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Four Against Darkness – Temple of the Jade Gorgon

On Wednesday, I decided to give myself the “day off” to just play games and ignore any work or chores or whatever. Ordered out for food, and pulled out “Four Against Darkness” for the first time.

It is a solo dungeon-delving game and this was my first run through it. The book says your first run should take about an hour, with later games taking about 45 minutes, but I found my game took about 150 minutes to play through – with lots of flipping through the book. But it will definitely get quicker now that I know most of the systems in play.

Temple of the Jade GorgonTemple of the Jade Gorgon

I’ll be honest, this first delve felt a little too easy. Maybe I was just really lucky, so we’ll have to try a second game to be sure. But part of the problem I foresee is that as characters gain levels, the dungeons (at least in the first book) don’t – so once you’ve survived a few dungeons, you should be hell on wheels.

But I’ve got a lot of adventure modules to try out also. I’ll take the base game for another spin or two, then move on to the modules.

Highlight of this session was the Jade Gorgon. At the beginning of the encounter she turned everyone in the party to stone except the cleric. Which was good, as the cleric has the Blessing spell which reverses petrification… So I guess just one different roll would have massively changed the whole climax of the adventure.

(Source: Dyson’s Dodecahedron)
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The Savage Caves

The ruins of Saurguard Haunt are but burned stones and bits of rain-cleaned charcoal. But it is a harder task to burn down the small dungeon that sat beneath it.

The Savage CavesThe Savage Caves

Used as a traditional dungeon to hold prisoners under Saurguard – the dungeon was being expanded to include a temple to the proscribed lords of damnation when construction breached into a a cave slightly beneath the level of the temple and proceeded down through the limestone to the hillside beneath the Haunt.

Of course, you can’t just leave places like this open and unguarded and not expect foul things to move in… The lower entrance to the savage caves has been claimed by giant spiders who have killed off the entire bat population that once lived here, and who knows what foulness has taken over the ancient dungeons?

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This map is made available to you under a free license for personal or commercial use thanks to the awesome supporters of my Patreon Campaign. Over 400 amazingly generous people have come together to fund the site and these maps, making them free for your use.

Because of the incredible generosity of my patrons, I’m able to make these maps free for commercial use also. Each month while funding is over the $300 mark, each map that achieves the $300+ funding level will be released under this free commercial license. You can use, reuse, remix and/or modify the maps that are being published under this commercial license on a royalty-free basis as long as they include attribution (“Cartography by Dyson Logos” or “Maps by Dyson Logos”). For those that want/need a Creative Commons license, it would look something like this:

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under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

(Source: Dyson’s Dodecahedron)
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Hebdo du 25 juin 2018

(Vue d’ensemble de la passerelle)
…………………….
(Silence sur la passerelle)
(des écrans défilent des messages codés)
(gros plan sur l’un des écrans affichant une photo du Pacha avec la mention “Porté disparu”)
(un autre écran défile des messages transmis par des équipes d’intervention signalant tous leur absence de succès pour retrouver l’objet de leur quête)
(gros plan sur un autre écran affichant l’intitulé : “Rapport d’activité”. En dessous de celui-ci un curseur clignote sans cesse, immobile…)
(dernier gros plan sur un écran affichant une série d’information 🙂

 
(1301 jeux, 13175 ouvrages, 29 systèmes, 15758 critiques, 502 jeux amateurs, 1166 éditeurs, 2313 bios, 5153 utilisateurs)

(Source: Guide du Rôliste Galactique : les dernières news du jeu de rôles)
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Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes

Wizards of the CoastD&D5 – Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition. La version du Tome of Foes venue d’un autre plan …

(Source: Guide du Rôliste Galactique : les dernières news du jeu de rôles)
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Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes (D&D5 – Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition)

Cette version limitée du Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes ne diffère de la version ordinaire que par sa couverture. Elle a fait l’objet d’un tirage unique, et était réservée aux boutiques physiques partenaires.

