Anyone recognize this old dungeon sheet?
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Post Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:55 pm 
 

I found this shrinkwrapped with a copy of Ironhoof Highlands, to which it definitely doesn't belong. It looks like a dungeon map, with various kinds of doors marked, but it is clearly meant to be cut out and folded into a cube. There is no text except for "1980 Lorello & Woodworth." It is printed on light cardstock.

It's 8.5"x11", so it is almost certainly American. It's not from Dragon or other well-known magazines from 1980 - it might be from some more obscure magazine or from a supplement.

If anyone recognizes it, or has pointers to Lorello or Woodworth, let me know.

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:17 pm 
 

I haven't seen it before but it looks a bit more interesting than the run of the mill geomorphs.

Definitely meant to be a cube.  Each square has a doorway at the centre of each side so they mesh nicely.

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:54 pm 
 

i didn't see the picture, but lorello & woodworth published an item in 1980 called dungeon map dice. i'm sure the sheet you have is one of the pages from that.

  


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:00 am 
 

Yeah, that has to be it. Thanks! Are there pictures or any other information on Dungeon Map Dice around anywhere? I searched but couldn't find anything.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:46 am 
 

Any chance of posting the picture(s) in the thread?


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:02 am 
 

I'd post mine here but the image tag isn't working for me.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:03 pm 
 

The image should be embedded properly now.

If anyone has any more information on Dungeon Map Dice - like how many sheets there were in the set and if they were all different - let me know.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:42 am 
 

That looks cool.
I'm guessing there were a stack of them and you made them up into cubes and then rolled a random dungeon and placed them side by side to create the dungeon.
Very quirky. It'd be good if we could chase down more info on this product.

Thanks for the piccie.


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:22 pm 
 

Cool!  :D

Grim on the Swords & Wizardry board was working on a similar Rubix-style geomorph a while ago. It's a great idea, although looking at it in terms of a die is sweet.

  

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:57 pm 
 

There was some guy named Arthur Woodworth who submitted some magic items description in 1982 to White Dwarf. Maybe the same guy?

http://rpggeek.com/rpgdesigner/21960/arthur-woodworth

  


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:29 pm 
 

i finally had the time to pull the item off the wall, here it is:
need a map fast...dungeon map dice...just roll one (that's what's on the cover page which is folded half to the front and half to the back. on the back are the instructions for assembling the "dice" . there are four cardstock sheets included. how generous of them....).

  


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:48 pm 
 

Thanks for the info. Are the sheets different?

  


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:49 pm 
 

yes all four of them are different.

  
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