Features In Dungeon Must Have? (except puzzle, monsters, and traps)

KNIGHTDruid

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Hello everyone, i wanna ask something about some idea.

Could you give me some idea about the feature that dungeon must have, like puzzle, monsters, and traps.

Maybe u can give me the specific feature like chest, event interact like lore, or what...

Thank you, sorry my eng bad.
 

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Theme. A dungeon must have a theme. Or at least identity, something that you remember a specific dungeon has something memorable. It can be about beautiful scenery, or unique mechanic that you wouldn't find it in any other dungeon, which goes back to the theme.
 

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I am biased because of the games I like to make. But I do like the idea of the party members commenting on the dungeon crawl here and there. This probably works better for more story-driven games, but even more gameplay-focused ones can be fun. I enjoyed the intro blurbs for entering the tower for the first couple times in The Dark Spire, a Nintendo DS blobber in the style of Wizardry.

As with the idea of theming the dungeon, being able to have either a narrator or the characters comment on the surroundings and events within seems more atmospheric. Not just walking through a random place and getting into fights, et cetera, but selling the idea that one is in mysterious and/or dangerous territory.
 

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it can get complicated to give each dungeon a unique theme, so you may end up finding yourself making a generic theme, and a lot of decorations to go on top of it.
if that's the case, then those decorations must be the unique theme: mining equipment, rusty weapons from a band of brigands, goo and mud from a lonesome animal, spider webs, rock formations, etc.
 

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