Dungeons of My Youth: Dungeon of the Dragon Lord

From the Rust Monster archives:

Here's another home-brew dungeon from my youth, scanned and posted for your consumption.

Unlike some of the previous dungeons I created back in the day, whose exact date of creation I can't be certain, I can give this one a relatively accurate birth date: some time in February or March of 1983. How can I be so certain? Well, it's because I have a semi-clear recollection of watching Wizards & Warriors as I drew the map for this dungeon.

You'll see some features in this dungeon that are common in my early works: an underground river/stream, an underground lake, and several pools/wells. Oh, and a complete disregard for "Gygazian naturalism." (I didn't start worrying about the care and feeding of dungeon monsters until much later. At this point in time, I was really just looking for things to give my PCs to kill and loot. Ah, simpler times - how I miss them.)

So, straight from the early '80s, I present to you the Dungeon of the Dragon Lord. (I seem to have misplaced the stats for the Dragon Lord himself, but any NPC magic user of third or fourth level should do.) Enjoy!

Click the image to download the PDF of the map(s) and key1

Up next in the "Dungeons of My Youth" series: Dungeon of the Dragon Lord revisited - 13 years later!

Stay tuned...
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