Tagged: megadungeon

Perhaps Really Huge Dungeons Aren’t “Unrealistic” After All

I stumbled across an article on a huge complex of man-made tunnels under parts of China that were apparently, like the Great Wall, built to help defend the Northern part of China from invaders.  From the article (click here to read the entire article): Experts have dug out similar war passages in Yongqing,...

There’s Only One Megadungeon

There’s Only One Megadungeon

I discussion of megadungeons vs small dungeons on theRPGsite reminded me of how I handled dungeons in one campaign in the late 1970s. There was only one real dungeon in the world, all dungeons deserving of the name were magically linked. Not obviously linked in many cases, but linked nevertheless. In some cases...

Under the Pyramid: A Megadungeon — Level Three (Part One)

Under the Pyramid: A Megadungeon — Level Three (Part One)

I made the mistake of saying “Coming soon: Level Three” in my Under the Pyramid: A Megadungeon — Level Two post on November 7th. Here it is — or at least the first half of it. Better late than never, I guess. The third level under the pyramid is a group of five...

Under the Pyramid: A Megadungeon — Level Two

Under the Pyramid: A Megadungeon — Level Two

Sorry for the delay, I had intended to do one level of the dungeon every day. Unfortunately, offline life is not cooperating. However, here is a description — taken from my old design notes — of the second level of my Under the Pyramid megadungeon from the 1970s. Before I start, I need...

Under the Pyramid: A Megadungeon — Level One

Under the Pyramid: A Megadungeon — Level One

The very first dungeon I created was a double pyramid. Imagine a diamond shaped building buried in the ground do that only a large pyramid is visible. As might be expected, this dungeon was awful. People had fun playing in it, but it was boring, packed with rooms to the point that it...