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#11287
Trident dungeon 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
Here is a small DF dungeon I came up with quickly - the party came across a trident that had bands of runes along its length. The runes are deciphered into riddles; each riddle corresponds to a wall of force in the dungeon. The answer to each riddle is a simple object that, when touched to the corresponding wall, brings it down. In other words, the trident itself is kind of a map for the dungeon.

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It's not a dungeon. It's an Underground Fortified Defense Installation.
 
#11288
Trident dungeon 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
Stoat -

Interesting, easy to set up (unlike some of the monsters Tom and IO have been doing, and I'm planning as we speak), and intriguing to solve.
Did you use glass, plexiglass, or (horrors)blister-pack plastic for the force walls? They look quite good, whatever you used.
Have you considered using blister-pack with Mylar mirror material, and making them a force mirror? Imagine the first time some smart-@$$ wizard tries a Magic Missile on one and gets it right back in the face! :lol: :lol: :D :P

See ya!

Jim
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#11289
Trident dungeon 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
Actually very simple and elegant, form and function mirroring and not a dungeon bash, man i want to steal that idea for my game... oh an i think i figured out how ehehehe... while magic might not work in Sci-Fi Sensors do, and can drop a force field if the right things come into sensor range... see Sci-fi and fantasy can get alot from each other...... OH.......and gives my hacker something to later :) Cool set up, one of the reasons i love seeing other peoples things, the ideas... :D
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More Sci Fi Please, request a DEAD END for Sci Fi Passages
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Some RPG and mini stats including the Exodus and AAT (along with good source of a Mini scale version of the AAT).
 
#11290
Trident dungeon 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
Great idea stoat! The players will like this. nice set up (quick and easy).
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#11291
Trident dungeon 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
Thanks for the feedback. The material is some kind of thick scrap I found and cut to size - soft and pliable enough to squeeze into a hallway, thick and strong enough to stand up on its own (sorry, don't know exactly what it is - some kind of rubber?) I was definately shooting for something small and quick, yet interesting enough to be worth setting up.

Good gaming to all - stoat
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#11292
Trident dungeon 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
Really quite marvelous; my campaign has just wandered into kuo-toa lands... any chance you'd be willing to post your riddles? Thanks and good job! R
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#11293
Trident dungeon 8 Years, 10 Months ago  
Here are the riddles; each answer is something commonplace that the party must use to bring down a wall of force. Nothing too complex - this was a treasure vault meant as a reward for the party, fresh from a tough adventure that had little treasure of its own. By the way, only one of these was my original work - the others were lifted from the web, authors unknown to me. (Answers at bottom of post.)

***

I have no fingers
But I have a ring
I cannot talk
But I can sing

***

Feed it and it lives
Give it drink and it dies
It can roar and can bite
Can dance in the night

***

Turn us on our backs
And open up our stomachs
You will be the wisest of men
Though at start a lummox.

***

I’m often held, yet rarely touched;
I’m always wet, yet never rust;
I’m sometimes wagged and sometimes bit;
To use me well you must have wit.

***

I’ve little strength but mighty powers;
I guard small hovels and great towers.
But if perchance my master leaves,
He must ensure he safeguards me.

***

In the window she sat weeping.
And with each tear her life went seeping.


*** And the answers are: Bell (can be rung next to the wall or touched to it)
Fire (even as little as a candle's flame, must be set against the wall)
Book(s) (even a mage's spellbook will do, simply touched to the wall)
Tongue (the party can purchase some beef tongue, or simply lick the wall)
Key (any key will do)
Candle (lit or unlit, doesn't matter)
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