Category Archives: Encounters

Running Puzzles

Puzzles are understandably controversial as tools in roleplaying games. Some people love puzzles, some people hate them. The more relevant dilemma is the extent to which puzzles are a staple of dungeon design and fantasy settings, while at the same … Continue reading

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Margon’s Palace

Margon’s mighty palace was also built in preparation for his coronation. When he died in battle against Vardor, his son, Mardain, who was with him on the campaign sent a number of his personal guard back to Taurkiev to slaughter … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Kill

Today I’m going to play out a short scenario where an assassin sneaks up on and kills a guard. My assassin will be Darren Freemont. My guard will be a level 1 human fighter with no levels in Perception, Leather … Continue reading

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Encounter: Edem Highbeacon vs An Abaddon

It’s been a while since I did a battle here. The purpose of this battle is two fold. 1) It demonstrates and tests the rules for mounted combat. 2) It tests the balance of Abaddons, which are intended to have … Continue reading

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Table: Poor Quarter/Slum Encounters

With my players in Mhyrinport, I’ve built up some tables for the Poor Quarter areas to choose encounters and other hooks. They’ve already worked once. Rolling a mugging in the area caused the party to lose track of their caravan and … Continue reading

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The Deep Darkness-Waste Disposal

I left a few loose ends in my hurry to get the main body of the Deep Darkness finished. Today I’ll tie up those loose ends in four posts. I’ll start with loose end Q5. This chamber is the final … Continue reading

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Korgaran’s Megadungeon-Glaineth’s Attic (The Whistling Spires)

Above the Sphere, on the face of Mount Call right at the tree line, is a ravine that was shaped to be Glaineth‘s portion of Korgaran’s Succession. Known by many as Glaineth’s Attic, the Whistling Spires were long a consider a … Continue reading

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August RPG Blog Carnival: Devious Dungeons

The RPG Blog Carnival this month is Dungeon themed, and hosted right here on the Mind Weave blog. I was surprised to see this topic had not been broached directly in the Blog Carnival since to me it is so … Continue reading

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Squall Nest-The Birthplace of Winds

Here’s a dungeon I’ve had half finished for a long time. Finally thought I get around to finishing it up. The Squall Nest is home to the Ospryte equivalent of a monastery, living and being trained in the two largest … Continue reading

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Rogin’s Tower

Built by the Rephiam aristocrat and carouser Rogin, this massive tower has several meeting rooms tens of thousands of square feet in area, dozens of bed chambers thousands of square feet in area, and a lopsided tower peak where his room … Continue reading

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