Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Castle Ünderheap

Now that I'm near completion of my Swords & Wizardry house rules (I'll likely share PDF's at some point in the next few months), my attention has returned to preliminary work on my Castle Ünderheap campaign. I'm not in any hurry, as I probably won't run it until our current Stonehell game ends.

Ünderheap draws heavily on the rubber masks, prop rayguns, and painted backdrops of 1970's Doctor Who, with an even mix of Lovecraftian horror and gonzo silliness. The crawling tunnels of the megadungeon complex below Castle Ünderheap will be the tent pole of the campaign, but (without going into true sandbox mode) I want to give players plenty of opportunities to visit other castles in the area. I'm pleased with the names I've come up with for those castles. They strike the right tone, I think.

  • Castle Morcorant
  • Castle Ratgriped
  • Castle Feignshirk
  • Castle Arcacara
  • Castle Hunthact
  • Castle Brawler
  • Castle Thac
  • Castle El Panic
  • Castle Ogose
  • Castle Gainfulwoe
  • Castle Flicker
  • Castle Awefouling
  • Castle Dampburden
  • Castle Ripsnapped
  • Castle Chidewort

6 comments:

  1. Wow... just wow. I knew you were working up an S&W thingy, but I didn't realise it had this much awesome going into it.

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  2. Oh I so want to be the lord of castle Ratgriped and look down on the indolent and feckless Feignshirks. Yes, I think these strike the right tone.

    You're not G+ ing this by any chance?

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  3. Castle Underheap is a splendid name but there is no name so splendid that it cannot be improved by the addition of an umlaut. Bravo. Also, I think I'd be very reluctant to enter Castle Flicker. I'm not sure exactly why, but that name just unsettles me.

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  4. Thanks, everyone.

    @richard, it'll be a while, but I'll save you a seat at the virtual table.

    I think I'd be very reluctant to enter Castle Flicker. I'm not sure exactly why, but that name just unsettles me.

    Excellent!

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