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March 26, 2017: Dungeon Diving With LEGO

Dungeon Builder

We've demonstrated our love for brick-built gaming in the past, most notably with Munchkin Bricks and Guy Himber's brick-built Munchkin board. LEGO themselves are no stranger to gaming, with their own line of games released a few years ago. But the thing that recently caught my eye wasn't a regular set; it's a submission from their LEGO Ideas program. (We're no strangers to the program; Steve even wrote about the Ogre LEGO Ideas set a couple of years back!) So I wanted to share the Dungeon Builder project.

Fans of roleplaying games (like GURPS) know the dream of having fully realized locations and maps. Many an evening has been spent on detailed paper maps, miniatures, and dice . . . and we wouldn't have it any other way. But for those of us who want more of a 3-D feel, Quest Builder scratches that itch. The creator shows a variety of rooms with different themes, plus assorted monsters, that could represent a campaign in many fantasy RPG environments (Dungeon Fantasy, perhaps?). The rooms are modular and can create limitless combinations. It's actually reminiscent in style to our own Guy's Munchkin board, with its customized and ever-changing rooms. 

The project has already reached the necessary support to move to the review stage, but even if it doesn't end up on store shelves, it's a cool idea that may inspire some builders out there to make their own brick-dungeons! 

-- Hunter Shelburne


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