Monday, April 19, 2010

Dungeon Planet


10,000 worlds, suspended in a whirling gyrus like glass spheres caught in a Whirlpool

The exquisite observatory, counting away the obscure purpose of its construction

How big does a planet need to be to be considered a world, anyway?

A conscientious eye tyrant, enduring the scorn of his kind, focusing his prodigious intellect on banishing a persistent mystery

PS If there's one thing I love as much as dungeons, it's planets, and this one's both!

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6 Comments:

Blogger jaerdaph said...

Very nice. I'm reminded of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's illustrations in his book Le Petit Prince.

April 19, 2010 at 6:24 AM

 
Blogger sharon said...

For some reason I'm reminded of Escher's Tetrahedral Planeroid here.

April 19, 2010 at 5:33 PM

 
Blogger Chris Bennett said...

I challenge you, Tony!

I challenge you to make a micro-dungeon for another early RPG.

Top Secret? Boot Hill? Traveller? Gamma World (or its retro-clone Mutant Future)?

Will you take the challenge? Dare you?

April 19, 2010 at 6:25 PM

 
Blogger Tony said...

Aha! I will undertake your challenge, Mr. Bennett! In fact, I will do one of each for Star Frontiers, Boot Hill, and Gamma World! Take that!

@jaerdaph I loved those. I wasn't thinking of it consciously, but the boaboa planet remains buried deeply in my subconsciou.

@sharon How I wish I could draw like Escher. I've tried to make a couple of Escher-illusion dungeons, but not with much success. :(

April 19, 2010 at 7:18 PM

 
Blogger Volja said...

Ever heard of Spelljammer?

April 22, 2010 at 3:27 PM

 
Blogger Tony said...

You know, I've never played or even read Spelljammer. I wasn't doing much role-playing when it came out, and it sort of passed me by. But I should check it out, because it's right up my alley.

Speaking of planetary adenture, have you ever played Nine Worlds?

http://www.storiesyouplay.com/blog/2010/03/nine-worlds-rpg-now-available-for-free/

April 22, 2010 at 3:52 PM

 

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