Category Archives: GM Nostalgia

GM Nostalgia #16 – The Demon Heart

Heart of Nostalgia My how the days fly at the moment, it is already 10 days since my last GM Nostalgia post. I promised then that next up would be the Demon Heart, a strange idea that came to me many years ago now. It was originally an idea for a crafts project, but so far it has not made it further than a sketch on paper. The idea was to create a lifesize Demon Heart prop, for no other reason than to do it. What would set it apart…

GM Nostalgia #15 – More Underdark

More Underdark mapping There is not much to say on this next update in GM Nostalgia, it’s a continuation of post#14, it’s another map of the Underdark. I think i wore myself out on the second map, it does seem as if i never finished it. Honestly I can’t remember. Well, who would need another map after the first one anyways? that was HUGE. Maybe you can use this for a mega dungeon? As always, I would love to hear from you if you use the map and how it…

GM Nostalgia #14 – My first Underdark Map

Underdark Fascination This time my GM Nostalgia series is about something i have been wanting to share with you for some time. It is a product of my late teen fascination with Drow and the Underdark, it’s my first Underdark Map! I made this not long after having read the dark elf triology and this was my attempt at mapping a huge network of tunnels, dead ends and caves. This must have been made around 1991-92’ish, when i was very fascinated by the dark elf society and their dangerous underground…

GM Nostalgia #13 – Alsgard Tower, the seat of power to a Black Knight.

It’s time to continue my GM Nostalgia series, where i dive into my old GM archives and present them to you. I always did like going down memory lane going over old maps, dungeons and stories. This time i found an old nugget for you. Alsgard Tower This was used as the seat of power for an undead traitor knight, set out to conquer his old master’s country. It was located inside a valley, surrounded by treacherous mountains and if you did not want to cross the mountains there was…

GM Nostalgia #12 – Castle Eversteel 2nd floor and prison dungeon

Hola! This week I follow up on the Castle Eversteel maps, which is the latest series of maps in my GM Nostalgia posts. I skipped last week and to make up for that I give you two maps this time 🙂 The last time we looked in on my old old castle map of Eversteel Castle was in the 1st upper floor . The top floor (2nd floor) is the home of not one, but TWO dragons. From the notes on the map it is a black and a red…

GM Nostalgia #10 – Castle Eversteel – ground floor

In the last GM Nostalgia I went back in time yet again to show you the very first castle map I ever made. This week I give you the ground floor map of Castle Eversteel, that was also drawn up back in the 90’s. Unfortunately like the previous castle map, I cannot find the room content list for this castle. So you will have to use your imagination for the stuffings of the rooms 😉 I am afraid I do not remember much about creating this castle either, but I…

GM Nostalgia #9 – My very first Castle Map – ‘Trollheim’

This week’s GM Nostalgia post is the result of your votes, it was by a landslide that you voted to see my very first Castle Map! I can vaugely remember drawing this when I browse the details, like the courtyard extending in a circle around the castle with minor gates along the way and shooting holes in all the walls of the courtyards. There are room identifiers but I am not sure I have the content list, though there is a note at the bottom of the page “Trolls and…

GM Nostalgia #8 – Lich’s Pet Dungeon lvl 4

It is already time for the 8th GM Nostalgia post, time does fly and that is exactly what this series of posts is all about. I’m going back over my old GM stuff and we are coming up on the final map of the Lich’s Pet Dungeon, my very first home made dungeon. If you are new to the series have a look at The GM Nostalgia Archive It seems traps are still a thing in map 4, we got a room full of lava with stepping stones and some…

GM Nostalgia #7 – Lich’s Pet Dungeon lvl 3 (map3)

Hola! I hope you are enjoying my trip down memory lane, manifested in these old dungeon maps of mine, as much as myself. Next up for my GM Nostalgia is the another old map, its the 3rd map in the Lich’s Pet Dungeon, continuing from map 2 obviously 😉 Apparently my map making skills were advancing as i appear to have blacked out the area surrounding dungeon areas, although it was a simple technique of crossing out the squares it did do the job of making the map more pleasantly…

GM Nostalgia #6 – Lich’s Pet Dungeon lvl 2 – Room Stuffings!

It’s time to follow up on the last GM Nostalgia post: GM Nostalgia #5 Lich’s Pet Dungeon Lvl 2 Map with room stuffings. Yet more young me flavor, not a whole lot of room descriptions, i was much more focused on what monster would be facing the adventurers next! Alot of it feels malplaced and weird, yet i think it has that oldschool dungeon crawl to it and i still had some sense of monsters being here was because someone put them here deliberately. Someone is in control of all…

GM Nostalgia #5 – New Dungeon Map – Lich’s Pet Dungeon lvl 2

Next up in my old GM papers are the 2nd level of my very first dungeon. We’ve just gone through the first level and it’s 56 room descriptions in the previous 4 GM Nostalgia posts. If you’re new to the series you can catch up on this link, i took the liberty of sorting it chronologically for you, Category: GM Nostalgia. So while looking at the first map and the second map, it appears to me that the first level is some sort of huge building, set before a mountain…

GM Nostalgia #4 – The Lich’s Pet Dungeon Rooms 42-56

Back due to popular demand! (one can hope as much) I now present to you, the final rooms of the first dungeon map i ever made. I have come to remember that the dungeon was created by a Lich and the day to day business is run by a chaotic cleric who lives in the dungeon. But the pet dungeon is merely the first level.. After room 56, there is an entire new map and it doesn’t stop there. Two more maps follow after the 2nd level! But i’m getting…

GM Nostalgia #3 – The Lich’s Pet Dungeon Rooms 21-41

Hi again, I’ve been busy, last week launching Galens Gamble adventure while typing up the next 20 rooms of the Lich’s Pet Dungeon and I’m also working on another product “Gork Sketches” a collection of my character sketches. But ontowards the dungeon content! There are a few empty room in this part, maybe you got some good ideas for stuffing? I’m dying to know! Lets get too it then! Room 21-41 of the Lich’s Pet Dungeon Room 21 A: empty and dusty chance of finding 1d6 coins Room 22 The…

GM Nostalgia #2 – Rooms 1-20 of the first dungeon

Last week i decided to take you back to my humble beginnings, to show you my very first home made dungeon. I made it back in 199x i believe. I started roleplay when i was about 15, D&D Basic and soon became embroiled in the AD&D 2nd edition by the established roleplayers. One of my earliest roleplay memories is playing Tasselhof Burrfoot. As a GM i also remember one of my favorite monsters was the rolling Juggernaught, 4 wheels, a ram and a small square housing driving around dungeons and…

GM Nostalgia #1 – My First Dungeon Map

I’m sure if you have ever been a GameMaster you sometimes suffer from the same nostalgic rememberance as i do. That particular dungeon, or that monster you created yourself or the first time you killed a playercharacter. I was going through my box with old, oooold papers from all my roleplaying years. It was quite fun to sit there and go through all my old maps and handwritten stories and notes. This was back before i even had a typewriter and no internet, at best i had a library and…