Post by wheretheresawil on Feb 5, 2022 16:41:43 GMT
I have an idea for a big ambitious dungeon that I need to design, but it’s going to require a level of craftsmanship that I don’t know that I can do. Here’s the gimmick:
I’m about to throw my players 100 years into the future where my giant spider BBEG has won, and terraformed the planet into being essentially an above-ground Underdark, allowing the spiders to become apex predators. Cold, wet, gloomy. And fire magic doesn’t work anymore, which is handy for the spiders because they’re weak to it in my world. But some resistance fighters, including the 100-years-older version of my wife’s Gnome Artificer, have heard of one person who can still wield fire, but she’s locked up in a prison built inside a dormant volcano on top of a rift into the Plane of Fire.
Once inside the prison, it’s built in nine circular levels, themed after the circles of Hell, and there are mechanisms that can rotate the levels. Each level also has a hollow tube that runs along the exterior wall, with an opening on the topmost level. At the bottom level, with the main prisoner’s cell, there is a mini boss guard who has the cell key: a magic orb that needs to be inserted in the opening back on level one, and then the players need to rotate the levels of the dungeon to guide the orb down to the lock all the way down on level nine. This is essentially phase two of the dungeon because this will also unlock the other cells where a bunch of different monsters are imprisoned. Ultimately, when they unlock the final cell on level nine, the rift to the Fire Plane will conveniently open up and they’ll have to fight an elemental or something.
SO ALL THAT BEING A LONG WAY OF SAYING, anybody here know how to use Blendr or something?
Because I don’t think theater of the mind or dry erase markers or paper craft will do this dungeon justice. I think it’s gotta be modeled and 3D printed and assembled.
Also feel free to steal this idea blatantly. I’m pretty much mashing up the Water Temple with Tai Long’s prison from Kung Fu Panda and giving it a coat of fire-theming paint.
Sadly, I have to also say I don't know how to use Blendr or other 3D tools like that. I also agree that this is an absolutely amazing idea, and hope that you can put it together one way or another for your players to experience.