Friday, 9 April 2021

Dungeon Crawl Classics ‘Beneath the Giant’s Head’ Maps and Sketches

 

 

Beneath the Giant's Head 3rd-Party DCC Adventure

Caverns Below the General Store Basement

 

 

 

Long before the rise of the first civilization, long before the birth of the elves, travelers from a distant world traveled to the land.  The travelers possessed technology that appears as magic and were able to transverse thousands of light years in a blink of an eye, by ‘folding’ the fabric of space and time.  The travelers made a miscalculation when plotting their coordinates; instead of arriving a thousand feet above the surface, the travelers arrived a hundred feet below the ground, in a network of caverns beneath a mountain.  The travelers’ ship was damage and unable to move through space and time.  Thus, the travelers set up beacons throughout the caverns and entered a great slumber, waiting for a rescue party to arrive… no rescue party came… nearly a million years passed. 

For over a millennium, the Grumpy Dwarves have lived in the Giant’s Head Mountain.  For as long as the dwarves could remember, it was forbidden to dig below the Giant’s Head.  “There is great evil below the Giant’s Head”, the old saying would go.  “If you dig below the Giant’s Head, you will release evil upon the clan.”

When the King of the Grumpy Dwarves passed away, his only old son, Edgarr, inherited the rulership of the clan.  Edgarr was a young fool of a dwarf, suffering from a ‘short beard complex’.  Edgarr desperately wanted to prove that he was the greatest king of all.  One day, after eating exotic mushrooms, a vision came to Edgarr.  The vision told Edgarr that he will find great treasure underneath the Giant’s Head Mountain.

Despite warnings from his advisors, Edgarr ordered his dwarves to tunnel below the Giant’s Head.  There, the dwarves uncovered a network of caverns; in the caverns grew strange flora, unlike anything the dwarves had seen before.  The dwarves delved deeper into the caverns and discovered a strange structure, covered with an exotic metal alloy.  The metal was light weight and flexible, yet stronger than the strongest steel.  King Edgarr was pleased with the find and commissioned his smiths to forge a crown from the metal.

Shortly after receiving the crown, King Edgarr fell ill; the smiths, who forged the crown, fell ill as well.  The group of dwarves sent to explore the caverns never returned.  An expedition of fighting-dwarves was sent to find the missing group.  Only half of the expedition returned alive and gave accounts of metallic beings and strange monsters lurking in the caverns.  The dwarves sealed the caverns off and buried the recovered metal deep within the earth.  The King’s Advisors put a call out for adventurers and offered a reward of a thousand gold pieces to find and destroy the source of evil that lurks in the caverns beneath the Giant’s Head.

 

 

 

Beneath the Giant's Head 3rd-Party DCC Adventure

Bakery Basement Map

 

 

Beneath the Giant's Head 3rd-Party DCC Adventure

Happy Halfling Tavern

 

 

 

I am in the process of writing a third-party compatible Dungeon Crawl Classics (DCC) adventure titled ‘Beneath the Giant’s Head’, which builds upon the setting established in Fantastic Adventures and the Disgruntled Gong Farmer; a previous DCC adventure module I wrote.  In my previous two posts, I shared some sketches I drew for the book’s interior art.  In this post, I will be sharing some more sketches I drew as well as some of the maps that will be used in the Part 1 of this adventure (Part 1 is made up of a series of mini adventures set in the Village of Greenleaf).

 

 

 

 

Beneath the Giant's Head 3rd-Party DCC Adventure

‘Baby Oscar’

 

 

 

 

Beneath the Giant's Head 3rd-Party DCC Adventure

Mechanical Arms

 

 

 

 

Beneath the Giant's Head 3rd-Party DCC Adventure

Stasis Chamber

 

 

 

 

Beneath the Giant's Head 3rd-Party DCC Adventure

‘Alien’ Washroom

 

 

 

 

Beneath the Giant's Head 3rd-Party DCC Adventure

‘Alien’ Power Button

 

 

 

Beneath the Giant’s Head. A Level 2 adventure designed for a party of 6 to 10 characters that builds on the setting established in Fantastic Adventures and the Disgruntled Gong Farmer, a DCC adventure module I previously wrote.  My goal of designing ‘Beneath the Giant’s Head’ is to capture the ‘gonzo’ vibe of the 1970s role-playing games, by blending classic fantasy with elements of science fiction to create a fun and memorable old school gaming experience.

 

 

 

 

Beneath the Giant's Head 3rd-Party DCC Adventure

The Bunk House

 

 

 

Beneath the Giant's Head 3rd-Party DCC Adventure

Tomb Map

 

 

 

The below images are for the three types of Technological Devices the characters could acquire from the crashed spacecraft.