(Source: Guide du Rôliste Galactique : le jeu de rôle, l’univers, et le reste…)
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4/5 – Diceless Dungeons (Diceless Dungeons)

Diceless Dungeons de la petite boîte Olde House Rules, traduit par John Grümph sur son label Chibi.

(Source: Guide du Rôliste Galactique : le jeu de rôle, l’univers, et le reste…)
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5/5 – Curse of Strahd (D&D5 – Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition)

Je ne peux qu’être conquis par cette nouvelle édition (largement augmentée) du classique Ravenloft. …

(Source: Guide du Rôliste Galactique : le jeu de rôle, l’univers, et le reste…)
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Mari Murdock

Elle a découvert Donjons et Dragons et L’Appel de Cthulhu à l’université. Plus tard, elle a intégré l’équipe du Livre des Cinq Anneaux. Elle enseigne aussi l’écriture, et elle a plein de projets…

(Source: Guide du Rôliste Galactique : les dernières news du jeu de rôles)
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Lockhart’s Delve

Once the basement of a small fortified temple, Lockhart’s Delve has been home to a variety of creatures and groups since the destruction of the temple proper. Some maps of the old temple of the moon god show two entrances into the lower levels – one into the basements and another into the connected crypts. But some fifty years ago the crypt entrance was completely filled with stone and earth under the orders of Short Terog, an ogre adventurer who made this her home for a time.

Lockhart's DelveLockhart’s Delve

Most recently, the Blackguard Lockhart has used the structure as barracks while assembling their forces to cross the dark barrens and assault Oceansong Harbor. Since the fall and subsequent recapture of Oceansong Harbor, the dungeons have seen little use except by the shadows of the kobolds who came here looking for their clanmates.

The blame for this dungeon falls squarely on the shoulders of Evey Lockhart. Four years ago she challenged a few of us over on Google+ to try doing our art in a medium we normally didn’t use. As I was poor at the time, instead of buying other art supplies, I tried drawing a dungeon map using software instead of my usual penwork.

I hated it.

But finally, four years later, I’ve gone back and redrawn the original design in my current style.

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This map is made available to you under a free license for personal or commercial use thanks to the awesome supporters of my Patreon Campaign. Over 400 amazingly generous people have come together to fund the site and these maps, making them free for your use.

Because of the incredible generosity of my patrons, I’m able to make these maps free for commercial use also. Each month while funding is over the $300 mark, each map that achieves the $300+ funding level will be released under this free commercial license. You can use, reuse, remix and/or modify the maps that are being published under this commercial license on a royalty-free basis as long as they include attribution (“Cartography by Dyson Logos” or “Maps by Dyson Logos”). For those that want/need a Creative Commons license, it would look something like this:

Creative Commons LicenseCartography by Dyson Logos is licensed
under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

(Source: Dyson’s Dodecahedron)
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Release the Kraken on the Ruins under Axehead Mound

Release-The-Kraken

It is the end of the month and time to head back into the older maps and dig up a few to re-release under the free commercial license, all thanks to the awesome patrons who support my cartographic wanderings via Patreon. Today we are bringing back “the Ruins under Axehead Mound” from four years ago. The versions below have been upgraded to 1200 dpi and an optional grid has been added.

The Ruins under Axehead Mound (with grid)The Ruins under Axehead Mound (with grid)

My default assumption for old school dungeons is that you’ve come across the ruins of something huge and underground – something like the ruined cities of the Elderlings buried in the swamps in the Rain Wilds stories by Robin Hobb. It’s the basis I use for all my “random dungeon” rolling.

Here is a small dungeon level set up exactly along those premises – the ruins under Axehead Mound have two entrances – one a collapsed wall section that leads into a chamber, the other a pair of ruin-cluttered stairs that lead into the ruins from a ruined above-ground building.

