|"Undercroft Entry of Burg Drachenfels", CC-BY-SA Haselburg-müller|
Sean McCoy, the creator of the awesome Scifi-Horror TTRPG Mothership, has recently started a challenge for himself he calls Dungeon23, which has gone viral in the OSR Crowd.
The premise is simple: create one dungeon room a day every day in 2023 , and in the end he will have a sprawling 365-room mega dungeon.
I liked the challenge, as did my buddies from the Weirth campaign.
While we were chatting about it, I proposed a modified version of it that would appeal to me personally:
Create a hex map with 21 hexes or so.
Every day I create something new for it:
- A faction.
- A random encounter table.
- A major NPC
- A settlement overview
- The room of a local dungeon
- Some setting-specific content
- A point of interest and general information in one of the hexes.
I am going to call it the Hex23 challenge. By the end of it, I should have a really solid setting for the first 5 levels of a campaign.
Like my current reading material, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 1e's Shadows Over Bogenhafen, this could help define my setting world by including material that makes the setting more complete. I will develop a parallel set of mechanical notes for Old School Essentials, as the two are not mechanically far apart,
I will keep people posted both with the #Dungeon23 and #Hex23 tags on Twitter.