I used this one...not original by any stretch but the players enjoyed it.
So they aquired an anciant map that shows the location of a church that a legendary Paladin was rumored to be buried. (In my world there is a separate small continent inhabited by Orcs where it is located)
Once the party reached the area it is just a giant field of boulders of all shapes and sizes. Upon inspecting the boulders which are randomly spread about they will discover carvings...some recent and others worn with age.
The puzzle is actually pretty simple (which I find are the best). If you look closely at the cliff the party will see a very large symbol carved into the face of the cliff....it is anciant and worn completely out in some areas...but still hard to miss due to the sheer size of it. Upon closer inspection it looks like there is a hole in the center just big enough for a man to crawl into.
The climb is extremely treacherous... But if a character makes it to the hole he will find it only goes back abot 3 to 5 feet.
It is when he\she turns around that they will see an exact match of the symbol in the arrangement of the boulders...impossible to notice from the ground.
And of course under the center Boulder is the entrance to the dungeon.
Please share cool ways you have led players to dungeon entrances. Even if they are ciiche...ID still like to steal the....err I mean read them.
Mine wasn't leading into a dungeon - mine lead out of the dungeon - the last three rooms.
The players entered a room with a large room that was a ruined temple. Opposite from the entrance was a large set of stone double doors. They did a perception check because they couldn't open the doors. The stone doors were magically sealed. The inscription was a poem that read:
"Those who travel through the dark Carry within their blood the mark. To pass through Heaven's Gate They must have help to deny their fate."
Only good or neutral characters could pass through the doors. One PC was neutral, but he was from the Shadow plane, so he couldn't get through either. The neutral & good players passed through the door and looked around for something to get the other two members through the doors. They found three potions. One was a dark liquid that made anything light into dark for a day. One was green liquid that turned evil to good for a day. One was a white liquid that turned anything shadowed solid for one day.
The green liquid let the evil character through the door and the white liquid let the shadow character through the door.
To exit that room, they had another seal. It read: "To pass through this room, you must go from the sun to the moon." - which meant they all had to drink the dark liquid which made them all evil for one day. So that led to some chaos. They were restored to themselves by drinking from a well per the dragon's instructions in the final (third) room. And the dragon was kind enough to tell them which passage to take to get out.
erho: I will once again rise above Lurker status if I ever get back to painting, Real life work transitions... Adulting
Jan 31, 2020 16:23:29 GMT
factoriatabletop: sgtslag...oh man! you are right about it...
Mar 3, 2020 10:13:15 GMT
Draklith: Hey everyone just a quick stop by to see if anyone is still here, hope everyone is doing ok
May 26, 2020 18:27:20 GMT
sgtslag: This forum seems to be slowing down. I hope everyone is still crafting, safely! I will be here until they turn off the power... Cheers!
May 27, 2020 13:46:43 GMT
factoriatabletop: maybe we should try to make a contest here, between us
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:08 GMT
factoriatabletop: no prizes, just proud....dont know, anyone else?
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:40 GMT
sgtslag: Still unpacking after moving in October... Too much stuff, crafting materials are mostly still in boxes. Weekends are busy with life, so little progress made. Getting the urge to push through, though, soon. I have several projects waiting...
Jun 2, 2020 20:14:39 GMT
erho: Yeah I'm down for a painting contect
Jun 8, 2020 14:28:59 GMT
sgtslag: Started working on making hills, which match my Tee-Time carpet I use for my "grass mat," on my gaming table, for big battles. Got two long chunks of open-cell foam, from a friend. Used my Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to make terrain hills out of them.
Jul 26, 2020 20:12:40 GMT
sgtslag: Came up with around 80 hills. Covering them with the same carpet, from scraps. They will match the tabletop, perfectly. Contact Cement, is my friend. Will post on it, when I get the pictures uploaded. Some prototypes done, as proof-of-concept...
Jul 26, 2020 20:14:06 GMT
randywest: does anyone know more manufacturers for 1/72 fantasy minis besides Dark Alliance, Caesar and Elhiem?
Sept 14, 2020 14:16:19 GMT
sgtslag: 50 Hills completed, 24 left to cover the sides on. Hoping to finish this project within the week. Then I'll post a build description. For war gaming, but it can cross over to RPG sessions... They match the ground 'cloth', perfectly.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:09 GMT
sgtslag: Sorry, randywest, the listed makers are the only ones I know.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:34 GMT
sgtslag: Ran out of Hot Glue, with only five hills left to add a skirt to the sides of. Wal-Mart closes at 8:00 PM, thanks to COVID. GRRRrrr! Another 30 minutes of work, and I would have been done: ~77 hills, modular, perfectly matching my table's ground cloth!
Sept 23, 2020 2:50:39 GMT
sgtslag: Will post a write-up soon, or after next week's vacation. Cheers!
Sept 23, 2020 2:51:57 GMT
sgtslag: Hoping to acquire a Chop Saw within the next two weeks. Then I will cut up MDF into triangles, to form the skeleton of my d20 fantasy world globe... Posting will follow, with how-to guide. Cheers!
May 11, 2021 22:57:40 GMT
erho: I have a confession: I havnt painted a thing in months because I got a new guitar(#8!) but now that May "Megadeth month" is over I have a repaired airbrush and a early 90's Ral Partha Amethyst dragon on the table... pics to come soon!
Jun 11, 2021 17:49:58 GMT
margaret: too bad you can't post your music here =). Hadn't seen that dragon - looks like it came out when all my cash was going to raising kids. Looking forward to seeing your paint choices!
Jun 12, 2021 2:41:42 GMT