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Chgowiz
04-14-2009, 08:43 AM
A few months ago, three "old school" blogs: Sham's Grog 'n Blog, Chgowiz's Old Guy RPG Blog and Mike's Society of the Torch, Pole and Rope put their collective DM-evilness together and come up with a neat template to help people create dungeons quickly and effectively, by concentrating on the meat and allowing the user of the dungeon to add in the flavor, fluff and setting.

A few weeks later, that little creation was "discovered" outside of our little niche by Philippe-Antoine (Chatty DM) Menard who runs a blog called Musings of the Chatty DM. Chatty contacted me with an idea and thus The One Page Dungeon Creation Contest was born!

The idea of the contest is to ask readers to create one dungeon level in an edition-less format (ex: you can name monsters but you don't provide stats for them) using the one page template that Sham (Sham's Grog 'n Blog), Amityville Mike (Society of Torch, Pole and Rope) and I created a few months ago.

ChattyDM (who is co-running this contest with me) and I, plus Sham/Mike and 2 other RPG bloggers will judge the entries. We have a TON of prizes and 3 "Grand Prize/Runner Up" categories, plus we'll be awarding alternate categories, like 'most evocative setting', 'Funniest entry', 'Most creative use of a Trap" and so on.

Once we've named winners, we'll be compiling a FREE PDF of the winners/runner-ups and releasing it to the community at large.

Prizes include:
Grand Prize

* Patron membership of Wolfgang Baur's Open Design
* Quarterly membership to Monte Cook's Dungeon a Day
* A full Licence for Smitework's Fantasy Grounds II
* 1 year membership to Obsidian Portal
* 50$ Gift Certificate from One-Bookshelf

Grand Prize Runner-Up: Old School Dungeon Design

* Bundle of Necromancer Games product
* Bundle of Brave Halfling Publishing products
* Otherworld Miniatures Demon Idol Miniature
* Bundles of Fight On and Knockspell issues
* Bits of Darkness Bundle from Tabletop Adventures
* 6 month membership Obsidian Portal

Grand Prize Runner-Up: New Edition Dungeon Design

* D&D 4e Dungeon Delve & Adventurer's Vault
* Fantasy Grounds II License
* 6 month membership Obsidian Portal

To divide among other Categories

* Open Design's Kobold's Guide to Game Design
* Quarterly membership to Monte Cook's Dungeon-a-Day
* Bundle of Brave Halfling Publishing PDF products
* Bundle of Knockspell and City Encounter PDFs
* Bundle of Fight On Magazine (issues 1-4 PDFs)
* Tabletop Adventure's Bits of Darkness Bundle
* Tabletop Adventures' Deck O'Names Set
* A few D&D 4e Adventures and Hardcovers
* Otherworld Miniatures - Pig Faced Orcs (Or Box of Minis)
* Goodman Games - The Random Esoteric Creature Generator for Classic Fantasy Role Playing Games and their Modern Simulacra

This contest runs from April 14th till May 14th. For more information and rules, please see my post about the contest (http://oldguyrpg.blogspot.com/2009/04/announcing-one-page-dungeon-contest.html) and/or Chatty's post (http://chattydm.net/2009/04/14/new-grand-contest-the-one-page-dungeon/).

Good luck to you all who enter!

nijineko
04-17-2009, 03:42 PM
sounds fun! i hope many people from here try to do this. i have some ideas for traps.... i only wish they allowed more than one submission from one person. simply don't let one person win more than one prize. ^^

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
04-17-2009, 08:34 PM
I played with the idea. If i had more time, i definitely would. Very cool.