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Undermountain: A Forgotten Realms Megadungeon

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:52 pm
by Seethyr
The original Undermountain Boxed Set is still one of my favorite products to date. I used to stare at those massive maps for hours when I was younger. The 3e update didn't quite have the same effect on me, nor did UMII.

There was someone working on a stunning set of maps for the lower levels years ago, but if I remember correctly, he tragically passed during the process. Terrible thing to happen in more ways than one.

EDIT: Found an old link

MODERATOR NOTE (by Big Mac): Split from the: Return to Undermountain topic, as the conversation has moved to things of interest to all Undermountain fans

Re: Undermountain: A Forgotten Realms Megadungeon

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:06 pm
by ghendar
Seethyr wrote:The original Undermountain Boxed Set is still one of my favorite products to date. I used to stare at those massive maps for hours when I was younger. The 3e update didn't quite have the same effect on me, nor did UMII.
I agree. After reading it, I immediately started stocking empty rooms. UMII was a massive disappointment. It suffers by disregarding everything that made UM appeal to me. The openness and the sandboxy nature, sadly a thing largely abandoned with later 2e products, was replaced with gimmicky crap (The construct level) or just so so crap (everything else). imo, of course. ;)

The 3e stuff was interesting but I agree, it didn't have the same effect. It's a shame the author didn't stock more rooms.

Re: Undermountain: A Forgotten Realms Megadungeon

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:11 am
by Big Mac
ghendar wrote:
Seethyr wrote:The original Undermountain Boxed Set is still one of my favorite products to date. I used to stare at those massive maps for hours when I was younger. The 3e update didn't quite have the same effect on me, nor did UMII.
I agree. After reading it, I immediately started stocking empty rooms. UMII was a massive disappointment. It suffers by disregarding everything that made UM appeal to me. The openness and the sandboxy nature, sadly a thing largely abandoned with later 2e products, was replaced with gimmicky crap (The construct level) or just so so crap (everything else). imo, of course. ;)

The 3e stuff was interesting but I agree, it didn't have the same effect. It's a shame the author didn't stock more rooms.
You two talking about Ruins to Undermountain and Ruins of to Undermountain II makes me realise that we really should have more Undermountain topics on The Piazza (as well as having more Undermountain products in the Book-House). I've made a List of Undermountain resources topic, to help me collect details about the RPG products I need to add to the Book-House (in a way that is also useful to other people).

I'm wondering if I should split off most of the posts in this topic to make a generic Undermountain discussion, where we can talk about things other than Return to Undermountain. (I may do it, as I think it would help in the long term. I'll have to look how connected to the OP the posts are. :? )

EDIT: I split the topic in the end. :)
Seethyr wrote:There was someone working on a stunning set of maps for the lower levels years ago, but if I remember correctly, he tragically passed during the process. Terrible thing to happen in more ways than one.

EDIT: Found an old link
That's a great project. It's a shame the cartographer had that happen to him. I saw a few people saying that there was another person running the project and that they were trying to get it finished. But they seemed to drop off of the RADAR too.