a monster or nothing to worry about is up to you.
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    • CommentAuthorJensen
    • CommentTime3 days ago
     
    Great work. Chapeau!
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime3 days ago
     
    Submitted.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime3 days ago
     
    Cave 2 start. Water hazards in this one.
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    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime3 days ago
     
    a bit of progress. Evil temple in room 5. Location 2 is a crossroads. I couldn't figure how to get a column of water, so I just draw a line and added the text.
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    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime3 days ago
     
    taking a break after I post this.
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTime2 days ago
     
    The first cave is now added tot he atlas. Thanks for contributing another exciting map Jim.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime2 days ago
     
    You're welcome.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime2 days ago
     
    Update on Cave 2.

    Location 18 is a convoluted covered passageway. The one rough area over by room 19 is there to puzzle the players. Or it could lead to a small concealed sorage area about 5' by 5'.

    Stairs down from 19 leads to a concealed trap door into room 16. From inside room 16 the trap door is a crudely painted wood door that looks vaguely like stone. Should be easy to spot.

    Room 11. Well, it could be a trap... a giant washing machine. Otherwise why are the 4 wall pieces next to the water ? The wood door opens out onto the stairs, its a relief valve.

    Still in progress.
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    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime1 day ago
     
    Final on Cave 2. Any suggestions or misspelled text ?

    he Bleakness, The Churning Mountains, The Desperate Caves, Cave 2

    Some of the mountains are volcanos, some are extinct.

    Symbols from Annual Issue 66 and Perspectives add-on.

    Caves: are enclosed unless noted in the description. Cave height is 15 feet.

    Rooms: enclosed unless noted in the description. Rooms are 10 to 15 feet high.

    Water: Water_blue_light_P3B, perspective bitmap fill.

    Clouds/fog under walkway to rooms 3b and 12. from the Alysa Faden Annual.

    Several areas and rooms would be an excellent place to put monsters who try and ambush the characters as they explore this cave.

    1) entrance cave, small water flow across the room. A slippery ramp down into a deep pool. Easier to get to the small location 24 than room 2. There might be treasure at the bottom of the pool which is 25 feet deep.

    2) Crossroads between different parts of this cave complex.

    3) a T-shaped room. The statue in 3a might talk, it might not. 3b has a small secret door. The passageway that leads to room 12 has no walls. The narrow path is over an abyss. Fog down below.

    4) Anteroom to an evil temple.

    5) evil temple, a sarcophagus, wood chairs, alter, and an evil statue. Three cages for victims, or people who joined and aren't evil enough.

    6) crate and a statue. The statue's spear will swing toards, but not hit, anyone tring to approach the crate. Its a warning...

    7) small room... bad smell, like something died in there.

    8) Pool room. The pool is 20 feet deep, and slippry sides. The small alcoves help monsters hide. Hidden behind the enclosed wood stairs is a small chest.

    9) another crossroads room.

    10) storage room for vetments, etc.

    11) Could this be a washing the characters room ? The 4 walls near the water pit in the center certainly look like agitators in a clothes washer.

    12) Two statues and a small chest. When the chest is opened the statues break out into song. 'Beware ! Beware ! Something is going to get you down here ! So beware !" To make it even more stressful for the payers, the statues could dance as well.

    13) whispering sounds are heard in this room.

    14) A nice wall for monsters to hide behind, the divider between room 13 and room 14. The two stone doors are teleports. Anyone grasping the door handles and opening the door will be teleported to room 8.

    15) Three archways.

    16) Sounds of a coin being dropped on a wooden area, but no wood in sight. Note the 10 foot drop from the stairs to the bottom of the floor.

    17) Safety valve room, where an overloaded room 11 will cause the wooden door in room 11 to pop open and characters, gear, and water goes into this room. The plank and rope bridge is open, and the water will fall down into the mountain.

    18) A narrow enclosed zig-zag improved tunnel. The one natural area is to puzzle the players... it could be nothing, it could be hidding a concealed door leading to a small alcove with a box, etc.

    19) A small room, excellent place to ambush characters coming down location 18 corridor.

    20) Normal room for draining room 11. Shallow pools of water on the floor. Many drains along the walls.

    21) A small room with a wood ladder that goes up into the celing to access room 22.

    22) A maze. Openings in the walls were left open to help you see the room dividers. All dividers go to the ceiling.

    23) A small secret room. Walls left off so it can be more clearly seen. Small chest and some bones.

    24) A small enclosed area connecting room 2 and room 7.
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      CommentAuthorQuenten
    • CommentTime1 day ago
     
    Just love these dungeons, Jim
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime1 day ago
     
    Thanks. I'm currently trying to figure out how to make triangle room or more odd shaped rooms. But with the current symbols I can only make jagged edge rooms that might be triangular.
    • CommentAuthorJensen
    • CommentTime23 hours ago
     
    I much appreciate your dungeons Jim. I‘m pretty bad in dungeons and cities so it‘s always great to learn how you do it. The ironic thing is, that i bought CC to make cities and dungeons - and found out that I love doing overland maps. Live is strange sometimes. Love to see the progress!
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    Awesome work! :-)
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime19 hours ago
     
    These are easy to turn out, with some exceptions.

    Room 23 was an after thought. What i had to do was put it together in the blank area just to the right of where it is now. Then drag it over to where it is now. And the secret door part is now on top of the stairs. So I had to very carefully 'Bring to front' just the pats of room 23, including text, chest, bones, walls, and floor pieces. I kept snaging the stairs as well, but finaly got it about the third try. If grouping would have helped, I haven't tried that.

    Another thing I would like to see are stairs symbols that fill in the bits when you have more than one of them. Like the stairs from 3 up to 4. A way to make a smooth stone or cut stone fill under them so it was more a rectangle, or a larger triangle holding up the stairs.

    I am going to have to think a bit on Cave 3 before I get started.

    Oh, and stairs, instead of just saying they are there, for the bit going from the ceiling part back to room 21. There are no back of the stairs symbols. And no mirror doesn't do that. And ... well, some vari-color floors and walls would be good to. I have seen rooms of blue or green tiles that freaks players out... so they would be good symbols as well.

    As long as I'm asking for the moon, no green cheese please, wider and smaller floor and wall pieces would be good.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTime19 hours ago
     
    Submitted
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      CommentAuthorMonsen
    • CommentTime8 hours ago edited
     
    Another one of JimP's insipiring dungeons are now in the atlas. Thanks for the submission Jim.

    Cave 2