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Dungeons for the Master
Publisher: dicegeeks
by Ken S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/07/2018 19:57:41

Excellent resource, expecially for the price. The maps (177!) are one page spreads of varying complexity, with an old-school stylized black and white look. For me the random tables really make this product shine. The maps themselves are unfilled by detail, furnishings, etc, but the amount of inspiration in the large number of tables will easily help make the dungeons come alive. I particularly recommend this for new Game Masters or GMs with less time for prep, but it is also a very good buy for GMs who simply want A LOT of material to work with at a reasonable price.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Dungeons for the Master
Publisher: dicegeeks
by Noah M. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/24/2018 21:04:02

This is probably one of the single best resources I own as a Game Master. This book gives almost everything a GM needs to create a complete adventure for a night of fun. You can pick any of the 177 maps and just roll randomly to fill the adventure with tons of unique and interesting encounters and events. The level of creativity the author went into is truly mind blowing to me. Whether I want to just throw together an adventure for the evening, or want to spice up a detailed campaign this book is extremely useful. The reasonable price is an added bonus as well.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Dungeons for the Master
Publisher: dicegeeks
by Scott F. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/24/2018 10:31:12

This is fantastic to get some dungeons designs all set for you to put monsters in for your players to adventure in. Open ended so you can do what you want in them. Fantastic for a DM that needs to put something together quickly for an adventure.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Dungeons for the Master
Publisher: dicegeeks
by matthew w. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 08/22/2017 21:01:13

great product would have paid twice as much. I use it every time i build or at least i take something from it everytime.



Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Dungeons for the Master
Publisher: dicegeeks
by Andy B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/15/2016 07:17:47

I have to disagree with the last reviewer. This product is worth its asking price. Each dungeon costs you a little over 3 cents and you have a large variety to chose from.

When I was a kid, I went through a period where I started writing out mazes... designing death traps and prizes to be fought for... the whole thing. Raiders of the Lost Ark had come out and I thought that was the most fun I could have. The creator here, strikes me as someone who has chosen to hone such a skill over the years. He probably comes home from work, pops a beer or listens to music, and then just lets the mazes fly. Now the mazes are not furnished, they are left for you to populate, although there is a very neat table of 100 randomly generated items to place in each room as you explore. Its nothing super detailed, just something to get things started for those haggared fantasy DMs who are throwing a zero prep game together. The point though, is that each of the almost 200 dungeons are unique, each one a snowflake. You can thumb through them and just pick the one that looks the most interesting. With so much variety at such a low cost you can keep using this product over and over. I think it makes a wonderful companion piece to the Moleskin Maps, which provide more 'cave-like' weathered 'pile of speghetti' dungeons. Between the two, you could run Underdark campaigns for D&D characters from first to twentieth level without any need to see the light of day. As to the variety of fonts, those date back to the 'batch' of products he had generated. The artist has released some of these before, offering as 'PWYW' and free downloads from Dicegeeks.com. So one product used one typeset. Another used a slightly different one. This was just a byproduct of how the last 77 mazes were generated over time. This product is about value and utility, not sending your eyeballs to heaven over what your seeing and the magnificence of how everything comes together. Now that being said, I didnt rate it as 5 star, quite simply very little should be 5 star, otherwise the term loses its meaning. With such a variety of independent, small dungeons, which you have given us, perhaps future products could have more of a weathered look ,like a more rounded cave system, or a formerly inhabited/organic feel ,like a rock carved settlement which has been appropriated for other use over the decades or centuries. These are just some quick suggestions which might make up a great companion piece to what you have given us. Also a few suggestions for details within might be fun, like a dias and throne or a grand statue or a pit trap or a pile of supplies in an out of the way place. This last bit is not really needed, just a thought to make the product feel more inspiring. In conclusion, give this product serious consideration if your the type of DM, like me, who likes to pick up a map which looks interesting and not too long and likes to start setting up what the party might run into along the way. These are skeletons onto which we build our games. This product is a wise investment in my opinion.

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Creator Reply:
Thank you so much for this amazing review! I hope you have many exciting adventures using the maps!
Dungeons for the Master
Publisher: dicegeeks
by A customer [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/04/2016 08:36:59

At it's current price point ($5.99), this just isn't worth the money spent. The first half of the document is a collection of featureless dungeons with no real rhyme or reason to them. You would really be better off making the dungeon as you go at the table.

The random tables are ok, I guess, but none of them are particularly exciting. The overall layout is sparse to say the least. The maps are poorly drawn dyson style maps with seemingly random fonts for the dungeon names. The tables are all grey scale basic tables you would see in a basic word processor. Other than that, everything is white and bland without any sort of layout design.

With the large amount of quality products on this site, this product just doesn't earn the price point it is listed at. If it got dropped to $1 or "pay what you want", I would have rated it at 2 stars instead.



Rating:
[1 of 5 Stars!]
Creator Reply:
I'm sorry you were not satisfied with the product. Doing everything myself is pushing me to the limits, but I am focused on improving and learning. I hope someday I can win you over as a satisfied customer.
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