Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Lee Sallows has made a bunch of magic squares using shapes rather than numbers. Each row of the center square above will combine to form a square of equal size. Each piece in the rows also happens to be of equal size for this rarer square. I like Lee's illustrations of his squares. Go here to see a lot more.
This might be a little too fiddly for a dungeon puzzle. I suppose you could have the shapes from one row lining a certain room in a mosaic signifying . . . something. Or you could give the players actual, tangible shapes and see if they can figure it out. But I just think it's cool.
Saw it first on Slashdot.
Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)
How about running it as a key to a portal? Give them the pieces and then see what they come up with. At 5 per side they map fairly straight forwardly to the Outer planes but different sections of a dungeon or different trials would work as well.ReplyDelete
Sound good to me. Maybe they are trying to reach a certain plane for very important reasons and know it is one of these.ReplyDelete
Very Hellraiser-esque. Excellent idea.
Telecanter, thanks for the link. #12 in particular looks like a concept you'd use in one of your dungeons/tombs.