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JPQuinn
03-16-2014, 11:08 PM
I have been a game designer for many, many years. But, I've been "out of the game" for a bit (nearly 8 years). I think something like this would be great for me to break my old writing chops back in, AND flex some of my new cartography skills.

My entry is called "Fane of the Righteous." It is designed for any D&D, Pathfinder, or similar fantasy game. Meant for a single, good-aligned player of any level with a unique DISABILITY. That PC is dead!!!

The dead PC awakens in Room 1 facing a council of 9 goodly angelic creatures. These creatures have a number of trials (the other 8 rooms) which the PC can choose to perform. At the conclusion of these trials, the PC will be able to choose one of three fates: 1) return to his body in the mortal world; 2) come live in the afterlife as an immortal agent for good; or 3) pass on peacefully to his final rest.

This is my initial 2-minute dungeon layout. I wrote a few basic notes so I could recognize my "blobs".

Created in Photoshop CC (64-bit), 300dpi, RGB 8-bit, 6"x6"

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Xeonicus
03-16-2014, 11:27 PM
Ohhh, I love the concept. I think that would be awesome to try in a campaign.

JPQuinn
03-17-2014, 01:30 PM
Ohhh, I love the concept. I think that would be awesome to try in a campaign.

Thank you :) The difficulty in this one lies in the fact that I'm a notorious overwriter when it comes to adventure modules. When I wrote my first module, I was asked to write a 10-15 page dungeon adventure. I churned out a 64-page adventure sourcebook... so a 1-page dungeon is a definite challenge for me.

On to the map!

In this step, I took my brief notes and have begun pulling together the central room and feel for the map. I like the "Ol' Blues" from the early years of TSR. But, I want this map to feel a little more modern and streamlined. Here is the first encounter area, the Petitioners' Oubliette. A central platform (where the PC begins) surrounded by an unknowable-depth of clouds, a wide walkway, and a viewing box for the angelic host to watch from.

Comments welcome.

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The_Buce
03-20-2014, 02:25 PM
I like this already! The concept is very cool - I don't know why, but I do enjoy a selfish quest over an altruistic one, it's more believable somehow (said the naive cynic).

arsheesh
03-26-2014, 12:43 AM
Any further progress on this JP?

Cheers,
-Arsheesh