The Ruins under Axehead Mound (no grid)The Ruins under Axehead Mound (no grid)

This map was originally drawn almost exactly four years ago in a single draft using Sakura Microns (a 03 for the walls, and a 01 for the hatching).

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This map is made available to you under a free license for personal or commercial use under the “RELEASE THE KRAKEN” initiative thanks to the awesome supporters of my Patreon Campaign. Over 400 awesome patrons have come together to fund the site and these maps, making them free for your use.

Because of the incredible generosity of my patrons, I’m able to make this map free for commercial use also. Each month while funding is over the $400 mark, we choose a map from the blog’s extensive back catalog to retroactively release under this free commercial license. You can use, reuse, remix and/or modify the maps that are being published under the commercial license on a royalty-free basis as long as they include attribution (“Cartography by Dyson Logos” or “Maps by Dyson Logos”). For those that want/need a Creative Commons license, it would look something like this:

Creative Commons LicenseCartography by Dyson Logos is licensed
under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

(Source: Dyson’s Dodecahedron)
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Kit d’Initiation (D&D5 – Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition)

Le livret des règles commence par une couverture qui est aussi un sommaire. Il se divise ensuite en quatre chapitres. Le premier, Comment Jouer, (How to play , 6 pages), présente le jeu de rôle et les principes des règles : les caractéristiques, les jets de dés, l’avantage, les jets de sauvegarde. Le suivant, Combat (6 pages), détaille les règles de combat, y compris le mouvement, les dommages et les soins. Le troisième chapitre, Partir à l’Aventure, (Adventuring, 6 pages), comporte les règles de voyage, de repos, mais aussi les gains possibles en aventure, y compris les seuils de niveau en points d’expérience et quelques équipements : armes, armures et autres équipements d’aventuriers.

(Source: Guide du Rôliste Galactique : le jeu de rôle, l’univers, et le reste…)
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Release the Kraken on the Sunken Maw

Release-The-Kraken

It is the end of the month and time to head back into the older maps and dig up a few to re-release under the free commercial license, all thanks to the awesome patrons who support my cartographic wanderings via Patreon. Here we are bringing back “The Sunken Maw” – a vertically-challenging dungeon drawn back in 2014. The versions below have been upgraded to 1200 dpi and an optional grid has been added.

The Sunken Maw (with grid)The Sunken Maw (with grid)

Far too many of my dungeons are easy to access. So why have they lain unplundered all these ages? The Sunken Maw is a bit trickier to get into than most. A nearly straight vertical drop leads to underground stone construction just above the water table. Rope and climbing gear will be the order of the day for lower-level groups, whereas the entry will be a lot easier (and thus less frightening) to those who come equipped with the magic of levitation or means of flight.

To complicate the matter, of course, we have nearby ruins which may contain untold horrors (who may be waiting when you come up from the maw) and a harpy nest has been established just inside the entrance of the maw, with a narrow path along the edge of the maw to allow pedestrian access to the stinking nest of foul birds.

The Sunken Maw (no grid)The Sunken Maw (no grid)

But it’s the structures below that will of course draw the attention of adventurers in the first place. Originally built by elven sorcerers with imprisoned demons to transport them up and down the maw itself, the structure’s name has been lost to the ages, but it still contains eldritch magics that were once common to the Kale empire thousands of years ago.

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This map is made available to you under a free license for personal or commercial use under the “RELEASE THE KRAKEN” initiative thanks to the awesome supporters of my Patreon Campaign. Over 400 awesome patrons have come together to fund the site and these maps, making them free for your use.

