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Paizo Employee Developer

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Share some cool photos of great places for adventures. Like this. The real world is such a great inspiration.

Contributor

I would also visit this place as well.


Six flags-abandoned


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I once based an adventure location on Bryce Canyon. Except I made all the hoodoos into salt pillars...

Qadira

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Here.

Cheliax

Great idea for a thread Daigle!

I came upon this site when I was looking for vacation ideas a few weeks ago.


here

and here

and here

and here

and here

:)


Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:

Six flags-abandoned

AWESOME...

Really, all these pics are great, each one evocative and full of possibilities! I have a few pics I've gathered across the interwebz on my hard drive, but I don't know how to post them.

Paizo Employee Developer

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Ice gets freaky.

Qadira

Oh, and here.


Adam Daigle wrote:
Ice gets freaky.

Amazing


Shadowborn wrote:
Oh, and here.

That place, while freaky, is an awesome display of devotion and architecture.

The Capuchin Crypts in Italy is another place where an adventurer might get the willies.

http://www.google.com/search?q=capuchin+crypt&hl=en&client=firefox- a&hs=oSn&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch &tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=3vMBT_yLLYTi2QW1wNW5Ag&ved=0 CDUQsAQ&biw=1024&bih=610

Lantern Lodge

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Shadowborn wrote:
Oh, and here.

And that's why they used it in the D&D movie. Blew some of my players away when I showed them that it was a real place and not just some elaborate set.

And, yes, I do sometimes force my friends to watch terrible movies. Dr Clayton Forrester was one of my personal heroes, and much of my DMing was inspired by him.

Rock climbing, guys. Rock climbing.


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ADVENTURE TIME!!!

Qadira

DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Shadowborn wrote:
Oh, and here.

That place, while freaky, is an awesome display of devotion and architecture.

The Capuchin Crypts in Italy is another place where an adventurer might get the willies.

Link

I swear, Cal, one of these days you're going to figure out how to do hyperlinks on this board. Either that, or I'll bludgeon you into unconsciousness with a Cthulhu plush doll.


Shadowborn wrote:
I swear, Cal, one of these days you're going to figure out how to do hyperlinks on this board. Either that, or I'll bludgeon you into unconsciousness with a Cthulhu plush doll.

Tease.

Seriously, if I knew how, I would. I'd be glad to accept lessons..lol. My email addie is at the bottom of my profile. If you have any hints, tips, or carved in my living bones rules on how to make a hyperlink, please let me know! I tire of bathing in my own ignorance!

Qadira

I can show you how I fixed your link in four easy steps.

1) Take the link you just posted and put [url = on one side, flush with the link. (no space between url and the = sign)

2) Place ] at the other end.

3) Type whatever text you want highlighted as the link after the ] (again, no spaces).

4) Type [/url] after the text.

Then this:

http://www.travelrm.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/tulum-ruins.jpg

I want to adventure here.

becomes this:

I want to adventure here.

Voila.


Thanks! After the mandatory, family wide naptime my wife has declared, I'll give it a shot!

Qadira

And while I'm at it, I want to adventure here, but I'm bringing a cleric...and maybe a paladin.

Qadira

Oooo, I'll play!!! Ani, City of 1001 churches!


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Go to this place: Listverse and type "places" in the search bar. You'll get a zabillion hits, but there are a LOT of really cool lists of awesome natural wonders, architectural ruins, creepy places, and hours of inspiration for gaming goodness.

And thanks, Shadowborn, for the tech tip!


What a delightful tread!

Personally, I love the mountains of China

(particularly images #5, #9 and #10)

Nice ruins of Cambodian temple (with dinosaurs to boot!)

(because apparently this proves that human and dinosaurs coexisted, thus proving christian creationism... Cool from fantasy perspective nevertheless)

Paizo Employee Developer

Shadowborn wrote:
Here.

Since I first saw those photos a few years ago, I've been trying to find a good way to map a chamber like that.

This kind of thing is exactly what I was looking for in this thread. Places to put encounters moreso than broad places to work your way through.

Paizo Employee Developer

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For example: This looks a lot like near-home, but damn, an encounter on that walkway and cabin in a true swamp would be awesome.

Yes:
Yes, I'm a Gulf Coast southerner who winces at pretty much every "swamp" encounter in RPG history.


Eisriesenwelt in Austria. It's name in german literally means "world of the ice giants".

And frost giants should live here in this secret world of enduring ice.

Gary McBride
Fire Mountain Games

Qadira

Adam Daigle wrote:

For example: This looks a lot like near-home, but damn, an encounter on that walkway and cabin in a true swamp would be awesome.

** spoiler omitted **

Swamp witch!


I've always wanted to inflict one of these scenes on my PCs, I just don't think my narrative skills can do it justice. The idea of a culture based around a perpetual garbage heap seems both tragic and inspiring at once, here are the pics:

Flowers in the dump
Life of a scavenger

I'm also partial to these pictures of a Colombian emerald mine for some of the same reasons.

Shadow Lodge

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I want to adventure in Zork.


Adam Daigle wrote:

For example: This looks a lot like near-home, but damn, an encounter on that walkway and cabin in a true swamp would be awesome.

