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Extending the 5 room dungeon

Posted in 5 room dungeon, DnD, Dnd 5e with tags , , on November 28, 2022 by dommillar

I came across a great youtube video recently that extends the concept of the 5 room dungeon (5rd). I am a huge fan of the 5rd and it’s important to watch this and understand this concept of extension, what is called the 10 room dungeon (10rd), does not in anyway replace the 5rd but rather just adds a level of specificity that I really like. Anyway here are the 10 rooms:

  • Entrance
  • Logical Location
  • Environmental Complication
  • Alternate Threat of Ally
  • Helpful Information
  • Secret Entrance or Exit
  • Resource Drain
  • Secret
  • Big Battle or Final Conflict
  • Reward, Revelation, or Plot Twist

It’s really good to I’ll be using both for the record in the future!!!!

Here’s the great video:

You can find more about the author here: https://www.roleplayingtips.com/

Thanks Dom

Second one shot on DMSGUILD

Posted in 5 room dungeon, DnD, Dnd 5e on October 31, 2022 by dommillar

This was the second one shot i developed for DMSGUILD as part of last years Write Your First Adventure over at www.storytellingcollective.com

https://www.dmsguild.com/product/367066/The-Mayors

5 room dungeon

Posted in 5 room dungeon, DnD, Dnd 5e on October 28, 2020 by dommillar

I have been using the 5 room dungeon as the basis structure for a lot of one shots I write and while there are some excellent articles summarising them, i think Johnn Four’s article is the best around: https://www.roleplayingtips.com/5-room-dungeons/