TRAP LIST (d%)
|01-05||Arrow trap||Arrow trap, 1-3 arrows, 1 in 20 is poisoned.|
|06||Arrow trap, poisoned|
|08-09||Caltrops||<compare to tetsu-bishi in OA>|
|11||Ceiling block falls|
|32||Door, spring||<cf. A1>|
|49-50||Gas, sleep||Sleep: party sound asleep for 2-12 turns (as sleep spell).|
|58-59||Pendulum, ball or blade|
|66-67||Pit, locking & flooding|
|68-70||Pit, with spikes|
|71-72||Pit, with poisoned spikes|
|73-77||Passage, blocked by falling bars|
|78-79||Passage, closed by stone block|
|85-87||Spear trap||Spear trap, 1-3 spears, 1 in 20 is poisoned.|
|88||Spear trap, poisoned|
|90-91||Teleporter||<teleport, teleport without error>|
OSRIC, page 156
<Nuisance, Hazardous, Dangerous, F.A.T.A.L., Trap Placement>
OSRIC, page 156
OSRIC gives a totally different trap list.
Here is a list of all the DMG traps + all of the OSRIC traps
1. Acid spray
2. Arrow trap
3. Arrow trap, poisoned
4. Ball trap
5. Bolt, crossbow
6. Bridge, collapsing
7. Bridge, illusory
9. Caltrops drop from ceiling
10. Caltrops, poisoned
11. Ceiling block drops behind players
12. Ceiling block drops in front of players
13. Ceiling clock drops on players
14. Ceiling block seals players in room or area
15. Ceiling collapses
16. Ceiling lowers
18. Chute, greased
19. Door, falling
20. Door, one way
21. Door, resisting
22. Door, spring
23. Elevator room
24. Elevator room, deactivates for 24 hours
25. Elevator room, one way
26. Flame jets
27. Floor, collapsing
28. Floor, illusionary
29. Gas, blinding
30. Gas, corroding
31. Gas, fear
32. Gas, flammable
33. Gas, nausea
34. Gas, obscuring (Obscuring fog)
35. Gas, poison
36. Gas, sleep
37. Gas, slowing
38. Gas, weakness
39. Jaw trap
40. Lightning bolt
41. Log trap, swinging
42. Pendulum, ball or blade
44. Pit, 10 ft
45. Pit, locking (Pit, with locking trap door)
46. Pit, locking & flooding
47. Pit, oil-filled with dropping lit torch
48. Pit, trap triggered by false door
49. Pit, with spikes
50. Pit, with poisoned spikes
51. Passage, blocked by falling bars
52. Passage, closed by stone block (Pit, with dropping ceiling block)
53. Poisoned bolt, crossbow
54. Portcullis drops behind players
55. Portcullises drop in front of and behind players
56. Portcullis drops in front of players
57. Rolling stone ball, height and width of corridor
58. Room, elevator
59. Room, flooding
60. Room, sliding (Sliding room changes facing or location)
61. Scything blade, ankle-high
62. Scything blade, neck-high
63. Spear trap (Spear, ballista)
64. Spear trap, poisoned (Poisoned spear, ballista)
65. Spiked log trap
66. Spring-loaded pile driver disguised as a door
67. Stairs, collapsing
68. Stairs fold flat into a sliding chute
70. Trip wire
71. Vent, acid
72. Vent, fire
73. Vent, gas
74. Wire, neck high
75-85. NO TRAP
86-00. ROLL TWICE IGNORING THIS RESULT HEREAFTER
Originally posted by Fool
Here's another thanks for answering all these questions.
When I first got into D&D
in the 80's, Gygax was a name out of myth with no more reality than characters
we were playing.
Thanks for putting a personality to the person. It's wonderful to see you have the same love of games after all these years.
If I have to append a question, here's one: What's with all the traps??
Take care, and don't let this take you too long from your work!
Again, quite welcome and my bit of fun
As for the traps, we originally
played dungeon crawls much of the time.
My dungeon levels were both an exploration/mapping problem to solve and a place for encounters.
As I would place perhaps 15 or so active encounters on a level of many passagerways and as many as 50 or so rooms, to keep things "interesting" I'd include various traps.
That became a de rigeur thing in general from around 1977 on.
Of course when combined with monsters and NPCs, traps add a degree of complexity to encounters too, so they are a handy tool.
That cover it?
Originally Posted by DreadArchon
Do you have any particular sources of inspiration for devious traps, or do you just come up with them on your own?
(Thought of anything particularly good lately?)
Who can say, what with so many nasty traps having been included in movie serials that I used to watch at the theater on Saturday afternoons as a lad. I believe that I have thought most of them up on my own, but...
The Fantasy Life book contains a fairly extensive list of traps, many of which can be alaborated on. As for creating more if late, no. I spend such creative effort in figuring out ways of avoiding those Jim Ward puts into his MA game compaign :\