The Dungeon of Terror Virtual Boxed Set is a product consisting of several products, the various Dungeon of Terror Line by 0one Games. The maps are provided in black and white, fully bookmarked and with extra utility. Each section is its own zipped file for ease of use. The Dungeon of Terror does contain a quick back ground write up as well as details as to how large the dungeon actually is. "DUNGEON OF TERROR contains 164 rooms, 8 different
zones (each one featured in a single product) and it’s broken in 225
You can play DUNGEON OF TERROR as a whole dungeon
or extract your favorite sub-dungeon (or even a single room or
encounter area) to suit your campaign. If you’re bold, you can lay
down a massive 120x150 inches dungeon to play the most extended
miniature-scaled dungeon crawl of the history!"
The virtual boxed set has the advantage that you can see how massive the whole thing really is. This allows you to decided ahead of time if you want to go through the effort of making it a true mega dungeon or of chopping it up into something else. There is plenty of room so the options are wide and far reaching. At $19.99, the price is also fair.
Each section has an overview of the dungeon. The section of the dungeon that is in that file, is highlighted. Art is relatively simple, clean, black and white. For best results, use a laser printer or take it to a professional shop. There is a lot of black on the default level. Notice I said default level though. You can change certain elements of the PDF by clicking on the level option. This includes changing the black background to a gray background. Visually, they both have appeal but either way the ink consumption on a standard inkjet would be tremendous. Other options include removing text, say if you want to print out material for the players and don't want them to know what room their currently in, to changing the standard square map to a hex map. This allows the game to be used in settings where the default isn't the dreaded square.
By providing these options, the makers have allowed the Game Master opportunities to get various uses out of the material. For example, he can use the legend map and print it out with no details, giving the players some idea of the structure of the dungoen, but no actual details of what's in the dungeon.
In addition to the maps themselves, there are extra files like the tables. This is an eight page file that has a listing of random encounters. Each page is for one of the various dungeon levels. For example, in the orc's nest, the very first product, encounters range from standard orcs to king's guards to named individuals.
The other file is templates. This is a small print of the room with linned space for you to put down your own notes. By doing this, it allows you to highly cutomize the material. If you're using an 'old school' game with very small monster blocks, you could probably write down all of the monster information right on the page. There are pages for each room in the virtual boxed set.
The Dungeon of Terror is a great product for those fans of the old school maps who have numerous ideas that they'd like to implement, but have no mapping skills to do so. There's places for orcs, undead, and assassins, as well as numerous others here so grab a pen and get started on the customization.
[5 of 5 Stars!]