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Turgenev

Adventurer
Are you familiar with UK5 Eye of the Serpent? It's one of those obscure modules that I have fond memories of. The terrain forms the actual walls of the dungeon.
Yup, I have it in my collection. I see what you mean and no, I don't have anything like that. At least not at the time of this post. It is something I may explore at a later date.

Cheers,
Tim
 

Are you familiar with UK5 Eye of the Serpent? It's one of those obscure modules that I have fond memories of. The terrain forms the actual walls of the dungeon.

This was a favorite of mine back in the day. Ran it for at least five different groups. I'm not sure, however, if any group ever made it to the end. I think it was a common pickup for one-shots, but it actually takes longer than a typical session to complete it. I wonder how it holds up now? Too linear? Heavy-handed start?
 

This was a favorite of mine back in the day. Ran it for at least five different groups. I'm not sure, however, if any group ever made it to the end. I think it was a common pickup for one-shots, but it actually takes longer than a typical session to complete it. I wonder how it holds up now? Too linear? Heavy-handed start?
It fits quite well into two sessions, with a natural break.

If you think about it it isn't actually any more linear than an underground dungeon. I would say the "heavy handed" bit happens before the start. You all meet in a roc's nest. When you are dealing with new players (which is how I have used it) it's a good idea not to throw too many choices at them all at once.

Of course if you have a character with flying at level 1 it changes the dynamic a bit.
 

Turgenev

Adventurer
Here is the May 14th, 2021 Friday Freebie map. It's the final map for this series. Click to enlarge.





Map Details:
  • Grid Size: 36x46 10' Squares (72 dpi); VTT Size: 1229x1578
  • This is map five of five.
  • Areas 1 and 8 have pillars.
  • Areas 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 have covered pit traps.
  • Areas 1, 8, 9 a), and 10 a) have statues.
  • Area 7 has a tapestry.
  • Area 9 a) has daises/raised platforms.
  • Areas 9 a) and 10 a) have braziers.
  • Area 9 b) is a multi-level dais.
  • Area 9 c) has a thaumaturgic circle.
  • Area 10 a) has a pool/fountain.
  • Areas 10 b), 10 c), and 11 have teleporting pillars. Areas 10 b) is connected to area 15 from the April 30th 2021 Friday Freebie/Enhanced map. Area 10 c) connects to area 11.
  • The grey of area 16 a) represents water.
  • Area 16 b) is a small island.
  • Area 18 is a depression in the ground.

Here is how the five maps fit together. Click to enlarge.





I have an Enhanced version of this week's Friday Freebie for sale here: Friday Enhanced Map: 05-14-2021 - Paratime Design | Dungeon Maps | DriveThruRPG.com

The May 14th, 2021 Friday Enhanced Map product contains a multi-layered PDF (allowing the options of white or black backgrounds, numbered or non-numbered areas, secret doors on or off, and grid or no grid, and all permutations) and a zip file with all relevant (16) map files as individual jpg images. The Enhanced map has a grid size of 36x46 10’ Squares (72 dpi); VTT Size: 2458x3156. All for $2 (US).

Cheers,
Tim
 
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Turgenev

Adventurer
I've updated the April 2nd, 2021 Friday Freebie map even further. I've added a teleporter. Click to enlarge.



Map Details:
  • Grid Size: 36x46 10' Squares (72 dpi); VTT Size: 1229x1578
  • Area 1 has steps that lead up to a raised entrance.
  • Areas 1, 2, 3 b), 8, 11, 12, 19, 20, 30, 31, and 32 have statues.
  • Areas 3 a), 4, 11, 13, 16, 19, 22, 41, 32, 35, 37, and 40 b) have pillars.
  • Area 10 has a connection to another plane/dimension (the Shadowfell/some Lovecraftian location) hence the strange colour of the room.
  • Areas 12 b), 20 b), and 32 b) are raised platforms/daises.
  • Areas 12 b), 20 b), 32 b), and 40 b) have altars.
  • Area 21 could easily connect to some underwater location (a Kuo-Toa/Sahuagin/Deep One lair?).
  • Areas 21, 39, and 40 a) represent water. While not shown on the map, there could easily be submerged connecting tunnels between areas 39 and 40 a).
  • Areas 36 and 40 h) are connected by teleporters.

I have an enhanced version of this map for sale here: Colour Dungeon #1 - Paratime Design | Dungeon Maps | DriveThruRPG.com

It contains a multi-layered PDF (allowing the options of numbered or non-numbered areas, secret doors on or off, and grid or no grid, and all permutations) and a zip file with all relevant (8) map files as individual jpg images. The map has a grid size of 36x46 10’ Squares (72 dpi); VTT Size: 2458x3156. All for $4 (US).

