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Ready-made generic room descriptions for the busy DM

The random dungeon generator found in the Dungeon Master’s Guide (pp.290-301) is a valuable resource for all dungeon masters. Using these tables, paired with your creativity, you can map endless dungeons on the fly, creating impromptu adventures for your party. 

But have you ever been stuck for words when trying to describe an adventure environment? 

“Erm… you enter a room… there’s a table… with some books on it… and a bed.”

“Does the bed look slept in?”

“Um… no." (Consults notes)."I mean yes!”

Get unstuck with this awesome collection of default room descriptions. For each room type to be found on the DMG Lair Table (p.292) you will in this product find a descriptive text block, providing visual detail for in-use rooms and abandoned rooms.  Drop these text blocks into your narration whenever the right words escape you. You could extend a dungeon crawling session indefinitely, adjusting each of the described rooms to suit your story. In theory, you could come up with a basic story arc for your dungeon and BBEG, and simply adjust these text blocks to suit.

These text blocks could also be useful if you enjoy solo adventuring, using a product like The Solo Adventurer’s Toolbox to generate an adventure as you move through. There is sufficient detail in the description to enhance your storyline and add material to generate random encounters and the like.  

This is part one of a series of text block descriptions, based on the room description tables in the DMG. The next to follow will be the “Death Trap” table. Keep an eye out for that in the near future. 

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