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agroschim
10-21-2012, 11:33 PM
I am currently working on this ancient dwarven monastery as a dungeon for my AD&D 2nd campaign. The players will enter via the stairs in the upper left corner. So far it includes a forge, a cistern (for quench water), a dining room, a kitchen, a mushroom farm, a brewery, a chapel, a library, a room for melee practice and living quarters. Am I missing something?

Thanks in advance for any tips, hints and comments.

damonjynx
10-22-2012, 01:32 AM
Love the old school look and feel. That (IMO) is how dungeon maps should look!

Lukc
10-22-2012, 05:41 AM
Looks neat! :) what are you working in? That'll make it easier to give the tips & hints you want!

agroschim
10-22-2012, 09:42 AM
I'm currently working with GIMP. But I think I will redo the map in Inkscape to make use of clones for symbol.

Djekspek
10-22-2012, 06:10 PM
Looks pretty cool and complete... maybe a barber to keep them beards neat and tidy... cheers, dj

jtougas
10-22-2012, 07:00 PM
No self respecting Dwarven monastery would be without a hidden portal to the underdark to battle their most hated enemy the Drow :) This is really great very "old school" and very cool :)

arsheesh
10-22-2012, 08:37 PM
Very nice old-school map. Just as a personal design preference, I like to try to add multiple entrances to dungeons (and to different dungeon levels), as well as plenty of "loops" within any given level of a dungeon to make the dungeon less linear. I recommend having a look at Justin Alexander's series of posts on JAQUAYING THE DUNGEON (http://www.thealexandrian.net/archive/archive2010-07c.html#20100722), there is some really great dungeon design theory to be had there.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

agroschim
10-22-2012, 08:37 PM
@Djekspek: Cutting beards? That's heresy!

I converted the map from raster to vector and added labels. The second map is the lower crypt level complete with fake grave and secret room.

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PS @Arsheesh: Excellent series of essays!

Djekspek
10-23-2012, 06:07 PM
euh ... I meant for the females, they want their beards nice with beads and stuff dont they?

jtougas
10-24-2012, 01:23 PM
euh ... I meant for the females, they want their beards nice with beads and stuff dont they?

Have you ever seen a Dwarven females beard? They are worse then the males.... :)

daggertx
12-02-2012, 06:21 PM
Love the old school look and feel. That (IMO) is how dungeon maps should look!

I agree very nice