[Holmes Basic] Mike Mearls tweets Zenopus dungeon map

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[Holmes Basic] Mike Mearls tweets Zenopus dungeon map

Post by Tim Baker » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:00 am

For all you Holmes Basic Set fans, you might get a kick out of this. Mike Mearls tweeted a photo of his hand-drawn map of the Zenopus dungeon.

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Re: [Holmes Basic] Mike Mearls tweets Zenopus dungeon map

Post by Morfie » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:36 am

Wow, I've never seen anyone use shading before on a hand-drawn map.

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Re: [Holmes Basic] Mike Mearls tweets Zenopus dungeon map

Post by Big Mac » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:55 am

Tim Baker wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:00 am
For all you Holmes Basic Set fans, you might get a kick out of this. Mike Mearls tweeted a photo of his hand-drawn map of the Zenopus dungeon.
Looks like this is actually a Nentir Vale dungeon, drawn in the style of the Zenopus dungeon:
Mike Mearls on Twitter wrote:
Ordoalea Publishing on Twitter wrote:Well with this set... You're getting ready for a #megadungeon here?
Not for this one - just one level here. The Seven Pillared Hall is the big dungeon of the Nentir Vale.
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Post by Tim Baker » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:35 pm

Good catch.
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Re: [Holmes Basic] Mike Mearls tweets Zenopus dungeon map

Post by Zenopus » Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:31 pm

Thanks for posting this, I missed his tweet at the time.

I noticed he's running a "Return to the Tower of Zenopus" game at Gary Con this year, so he may be using this map for it.

https://tabletop.events/conventions/gar ... hedule/123

Description: "Long ago, a band of adventurers dispatched by the mysterious sage Jeric D'Holmes plunged into the tunnels beneath the ruined tower of Zenopus. The dungeons beneath the tower were long thought empty, but now ghouls, goblins, and worse plague the small city of Portown by night. Could the source of this evil be found in this supposedly abandoned dungeon?"

The game system is listed as Basic D&D, although it's not clear if this means Holmes Basic or one the later iterations.
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Re: [Holmes Basic] Mike Mearls tweets Zenopus dungeon map

Post by paleologos » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:23 pm

Cool

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