Sunday, April 30, 2017

Last Minute One Page Dungeon

If you are thinking you don't have time to create and submit an entry in the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest, I am here to "beg to differ".

I put together a "mock entry" which builds on "Full Bleed Frame Break", the first mock entry I created in an afternoon.

This one was easier, and only about three hours to put together start to finish.  Since there are still just under 30 hours left in the contest submission period, you have plenty of time to make your own!

"Last Stand" fleshes out a special encounter from "Full Bleed Frame Break", and is designed to be used with it.

GRAB THE PDF HERE

New Entry: Wormhole Scramblers in the Deep Dire Door

+Roger Giner-Sorolla  (Roger SG Sorolla) has returned, and created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest set within a door. Is the door gigantic? Were the characters reduced in size? What is on the other side?

Roger's blog can be found here:  http://rolesrules.blogspot.org

Wormhole Scramblers in the Deep Dire Door

"Explore wormholes, beasties, and mechanisms that run inside a colossal dungeon door. Can you get to the other side or better yet, open it?"

New Entry: Teleportation Administration Substation 'Big Pineapple'

+Luka Rejec has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest that provides a waystation for the party when the players have angered the game master!  Help is possibly on the way, but in the event of a prolonged stay remember a dead player character is worth 1d4 supply rations!

Luka's Twitter: https://twitter.com/stratometaship

Teleportation Administration Substation 'Big Pineapple'

"Teleport went wrong? Put your feet up at our luxury substations while your magitravel woes are solved by our friendly metaversal personnel!"

New Entry: Halls of the Sasquatch King

+McGravin has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest centered around an ancient fortress filled Sasquatch (sasquatches?), their racoon scouts, and perhaps a lost artifact.

McGravin's twitter account can be found here: http://twitter.com/UnrealMcGravin

Halls of the Sasquatch King

" In the heart of a rain-soaked, mossy forest full of towering, primal trees, the Sasquatch King has claimed a forgotten fortress as his lair."

New Entry: Ancient Waterworks

Anton L. has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest filled with fueding fish-folk and frog-folk!

Anton's blog can be found here: https://savevshollowing.wordpress.com/

Ancient Waterworks

"Two factions of water dwellers have invaded the waterworks, ruining the once profitable lake. Venture into its depths and take care of it."

New Entry: Procyon Gate Report

Mister Rees has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest set in the year 2088 and cleverly presented as a "recon report"!

Procyon Gate Report

"This is the recon report for the Procyon dimensional gate monitoring station. Special Forces incursion team is ready to go."

New Entry: La Necropole Des Rois

Serge Pecaud has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest and sent it in all the way from France. If your French is abysmal like mine, you can always run out and marry a European like I did, and have them translate it for you, or just hit up google translate. Either way it is worth your time!

La Necropole Des Rois

"A giant worm crosses through a necropolis and brings back to life four dead kings who develop necrotic powers. People are missing."

New Entry: Mayhem at the Elixir Emporium

Stephen Scott has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest filled with dangerous, animated foes and a mystery to solve.

Mayhem at the Elixir Emporium

"When the players encounter a frantic alchemist they are tasked with recovering his recipes and his wayward apprentice from his burning shop."

New Entry: The Color of Fungi

+Thom Wilson and +MonkeyBlood Design (Glynn Seal)  have created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest featuring a dangerous marsh that holds the key to the party's survival, or their ultimate doom.

Thom's blog can be found here: throwigames.com

Glynn's website can be found here: https://monkeyblooddesign.co.uk/

The Color of Fungi

"Having contracted a strange disease, the characters have to search a deadly swamp for rare ingredients to craft the only known antidote."

New Entry: The Forgotten Isles

Larry Z. Pennyworth returns with an entry to the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest featuring a power mad witch slowly creating an army of mutated aquatic horrors.

The Forgotten Isles

"Rhapsody the Sea Witch created a mist barrier around a group of islands. The adventurers must stop her to escape."

Friday, April 28, 2017

New Entry: The Underchurch

PixietheDM has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest featuring a fanatical priest busy inspiring rebellion against the local baron!

PixietheDM's blog: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/pixiethedm

The Underchurch

"The town of Twowells is under the dominion of a priest who works away below the graveyard, in an ancient complex known as the UNDERCHURCH."

New Entry: The Great Levitation

√úlo Leppik has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest that poses a Victorian
Era mystery involving a missing medium and the spirits of the dead!

