The Caverns of Doom


The original map was about the size of two sheets of paper.  The squares were tiny — just about the size of Heritage models’ bases, maybe 1/2 inch.  My first project scaling it up to 1″ squares so I can fit my figures on it comfortably — mine are mostly based on 1″ bases.

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The Caverns of Doom

It’s not easy to tell but I tinted each room and hall a little differently so it is clear where they meet.  Monsters can’t leave the room or hall they appear in, so it is important!

This is drawn on a sheet of foam-core.

Published on August 14, 2009 at 2:39 am  Comments (7)  

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  1. What does the final map measure out at?
    I’d thought about doing this myself.

    • The dungeon is 15″ high by 24″ wide, on a 20×30 foam core board. In hindsight foam core is not really that great at staying flat, though. I’d probably use poster board if I were to do another big map, and only use foam core in 10×10 or 12×12 “geomorphic” sections.

  2. Wow, this brings back some memories!

    -The Gneech

  3. for years these games have haunted me. I remember Crypt of the Sorcerer was my first experience in fantasy role playing. A friend bought the Caverns of Doom. We collected the heritage figures, made additional rules and other maps. Then we played Stormbringer (based on the Elric series by M Moorcock) and some d&d. and the Hero system. Then we grew up and all these games and figurines were lost. thrown out, etc..
    I always felt the simple heritage system was somehow the most elegant. stripped down to the minimum, yet it captured our imaginations.
    Around ten years ago I began revising the rules, as a pass time by myself for myself. I did it from memory but added some rules to make the experience a little more complete yet trying to stay in theme with a very basic set of rules based on 1d6 rolls.
    anyway it has been fun looking at the maps and knowing I’m not alone
    thanks
    eric

    • Cool!
      You will want to check out Scottsz’s Sorcerers of Doom if you’d like to see another adaptation of the rules. I think there is a link in my sidebar.

    • Any plans to make those rules available [hint, hint]?

      • Well, there is some stuff in the ‘rules’ section overo n the right hand margin, and I also posted some stuff on Scribd, but notihng is really in a finished state.


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