 

 

 

 

Beneath the Giant's Head 3rd-Party DCC Adventure

Beam-Light

 

 

 

Beneath the Giant's Head 3rd-Party DCC Adventure

Glow-Stick

 

 

 

Beneath the Giant's Head 3rd-Party DCC Adventure

 

Night-Vision Visor

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Dungeon Crawl Classics Adventure Sketches: Part 2

DCC Adventure: Beneath the Giant's Head

 

 

Long before the rise of the first civilization, long before the birth of the elves, travelers from a distant world traveled to the land.  The travelers possessed technology that appears as magic and were able to transverse thousands of light years in a blink of an eye, by ‘folding’ the fabric of space and time.  The travelers made a miscalculation when plotting their coordinates; instead of arriving a thousand feet above the surface, the travelers arrived a hundred feet below the ground, in a network of caverns beneath a mountain.  The travelers’ ship was damage and unable to move through space and time.  Thus, the travelers set up beacons through the cavern and entered a great slumber, waiting for a rescue party to arrive… no rescue party came… nearly a million years passed. 

For over a millennium, the Grumpy Dwarves have lived in the Giant’s Head Mountain.  For as long as the dwarves could remember, it was forbidden to dig below the Giant’s Neck.  “There is great evil below the Giant’s Neck”, the old saying would go.  “If you dig below the Giant’s Neck, you will release evil upon the clan.”

When the King of the Grumpy Dwarves passed away, his only old son, Edgarr, inherited the rulership of the clan.  Edgarr was a young fool of a dwarf, suffering from a ‘short beard complex’.  Edgarr desperately wanted to prove that he was the greatest king of all.  One day, after eating exotic mushrooms, a vision came to Edgarr.  The vision told Edgarr that he will find great treasure underneath the Giant’s Head Mountain.

Despite warnings from his advisors, Edgarr ordered his dwarves to tunnel below the Giant’s Neck.  There, the dwarves uncovered a network of subterranean caverns; in the caverns grew strange flora, unlike anything the dwarves had seen before.  The dwarves delved deeper into the caverns and discovered a strange structure, covered with an exotic metal alloy.  The metal was light weight and flexible, yet stronger than the strongest steel.  King Edgarr was pleased with the find and commissioned his smiths to forge a crown from the metal.

Shortly after receiving the crown, King Edgarr fell ill; the smiths, who forged the crown, fell ill as well.  The group of dwarves sent to explore the caverns never returned.  An expedition of dwarves was sent to find the missing group.  Only half of the expedition returned alive and gave accounts of metallic beings and strange monsters lurking in the caverns.  The dwarves sealed the caverns off and buried the recovered metal deep within the earth.  The Dwarf King put a call out for adventurers and offered a reward of a thousand gold pieces to find and destroy the source of evil that lurks in the caverns beneath the Giant’s Neck.

 

 

 

 

DCC Adventure: Beneath the Giant's Head

Beacon

 

 

 

In my last post, I posted some sketches for a third-party compatible Dungeon Crawl Classics adventure I am developing, titled ‘Beneath the Giant’s Head’.  In this post, I will showcase more sketches I drew for this adventure. 

 

 

 

 

DCC Adventure: Beneath the Giant's Head

Farmer Grub

 

 

 

DCC Adventure: Beneath the Giant's Head

Rexx, Farmer Grub’s Dog

 

 

 

DCC Adventure: Beneath the Giant's Head

Murt the Storekeeper

 

 

 

DCC Adventure: Beneath the Giant's Head

Elf Non-Player Character

 

 

 

Beneath the Giant’s Head. A second level adventure designed for a party of 5 to 10 characters that builds on the setting established in Fantastic Adventures and the Disgruntled Gong Farmer, a DCC adventure module I previously wrote.  My goal of designing ‘Beneath the Giant’s Head’ is to capture the ‘gonzo’ vibe of the 1970s role-playing games, by blending classic fantasy with elements of science fiction to create a fun and memorable old school gaming experience.

 

 

 

 

DCC Adventure: Beneath the Giant's Head

Swarm of Insects

 

 

 

DCC Adventure: Beneath the Giant's Head

Caverns Snakes

 

 

 

DCC Adventure: Beneath the Giant's Head

Giant Worms

 

 

 

DCC Adventure: Beneath the Giant's Head

Giant Toad

Dungeon Crawl Classics ‘Beneath the Giant’s Head’ Maps and Sketches

    Caverns Below the General Store Basement       Long before the rise of the first civilization, long before the birth of the elve...