Monday, January 30, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Spoiler alert! These aren't original dungeons, they're mapped-out versions of two Tunnels & Trolls solo dungeons, Buffalo Castle and Sword for Hire. If you've ever played a T&T solo you know they don't come with maps. That would be a dead giveaway. You have to map it yourself as you go along. So I cleaned up the maps I made playing through the adventures with the idea that I could later run them as GM'd dungeons with a group of players. I think it's kind of funny that even though I was doing this for my own private use among a small group of people I still took the trouble to add copyright credits to the maps.
Friday, January 6, 2012
As a result of the holiday tradition of gift giving I now have access to a working scanner. I also managed to dig up a pile of old game notes that I thought I'd lost, including what looks like a complete dungeon. Time will tell whether or not I scan all of it, but some of it will show up here. Here's a sample of what I have. During a sf campaign one player wanted both a laser rifle and a slug thrower, but wanted to avoid the encumbrance penalties for carrying around two weapons. So he wanted a combined laser/slug thrower rifle. The sketch on the right is his concept of what the weapon would look like. The two to the left are "transitional forms" you might say, of a bulky laser rifle and a provisional design. On the bottom is the final rifle design I came up with for him.
And you'll notice that in the right-hand margin someone has written "John W. Campbell, Anthology Trilogy." That's not my handwriting so it's just as much a mystery to me as it is to you. Presumably it refers to his Astounding Science Fiction anthologies, which shows that we were at least drawing on some good source material.