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    Help Looking for idea or mapping elements/objects to make a trap

    Am running dry on ideas for a trap/Booby trap anyone got a link or map element/object for that?

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    I don't know what program or style of map you're using, but making a really dark area would probably give you a decent pit that you can then put something over to make a partially covered pit trap. If you have any kind of rope/string/straight line drawing tool, you could also stretch a rope or string across a path to make a tripwire. I'm afraid I don't have any specific elements, but hopefully those ideas will help some
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    Atm am just using maptool to make some games and its working fine but just need some more ideas for some traps.

    Anyway thanks for your ideas and input.

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    The problem with mapping traps is that if you make a nice map icon or object then the players will see the trap. One way around that with Maptools is you can have the Trap Icon as a separate object that you place on the map after they step on it.

    Here are some objects and covers from my DundJinni File that could be used as trap effects. I did not make any of these, they were all posted on The DundJinni Forums by other artists.
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    That mineshaft looks terrific! I've never seen that before...must have somehow missed it on the DJ forums. So glad you posted it here! Thanks!

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    OHhhh that is so cool Bogie extremely nice long mineshaft i had a smaller shaft but i was looking for some spikes to put in it and i have looked many places for upwards spikes but just could not find any you guys now where i can find them?

    Again Bogie Thanks was really helpful

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    Sorry guys, I had to delete the mineshaft. On a second look, I realized that while I had made the shaft deeper than the original, the original was not mine to distribute outside of a map.
    Copyright issues and all that.

    Nor sure if these will work for you or not but it is the spikes I have in my files
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    I have two of them already but i can use the others and Bogie am a fan of your map making you give me allot of inspiration and experience and new ideas thanks allot..

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    Always happy to help

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    Great stuff as always Bogie and now you've given me some ideas....
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