dokel
 member, 45 posts
Sun 5 Apr 2020
at 13:52
d&d bx gothic horror dungeon crawl
I'm feeling out interest in a horror-themed dungeon crawl using the old school essentials basic rules (no demihumans). The dungeon would be semi-original in that it would use pre-drawn maps (probably 0one blueprint maps) combined with original content. Very much an old school play feel with heavy focus on dungeoneering and only basic world-building (a sketched-out base town, a tavern for rumours etc).
zagygthemad
 member, 114 posts
Sun 5 Apr 2020
at 13:57
d&d bx gothic horror dungeon crawl
In reply to dokel (msg # 1):

count me interested.
Ichno
 member, 64 posts
Sun 5 Apr 2020
at 15:32
d&d bx gothic horror dungeon crawl
Sounds like fun to me. Would this be along the same lines as Lamentations of the Flame Princess?
dokel
 member, 46 posts
Sun 5 Apr 2020
at 16:42
d&d bx gothic horror dungeon crawl
In reply to Ichno (msg # 3):

I suppose that flavourwise there may be some similarity to LotFP.

Here's what I have for an introduction:

The cursed ruin of Castle Hellgate sits atop an ancient blasted heath at the heart of the desolate wasteland known only as Whitemarsh. About it a shroud of pale mist rises from the damp earth, writhing and coiling like a nest of hungry serpents. Yellow sulphurous lights glow and pulsate in the eerie, sepulchral gloom. Unnatural things walk abroad...

Mwah hah hah hah!

Castle Hellsgate is a horror-themed dungeon crawl using the Old School Essentials Basic Rules. Its influences include the weird fiction of of C.L. Moore, Clark Ashton Smith and H.P. Lovecraft plus Edgar Allen Poe, Arthur Machen and Hammer Horror.