Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Resource Spotlight: The One-Page Dungeon Contest

Time to boost the signal! This September I am planning on doing a roundup of some favourite resources for Table Top Role Playing Games. Most of which are free and online. 

Resource Spotlight: The One Page Dungeon Contest

It is no great secret that I love One Page Dungeons. They require a tightness of design and creativity to make. The creation of my one-page dungeon, Gastropodia, was one of the most complicated adventure design processes I have ever undergone, at least cognitively.

One Page Dungeon Contest Logo

A One Page Dungeon can be grabbed, studied, and played in just a few minutes with little fuss. I have already given a pretty detailed account about how to use one. The real trick is knowing where to find them. That is where the One Page Dungeon Contest comes immediately to mind.

The One Page Dungeon Contest has been an annual event since 2009 that often attracts over a hundred entries annually. All of the entries are shared, many of them are linked, many are, and all entries are required to be released under a creative commons license. When exceptional entries are being evaluated, the contest judges often post a blog entry featuring the dungeon and one thing they love about it.

If you are interested in creating one - whether for the contest or not, their submission guide, templates, and sample dungeons are great material.

"I Hate This Dungeon" by Aaron Frost CC-BY-SA 2020

Each year a book containing all entries is released through DriveThruRPG for sale (and all entrants get copies as well.) I own two copies of the One Page Dungeon Compendium, ones for 2019 and 2020. They are worth the $5 to have to support the contest and get all of the dungeons in one place.

Well worth exploring if you want to put a game together in a hurry.

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