Blackmoor is a fantasy role-playing game campaign setting generally associated with the game The origins of the Blackmoor setting lie in the Castle & Crusade Society, a subgroup of the International Federation of After the publication of Dungeons & Dragons, the Blackmoor campaign continued, but as a number of key. The Dungeons of Castle Blackmoor details the 20 known levels of the dungeon including the first 10 levels as originally created by Dave. One of the major play events of season one involved the adaptation of the commercially published The Dungeons of Castle Blackmoor to the organized play.

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Blackmoor (campaign setting)

The Dungeons of Castle Blackmoor. Home Recent Additions Welcome Wiki. No Web Links Found. I would like to have seen this Castle given the same scope as is being done with Castles Zagyg, which will have tons of maps, etc Early descriptions of the activities of the Blackmoor campaign circulated in a news sheet called the Blackmoor Gazette and Rumormonger.

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Castle Blueprints 4 weeks ago. And that was pretty much it. Dungeons of Castle Blackmoor The maps are practically the same, including the numerous passageways that ran off the castel edges in the original book, there were additional “zoom-out” maps that showed where these meandering passages went off to. It also contained additional rules for creating lairs, character interests and vocations. The only labels the stairs have are “up” or “down” and these don’t always seem to be correct.

And, boy, was it cool. Each of the twenty levels corresponds to level of the characters. It casfle baronies, citadels, history of leaders and details on the Blackmoor dungeon.

For other uses of the term Black Moor, see Black Moor.

The Dungeons of Castle Blackmoor will take adventurers on a journey through the dungeon that started the roleplaying game genre! Using this map allowed me to exactly scale the castle building ‘ to the castle basement.


I supported becauseā€¦ “this community is the very best! According to all descriptions, the main stair Main 1 should go down from the throne room, and that appears to be what the “A” above is meant to represent. Beyond the Black Gate. Only a relatively small amount of original material, primarily link text, was written specifically for the First Fantasy Campaign, though all maps and some connected illustrations were redrawn and relettered by the Judges Guild’s Bob Bledsaw.

This book consists of 92 numbered pages plus the cover, inside cover, back cover and Table of Contents for a total of 96 total pages. I buy adventures for ideas that I can mine ideas from. There would have been no need to detail the insides of the king’s abode in those early days. So alright then; using the above map and Tavis’s stair labels, here are the surface entrances and their locations around the castle.

The dark red cover was used for the reformatted later printings that used a smaller font and fewer pages. Notice how the side entrance actually lines up on the side of the building and the castle walls line up with or closely parallel the walls of the basement. The Duchy of Ten. There is also a planview of the main castle building, but it shows nothing beyond the building itself. Archived from the original on July 18, Dark Sun Dark Sun: After importing this image into the GiMP files, I noticed right away that the basement on level 1 and the outline of the inner walls of the Castle were obviously meant to match.

So I extended the wall over and discovered a remarkable alignment. It will feature mythical creatures and a Poker game under the Troll’s bridge between sunup and sundown.

Join Date Apr Posts However, I noticed that on the west left side of the castle there was a line of stairs on level 1 that seemed to follow the line of the wall. Wednesday, 3rd January, At that time, I decided to build on what he did by trying to place the stairs and exits that reached the surface onto a map of the castle of Blackmoor.


And so it sat for years. I wasn’t terribly impressed with the Dungeons of Castle Blackmoor either. I’ll be doing a formal review on my site, once I dig my copy of First Fantasy Campaign out.

I would also hazard a guess that those who liked the level of detail that went into the Wilderlands box set will really like it as well. While it certainly has its flaws, as pointed out above, Dungeons of Castle Blackmoor has a lot of curiously interesting details scattered around in the book.

In fact, lining up the stairs from level to level just by looking at the maps is far from easy to do. Here then is the castle floorplan from the FFC note that this particular version comes from the Arneson estate with his handwritten notes on it. Notice in this image that the throne room is in the smaller right side wing of the castle, while the tower base on the left is occupied by various rooms.

West wall of main Castle. More Information Edit History.

I didn’t look for typoes, those usually are not bad enough to bother me. The Gorgon’s Alliance Planescape: And the News from the Hill Cantons 3 weeks ago. This is the kind of thing that caxtle me when ZG departed from Goodman Games. As rule development proceeded, the Blackmoor campaign continued, and began coordinating with a parallel campaign known as Greyhawk run out of Lake Geneva by Gygax and his circle.

I thought it was supposed to be out by now. Having seen it, it is just as I expected except for a few disappointing errors in maps and such: They had it at GenCon and you can order it through the dablackmoor.

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