FOUR ROOMS CHALLENGE
I have been thinking a lot about old-school randomly generated dungeons, inspired in part by maps like the one above, from this blog that I like. So here's the Challenge:
Write short (~ 100 words) descriptions of dungeon rooms, with dimensions no larger than 50 ft to a side. No named treasures or detailed item lists --- describe the room quickly, and don't stress the details. Write 4, and post them in the comments. Each set of four will have one randomly chosen room (via the roll of a 1D4) incorporated in my next dungeon and into my game --- more than one, if they are awesome. But at least one. Once it would no longer encourage certain players to cheat, I'll post the whole dungeon here.
A heavy wooden door opens on to this small side chamber. In one corner, a low sill surrounds a well about four feet across, with a bucket and a coil of rope nearby. A wooden rack against the far wall holds a few rusty swords and axes. A large table to the left holds a single guttering candle, a steak slowly turning green, and an open book. A pile of stale hay in the corner reeks of urine, and a small broken mirror sits near the door.
The delicate oak door to this room is warm to the touch. The room is covered in multicolored tiles set in vibrant patterns, and 10 large tubs dip into the floor. Two large platinum drains open in the floor of the room, which tilts gently down to meet them. The walls are lined with decoratively carved busts of children with gentle jets of steam puffing from their mouths. Shallow pools of water fill all the tubs but one, which is filled instead with a leathery amphibian husk.
A partial roof collapse here has let in a mass of twisting roots, wet with a foul dark water. In the rubble pile that dominated the center of the room, five huge red mushrooms glow softly. A tiny blue man smoking a pipe shelters under one of the mushrooms. holding a tiny shovel and looking distressed.
a 20 foot by 20 foot room of crudely hewn stone. 6 goblins with cleavers and a large ham. One locked chest. One scared chicken of medium quality.
Post 'em in the comments. I'll use 'em. Though maybe not like you expect.