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Emerald waters surround a small island and its tall palm trees, with nothing else in sight but a flat horizon.

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Welcome to my desert island, inspired by such stories as Lord of the Flies, Cast Away, and so many others. I used to be obsessed with stories and games like these when I was a kid, and the thought still jolts my imagination as an adult.

As a battle map I imagined this as a fun place to shipwreck, a place to seek out buried treasure, or perhaps you could craft a sort of Eventide experience from Breath of the Wild.  You might drop a tavern down as a stopover for sailors. If I were a player, I would be tempted to build a base of my own here! The possibilities are endless — just take a look at some of the variants that Rootyful has cooked up below!

Have you got any other encounter or worldbuilding ideas? I’d love to hear them in the comments! As a community I’m sure that we could come up with quite a list. 🙂

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Ross McConnell

DM, aspiring artist, and founder of 2-Minute Tabletop! I love drawing, writing, and worldbuilding, and this is the website where all of it comes together.

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