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Signs Your Adventuring Party Is Tackling a Past-Its-Prime Dungeon 

1) There's vendor booths outside that'll sell you supplies, or "I Conquered the Dungeon and All I Got Was This Leather Jerkin"-type items

2) Skeletons in the first room don't even look up when you walk in

3) Glossy trifold brochures with complete maps littered everywhere

4) No one reset traps after last use (spike pits open, etc.)

5) You have to take a number and wait in line to face the "villain" at its center

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Signs Your Adventuring Party Is Tackling a Past-Its-Prime Dungeon 

@signalstation My college group decided to turn the Temple of Elemental Evil into a tourist attraction after defeating it. #DnD #ttrpg

Signs Your Adventuring Party Is Tackling a Past-Its-Prime Dungeon 

@signalstation

I kind of want to DM this.

Signs Your Adventuring Party Is Tackling a Past-Its-Prime Dungeon 

@suetanvil

Have at!

Signs Your Adventuring Party Is Tackling a Past-Its-Prime Dungeon 

@signalstation

Alas, I'd have to DM first. And also, play D&D. So basically, I'm being really theoretical.

(Although I suppose I could adapt it to a Roguelike game. I write those sometimes, but I usually get hung up on engine designs and never get to the actual game part.)

Signs Your Adventuring Party Is Tackling a Past-Its-Prime Dungeon 

@suetanvil

Well, you know, one step at a time. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Even thinking it through counts for something. A designing daydream and a collection of notes & ideas are their own reward.

Signs Your Adventuring Party Is Tackling a Past-Its-Prime Dungeon 

@signalstation

6) Mobs that do show up roll their eyes while delivering horrific war screeching

7) The beholder is asleep when you find it.

8) All you can find are broken pots and bottles YOU would have broken open for stray gems or gold

9) The hidden passages that allow monsters to travel without being seen have lackadaisically been left open sometimes

10) The actual prize is not a treasure hoard but instead an annual trophy

Signs Your Adventuring Party Is Tackling a Past-Its-Prime Dungeon 

@signalstation 1 is Classic Greyhawk, hostile Dwarf and Elf merchant camps exacted a toll if you didn't find another way in or out.

3 & 5 are every MMO dungeon!

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