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Trap Summary
Acid Sprayer A pressure plate that sprays a liquid.
Adamantine Surprise A pillar with a button that releases Adamantine warriors
Adomorn's Barrier A magical hovering barrier highly resistant to damage.
Angel's Coffin A beautiful bed that steals your soul if you sleep in it.
Angry Shadows (Haunt) The darkness seems to be alive... and wrathful.
Arc Axe An axe that is hidden around a corner, it swings upon the activation of a pressure plate.
Arcane Bolt Tower Hurls wave after wave of arcane projectiles at targets it can see.
Atlas Ceiling A shield that one must carry to safely traverse a hazardous room.
Atlas' Vengeance A trap that deprives the party of one member for some of the dungeon.
Autonomous Sentry A heavy crossbow mounted on a self-driven contraption.
Bloody Handprints (Haunt) Bloody handprints slowly appear on a surface, one by one. Are they leading you...and if they are, do you really want to find out...?
Book of Life Stealing This book makes you forced to read it and takes your soul.
Burning Box Flame throwing room. The classic.
Carpenter's Table An old carpenter's table that has been magically cursed.
Chest of Reflection A fortified chest that reflects damage.
Clown Trumpet Clowning around! TOOT!
Cold Spot (Haunt) The temperature suddenly plummets below freezing. You can see cold from your breath. The area around you begins to ice over. It feels as if something, or someone...is watching you.
Comfy Chair You sit in the comfy-looking chair. It feels comfy. It feels REALLY comfy! Roll a Wisdom saving throw.
Confusing Room An empty room with strange, ever changing effects.
Cuban Water Trap A dam which breaks when a trigger is tripped.
Demiplanar Arena Ensnares creatures in an arena that can only be escaped by combat.
Devilish Doors Ooohhhh do you have any bones good sir?
Door of the Weak A door that is harder to open for the strong.
Doppelganger's Corridor A magical corridor that puts you into a dimension where you must fight a Doppelgänger of yourself.
Egyptian Mummy Ancient Egyptian magic meets hallways and doors to kill any trespassers.
Enchanted Blocks Magic blocks that fling towards unsuspecting victims
Enchanted Sentry A statue that knows but one spell, and it will spam it at your face every chance it gets.
Falling Cross Shaped Rock SHIIIIIZZAAAAAAAA!
False Wire Dart Trap A simple yet highly effective dart trap with a hidden second wire.
Fingerprick Cloning Pricks you finger, sends your DNA to a mad scientist who clones you and you need to fight yourself.
Flammable Poisoned Acid This poisoned acid is highly flammable and very destructive.
Flashbang A trap that by using magic to create intensive light, blinds creatures temporarily and stuns them psychologically
Freezeflame Fog A fog that is simultaneously scorching hot and freezing cold.
Freezing Goo a goo trap meant to freeze the target
Gate of Stature A gate which changes the size of those that can fit through it.
Ghoul Corridor
Golden Poison Frog Trap Aw, look, a cute little fro- AHH!!
Goo Blob An invisible slime that catches unsuspecting adventurers.
Grappeler Symbiote Powerful muscular tentacles that erupt from a bivalve shell and hold a target in place
Greater Death Spitter Poison spewing symbiote trap
Grimoire of the Occult A dark tome which maddens & enslaves those who read it.
Growing and Shrinking Door It is just too little.
Harmful Antimeme An unknown piece of writing that causes damage and disadvantages to those who view it.
Identity Crisis Fume A magical mist that causes a temporary illusion concerning self.
Infinite Staircase The stairway to nowhere.
Infinite Tunnel Wasn’t I just barely there?
Kobold Rust Drop Plate armor beware, you're in for a scare.
Leechrune A magical rune that poisons a spellcaster's connections to The Weave.
Lexicanum Botanica Magic Book that turns nearby creatures into shrubs.
Lightning Tentacle A Powerful Tentacle which is coursing with lightning that stuns
Long Hallway A long hallway, where those who walk get so bored they forget what they are doing and walk back.
Magnetic Floor A trap that pins opponents and their weapons to the ground.
Memetic Mind Hazard
Mixed Nuts
Moose Attack Death by moose!
Morbid Cage A corpse in a cage imbued with powerful fear curses.
Mouse Trap
Mutation Gas A mist that causes creature cells to rapidly mutate.
Not Funny Bro
Noxious Fume Puffer This innocuous statue lets off lethally poisonous clouds of poisonous poison. Or something.
Obelisk of Many Things A pillar taken from the realm of endor. All inspired by the tower of sauron.
Painless Death A trap that deals damage slowly and painlessly.
Phase Flip-Flop A magic plate that waits for inopportune moments, then inverts your Plane between Ethereal and Material.
Pit of Hunger A trapdoor leading to a pit of mechanical teeth with an artificial stomach
Portable Pit A flexible place-anywhere alternative to regular pits.
Punji Spike Pit A covered hole with spikes.
Roguesbane A fake trap with a trapdoor by the disarming mechanism.
Rune of Animation A trap that makes the room practically come alive.
Rune of Warding A modified glyph of warding, focused on disabling single targets.
Rust Chamber A trap that rusts openly carried metal.
Self-Snuffing Torch A devious torch that deprives you of light when you most need it!
Shadowed Ice Rune A shadow that freezes all in its grasp.
Shrinking Cloud A cloud of gas that causes those caught within it to shrink.
Slamming Pillars Pillars designed to crush those that step on them against the ceiling.
Slime Floor A magical floor made of a slime that looks like the surrounding floor.
Spike Trap Ye olde classic; Exactly what it says on the tin.
Spike Trap, Variant Lose ground makes you fall into spikes!
Spiked Barricade A wood and metal panel that acts more as a deterent than a true killer
Stasis Snare A trap that causes paralysis.
Statue of Thought A statue that will fire a beam of energy at anything nearby until it solves a puzzle.
Stone Trap a magic trap that turns people to stone
Stones of Betrayal Enchanted Stones that cause rampant paranoia in whoever touches them.
Swinging Log A log rigged to swing, impacting anything in its path.
The Floor is Lava Sand that turns to lava when stepped on.
The Iron Juggernaut A Juggernaut of magically infused iron, meant to crush & pulverize
The Test of Mephistopheles A series of cunning arcane traps that work together cleverly, which is built to test arcane trap prototypes (by trying to kill the PCs, of course!).
Toppling Door A massive gate that falls forward onto unsuspecting adventurers rather than opening conventionally.
Trap Bowl A bowl with coins, and a liquid that dissolves flesh.
Trapped Trap Door <Yup. A trapped trap door. Mmm hmm.
Tree Trap turns you into a tree
Trip Wire Trip Wire on trail
Trophy Room A room filled with a strange assortment of magically animate, stuffed and mounted animals of all shapes, sizes, breeds and planer origins.
Tumble Room Trap A room rigged to roll in a fixed direction.
Whinswits Wardrobe A horrible wardrobe that can be good or bad depending on the situation
Wind Tunnel A hallway that can be blasted with wind, flinging players backward and potentially into hazards or other traps.


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