Monday, August 17, 2009

Megadungeon Megapixels

I'm easing back into the blogosphere today after a nice week off (of sorts). Rather than concentrating on three things at a time, it was a welcome treat to trim my usual workload down to two. I managed to get done what I needed to on the Dungeon Alphabet and also move the Stonehell draft closer to the finish line.

Like most of you, I kept a close watch on the developments in Indy over the weekend and I’m no longer dismayed about having to miss out this year. From the reports I’ve read, the big announcements won’t have any impact on my quiet corner of the hobby. So other than the having the opportunity to meet some people in the flesh, I don’t feel I missed much.

During my downtime, I finally had the opportunity to go over the various maps for Stonehell and make sure everything lines up between them and the draft. Since I had them out anyway, I took a few pictures of the assembled map. If you’ve had any suspicions that I might be blowing smoke about this whole megadungeon thing, hopefully these pictures will put those doubts to rest. Everything you see here is covered in the first Stonehell book, which is, as you’ll notice, quite a sizable amount of subterranean real estate. I’m hoping people will have fun with the final result.


For a sense of scale, I placed my battered print copy of Labyrinth Lord in the bottom left-hand corner of the pictures. As you can see, that’s a whole lot of dungeon to explore!



A slightly closer view of the whole upper half.

9 comments:

Chawunky said...

Cripes!

ze bulette said...

Impressive!

Jeff Rients said...

That is rad to the max!

Al said...

Nice! When can we play!?

sirlarkins said...

That book's as good as mine.

And is that the Tree of Life in corridor form in the upper-right quadrant? Nice touch.

Amityville Mike said...

Nice! When can we play!?

It's looking more and more like early September. More details as they emerge.

Amityville Mike said...

And is that the Tree of Life in corridor form in the upper-right quadrant? Nice touch.

Yes, it is and thanks. I've always had an urge to to base a series of rooms on the Etz Chaim and the opportunity finally occured with Stonehell.

Alex Schroeder said...

I would have loved to put some of that to use. There's a local mini-con starting Friday evening and I've printed out the first three levels of Stonehell. We'll see how it goes!

Amityville Mike said...

Please, Alex, let me know how it goes. I always love hearing how people take on the dungeon and their impressions of it.