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Episode 496: Tonsils Not Included

May 13th, 2022 | Robin

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The Architecture Hut faces cost overruns for its fiendish traps as estimable backer Tim Vert asks which famous architects we’d commission were we to build dungeons.

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3 Responses to “Episode 496: Tonsils Not Included”

  1. Talking of alternate histories of the Restoration, my ‘Isaac-Newton-accidentally-restores-magic’ campaign featured Titus Oates as one of the Thirty Six people who got infused with the power of one of the decans. He was imbued with Kurtaêl whose sphere Death, fear, decay, and disease and it couldn’t happen to a nicer fellow

  2. Doug Sundseth says:

    For fantasy architecture, MC Escher seems an obvious choice. He certainly designed built spaces (though usually not buildable spaces). And with magic, those spaces could be realized.

    Failing that (and assuming you wanted an architect who calls himself an architect), Daniel Libeskind would be a fine choice for the utterly impractical lair of an evil overlord. (Useless for actual life, of course, but that’s not what we’re looking for, right?) And, as with FL Wright, you could expect water dripping from the ceilings for that dank atmosphere that is so iconic in dungeons.

  3. Bruce Baugh says:

    My first job was at a JCPenney in a mall that Gehry designed. As retail space, it was plus ungood, with lots of weird angles and (so nearly as I can tell) something close to zero real consideration given to what purposes back rooms serve. Which would make it great as a dungeon, giving the mapper fits along the way.

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