Less Than a Day Left in the “Shrine” Edition of the Geomorph Map Contest!

Below you’ll find more entries into the #GeomorphMapContest (Shrine edition).  Every two weeks we’re holding a contest to pick the best 10×10 geomorph that includes a special ingredient.  This contest’s ingredient is a shrine and it ends late tonight (Monday, although depending on your time zone it is likely ending early Tuesday morning.)  The full rules are here, and the first group of entries are here.

On to the submissions:

Roland Volz of Mad Gaming Madness:

He writes, “This time, I had the idea for a dwarven shrine. I put a raised dais in the shrine proper, with two statues in niches (most likely, a couple of dwarven gods, although this could also be a pair of ancestors.) I put statues in the two corner rooms, which could be animated guardians or decorative flourishes depicting ancient dwarvish history through stonework. I put a lamp in each of the hallway-rooms, and several in the shrine itself; in my games, important dwarvish areas are lit with petroleum, piped in to specialized lamps — thus they are everburning so long as the bounty of the earth holds out. There is a secret closet in the northwest quadrant (perhaps storage, maybe for guardians), a secret stair in the south west quadrant (my thought was that this leads to a hidden outlet on the surface), and two secret entrances in niches in the shrine proper, which lead to a cave, mine, or other unworked tunnels.

"Dwarven Shrine" by Roland Vols of madgamingmadness.blogspot.com.  He shares it with a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0

“Dwarven Shrine” by Roland Volz of madgamingmadness.blogspot.com. He shares it with a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0

And he submits a village geomorph:

"Village Shrine" by Roland Volz of madgamingmadness.blogspot.com. He shares it with a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0

“Village Shrine” by Roland Volz of madgamingmadness.blogspot.com. He shares it with a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0

Chris Yodor of Clang’s Corner:

He enters our contest for the first time with these three designs.

"Shrine of Orcus" by Chris Yoder of clangscorner.blogspot.com.  He shares it with a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

“Shrine of Orcus” by Chris Yoder of clangscorner.blogspot.com. He shares it with a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

"Shrine of Daxx" by Chris Yoder of clangscorner.blogspot.com. He shares it with a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

“Shrine of Daxx” by Chris Yoder of clangscorner.blogspot.com. He shares it with a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

"Shrine of XYZ" by Chris Yoder of clangscorner.blogspot.com. He shares it with a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

“Shrine of XYZ” by Chris Yoder of clangscorner.blogspot.com. He shares it with a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

Peter Regan of Oubliette Magazine enters “The Shrine of Collected Confessions”:

"The Shrine of Collected Confessions" by Peter Regan of www.oubliettemagazine.blogspot.co.uk.  The design is released using a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

“The Shrine of Collected Confessions” by Peter Regan of www.oubliettemagazine.blogspot.co.uk. The design is released using a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

Glynn Seal of Monkey Blood Design submits his shrine:

"The Tentacled Shrine" by Glynn Seal of www.monkeyblooddesign.co.uk. He shares it with a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0 license.

“The Tentacled Shrine” by Glynn Seal of www.monkeyblooddesign.co.uk. He shares it with a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0 license.

Joe Salvador of Raven God Games has entered the following two designs:

"Shrine of the Sphinx" by Joe Salvador of RavenGodGames.blogspot.com.  It is released with a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 license.

“Shrine of the Sphinx” by Joe Salvador of RavenGodGames.blogspot.com. It is released with a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 license.

"Shrine of the Spider Godess" by Joe Salvador of RavenGodGames.blogspot.com.  It is released with a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 license.

“Shrine of the Spider Godess” by Joe Salvador of RavenGodGames.blogspot.com. It is released with a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 license.

Andrew C. Durston of Campaign Nook submits another entry to the contest:

Andrew C. Durston of CampaignNook.blogspot.com enters this design with a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

Andrew C. Durston of Campaign-Nook.blogspot.com enters this design with a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

Gregory MacKenzie of Busy Game Master submits his design with a key:

Gregory MacKenzie of www.busygamemaster.com submits "Shrine of Ghostly Providence" under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0 license.

Gregory MacKenzie of www.busygamemaster.com submits “Shrine of Ghostly Providence” under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0 license.

The corridors here are dusty; as if they are seldom used.
Key:a. Mushroom, it squeals if light falls upon it and shuffles to the west
passage, and beyond outside of the range of light.b. Mushroom, it squeals if light falls upon it and shuffles to the west
passage, and beyond outside of the range of light.

c. A finger sized hole in the wall here is the only clue there is a
secret door, it acts as a switch to open the rotating door if a bone is
placed in it.

d.  Mushroom, it squeals if light falls upon it and shuffles to the west
passage, and beyond outside of the range of light.

e. A finger sized hole in the wall here is the only clue there is a
secret door, it acts as a switch to open the rotating door if a bone is
placed in it.

f. A pile of dried dung, there are bones in it.

g. Coffin – anyone who lays in the coffin is instantly dead, they must
be pulled from the coffin by someone else to be restored to life. They
may rise though as a ghost to ask the  ghost of the shrine a question.

h. Coffin – anyone who lays in the coffin is instantly dead, they must
be pulled from the coffin by someone else to be restored to life. They
may rise though as a ghost to ask the  ghost of the shrine a question.

i. Coffin – The coffin falls apart, it cannot be used.

j. Coffin – Horrible worms infest the body of a man laying within the
coffin. If pulled forth, the corpse is not restored to life but rises as
an undead zombie with parasites…

k. Coffin – anyone who lays in the coffin is instantly dead, they must
be pulled from the coffin by someone else to be restored to life. They
may rise though as a ghost to ask the ghost of the shrine a question.

m. A well here descends into darkness. There is a groove where a hand
might fit, more of a claw really, which if a living hand is placed in it
calls an ancient ghost from the depths below, “Whosoever calls me forth
may ask a question,” says the ghost, “but know they must first lay in
the place of death for a time for I will only answer to a ghost”. The
ghost gestures at the coffins. “Be warned,” says the ghost, “those who
lay here may not of themselves rise to see another sun.”

n. A ladder leads upward to a hole in the ceiling.

o. A finger sized hole in the wall here is the only clue there is a
secret door, it acts as a switch to open the rotating door if a bone is
placed in it.

“Shrine of the Lonely God” by Peter Schweighofer of Griffon Publishing Studio:

"Shrine of the Lonely God" by Peter Schweighofer of www.griffonpubstudio.com.  It uses a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 license.

“Shrine of the Lonely God” by Peter Schweighofer of www.griffonpubstudio.com. It uses a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 license.

Alex Welk of Anarchy Dice enters the following three designs:

"Donations Required" by Alex Welk of anarchydice.blogspot.com.  It uses a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 license.

“Donations Required” by Alex Welk of anarchydice.blogspot.com. It uses a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 license.

"Ten Fold Path" by Alex Welk of anarchydice.blogspot.com.  It is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 license.

“Ten Fold Path” by Alex Welk of anarchydice.blogspot.com. It is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 license.

"Number One Fans" by Alex Wlek of anarchydice.blogspot.com.  It has a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 license.

“Number One Fans” by Alex Wlek of anarchydice.blogspot.com. It has a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 license.

In addition, we received three more entries after midnight (my time) last night.  We’ll include those in the final group along with any other entries we receive over the next 18 hours or so.

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