I’m a dungeon-loving guy, and so I’m a fan of the One-Page Dungeon concept – it’s an effort to make something unique, challenging and coherent in a minimal, or at least very restricting, word count (I can imagine a One Paragraph Dungeon! It’ll suck, though).
I’ve known about the One-Page Dungeon Contest for a year or two now, but haven’t actually participated, being so amazingly lazy. This year, seeing so many submissions, I just couldn’t give myself any more excuses. It’s actually exciting and motivating, having so many people in the contest!
At first I thought about making a dungeon carried on the back of a titan, using the mobility as a major theme. Then someone told me that “on the back of a titan” has been done in one of the God of War games, and someone else told me it’s been done in some other place or whatever ok I get it I’m not original get off my back. Godamned backs are useless anyway.
…But I still thought it’s a cool idea so I started working on it.
…Until I succumbed again to despair.
…Only to rise like an eagle in an elevator with the realization that I actually already have a ready-made dungeon, and it’s cool, and I can use it, and I will, and that got me all excited again with no need for titans.
One Last Tribute is a conversion of the first 4e adventure I’ve written, which was based on an introductory game I ran in 3.5e, several hundred years ago. It has various old-school surprises (nothing like fighting blood-sucking plants in a dark corridor filled with waist-high swamp water!), and a cool map, custom made by Aviv Or, famed illustrator and party member. If you think that’s cheating, you should also know I used the skills of two other professional graphic designers (Yay for having a brother, yay!). Also, I received feedback from the experienced players/GMs of my party, but, I bet most submissions have that. So that’s less cheating.
You can check out the original, full adventure, over at my Hebrew blog. You can try the automated Google translation for the blog, (it’s somewhat bearable) but there’s no tool known to man that can translate PDFs. I… think?..
Good luck to all participants!
Now, I better get started on my Windhammer entry.