Does anyone know if a campaign exists that takes the PCs through a dungeon, where they are looking for a construct, only to realize at the end that the dungeon itself is the construct?

I am asking about any edition, from AD&D until present, no just material published by WoTC.

I was writing a dungeon with this theme, but I want make sure I wasn't copying something that was already published.

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    \$\begingroup\$ There's a meta that discusses whether "does it exist" questions are game-recs or not but it didn't get a lot of traction, feel free and chip in here: rpg.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/6052/… \$\endgroup\$
    – mxyzplk
    Aug 17 '17 at 20:36

Yes, plenty.

There are plenty of dungeons that are themselves constructs or located within constructs.

For example, the Doomgrinder from the eponymous Greyhawk module is a dungeon in an activated war machine. But there's also adventures in human-type colossi (e.g. the BECMI D&D module CM4 Earthshaker!), living dungeons, and so on. If your bar for writing an adventure is "there's no other adventure like this ever" then you should largely give up now. In 40+ years of D&D someone's had the exact same "cool out-of-the-box" adventure idea that you have at some point.

Luckily that's not the bar anyone uses. If it's a good adventure and not too identical to any adventure in the last couple years, especially not in the same edition, then you're fine.


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