Cheers,
Tim
 

Turgenev

Adventurer
Here is the May 21st, 2021 Friday Freebie map. Click to enlarge.





Map Details:
  • Grid Size: 36x46 10' Squares (72 dpi); VTT Size: 1229x1578
  • The grey sections of areas 1 b), 15 b), 20, and 21 a) represent water.
  • The row of dots in the water passages represent bars/gates.
  • Areas 1 b), 11, 12, 15 a), and 21 c) have statues.
  • Areas 3, 4, 18, and 26 have false doors.
  • Areas 3 and 17 have covered pit traps.
  • Areas 3, 11, 12, 13 a), 15 a), 19, 21 c), and 23 have braziers.
  • Areas 5, 11, 12, 13, 15, and 21 b) have pillars.
  • Areas 11 and 12 have daises/raised platforms (or alternatively, the steps could lead down instead of up).
  • Area 13 has a bridge crossing the water channel.
  • Area 19 has a tapestry.
  • The stairs at area 19 lead down.
  • Areas 22, 21 b), and 21 c) have open arches.
  • Area 23 has an open pit/well.
  • Area 25 has a large open pit.

I have an Enhanced version of this week's Friday Freebie for sale here: Friday Enhanced Map: 05-21-2021 - Paratime Design | Dungeon Maps | DriveThruRPG.com

The May 21st, 2021 Friday Enhanced Map product contains a multi-layered PDF (allowing the options of white or black backgrounds, numbered or non-numbered areas, secret doors on or off, and grid or no grid, and all permutations) and a zip file with all relevant (16) map files as individual jpg images. The Enhanced map has a grid size of 36x46 10’ Squares (72 dpi); VTT Size: 2458x3156. All for $2 (US).

Cheers,
Tim
 
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Turgenev

Adventurer
Here is the May 28th, 2021 Friday Freebie map. Click to enlarge.





Map Details:
  • Grid Size: 36x46 10' Squares (72 dpi); VTT Size: 1229x1578
  • The dash lines are elevation lines showing the lower elevation (in relation to the upper level).
  • The arrows represent downward slopes.
  • Area 3 a) and b) represent a cliff ledge. Area 3 c) is at a lower elevation than areas 3 a) and b).
  • Areas 9 b), 10, and 12 b) represent molten magma. Several submerged tunnels at areas 10 a) to d) feed magma up to this section, and it slowly flows into area 9 b), and then continues to area 12 b) where it tumbles into the chasm.
  • Area 11 has a heated gas/steam cloud filling the tunnel (the water underneath the tunnel is heated by the nearby magma tunnels of area 10, causing steam to erupt from the floor and lower walls).
  • Area 12 has a chasm in the centre of it. There may be a chance of toxic volcanic fumes may drift up from the chasm. Area 12 a) represents the walkway that surrounds the chasm. Area 12 b) is a lava falls.
  • Area 15 a) has pillars.
  • Area 15 b) has a sarcophagus on a dais.
  • Areas 15 b) and 16 have statues.
  • Area 16 has an open pit/well. Perhaps the pit has molten magma at the bottom of it.
  • Area 17 is a covered pit trap.
  • Area 18 has natural pillars.
  • Area 19 has a tapestry.
  • Area 21 has a pool/fountain and a full-size mirror.
  • Area 22 b) has a natural chimney to the surface.

I have an Enhanced version of this week's Friday Freebie for sale here: Friday Enhanced Map: 05-28-2021 - Paratime Design | Dungeon Maps | DriveThruRPG.com

The May 28th, 2021 Friday Enhanced Map product contains a multi-layered PDF (allowing the options of white or black backgrounds, numbered or non-numbered areas, secret doors on or off, and grid or no grid, and all permutations) and a zip file with all relevant (16) map files as individual jpg images. The Enhanced map has a grid size of 36x46 10’ Squares (72 dpi); VTT Size: 2458x3156. All for $2 (US).

Cheers,
Tim
 

This is one of my favorites. It's a bit smaller (in terms of total number of rooms) than some, which I like. I could easily see inserting this into a game. If I were running it at lower levels, I might replace the magma with water. (Making area 11 perhaps muddy or collapsing.)
 

Are you allowed to reveal which maps you did for Candlekeep Mysteries? My kids and I have been trying to guess, but, to our untrained eyes, the styles are just different enough from what you post here that we can't be sure.
 

