The Dungeon: Level 7 – The Dead Wizard’s Lab

This portion of The Dungeon is a once-opulent hermitage gone to rot.  The magnificent rugs and furnishings are dusty, moldering, and falling apart.  Only the shelves and books in the library, protected by powerful spells of preservation and protection, still contains polished wood and many curious volumes of quaint...

AAR: Borderwilds

In which the author recounts his experience running 5-7 thirteen year old kids through an OSR D&D campaign: When last we met, our intrepid heroes successfully foiled the evil wizard Bargle’s plan to discredit the king by retrieving the king’s Sword of Authority from a dungeon of Bargle’s design....

De Nile Ain’t Just a River in Egypt…

…it’s also a river in Sudan.  Just sayin’. FU12 – Mummies FEY3 – Pharoah’s Undead Tomb Guards DN20 – Treasure Pile This post wraps up the undead portion of our show.  Stay tuned for the big brutes, coming soon; rock monsters, ogres, and trolls, I’ll spare you the ‘oh...

The Dungeon: Sublevel 6A – The Air Temple

Back into the Dungeon we go.  The Air Temple centers on the Pool of Air, a bottomless pit which emits a steady stream of clean fresh air.  This could be a portal to the Elemental Plane of Air, but that would be a literal leap of faith.  More likely, it’s a...

Dungeon Plunder: Cursebreaker

This otherwise non-descript steel sword is marked by the blue runic letters engraved along the blade as shown.  Any character who speaks the language of the northern barbarians will recognize the words from an ancient dialect that can be loosely translated as “the breaker of curses”.  In game terms,...

Dog Faced Boys

Pendraken calls these dog faces Anubis guards.  They’ve got a great fantasy Egyptian feel to them. FEY1 – Anubis with sword FEY2 – Anubis with spear And for a little bonus, here’s a close shot of the bat swarm.  You can see the scale in the group shot posted...

It’s a Trap Marker

One of these days you’ll see how we use these figures in the game.  For the most part, you can fit a couple of rooms of dungeon hastily scrawled on a letter sized piece of paper.  That means drawing furnishings right on the page, but once in a while...

Shameless Ripoff: The Crypt of Laun Phien

It’s no secret that Djekspek is pretty a damn impressive designer.  Check out a few of his one page dungeons over on Devian Tart and you’ll see.  Look at this thing – it’s beautiful.  Or this one – that just begs to be stocked and run.  Even with nothing in...

Sneak Peek: The Pharoah’s Tomb

Pendraken Dungeon Pack DNP4, The Pharoah’s Tomb, contains 4 Anubis troops with sword, 4 Anubis troops with spear, 4 Pharoah’s guard, 4 mummies, 2 bat swarms, 1 giant snake, 1 remains and bones, and a pile of treasure.  Here’s a sneak peak of the full monty haul with a...

The Dungeon: Level 6 – The Brutes

These may look like natural stone caverns, but they were called forth from the twisted imagination of the DungeonGod the same as any other level in this madhouse.  One indication of this is that even though the walls are rough stone, with stalactites hanging from above, the floor is...