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« on: March 03, 2011, 12:01:12 AM »

I'm not sure whether there are any independent games published that allow for dungeon crawling adventures. None of the ones I tried seemed to afford (suggest, encourage) it. Nevertheless, I'd be interested in being proven wrong. I've also seen attempts at pushing the definition of a dungeon. Maybe a one page scenario might work?

Dates: Submission deadline is April 1, 0:00 GMT. Based on last year's experience, judges will have one month to read all the submissions and another two weeks to discuss the result. Winners will be announced May 16, 0:00 GMT.

Prizes & Sponsors: Do you have prizes to donate? Let me know ? kensanata@gmail.com!

Submissions: Here's how to submit your entry.

  • Participants create a One Page Dungeon.
  • Submitting a dungeon to the contest releases it under the Creative Common Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license with credit to the contest participant.
  • The submission must have a name, an author, a map, a key, a link to the license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) and no game stats.
  • A link to your blog, wandering monsters, random events, adventure background or introduction, and descriptions of tricks or traps are all optional.
  • One entry per participant. Participants may revise/replace their entries up until the end of contest, with the last revision counting as their official entry.
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  • If you have a blog article talking about your submission, I'd love to link to it from the One Page Dungeon Contest page.
Process: Here's how we'll determine the winners.

  • Every judge nominates their favorite entries and proposes a category for each.
  • We try to make sure that every judge has at least three of their nominations in the final list. The idea is to not only reflect popular opinion but to also capture some of the more eclectic entries out there. We'll make sure that every judge is well represented with three entries each.
  • Based on the categories proposed in the first step, we try to assign a category to each entry on the list.
  • The result is our release candidate 1. Judges gets to check whether their favorites are still on the list.
  • We fix omissions and rename categories until we're happy. This is our release candidate 2.
  • We revise everything until we're happy. We have our list of winners! :)
  • If we have prizes (we currently don't) each judge gets to nominate their favorite entry for a prize.
  • We publish our list of winners!
  • Harald puts together a PDF of all the entries and a PDF of all the winners. We'll make these PDFs available for download at no cost.
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2011, 09:41:30 AM »

You had me until no game stats. : (
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2011, 12:50:18 PM »

We're not rigid about the stats at all. But if a judge doesn't play your system, then those stats will be taking away space from useful content. Thus, it also depends on the space used up by the stats. Personally, I'm an old school D&D person, and thus old school D&D stats are great as far as I'm concerned. But another judge is a 4E player, thus... 8-)
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2011, 02:37:25 AM »

Are we free to signpost monsters with levels to indicate difficulty of encounter? Perhaps 1-5 with 1 being a quick kill and 5 being the dungeon boss?
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2011, 03:26:08 AM »

Are we free to signpost monsters with levels to indicate difficulty of encounter? Perhaps 1-5 with 1 being a quick kill and 5 being the dungeon boss?

Absolutely, you are free to do that.

As for my personal preferences (me being just one of the judges), I'd love to see something specific enough to help me run it. All of the following would be good solutions:

  • There are four tengu and a kappa on the way up and there is a witch on the mountain top
  • There are four small tengu to annoy the party on the way up (steal item, drink sake) and a dangerous kappa (very fast, very strong -- easy to beat if you can get it to spill the water on its head) on the way up and there is a witch on the mountain top (master illusionist out to corrupt the countryside)
  • There are four tengu (2 HD each) and a kappa (4+1 HD) on the way up and there is a witch on the mountain top (9th level magic-user)
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2011, 03:36:27 AM »

I'm starting to draw ideas together on paper at work (which is probably bad, lol) and will have something to enter in a day or two. I think that this is an outstanding idea for a contest as the end results will be usable by anyone who wants to do a quick dungeon crawl scenario with small planning time :) is there a plan to have entries posted somewhere on the forum as a resource post-contest?
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2011, 03:49:11 AM »

is there a plan to have entries posted somewhere on the forum as a resource post-contest?

Well, I will make the entries available for download on the website and everybody will be free to do with them what they please under the terms of the CC-BY-SA license. :)

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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2011, 12:42:21 PM »

Two more weeks to go!

A map, an intrigue, monsters, treasure, enemies, allies what does an adventure for your game night require? Whatever it is, if you wrote it up, you should send it in! The due date for the One Page Dungeon Contest 2011<One Page Dungeon Contest 2011 page.

Best of luck!
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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2011, 11:20:03 AM »

I have integrated countless One Page Dungeon Contest submissions into my campaigns. It didn't matter whether they won or not. These One Page Dungeon Contest entries are a treasure trove of material. I absolutely love them. Everything you need, available at a glance.

There are close to fifty prizes available for the winners of the One Page Dungeon Contest 2011
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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2011, 04:59:04 AM »

The submissions are all available for download! In the mean time judges will spend their evenings reading them all and taking notes. :)
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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2011, 10:46:50 AM »

The judges have read all the submissions, have made all their notes, have nominated all their favorites, have reviewed all the candidates, and have determined the One Page Dungeon Contest 2011 Winners!  :D


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