The Great Levitation

"A notorious medium has purportedly levitated out of the window, leaving behind three eyewitnesses and an apartment full of riddles."

New Entry: Stop Stealing My Juices

+James Snake has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest that takes place within the body of a living behemoth. The fluids within can be very useful indeed, if the characters can stay alive long enough to collect them!

Snake's Blog can be found here: https://toweroftheserpent.blogspot.it/

Stop Stealing My Juices

"An extraction site inside a huge magical behemoth is overrun by the beast's antibodies. Scattered remains of the alchemists were driven mad by the approaching doom."

New Entry: The Elemental Gauntlet

Jon Smejkal has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest featuring rotating chambers carefully engineered to drop seamlessly into your campaign.

Jon's blog can be found here: https://cyberook.blogspot.com/

The Elemental Gauntlet

"Who would have need of such a brutal shifting thing? A trial by fire! And ice. And earth. And water... There's no going back—only forward!"


New Entry: Fates Enigma

+Richard Grzela has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest that is positively riddled with, well, riddles!


Fates Enigma

"One's ability to test mind over matter with intellect and valor leads to true rewards. Enter the dungeon Fates Enigma."

New Entry: White Knuckles

+Kevin Worth has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest featuring a mad dash in an airship piloted by none other than fabled pilot Brock Rocknocker to recover lost artifacts before a rival adventuring party gets to them first.

White Knuckles

"Board an airship and race against time to collect legendary mage rings from snowy mountain peaks before they fall into the wrong hands!"


New Entry: Mega Dragon Turtle

Nathan Hare has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest featuring an oversized dragon turtle sure to cause even bigger problems for your players!

Nathan's blog can be found here: http://rpg.nathanhare.net/

Mega Dragon Turtle

"Golram, the dragon turtle, has discovered a long lost crystal of enlargement. Stop Golram before he destroys everything!"

New Entry: All Roads Lead to the Local Tavern

Daniel Smith has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest featuring a local tavern, aptly named "The Local Tavern" filled with supporting characters desperate for help!

All Roads Lead to the Local Tavern

"The problems at The Local Tavern could be more connected than your players suspect. A classically inspired freestyle dungeon adventure."

New Entry: Hettie's Crag

Moorguard Studios has submitted an entry in the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest featuring a witch that can craft a love potion, or allow one to commune with the dead, for a price...

Hettie's Crag

"The villagers fear Hettie the witch, and warn travelers away from her cave.  What dire purpose draws the heroes to the crone’s lair?"

New Entry: The Burned Library

+Vincent Bettenfeld has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest featuring a long lost library filled with living tapestries, origami golems, and a "lich mimic"!


The Burned Library

"Under a volcanic mount rests a formidable library of a bygone age. Since it was buried for decades, it should be free of any foes, right?"

New Entry: Temple of the Albino God

+simone biagini has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest set in a sewer complex that seems to be the source for miraculous healing pies, just don't ask what they are made of!


Biagini's blog can be found here: http://dungeonwords.blogspot.it/2017/04/il-tempio-del-dio-albino-avventura.html

Temple of the Albino God

"For a few months, the corpses have disappeared from the cemetery. Temple priests fear that it is a sign of necromantic activities and asked your party to investigate. You have discovered that the bodies are dragged into the sewers beneath the university of magic ..."


New Entry: The Purple Road

+Christopher Mennell , +K Yani , and +Luka Rejec have created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest featuring a lavender tile road that winds through an unforgiving nightmarescape of a desert to an isolated wizard.

Mennell's blog (and post about the entry) can be found here: http://www.thesecretdm.com/2017/04/2017-one-page-dungeon-entry.html

The Purple Road

"The Purple Road, the path of magic. It leads to the Tower of Teeth, where a wizard pulls secrets from the three moons that hang overhead."

New Entry: Weatherfield Gardens

+Kezle T  has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest featuring a haunted manor overseen by a reluctant 10 year old lord. The perfect place for a whimsical and deadly tour!

Kezle's Blog: http://www.insanityinsight.blogspot.com/

Weatherfield Gardens

"Embark on an eccentric tour of death of the Weatherfield estate, featuring necromantic fauna, the flooded realm, and a deed to immortality."

Monday, April 24, 2017

New Entry: Gravesand Beach

+Gus L has created a 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest entry where the adventuring party can plunder the wreckage/ corpse of an enormous "turtle ship"!

