WILDERNESS, WEATHER, & ENVIRONMENT
Cave-Ins And Collapses (Cr 8)
- Cave-ins and collapsing tunnels are extremely dangerous.
- All dungeons have rooms, and most have corridors. While most corridors...
- Doors in dungeons are much more than mere entrances and exits.
- As with walls, dungeon floors come in many types.
- Rooms in dungeons vary in shape and size. Although many are simple in construction...
Slimes, Molds, And Fungi
- In a dungeon's damp, dark recesses, molds and fungi thrive.
- Sometimes, masonry walls-stones piled on top of each other (usually but...
Walls, Doors, And Detect Spells
- Stone walls, iron walls, and iron doors are usually thick enough to block most detect spells, such as detect thoughts.
- Environmental hazards specific to one kind of terrain (such as an avalanche,...
- Corrosive acids deals 1d6 points of damage per round of exposure except...
- Cold and exposure deal nonlethal damage to the victim.
- Darkvision allows many characters and monsters to see perfectly well without...
- Just as characters take damage when they fall more than 10 feet, so too...
- Heat deals nonlethal damage that cannot be recovered until the character...
- A character who breathes heavy smoke must make a Fortitude save each round...
Starvation And Thirst
- Characters might find themselves without food or water and with no means to obtain them.
- A character who has no air to breathe can hold her breath for 2 rounds per point of Constitution.
- Any character can wade in relatively calm water that isn't over his head, no check required.
Types Of Dungeons
- The four basic dungeon types are defined by their current status.
Natural Cavern Complex
- Underground caves provide homes for all sorts of subterranean monsters.
- This type of dungeon is still in use. Creatures (usually intelligent) live...
- Once occupied, this place is now abandoned (completely or in part) by its...
- When people want to protect something, they might bury it underground.
- Aquatic terrain is the least hospitable to most PCs, because they can't breathe there.
- Desert terrain exists in warm, temperate, and cold climates, but all deserts share one common trait: little rain.
- Forest terrain can be divided into three categories: sparse, medium, and dense.
- There are many ways to get lost in the wilderness. Following an obvious...
- A hill can exist in most other types of terrain, but hills can also dominate the landscape.
- Two categories of marsh exist: relatively dry moors and watery swamps.
- The three mountain terrain categories are alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and forbidding mountains.
- Plains come in three categories: farms, grasslands, and battlefields.
- At first glance, a city is much like a dungeon, made up of walls, doors, rooms, and corridors.
- Sometimes weather can play an important role in an adventure.
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