I drew my fifth geomorph last night, but then was too tired to post it.

There is a lot going on in this geomorph, lots of actually passageways and doorways.  There is a little room at the top with water in it, connected to most of the other passages.  A small room at the bottom has a carving of the sun on the floor, while the big room at the top has a pentagram.  Once again, there is a room not connected to any of the others, but it does have a stairway leading down.  I had the thought that someone could come up into this lone room from a lower level to find a worthwhile reward there.

Whatever you decide to do with it, I hope you have as much fun using it as I did making it!

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Well, I got the geomorph fever again tonight and couldn’t go to bed without finishing this one.  My motivation for this one was circles!  I wanted to have a bunch of overlapping circles at first, that had little trapdoors or something leading down through them.  That didn’t work out however, so I just went with the basic circle theme. You don’t see circular rooms very often in a dungeon crawl, so I thought it would make this geomorph feel a little more unique.

The only features in this geomorph are the giant pit, the pool of liquid, the secret door, and the mushrooms.  Yes those are mushrooms, at least in my mind.  In your game they might be rocks, or circular crystals, or baby jellies huddling together.  If you use it, let me know what you decide to make them!  As for the pool, my thought was either it is poisoned water, or it is some other type of opaque liquid, like mercury.  Whatever you choose, I hope you can use this geomorph and have fun with it!

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(Edit: I realized my geomorph was tragically flawed. So I edited it.)

I had some free time this morning and decided to make another geomorph. Snikle thought my geomorphs looked a little Sci-Fi, so I decided to run with that theme and add a slightly Sci-Fi element to the geomorph, mysterious obelisk. What could have broken the obelisk and knocked it to the floor? I also added two other man made items, a flimsy walkway across a pit, and a doorway from one cavern to another. In one of the caverns I added what looks like water, but I imagine it to be a massive blue ooze, waiting for unsuspecting victims.  Or perhaps many smaller blue oozes.  All up to the GM of course.

BearMeadows Geomorph 3

 

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It was so much fun making the first geomorph last night that I came right home from work today and started working on a second one.  (While the kids were sleeping of course.)  This one didn’t turn out as well as I wanted it to, but who knows, someone might find a use for it.  It also took me a lot longer than I wanted it to. Right now I am using Adobe Illustrator to create my geomorphs, but I might try Photoshop or Fireworks to see if they are any easier.

I continued with my cave theme, making more of a vast cave complex complete with water, pits, and stalactites/stalagmites. This should work with any of the other geomorphs and you are free to use it however you see fit.  Please let me know what you think!

 

BearMeadows Geomorph 2

 

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So, the few RPG Blogs that I read and respect (Risus Monkey, A Character For Every Game, . .lapsus calumni. . among others) have really shaped what I post on this blog. I find myself always posting my character write-ups because I always find theirs so interesting. The same holds true for game write-ups and mapping.  They have several projects that they all participate in together, and one of them is their dedication to the geomorph project that was started by the Dyson at A Character For Every Game. I have always enjoyed the geomorphs they create and use them when I can. Dave’s Mapper is a great tool that brings them all together for a dungeon generator. On top of all this, there is now a new project to make DungeonMorph Dice, that just recently met its funding goal.

 

My respect for these bloggers have made me want to make a geomorph as well, and who knows, I might even make a whole set of these.  With that intro, I give you my first geomorph:

 

The idea behind this geomorph was either an amphitheater, arena, or perhaps just a central gathering place in a cave complex.  It has seating all around the circle as it descends to a flat area at the bottom that has a giant bear paw carved into the rock.  What does the paw represent and who were the people that used this?  Were they druids that all shared the same animal form of a bear?  Perhaps a clan of were-bears meet here to challenge each other to games of strength.  Maybe it was a gathering place for a dark cult that used it to make sacrifices to the dark god Bearthulhu.  Man, all of these give me good ideas for side adventures!

I hope you enjoy this geomorph and find some way to use it.  Please feel free to use this geomorph in whatever way you see fit, it is free for public use. Let me know what you think!

 

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