Category Archives: Puzzles

Richard’s Confounding Wall

In the caves underneath the Hall of Illumination, this puzzle guards a hint as to the location of Richard’s treasure hoard. It’s internal workings are magical in nature and so the secret can only be destroyed by dismantling it, it … Continue reading

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August RPG Blog Carnival Round Up

You guys had me worried that I’d picked a topic too taboo to even talk on, but the community came through with several great posts on the topic. Speaking of which, the topic for September, starting tomorrow over on Dice … Continue reading

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Puzzle Locked Secret Door Behind Grethgan’s Altar

The Blog Carnival has me thinking about puzzles. Here’s a stab at it. Behind the altar in Grethgan‘s ritual ground, the Refining Field, is an engraving resembling the arcane circle, but clearly incorrect to anyone with even cursory training in … Continue reading

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Devious Dungeon Puzzles

One of the things I want out of this Blog Carnival is some talk about how to make good puzzles for RPGs. I feel like I’m not the best at this, but I’m going to go ahead and take a stab … 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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Story Time: Mirror Lake and the Ice Tower

The Icy Embrace of Winter, this month’s Blog Carnival topic, has reminded me of a campaign I ran years ago. It was the first time I ran the Rotating Labyrinth, and the party emerged victorious to find that the wizard … Continue reading

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Garrisoned Living Castle

This castle evolved out of an effort to create a dungeon-like experience that has a reason to exist in context without stretching credulity. I was also experimenting with a dungeon that doesn’t have a linear or defined sequence of progress, … Continue reading

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The Rotating Labyrinth

Update: An improved PDF with new art is available for free at DriveThruRPG. This is the proudest dungeon I’ve ever built, and now that I’ve run it for everyone I run games for lately, it’s finally safe to post. She … Continue reading

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Zemail’s Puzzle Trap Door

Earlier today I posted the entrance to Zemail’s shrine. The final obstacle to gain entry to the lower chambers of the shrine was a puzzle door in the floor of the hollowed mighty oak. To notice the hidden trap door … Continue reading

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