See more from Gus (if you don't already have it bookmarked) at http://dungeonofsigns.blogspot.com/

"Gravesand Beach"

"Beyond Gravesand Beach the cold green sea, abyss of horrors. On its wrack crumble the remains of an old terror - but the sea is never still."


New Post: LIfe and Death in Oturack

Evan and +Colin Sproule have created a 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest entry featuring a desert city built within a canyon fissure that has a little fertility cult problem...

Their website is http://goodlands.ca/

"Life and Death in Oturack"

"A desert city and its peaceful governor are threatened by a mysterious fertility cult growing more powerful every day."


There are just under seven days left to submit your entry...so get cracking!

New Entry:Rescuing Emelia

Scott Marcley has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest featuring a wilderness hex-crawl chock full of tropes and a missing princess!

"Rescuing Emelia"

"Bandits from the Gloomy Forest have captured the lord's daughter. It's up to the novice heroes to rescue her in this trope-filled adventure."

New Entry: How To Survive a Fire Swamp

+Caroline Berg has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest! I once mapped a cemetery in Archery, Georgia for the National Park Service and to think I grumbled about the poison ivy and horseflies!  At least there weren't any fireberries or flaming bats!

See more of Caroline's work at https://worldsofcarolineberg.wordpress.com/

"How To Survive a Fire Swamp"

"The kingdom of Daric is offering a large reward for any cartographer who is able to map a safe path through their Fire Swamp."

New Entry: "Lord Shen Anagen's Palace"

+jackie campbell created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest, using a phone! I used to think things at the school I worked at were going to hell, well, that is until I read about Shen!

"Lord Shen Anagen's Palace"

"The local mage school has been cut off from the city for over a week. The worried city is offering a substantial reward to any adventurous souls that would be willing to discover what has happened."

Sunday, April 23, 2017

One Page- One Afternoon- Dungeon

So there are only eight days left to enter the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest. Some of you have probably considered it, but maybe you think that eight days are not enough time.

I decided to challenge myself with creating a One Page Dungeon from scratch in one afternoon.

I thought of an original concept - A super hero themed "dungeon", and then starting sketching around.  I wasted some time with some character concepts and realized I would not have any room for art, aside from a simple map.

My map concept was an isometric cityscape, but again I realized I would not finish, so I went for much simpler map with labeled hexes.

The premise is that when players start, two of the hexes, or city zones, are "crime infested". Crime infested zones give villains bonuses to health as well as followers. (what this means to you depends on the system you choose).

Missions, and their locations, are determined randomly using tables. If the players lose a mission, the hex, or zone becomes, or remains, crime infested. If players succeed, a crime infested zone becomes "crime free". If the players clear all zones, they win the campaign. If at any time four zones become "crime infested", then an "end game" adventure is rolled. All zones are considered crime infested, and must be cleared to thwart the invasion or scheme of the villains. Either the city is lost, or the characters (heroes) finally clear the city of crime.

You can download this here, but keep in mind its not fully proof read

I have spent weeks on entries I submitted in the past, and I could spend some more time cleaning this one up I am sure, but it is entirely possible to whip up an entry in a single afternoon.

So if you haven't started, or are feeling like you don't have enough time, rest assured you do.
Eight days is plenty!

www.dungeoncontest.com

Saturday, April 22, 2017

New Entry: "The Inverse Tower" by Michael Raston


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The Inverse Tower

"The cursed trudge backwards from there, doomed to babble in reverse. What's to be found in a tower that spirals against reality itself?"


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Seven New Entries and Eleven Days left!

There are just over eleven days left to submit an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest! We are entering the final stretch!  If you are thinking about submitting an entry, now is the time to get started!  dungeoncontest.com

+Jeff McKelley  has submitted an entry, brimming with Cthulhu!

"Cultists in the Keep"

"Cultists have taken refuge in an abandoned keep. You must infiltrate their lair and retrieve an Elder Sign."

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+Gabriel Perez Gallardi  has submitted an entry, loaded to the hilt with traps and tricks!

"Crypt of the Lost Hymns"

“In the vast windswept plains North of Ur-Hadad, the First City of Men, a lonely barrow is the only landmark for many miles around.”

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+Ben Green  has submitted an entry featuring a dungeon in five dimensions!

