Saturday, February 20, 2010

Door Legend

I'm always working on sets of symbols for my dungeon floor-plans, I've got sheets full of symbols for different genres, styles and scales.

Here for my gentle readers and fellow DMs out there is a comprehensive legend of dungeon doors.

THE OCD Dungeon Doors Legend.



Putting more info on the map is something I strive to do, hopefully there might be some utility to this table. I know it's not the last one I'll ever produce and this set will likely only look good for grids ruled between 3 to the inch and 6 to the inch as far as I currently tell. The legend certainly looks better if you open it in it's own window or download it.

13 comments:

  1. Wow! That's pretty danged exhaustive!

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  2. That's excellent - a very handy resource. It reminds me of the tables in the AD&D DMG - but in a graphical form. :)

    I have circles for doors on my latest map... ;)

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  3. I can't see using these symbols on anything less than 4-to-the-inch, with each square being 5'. Not a criticism, mind you. I really prefer to have this sort of information on the map, rather than in the related notes. It's just that the symbols are information-rich, so i'd want them to be clear to the reader.

    Consider this yoinked, with thanks!

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  4. You forgot the symbol for a door rigged to drop a bucket of water (or something really nasty) on someone's head as they enter. LOL

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  5. Something else for my players to ponder when they sneek glimpses of my maps...

    "Why do all the doors look different?"

    Heh-heh-heh...

    Ciao!

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  6. Argh! I wanted to make a one-way secret door with a peephole! My dreams are shattered, they are shattered!

    D:

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  7. 1d30, just move an arrow over or leave out the line for the arrow. :-)

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  8. I don't even know what a transom is!

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  9. A transom is a space above a door that allows light, smoke, heat and sound to pass through without having to open the door.

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