Because of the incredible generosity of my patrons, I’m able to make this map free for commercial use also. Each month while funding is over the $400 mark, we choose a map from the blog’s extensive back catalog to retroactively release under this free commercial license. You can use, reuse, remix and/or modify the maps that are being published under the commercial license on a royalty-free basis as long as they include attribution (“Cartography by Dyson Logos” or “Maps by Dyson Logos”). For those that want/need a Creative Commons license, it would look something like this:

Creative Commons LicenseCartography by Dyson Logos is licensed
under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

(Source: Dyson’s Dodecahedron)
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Dungeon Master’s Screen (D&D5 – Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition)

Cet écran est composé de quatre volets. Pour le combat, le centre contient le résumé des effets de toutes les conditions, de aveuglé à inconscient ainsi que des tables sur les niveaux de difficulté, les points de vie et d’armure des objets et les compétences en lien avec les caractéristiques.

(Source: Guide du Rôliste Galactique : le jeu de rôle, l’univers, et le reste…)
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The Toronin Ruins

With the town of Toronin razed to the ground, the ruins of the small fortress are all that remain to indicate where the town was these days.

Toronin Ruins - SurfaceToronin Ruins – Surface

The mossy ruins have a few streams that wander through them to a small pond in front of what was some sort of memorial wall. The massive 30-foot block of stone is badly damaged, but it is clear that it once had carvings on it, including what appears to be the back end of a lionine beast and a helmeted form bearing a great spear.

While most of the structure is in ruins and the roofs fallen in – there remains two access points to a small dungeon beneath the ruins that remains in somewhat better shape despite the years.

Toronin Ruins - UndergroundToronin Ruins – Underground

The dungeons in turn are made up of two levels – the worked dungeons and a smaller cave beneath. Some stone work is evident in the smaller cave, but the area was never completed because it often floods when water levels are high, and there is no easy way to remove the water that accumulates down below. One room on the eastern edge of the dungeon is also cut down further into the rock (and was used as an actual dungeon) and suffers from this same wetness resulting in it being almost completely covered in a thick slime mold.

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This map is made available to you under a free license for personal or commercial use thanks to the awesome supporters of my Patreon Campaign. Over 400 amazingly generous people have come together to fund the site and these maps, making them free for your use.

Because of the incredible generosity of my patrons, I’m able to make these maps free for commercial use also. Each month while funding is over the $300 mark, each map that achieves the $300+ funding level will be released under this free commercial license. You can use, reuse, remix and/or modify the maps that are being published under this commercial license on a royalty-free basis as long as they include attribution (“Cartography by Dyson Logos” or “Maps by Dyson Logos”). For those that want/need a Creative Commons license, it would look something like this:

Creative Commons LicenseCartography by Dyson Logos is licensed
under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

(Source: Dyson’s Dodecahedron)
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Giant Hole in the Ground

“No, seriously folks, wasn’t there a giant emerald castle RIGHT HERE last time we were out this way?”

Big Damned HoleBig Damned Hole

A sure sign that player characters have been somewhere is the smoke, bodies, and sheer scale of destruction left behind.

In this case, we once had a massive fortress on the edge of a ravine. Now we have a big damned (smoking) hole with a few bits of the fortress dungeons and research chambers left and one set of cracks leading all the way out to the floor of the ravine (left) and a set of ruined “steps” that lead up to the edge of the crater above (bottom right). The floor of the space is home to debris from the ruins above, huge boulders, and structural debris from the massive machinery that was once housed down here.

This map was used when we played “The Emerald Enchanter Strikes Back” in a Dungeon Crawl Classics campaign. We played through the original Emerald Enchanter adventure in a previous campaign, so it was a great flashback to the prior campaign without any spoilers.

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The maps on Dyson’s Dodecahedron are released for free personal use thanks to the support of awesome patrons like you over on Patreon. Every month 400 patrons come together to make these releases possible. You can help too in order to keep the flow of maps coming and to improve their quality – and even get a map of your own!

(Source: Dyson’s Dodecahedron)
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Edouard Noisette

Il est tombé dans le JdR au lycée, avec Donjons et Dragons puis Vampire la Mascarade. A présent il travaille dans le jeu vidéo, mais il fait aussi de temps en temps des illustrations pour le JdR, qu’il continue à pratiquer.

