Print PDF Look it's a game or a trend or something
and I have been mildly encouraged to join in! I am also mildly inclined to pay attention to what the criteria of a good trap is so ..
1. The Classic.
It's 10 by 10 metre square pit , smooth sided, and deep enough that it would injure you to fall in it and it's hard to see the bottom with the lighting. 30 Metres ?
It's not disguised, it's plainly there in the middle of the room. There is nothing in the bottom of it.
The odds are really good that your players will manage to spend a hour on this trap and resulting in at least one character badly injured.
2. Blood Stream
This section of corridor is partially flooded via a fast flowing stream, very clear and fairly quick. Algae or some other slime has coated the submerged. The real danger is the concealed glass blades, spikes and caltrops that are hidden here. Brushing past them will cut you , falling on them will impale you and trying to knock them out of the way will break them into smaller , but still sharp pieces.
Any resulting cuts or injurys have a high chance of infection because its down stream from a midden.
(if this trap is being used as defense rather than a fun house fuck you type deal , this will be a defense that scouts or sentry's will escape or fall back past, using stilts or a simple raft to get across.)
A looong winding tunnel filled up with statues in various poses, you have to occasionally squeeze or clamber over them if you want to get through. Some statues appear crude and unfinished (or abandoned), others executed well. Mostly sandstone but some harder materials. Creator has a good eye for movement and emotion, especially anger and sorrow. Air is a bit stuffy though
Something is wrong with space here, there's no floor or ceiling , and they effectively loop.
So something that falls through the fall comes out the ceiling, soon reaching terminal velocity .
A number of large rocks are doing this currently
A boiling mud pool has a natural bridge of a thicker layer leading to a Obsidian Elephant Skull. It's heavy enough that if you try and carry it you will fall through the crust and into the mud.
6. Candle Snakes
An altar with unlit candles. The candles repeal undead when lit but have a snake skeleton inside. As the wax drips away the snake becomes noticeable. If it is burned much longer that snake bursts free and starts savaging the face of the holder.
These candles were made to allow junior archivist to access the archives, crypts , and mausoleums but with strict time allowances.
I like that 4 of these are basically natural hazards that you might run into on a hike and the other 2 are weird magic shitters.ReplyDelete
The Classic killed three of my players just a few sessions ago due to general incompetence with knot-tying/bridge-building.ReplyDelete
I really like the candle snakes, with the tradeoff between getting a boon and getting your face eatenReplyDelete