Candlekeep Forum
Candlekeep Forum
Home | Profile | Register | Active Topics | Active Polls | Members | Private Messages | Search | FAQ
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 Forgotten Realms Journals
 Running the Realms
 Map of Castle Never and its dungeons
 New Topic  New Poll New Poll
 Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  

Matrix Sorcica
Learned Scribe

Denmark
78 Posts

Posted - 24 Jan 2018 :  18:56:38  Show Profile Send Matrix Sorcica a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
As far as I know, the castle and its dungeons have never been mapped. I would like suggestions for how existing maps (and possibly modifiable associated adventures) can be used as stand in or inspiration.
Just going to drop a few that I know of from published adventures, but don't think is quite there:
Scarwall
Maure Castle
Tower of the Mad Archmage
Ruins of Castle Greyhawk
Barrowmaze (for the dungeons)
Lord Drake's Castle (http://www.0onegames.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/386)

Others?

Edited by - Matrix Sorcica on 24 Jan 2018 18:57:10

Zeromaru X
Master of Realmslore

Colombia
1076 Posts

Posted - 24 Jan 2018 :  19:56:53  Show Profile Send Zeromaru X a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I suggest you to read the guides for the MMO or Neverwinter Nights 2. Some have maps of the dungeons and such.

http://www.gamebanshee.com/neverwinternights2/walkthrough/castlenever.php
https://www.uscvb.net/insanes/2016/09/11/neverwinter-castle-never-guide/

Long ago, in the distant past, they fell into decay. The philosopher’s path... The river of glory... Even the saints resting in the darkness rise up without response and block the way...
Go to Top of Page

Matrix Sorcica
Learned Scribe

Denmark
78 Posts

Posted - 24 Jan 2018 :  20:16:59  Show Profile Send Matrix Sorcica a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the suggestion. In my experience, computer game maps rarely work great for table top rpgs. I'll check it out though.
Go to Top of Page

Markustay
Realms Explorer extraordinaire

USA
15675 Posts

Posted - 25 Jan 2018 :  01:46:51  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yeah, it sounds to me like Castle Greyhawk might be your best fit.

There are some others, like Keep on the Borderlands and Frontier Forts of Kelnore (very old products), but those are Keeps, and probably much too small for a castle like that. You may also want to try and look at RW castle floorplans, like Buckingham palace, and then just adapt dungeon stuff from the modules over to it.

EDIT:
Also, somewhere there are floorplans to The Darkhold. The product that was in escapes me ATM (it wasn't FR, strangely, it was a generic productive with castle plans for several settings). Its not 2e's Castle Sites - I just checked (and thats another good resource, BTW). Found it! It was in a very similar-sounding product, Castles, also 2e, and also a good resource. It has three different castles in it, Darkhold from FR, one from GH, and one from DL.

"I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me" --- Dudley Field Malone


Edited by - Markustay on 25 Jan 2018 02:01:24
Go to Top of Page

Wooly Rupert
Master of Mischief
Moderator

USA
31300 Posts

Posted - 25 Jan 2018 :  02:27:49  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Markustay


EDIT:
Also, somewhere there are floorplans to The Darkhold. The product that was in escapes me ATM (it wasn't FR, strangely, it was a generic productive with castle plans for several settings). Its not 2e's Castle Sites - I just checked (and thats another good resource, BTW). Found it! It was in a very similar-sounding product, Castles, also 2e, and also a good resource. It has three different castles in it, Darkhold from FR, one from GH, and one from DL.



I'd never heard of that boxed set until after I'd found the Darkhold book on eBay, by itself. After I got that, I went back and found the boxed set.

Candlekeep Forums Moderator

Candlekeep - The Library of Forgotten Realms Lore
http://www.candlekeep.com
-- Candlekeep Forum Code of Conduct

Editor and scribe for The Candlekeep Compendium

I am the Giant Space Hamster of Ill Omen!
Go to Top of Page

Matrix Sorcica
Learned Scribe

Denmark
78 Posts

Posted - 25 Jan 2018 :  07:56:36  Show Profile Send Matrix Sorcica a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks! Sounds very useful.


Edited by - Matrix Sorcica on 25 Jan 2018 08:10:28
Go to Top of Page

The Masked Mage
Master of Realmslore

USA
1876 Posts

Posted - 25 Jan 2018 :  15:26:58  Show Profile  Send The Masked Mage an AOL message  Click to see The Masked Mage's MSN Messenger address Send The Masked Mage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The Darkhold floorplans were terrible, IMO. Basically the only thing about them that was unique at that time was the "built by giants" take. Pretty much anyone could look at the Darkhold pictures and design a more interesting castle interior.

I used the one in the box but made a LOT of extra-dimensional spaces and other magical secrets that made it much more fun.

Somewhere on this site is a scroll where I found the map from the undercellars of Darkhold in one of the 2nd Ed. products as well.
Go to Top of Page

Markustay
Realms Explorer extraordinaire

USA
15675 Posts

Posted - 25 Jan 2018 :  20:15:41  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I consider ALL published products 'a starting point'.

Granted, some are better than others.

"I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me" --- Dudley Field Malone


Edited by - Markustay on 25 Jan 2018 20:15:55
Go to Top of Page

The Silver Sage
Seeker

17 Posts

Posted - 26 Jan 2018 :  15:31:36  Show Profile Send The Silver Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
When in a pinch, if you need fully populated dungeon/castle (with a map of course) you can just go here:

https://donjon.bin.sh/5e/dungeon/

Go to Top of Page
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 New Topic  New Poll New Poll
 Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
Candlekeep Forum © 1999-2018 Candlekeep.com Go To Top Of Page
Snitz Forums 2000