Overnight this lake’s water has drained away, revealing an ominous stone pillar…


What could be its cause? A rift to another plane? A sorcerer seeking the monolith’s power? A powerful tornado whisking the water away and dumping fish and frogs on a nearby town?

Regardless of where the water went, there are probably some dishevelled lake-dwelling creatures left behind. Hiding in the rings of lakeweed may lie crocodiles, sahuagin, giant snakes, and all manner of nasty surprises. Not to mention, what horrors might the monolith be calling forth? Undead, demons, djinn, or worse?

I’d love to hear your encounter ideas in the comments!



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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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Published: September 23, 2017
Tagged: battle map, blog

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