** spoiler omitted **

Adam, why is that? I'm from Arkansas, and we have our share of swamps, sloughs, bogs, and bayous. Is it that people don't seem to know how in the world to describe them?

Andoran

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

A few places I've been that made me want to explore:

Hobbit Trail on the coast of Oregon

The Gum Wall alley at Pike's Place Market in Seattle

Second Mesa in Arizona

The old observatory at the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut

Granted, some of those places are obviously pretty modern or they're much smaller when you actually approach them, but there was just something about them that made me think, "What's over there?"

Paizo Employee Developer

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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:

For example: This looks a lot like near-home, but damn, an encounter on that walkway and cabin in a true swamp would be awesome.

** spoiler omitted **

Adam, why is that? I'm from Arkansas, and we have our share of swamps, sloughs, bogs, and bayous. Is it that people don't seem to know how in the world to describe them?

I have no idea, but it seems most of the time what is described and mapped always feels like northern marshes, more like wetlands in Wisconsin than wetlands in Louisiana. *shrug*

I of course, as a result of my Cajun upbringing, always flavor it otherwise.

Contributor

Try the Sutro Tunnel in San Francisco

The Conservatory of Flower (also in San Francisco)

Castle Peak (in the Sierra Nevadas)

Shadow Lodge

Kthulhu wrote:
I want to adventure in Zork.

You are likely to be eaten by a grue.

Grand Lodge

Some inspirational sources of my own:

[url =http://www.semyan.com/Post08/Gaudi.htm]The Architecture of Antoni Gaudi[/url]

[url =http://www.unmuseum.org/nazca.htm]The Nazca lines[/url]

[url =http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wizard_Island]Wizard Island[/url]

[url =http://www.waterwideweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Underwater-City.jpg]Good underwater pics are hard to find[/url]

[url =http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wizard_Island]Wizard Island[/url]

[url =http://www.google.co.uk/m/search?q=giants+causeway&hl=en&client=safari&sa=N&gl=uk&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ei=ZjgET5vtL8nP8QPQn9yfAQ&ved=0CEgQsAQ&biw=320&bih=416]Giants Causeway[/url]

+1 to this thread btw

Qadira

Oggron wrote:

Some inspirational sources of my own:

The Architecture of Antoni Gaudi

The Nazca lines

Wizard Island

Good underwater pics are hard to find

Wizard Island

Giants Causeway

+1 to this thread btw

Fixed.

Wizard's Island looks good, but for some reason I can't see the tower. *scratches head*


Adam Daigle wrote:
I of course, as a result of my Cajun upbringing, always flavor it otherwise.

Ah, I know what you mean. I've never been to Louisiana, but we have swamps here that are similar to the ones further south. Also, if I've never been to a place, I can find it online and describe it from there. Southern swamps are vastly different from northern wetlands.


Ah, the Giants Causeway. A beautiful and otherworldly place.

Have you ever seen the Devil's Postpile?

Also a place of weird natural wonder. It has an interesting wikipedia page as well.

Gary McBride
Fire Mountain Games


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Then there's this place. You'll have to scroll down past the ads to see the images.

Link

Here's another +1 for this thread. Keep the photos flowing! Lots of great gaming ideas here!

Qadira

DungeonmasterCal wrote:

Then there's this place. You'll have to scroll down past the ads to see the images.

Link

Here's another +1 for this thread. Keep the photos flowing! Lots of great gaming ideas here!

Nice!! and good job with the linking....I think you have it now.

Shadow Lodge

Tsingy de Bemaraha

The place is literally a land where you cannot go.

More Tsingy


Fingal's Cave for another basaltic structure.

It inspired a bunch of art, including Keat's Hyperion.


Fake Healer wrote:
Nice!! and good job with the linking....I think you have it now.

Thanks! I'm feeling pretty good about learning a new trick. In fact, I'm gonna get all liquored up and hyperlink anything that moves!


Re: Tsingy de Bemaraha.

It's ironic you should point out karst terrain, as I am right now writing an adventure set in karst terrain.

Here's some pictures I used as reference.

jiang gulin yangshuo

shilin stone forest

the huanglong pools

What wonders our world has to offer.

Gary McBride
Fire Mountain Games


InVinoVeritas wrote:

Tsingy de Bemaraha

The place is literally a land where you cannot go.

No kidding!

Paizo Employee Developer

This would be fun but it'd be a pain to map properly.


.

Qadira

Adam Daigle wrote:
This would be fun but it'd be a pain to map properly.

No kidding. That's one thing I've always had trouble with is doing battles with severe changes in terrain. (That scaffolding would be a pain, too.)


DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:

Six flags-abandoned

AWESOME...

Really, all these pics are great, each one evocative and full of possibilities! I have a few pics I've gathered across the interwebz on my hard drive, but I don't know how to post them.

I'm having a Scooby moment.


Ruh roh.


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Another interesting natural rarity -- striped icebergs. Definitely something you might see on your journey to the frozen lands.

And another -- the great blue hole of Belize. Of course the local sea elves either venerate the place or are afraid of it because of what lurks at the bottom.

And a local wonder (for me anyways) -- Crater Lake in southern Oregon. A hermit of great antiquity doubtless lives on Wizard Island.

Enjoy,
Gary McBride
Fire Mountain Games

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