I am going to start the game with the story that there is some trouble in an old mine nearby. The mine has been in disuse for many years and is rumored to be haunted.Recently, live stock and small trinkets have started missing in the town. The party is paid by the locals to find out where their valuables are going and who exactly is taking them. They will go to the mine and descend into the depths. I am planning on the mine being the entrance to a giant dungeon (where most of the campaign will take place).
So think wheels within wheels.
What's the first ecology they could encounter? What are the first denizens? Kobolds? Goblins? Something more exotic? I'd love to hear your thoughts!
This should be a fun exercise to develop the dungeon together.
This will be a series of posts that I will keep up such as into to the characters, monsters killed, highlights etc. There might even be some writing from some of the players in here. I am excited about this!
Update 5/14/11 pictures and walkthrough of level one... I just built it! Notice that the rooms are all empty - for now...
Finally, here's a walkthrough of the entire level one of the dungeon!