(Source: Guide du Rôliste Galactique : les dernières news du jeu de rôles)
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CM6 – Where Chaos Reigns (Donjons et Dragons)

Where Chaos Reigns est une aventure pour PJ de niveau 17 à 19 impliquant les Immortels qui surveillent et influencent le multivers. Ces derniers ont perçu les manœuvres des Oards. Cette race humanoïde tire sa force des arts communs de la technologie et des sciences et a développé un stratagème pour assurer leur domination sur le monde d’Aelos : influencer le passé à travers quelques voyages dans le temps pour empêcher le développement de la magie et des autres races, humaine, elfique et naine. Pour corriger ces manœuvres, les Immortels envoient les PJ à diverses époques pour contrer les actions des Oards.

(Source: Guide du Rôliste Galactique : le jeu de rôle, l’univers, et le reste…)
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Christmas Kraken 2 – Epherin’s Keep

With all the weirdness and rushing around this month between Patreon and Christmas, I didn’t put up the usual poll to decide on what old maps would be re-released under the Release the Kraken process this month.

So instead I’m releasing one every day (except the days I normally release maps) for this week (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday). These have all been drawn from amongst the oldest maps on the blog – chosen both for style and for those that I am able to clean up into usable releases.

Epherin's KeepEpherin’s Keep

Epherin’s Keep has seen better days. The stairs to the keep door are badly damaged and cracked from age, winters, and war. The keep itself is in poor repair, and were it not for the dungeons beneath also having access to the bottom of Beggar’s Rift, no one would care about it at all.

The map is divided into three parts.

  • The top left is the keep proper, with no detail of the grounds, but instead focusing on the building of the keep and the stairs leading up to it. In the centre of the keep is a spiral staircase leading down to the dungeons beneath the structure.
  • The bottom of the map is the dungeons under the keep, with the spiral staircase leading up to the keep, and a pair of barred and secured double doors leading down into the caverns below.
  • The upper right portion of the map is the caverns below the keep and dungeons with both stairs leading up to the dungeons, and a passageway to the north, leading to the bottom of Beggar’s Rift – a tear in the earth just north of the keep.

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This map is made available to you under a free license for personal or commercial use under the “RELEASE THE KRAKEN” initiative thanks to the awesome supporters of my Patreon Campaign. Over 400 awesome patrons have come together to fund the site and these maps, making them free for your use.

Because of the incredible generosity of my patrons, I’m able to make this map free for commercial use also. Each month while funding is over the $400 mark, we choose a map from the blog’s extensive back catalog to retroactively release under this free commercial license. You can use, reuse, remix and/or modify the maps that are being published under the commercial license on a royalty-free basis as long as they include attribution (“Cartography by Dyson Logos” or “Maps by Dyson Logos”). For those that want/need a Creative Commons license, it would look something like this:

Creative Commons LicenseCartography by Dyson Logos is licensed
under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

(Source: Dyson’s Dodecahedron)
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Prior’s Hill

Eight massive standing stones loom around Prior’s Hill. Grasses never grow tall here, and according to those willing to track their travels through the forest, the druids’ paths all eventually lead to this one place.

Prior's HillPrior’s Hill

On the right nights, with the right rituals, you can open the portal on Prior’s Hill and climb down the stairs to the black dungeons below.

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The maps on Dyson’s Dodecahedron are released for free personal use thanks to the support of awesome patrons like you over on Patreon. Every month 400 patrons come together to make these releases possible. You can help too in order to keep the flow of maps coming and to improve their quality – and even get a map of your own!

(Source: Dyson’s Dodecahedron)
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Dungeon Master’s Screen Tomb of Annihilation

Gale Force NineD&D5 – Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition. Un écran pour cacher les sombres manigances d’Acererak, au coeur des jungles de Chult.

(Source: Guide du Rôliste Galactique : les dernières news du jeu de rôles)
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