"Chambers of Chaos and Madness"

"Within the lair of a mad Warlock, a spiral stair leads to this mind-bending structure. Legend tells of a Tome hidden in the central chamber."

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Ben Gibson ( +Commodore Sven ) has submitted an entry set in the village of Harrison's Ford where you would do well to listen to your elders!

"Beneath the Bare Hill"

"Someone has disturbed the Bare Hill, exposing the alien black stone structure underneath. Someone has gone within...but worse, something within has come out."

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+Sean Smith has submitted an entry riddled with molemen!

"Suburban Cathedral"

"Fissures lead to a cavern five storeys deep beneath the city: in its centre rises a grand cathedral-like building of ruddy stone and marble."

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Derek Ruiz (  +Derek Von Zarovich ) has submitted an entry featuring a troublesome wizard with a history of making trouble for a small village!

You can view the entry at Ruiz's website, www.elventower.com

"Where are the Villagers?"

"Evil wizard Mr. Fuzz has kidnapped a group of townsfolk for an evil ritual. Will someone be brave enough to face this underground challenge?"

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+Jim Abbott has submitted an entry featuring a well-concealed crypt hidden in a looted ruin!

"Crypt of the Witch King"

"An ancient ruin. A long forgotten crypt. An evil that must be defeated - enter the Crypt of the Witch King if you dare..."


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Ross Payton joins the One Page Dungeon Contest!

The Judges Panel for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest has been assembled, and I am happy to announce that +Ross Payton has agreed to serve as a judge!

I am a big fan of the Role Playing Public Radio podcast (#DifferentAaron) and the Base Raiders RPG, which led me to contact Ross about participating in the current contest.

If you are not familiar with the RPPR Network of podcasts (RPPR, RPPR Actual Play. RPPR After Hours, and more!), check them out. You will be impressed with Ross and the whole RPPR crew!


Random Wizard Returns!

The Judges Panel has assembled for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest, and although +Random Wizard is not serving as the organizer this year (no one misses him more than me!), I am pleased to announce that he has agreed to serve as a judge!

While serving as an organizer can be daunting, the relationships and community Random helped build around the contest over the past years have made this task much easier than it should be. The same can, and must, be said for +Alex Schroeder!

Random first introduced me to the One Page Dungeon Contest in 2010, and we participated together for three years before he took on the role of organizer.

His most recent project is a One Page Codex capturing the essence of his OSR gaming style.


Martin Thomas Returns!

The Judges Panel for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest has been assembled, and I am pleased to announce that +Martin Thomas has agreed to serve as a judge once again!
Martin is the author of "The Quintessential Aristocrat", has worked with the One Page Dungeon contest for several years, and just recently celebrated his sixth year of blogging!

Martin wrote about the judging process in June of 2014 in the following blog post: One Page Dungeon Contest: My Judging

You can read all of Martin's posts on his blog Daddyrolleda1,
and follow him on twitter @DaddyRolleda1

Steve Winter returns!


The Judges panel has been assembled for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest. I am thrilled to share that +Steven Winter  has agreed to serve as a judge once again!

If you are reading this post, you are likely already familiar with Steve and the many titles he has contributed to since his start in the RPG industry in the early eighties.

If by some strange chance you are not, here is a link to his impressive  Wikipedia Entry:
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Winter


Steve currently works as a freelance writer and designer in the gaming field, and you can follow his blog here: http://www.howlingtower.com/ as well as following him on twitter @stvwinter.



New Entry: Of No Small Power

Image of"Vesna's Refuge", Mathew and Michael's
2015 One Page Dungeon Contest entry
+Michael Iantorno  and Mathew Iantorno have returned to the One Page Dungeon Contest after submitting one of the winning entries in the 2015 One Page Dungeon Contest (Vesna's Refuge).
You can see more from the co-creators at their websites:
http://www.mattiantorno.com/
http://michaeliantorno.com/

Of No Small Power

"An inept wizard has used size-manipulation magic to enslave a race of tiny humanoids. The PCs must enter his diminutive realm to defeat him."

New Entry: King Thadar's Catacombs

Image taken directly from the
One Page Dungeon Contest entry!
+Spencer Hudson has submitted the 9th entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest. As with several other entries this year, you can preview the entry early:

https://thenorthernrealm.blogspot.com/


King Thadar's Catacombs

"Welcome to the tunnels under Kerthaz. The baron is offering a tenth of what is found as a reward to explorers willing to map it."