Roleplaying Ideas Publication #1222

A Manner To Make MegaDungeon Rooms Attention-grabbing

An RPT GM asks: Dealing with the Dungeon23 problem, I ponder learn how to provide you with totally different rooms as an alternative of falling into drained tropes or ending up with repetitive flooring.

My reply: roll for it!

First, theme your megadungeon and its ranges.

Subsequent, make your self a desk of theme-based room sorts:

d10 Core Room Objective

In the event you’re breaking your megadungeon into 5 Room Dungeon sections inside ranges, then roll a d10:

  1. Entrance
  2. Guardian
  3. Roleplay
  4. Puzzle
  5. Lure or Hazard
  6. Trick
  7. Highly effective Foe
  8. Treasure Room
  9. Discovery
  10. Revelation

It doesn’t matter what’s within the desk – it’s the mechanism that counts. Rolling lets destiny select for you and also you’ll get a wide range of prompts.

To additional assist forestall repetition, create modifier tables to generate totally different room standards:

d6 Room Dimension

Suppose outdoors of tiny areas the place no ways or large scenes can occur:

  1. 500 sq. ft
  2. 1,000 sq. ft
  3. 2,000 sq. ft
  4. 3,000 sq. ft
  5. 4,000 sq. ft
  6. 5,000 sq. ft

d8 Room Form

To additional stretch our artistic muscle tissues, roll for room form:

  1. Round
  2. Oval
  3. Triangular
  4. Sq.
  5. Trapezoidal
  6. Hexagonal
  7. Octagonal
  8. Cave

d12 Room Characteristic

Roll for a distinguishing function to revolve your design round with 50% likelihood of it being magical:

  1. Pool
  2. Statue
  3. Altar
  4. Platforms on chains
  5. Cubicles
  6. Saved Stuff
  7. Carpet
  8. Balcony
  9. Cage
  10. Catwalk
  11. Mirror
  12. Artwork

For much more selection, roll a d4 for amount.

Instance Room: Pantheon Church

Utilizing my fancy new black oak wood cube tower right here, my rolls bought me this:

  • Lure or Hazard
  • 2,000 sq. ft
  • Sq.
  • Altars x 4

As somewhat hack, be aware how every desk I created has a distinct die sort. I can put a small cube set collectively and roll daily, with every die equivalent to its personal desk for simplicity.

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In the event you determine to take this strategy, I’d like to see what tables you provide you with! Electronic mail [email protected] any time, or higher but, share them right here at