Dungeon Maker Showcase - Create your own Dungeons!

Tactical Myzzrym
Level 14
Tactical Adventures Dev
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2 months ago (edited)

Hey there folks,

You wanted it, we wanted it - modding tools to create your very own adventures in Solasta. We didn't make any promises back during our Kickstarter as we weren't sure we'd be able to make it before launch... But today we're happy to announce the Dungeon Maker - a map editor that will be accessible in-game to each and everyone of you! And we're not just making promises with a few screenshots here - here's a full video to show you what the Dungeon Maker is, and how it works!

Will the Dungeon Maker be fully complete when Solasta 1.0 launches?
No, the Dungeon Maker will be in a beta state for quite some time - even after the 1.0 launch of Solasta. In order to have a playable version of the Dungeon Maker and avoid putting the main game at risk, we've decided to start small and add features as we go (rather than being too ambitious from the start).

What are the current features of the Dungeon Maker?

  • Freely create dungeon layouts using a selection of preset rooms
  • Link multiple maps together to create larger dungeons
  • One environment available for now, the Necropolis, with its set of environmental props to decorate your dungeon
  • Almost all monsters and items from Solasta: Crown of the Magister main campaign to create your encounters and loot
  • A selection of traps (just a few for now) to punish greedy adventurers
  • Easy to share online, it's a simple .json file in a folder. We plan to add Steam Workshop later on so it becomes even easier to share.

What are the future features planned for the Dungeon Maker?
Provided we see people using the Dungeon Maker, we plan to add a Quest system, Merchants and other environments. After that... time will tell!

Can I import my own monsters / items in the Dungeon Maker?
No, at least not using the official Dungeon Maker tool on its own. That being said, it might become possible through the use of other community-created mods, as some have already started to create new classes and archetypes - so new items / monsters may not be an impossibility in the long run!

Where can I share my creation / download other people's Dungeon Maker maps?
 While Solasta will eventually be on Steam Workshop later, in the meantime you could always take a look at Nexusmod - where you can already find mods from community members adding new feats, archetypes and other creative ideas! Note that we (Tactical Adventures) do not guarantee anything when it comes to user created mods - some may not work at all.

When will the Dungeon Maker be available?
Soon! That's all we can tell you for now :D


A little glimpse at the Adventure Book

Many of you Kickstarter Backers have been asking about the progress of our physical goods. We're happy to announce that we've finished working on the digital version of the Adventure Book - a short adventure included in the Adventure Box - and will be moving onto completing the Adventure Box next, before starting the layout of the main Solasta Setting Sourcebook (which currently sports a meaty 180 pages!)


This short adventure will take your party from level 1 to level 4 by diving deep into the Ruins of Carillach Gar!


The Adventure Book should contain everything to help new DMs run their adventure without additional material

Alright folks, this is the end for today! Thank you for reading, and don't hesitate to drop by our Forums or our Discord Server.

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silverblade
Level 10
2 months ago

Nice! Solasta is slowly becoming the true successor of NWN.

Incredible news.

BTW will the book be available to non-Kickstarter players? I only heard about this game a few months ago and I’d love to get a copy of the book. The setting seems interesting and it’s just another way to support TA.

Tactical Myzzrym
Level 14
Tactical Adventures Dev
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2 months ago

I'd love to say yes, but there are some legal implications for us when it comes to the physical content - so I can't confirm anything for now :(

DrDarkspeed
Level 2
2 months ago

Wow, that is really impressive and unexpected!

2 months ago

This is great news all around. One thing I love about having the dungeon maker in Solasta is that I can create use it for inspiration on new battlemaps for my D&D group and test them out beforehand to make sure I'm not missing anything. Great job all around!

solastaaj
Level 2
2 months ago

I bought the EA version (not Kickstarter), so I didn't dare to ask for this feature. And now it is here. Very good job indeed!

Redglyph
Level 13
2 months ago (edited)

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ovelteen
Level 7
2 months ago

This is an unexpected and welcome surprise. 

Thanx!

Steelaw
Level 2
2 months ago

great work, any ETA on the final release?

Steve
Level 6
2 months ago

I can't even begin to describe how happy I am to see this dungeon maker.  I already love this game and knowing that we will have an active community building and sharing dungeons and maybe eventually campaigns means that this game will be actively played for a long time to come.  If this feature does get continued support and development you can be sure I will be buying every dlc, expansion or new content you want to sell me - take my money!!

Plothos
Level 5
2 months ago

Really looking forward to trying this out. 


Benny Boy

Heldred
Level 10
2 months ago

Dungeon Maker = The beginning of endless fun

2 months ago

I am so incredibly happy to hear this news! I hope this brings many out of the woodwork to support this and it continues to grow. I know it is not designed to be a virtual tabletop but if it ever gets its own DM mode, similar to Neverwinter Nights, it can absolutely function to play D&D with friends and that would be such a game changer for those wanting a more visual experience.

sarge33rd
Level 12
1 month ago

TA including a Dungeon Maker, brings hopes of what we saw from the modding community when Morrowind included the Construction Kit. Modders made Morrowind, playable yet TODAY, and that game is 20 years old?????