Here we have a mysterious island, secluded far from prying eyes and, if your heroes are unlucky enough to visit, far from help. Let's answer the question we posed last time - what kind of maniac carves off the peak of a mountain and puts a French chateaux on top? To my mind, a dragon. A red dragon, because I'm a traditionalist. From here, everything else falls into place. Why does this dragon keep up a "most dangerous game" charade? To increase his hoard. How does he do this?
A winter palace for the holidays! Of course your adventures don't have to be what this castle was originally made for - "The palace of the mighty lich king - Sain Ichorliss, who lives in the far frozen realms and is served by the resurrected skeletons of the dwarves he killed to conquer their mountain." Instead, if you want your holidays to stay delightfully anti-postmodern (or whatever the grimdark reboot crowd are calling themselves these days) you can instead keep this str
Here's a village in the trunk of a fallen tree! Whether it's a massive tree or a tiny village, that's your decision, but either way it's fascinating to imagine how they interact with the forest around them. My goodness I need to learn to stop using my new brush pens on graph paper. They make it a pain and a half to scan and upload. Still, once I get used to blank paper, they'll be great for doing shadows on my dungeons!
I just realized I could have called this the "Heartbreak Hotel" for the same morbid giggle. Anyway! This lovely three-story inn is based off the real-life hotel from which it gets its name, and steals the same morbid secret: the owner has a murderous predilection! Secret passages and doors allow easy access to any room in the hotel, and ladders and trapdoors allow access to a gruesome abattoir in the basement. Which is a shame, because otherwise it's a rather delightful litt