Designing dungeons

Scavenger144 on how to create a Dungeon.

Include a secret. A secret could be a hidden monster that has a way to be avoided, hidden treasure or a hidden chamber or room such that accessing it requires secret information (a spell, password, item, etc.). This information could be scattered through the dungeon, or acquired through negotiation with a different NPC.

A trap that immobilises characters via adhesive or magic, for example, and sounds an alarm to alert monsters, creates a more interesting scenario than knocking off hit points. Monsters should work in tandem with traps; it’s their home turf advantage.

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16 Jun 2021 - importance: 4