Thursday, September 23, 2010

Begging, Borrowing, and Stealing from The History Channel

I’ve recently been watching, and immensely enjoying, a television show which has given me some great ideas for crafting some fun dungeons. It’s a show on the History Channel called Cities of the Underworld. Wiki defines the premise of the show as exploring “the subterranean environment and culture beneath various civilizations.” Programs have featured everything from the torture chambers beneath the stronghold of Vlad the Impaler to the tunnels beneath Portland where unwary travelers were abducted and taken into the slave trade. It’s been a wonderful source of inspiration, not only to spruce up traditional dungeons, but to add in some subterranean fun your players would never expect. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend checking it out (there are some episodes on Youtube if you don’t have access to the History Channel).


  1. Very excellent show. Lots of inspiration.

  2. Yeah, this show and MonsterQuest are two I always find intriguing for my games.