One Page Dungeon Contest 2017: Winner

Earlier in April, I mentioned that Matt and I had entered the perennially entertaining One Page Dungeon Contest, where amateur game designers compete to create the ultimate single page role-playing adventure. After two weeks of judging, we’re happy to announce that we are one of the contest’s winners.

The awards have arbitrary, made-up names, so I’m not quite sure what the judges had in mind with “Alternative Perspective.” I’ll just assume it is something good.

You can check out my original blog post for more information about the adventure itself (or just click here for a PDF download). Of No Small Power is 100% free to use and copy for non-commercial purposes, and is shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license. If you do decide to run it, let me know how it goes. I’d love to get feedback on the adventure!

I also invite you to purchase the soon-to-be-released 2017 1PDC Compendium, which features every contest entry for this year, including the grand prize winner Temple of the Moon Priests.

One Page Dungeon Contest 2017: Of No Small Power

The 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest is once again upon us! Matt and I have created an entry for the now venerable contest: our third submission in the last four years. We both felt our last adventure was a little bit too large in scope, and our desire to scale things back seems to have manifested itself quite literally throughout the design of the dungeon. Behold, Of No Small Power! You can view a low-resolution preview PNG by clicking the image below, or download the PDF version for optimal print quality.

An inept wizard has used size-manipulation magic to enslave a race of tiny humanoids. The PCs must enter his diminutive realm to defeat him.

The judging for the 1PDC won’t be happening until sometime in May, but I’ll post again once the results are in. There are already quite a few submissions, and I imagine the quality will be as stellar as it has been in past years.

Of No Small Power is 100% free to use and copy for non-commercial purposes, and is shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license. If you do decide to run it, let me know how it goes. I’d love to get feedback on the adventure!

Montreal Bound

It’s time for a brief geographical update.

After spending the majority of my thirty(ish) years living Toronto, I will be packing up my cats this summer and relocating to Montreal. I have accepted an offer from Concordia’s Media Studies (MA) program, where I will be doing a mix of course and project work with a focus on interactive documentary. I will be studying topics such as game development, journalism, and media ethics, while trying to remember how to write in an academic fashion.

It will be tough leaving the 6ix Torrano Toronto – especially considering all the friends I’ve made here over the past three decades -but I’m looking forward to getting back into the world of academia while exploring a brand new city. I’ll only be a few hours down the highway too – so I’m sure I will find myself back in the city on a fairly regular basis.

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