Be Awesome at Dungeon Design (Augmented Edition made it to #3 in Endzeitgeist’s Top Ten of 2017. To celebrate it’s the Deal of the Moment at Raging Swan’s Shop.
I was complimented the other day on my success with Raging Swan Press. Being English, I immediately thanked the person. Later, though, I wondered, “Have I succeeded? Is Raging Swan Press actually a success?”
I’ve recently become lost in several Unending Sentences of Doom. I’m sure you know the kind I mean. They go on for ever and ever. It’s a paragraph in its own right. By the time you’ve finished it, you’ve completely forgotten what it was about!
Several years ago, in my Borderland of Adventure campaign, our band of heroes explored a fragment of the upper level of The Forge of Fury. Sadly, their exploration was cut short when their foray alerted a tribe of orcs in the upper level. In the ensuing battle, the party were forced to flee—and only escaped because of the heroic sacrifice of one of their number.
A couple of years ago, I wrote the Shadowed Keep on the Borderlands as a homage to the Moathouse from T1 The Village of Hommlet (perhaps a perfect low-level adventure). Before I started, I sat down and worked out what I wanted to achieve with the adventure and how I planned to achieve it. These four posts layout my evil scheme: