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#20695
Spiked Wall Trap 7 Years, 10 Months ago  
One trap that hasn't been done yet is the spiked wall.

This can actually represent a couple-few different types of trap. It might be stationary walls with spikes that extend farther and farther into the room, requiring characters to make DEX rolls to avoid being impaled. It might be stationary walls with static spikes on either side of a hallway, requiring characters to move slowly or take damage. It might be moving walls with stationary spikes, that will impale characters immediately before they are crushed to death. It could even be a stationary wall that "fires" the spikes (spears) across the room.

(A cute thing to do with spikey walls is to put a trap door in the ceiling. The party has to trigger the trap and let it close in on them in order to climb the spikes up to the opening in the ceiling.)

I picture this as a freestanding wall that "leans" on the lowest row of spikes (or some other feature) to remain upright. The wall itself might be stone or metal, with metal spikes fixed in a regular pattern on one side. The wall should be correct length to fit INSIDE a 4" or 6" room (probably 6"). I like the idea of this being sold in pairs -- that allows two walls that move towards each other across a decent-sized room, two walls framing a hallway, or a long wall at one end of a large room. Four walls could also be put in the middle of a large room or cavern to form a square prison or strong room.

The advantage of making these pieces freestanding is that they can be put anywhere in a set-up. They can also be moved easily to "close in" on your adventurers.

Thoughts?
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#20696
Spiked Wall Trap 7 Years, 10 Months ago  
You let your players make Dex rolls? Heck, I remember the good old days when the GM just said, "The spikes come out and you die. Roll up new characters."

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#20697
Spiked Wall Trap 7 Years, 10 Months ago  
jackattack

Somehow, I missed this post originally.


Anyway, I think it is an AWESOME idea for two reasons!

First, they would be very versatile and most importantly -spike traps are "classic".

Great idea!
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