Turgenev

Adventurer
My maps in Candlekeep Mysteries consist of the following:

  • The Vermeillon village (p. 52)
  • Mayor Duvezin's House (p. 55)
  • The Platinum Mine (p. 57)
  • Hag's Hovel (p. 119)
  • Pool of Eternal Spring (p. 121)
  • Wisteria Vale (p. 150)
  • The Manor (p.153)

My personal fav out of the bunch is probably the Wisteria Vale map. I also had a handful of maps I did for the project that didn't make it into the final book. Those maps were mostly individual rooms and a couple dungeon maps. I'm not privy to the reasons for those maps not making it into the book but I suspect some content got cut due to size/content restrictions for the book. That's purely a guess on my part. ;)

Cheers,
Tim
 

Turgenev

Adventurer
Here is the June 4th, 2021 Friday Freebie map. Click to enlarge.





Map Details:
  • Grid Size: 36x46 10' Squares (72 dpi); VTT Size: 1229x1578
  • Areas 1 a) and 2 have pillars.
  • Areas 1 b), 1 c), 5 c), and 26 have covered pit traps.
  • Areas 2 and 10 b) have open pits/wells.
  • Area 3 has a secret trap door in the floor. Around the secret trap door are dashes that represent elevation lines (showing the lower level in relation to the upper level). Area 3 connects to area 4.
  • Area 5 a) is at a higher elevation than area 5 b).
  • Area 5 b) has multiple false double doors. Perhaps some are trapped while others could act as portals to other dungeons/worlds/dimensions.
  • Areas 7, 9, 12, 24, and 26 have false doors.
  • Areas 8 b) and 10 b) have raised platforms/daises.
  • Areas 8 b), 18, and 20 have statues.
  • Area 12 has a tapestry.
  • Area 21 has a pool/fountain.

I have an Enhanced version of this week's Friday Freebie for sale here: Friday Enhanced Map: 06-04-2021 - Paratime Design | Dungeon Maps | DriveThruRPG.com

The June 4th, 2021 Friday Enhanced Map product contains a multi-layered PDF (allowing the options of white or black backgrounds, numbered or non-numbered areas, secret doors on or off, and grid or no grid, and all permutations) and a zip file with all relevant (16) map files as individual jpg images. The Enhanced map has a grid size of 36x46 10’ Squares (72 dpi); VTT Size: 2458x3156. All for $2 (US).

Cheers,
Tim
 

Turgenev

Adventurer
I've colourized the May 21st, 2021 Friday Freebie map. Click to enlarge.



Map Details:
  • Grid Size: 36x46 10' Squares (72 dpi); VTT Size: 1229x1578
  • Areas 1 b), 15 b), 20, and 21 a) represent water.
  • The row of dots in the water passages represent bars/gates.
  • Areas 1 b), 11, 12, 15 a), and 21 c) have statues.
  • Areas 3, 4, 18, and 26 have false doors.
  • Areas 3 and 17 have covered pit traps.
  • Areas 3, 11, 12, 12 a), 15 a), 19, 21 c), and 23 have braziers.
  • Areas 5, 11, 12, 13, 15, and 21 b) have pillars.
  • Areas 11 and 12 have daises/raised platforms (or alternatively, the steps could lead down instead of up).
  • Area 13 has a bridge crossing the water channel.
  • Area 19 has a tapestry.
  • The stairs at area 19 lead down.
  • Areas 22, 21 b), and 21 c) have open arches.
  • Area 23 has an open pit/well.
  • Area 25 has a large open pit.

I have an enhanced version of this map for sale here: Colour Dungeon #2 - Paratime Design | Dungeon Maps | DriveThruRPG.com

It contains a multi-layered PDF (allowing the options of numbered or non-numbered areas, secret doors on or off, and grid or no grid, and all permutations) and a zip file with all relevant (8) map files as individual jpg images. The map has a grid size of 36x46 10’ Squares (72 dpi); VTT Size: 2458x3156. All for $4 (US).

Cheers,
Tim
 
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Turgenev

Adventurer
Here is the June 11th, 2021 Friday Freebie map. Click to enlarge.





Map Details:
  • Grid Size: 36x46 10' Squares (72 dpi); VTT Size: 1229x1578
  • Areas 1 a), 7, 15, 24 a), 29, and 33 have pillars.
  • The stairs at area 1 b) lead up (in a clockwise direction).
  • Area 1 c) is an alcove that is in direct fire from the crossbow trap in area 1 d).
  • Areas 2, 3, 8, 12 a), 16, 18, 19 a), 20 b), 21, 22 a), 25, 30, 31, 32, and 34 have small floor drains (that connect to a vast interlocking tunnel network under the dungeon (not shown on this map but is included in the Enhanced version).
  • Area 3 has a large, full-sized mirror.
  • Areas 4, 14, 25, 28 a), and 33 have open pits/wells. Perhaps these pits all connect with the drainage network located under the dungeon.
  • Areas 5, 6, and 22 c) have partially collapsed tunnels strewn with rubble.
  • Areas 10, 20 b), and 28 have daises/raised platforms. In area 28's case, each dais leads to a higher one until it ends at area 28 c).
  • Areas 10, 20 b), 22 b), 24 a), 26 b), 28 have statues.
  • Areas 19 a) and 30 have tapestries.
  • Area 26 a) has a covered pit trap.

