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Map of a pair of dragon lairs

Lairs & Encounters: Dragons, Metallic & Red

More maps of lairs from the Adventurer, Conqueror, King System (ACKS) Lairs & Encounters book. Finishing the monsters beginning with D… Dragons, Metallic, & Red Two lairs to finish off the month: A hilltop of towering redwoods, a peaceful and restful sanctuary that is home to a lawful metallic dragon. A volcanic rise with steps winding up and down, where a fiery red dragon makes its lair. If you’re interested in seeing these before they appear here, check out my Patreon site.

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Map of a dragon lair

Lairs & Encounters: Dragon, Green

More maps of lairs from the Adventurer, Conqueror, King System (ACKS) Lairs & Encounters book. Continuing with monsters beginning with D… Dragon, Green A sloping sinkhole leads into a deep chasm, full of water. An ancient green dragon makes its lair here, squeezing out of the cave to hunt. If you’re interested in seeing these before they appear here, check out my Patreon site.

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cover of book of lairs

Book of Lairs: Abandoned Places

My fourth Book of Lairs: Abandoned Places is now live! This collection of lairs consists of the usual two-page spreads of maps and text, with monsters taken from the Adventurer, Conqueror, King System (ACKS) core book and the Lairs & Encounters book; but it is compatible with other old-school fantasy games with hardly any effort. This book is themed, with each lair being abandoned by its former occupants and taken as the lair of some other creature or creatures. There are 13 lairs in all.

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Map of a temple in woods

Lairs & Encounters: Doppleganger

More maps of lairs from the Adventurer, Conqueror, King System (ACKS) Lairs & Encounters book. Continuing with monsters beginning with D… Doppleganger In a clearing in the forest lies an old shrine, once looked after by its caretakers. Dopplegangers have taken their place, and have buried them and other victims in shallow graves nearby. If you’re interested in seeing these before they appear here, check out my Patreon site.

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map of a ruined farmhouse

Lairs & Encounters: Dogs

More maps of lairs from the Adventurer, Conqueror, King System (ACKS) Lairs & Encounters book. Continuing with monsters beginning with D… Dogs (hunting, War) These two lairs are: An abandoned farmhouse now home to a wild pack of hunting dogs; An overturned wagon that was carrying trained war dogs, now living in the shelter of the wagon. If you’re interested in seeing these before they appear here, check out my Patreon site.

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farm taken over by demons

Lairs & Encounters: Demon Boar

More maps of lairs from the Adventurer, Conqueror, King System (ACKS) Lairs & Encounters book. For the month of June, we move into the letter D monsters. Demon Boar A local farmstead that has been taken over by a pair of Demon Boars, who have taken the daughters of the family who lived here as their thralls. The farm and surrounding pastures, fields, etc are overgrown and the fences are in need of repair.

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multiple lairs for creatures beginning with b

Lairs & Encounters: Blink Dog, Blood Hound, and Bugbear

Back in 2016 the Adventurer, Conqueror, King System (ACKS) Lairs & Encounters book came out, for which I drew a whole bunch of maps. Ever since then I’ve wanted to draw more maps for the lairs in that book, but never really had the time, until now. Other B-monsters To finish off the month and the rest of the lairs with B-monsters, here are the lairs for the Blink Dog, Blood Hound, and Bugbear. The blink dogs lair in a burrow

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Lairs & Encounters: Beetles

Back in 2016 the Adventurer, Conqueror, King System (ACKS) Lairs & Encounters book came out, for which I drew a whole bunch of maps. Ever since then I’ve wanted to draw more maps for the lairs in that book, but never really had the time, until now. Beetles A selection of lairs for giant beetles: the hollowed base of a fallen, mushroom covered tree; an invaded ant hill; and an underground burrow.

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Self-Promotion: Spire

My latest RPG book, Spire, is now available to buy. It was also supported by the people on my Patreon site, who got to see this as it came together. The book is a system-neutral setting/dungeon, 168-pages, largely in the same two-page spread style as my Books of Lairs. I’ll be adding game stuff on this site to supplement the book (new classes, NPC stats, and gaming mechanics as necessary). From the blurb: The Spire. A towering edifice a mile high and nearly

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Lairs & Encounters: Bears

Back in 2016 the Adventurer, Conqueror, King System (ACKS) Lairs & Encounters book came out, for which I drew a whole bunch of maps. Ever since then I’ve wanted to draw more maps for the lairs in that book, but never really had the time, until now. Bears Four lairs: a hollowed out tree, a cave, a lair formed from boulders piled on top of each other, and a lair burrowed into the snow, with blood-stained icicles hanging from the entrance.

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lair of giant bats

Lairs & Encounters: Bat, giant

Back in 2016 the Adventurer, Conqueror, King System (ACKS) Lairs & Encounters book came out, for which I drew a whole bunch of maps. Ever since then I’ve wanted to draw more maps for the lairs in that book, but never really had the time, until now. Bat, Giant A depression holds a stone door that leads into an ancient tomb, where giant vampire bats now use as a lair.

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Lairs & Encounters: Basilisk

Back in 2016 the Adventurer, Conqueror, King System (ACKS) Lairs & Encounters book came out, for which I drew a whole bunch of maps. Ever since then I’ve wanted to draw more maps for the lairs in that book, but never really had the time, until now. Basilisk A gradual sloping pit, with four tunnels branching off to the lairs of a family of basilisks. The petrified remains of their victims lie crumbled at the bottom of the pit.

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map of ankheg lair

Lairs & Encounters: Ankheg

Back in 2016 the Adventurer, Conqueror, King System (ACKS) Lairs & Encounters book came out, for which I drew a whole bunch of maps. Ever since then I’ve wanted to draw more maps for the lairs in that book, but never really had the time, until now. Ankheg A sinkhole that has exposed ancient and forgotten Dwarven tunnels that branch off across the countryside. A river has been interrupted by the collapse, and a lake is forming below. The bridge that

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lair of the amphisbaena

Lairs & Encounters: Amphisbaena

Back in 2016 the Adventurer, Conqueror, King System (ACKS) Lairs & Encounters book came out, for which I drew a whole bunch of maps. Ever since then I’ve wanted to draw more maps for the lairs in that book, but never really had the time. Well, I’ve made time now, and every week I’ll be posting one or more of these new maps, with a brief intro to each. For the full lair details, check out the book. Amphisbaena A rocky

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