I have an Enhanced version of this week's Friday Freebie for sale here: Friday Enhanced Map: 06-11-2021 - Paratime Design | Dungeon Maps | DriveThruRPG.com

The June 11th, 2021 Friday Enhanced Map product contains a multi-layered PDF (allowing the options of white or black backgrounds, numbered or non-numbered areas, secret doors on or off, and grid or no grid, and all permutations) and a zip file with all relevant (16) map files as individual jpg images. The Enhanced Map has a bonus drainage tunnel map that shows the tunnel system that connects to the drains on this dungeon. The Enhanced map has a grid size of 36x46 10’ Squares (72 dpi); VTT Size: 2458x3156. All for $2 (US).

Cheers,
Tim
 
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Turgenev

Adventurer
Here is the June 18th, 2021 Friday Freebie map. It is the first of three (possibly more). I will bundle the enhanced versions once I'm done. Click to enlarge.





Map Details:
  • Grid Size: 36x46 10' Squares (72 dpi); VTT Size: 1229x1578
  • The white squares on the walls represent windows. I envision the windows being high on the wall to allow natural light and air flow into the building.
  • Areas 1, 2, 16, 20, north of 25, 36, 39, west of 40, 46 a), and 60 b) have statues.
  • Areas 9, 21, 22, 27, 32, 34, 36, 39, 47, and 58 have pillars.
  • Area 20 has a tapestry.
  • Areas 23, 33, and 53 have full-length mirrors.
  • Area 30 is the small room with an open pit.
  • Areas 54 b) and 55 b) are cells.
  • The grey of area 60 a) represents grass/vegetation.
  • Area 60 b) has a statue on top of a pool/fountain.

I have an Enhanced version of this week's Friday Freebie for sale here: Friday Enhanced Map: 06-18-2021 - Paratime Design | Building Maps | DriveThruRPG.com

The June 18th, 2021 Friday Enhanced Map product contains a multi-layered PDF (allowing the options of white or black backgrounds, numbered or non-numbered areas, secret doors on or off, and grid or no grid, and all permutations) and a zip file with all relevant (16) map files as individual jpg images. The Enhanced Map has a bonus drainage tunnel map that shows the tunnel system that connects to the drains on this dungeon. The Enhanced map has a grid size of 36x46 10’ Squares (72 dpi); VTT Size: 2458x3156. All for $2 (US).

Cheers,
Tim
 

Eyes of Nine

Everything's Fine
Here is the June 18th, 2021 Friday Freebie map. It is the first of three (possibly more). I will bundle the enhanced versions once I'm done. Click to enlarge.





Map Details:
  • Grid Size: 36x46 10' Squares (72 dpi); VTT Size: 1229x1578
  • The white squares on the walls represent windows. I envision the windows being high on the wall to allow natural light and air flow into the building.
  • Areas 1, 2, 16, 20, north of 25, 36, 39, west of 40, 46 a), and 60 b) have statues.
  • Areas 9, 21, 22, 27, 32, 34, 36, 39, 47, and 58 have pillars.
  • Area 20 has a tapestry.
  • Areas 23, 33, and 53 have full-length mirrors.
  • Area 30 is the small room with an open pit.
  • Areas 54 b) and 55 b) are cells.
  • The grey of area 60 a) represents grass/vegetation.
  • Area 60 b) has a statue on top of a pool/fountain.

I have an Enhanced version of this week's Friday Freebie for sale here: Friday Enhanced Map: 06-18-2021 - Paratime Design | Building Maps | DriveThruRPG.com

The June 18th, 2021 Friday Enhanced Map product contains a multi-layered PDF (allowing the options of white or black backgrounds, numbered or non-numbered areas, secret doors on or off, and grid or no grid, and all permutations) and a zip file with all relevant (16) map files as individual jpg images. The Enhanced Map has a bonus drainage tunnel map that shows the tunnel system that connects to the drains on this dungeon. The Enhanced map has a grid size of 36x46 10’ Squares (72 dpi); VTT Size: 2458x3156. All for $2 (US).

Cheers,
Tim
Makes me consider some sort of creepy museum or library or something. (I guess it doesn't have to be creepy, just where my mind always goes first)
 

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