Tuesday, March 20, 2018

2018 Confirmed Judges

I am pleased to share that there are now five confirmed judges for the 2018 One Page Dungeon Contest.

ChicagoWiz reached out with concern about the fate of the contest he helped to create in the absence of any current posts on my behalf.  We exchanged a few emails and had a phone conversation about the contest, and he agreed to join the contest once again!

Chgowiz also reached out to ChattyDM, who also agreed to return to the contest for the 10th anniversary!  ChattyDM will also be serving as a judge this year and I look forward to working with two of the original creators of the contest!

One of Chgowiz's Blogs: https://chgowiz-games.blogspot.com/
One of ChattyDM's Blogs:http://chattydm.net/

Michael Curtis, another one of the original judges from the 2009 One Page Dungeon Contest was unable to serve as a judge this year due to scheduling conflicts, but has agreed to write a retrospective on the contest for the 2018 Compendium!
Michael's Blog: http://poleandrope.blogspot.com/

I was fortunate to count both Martin Thomas and Steve Winter as judges in the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest, my first year serving as the organizer.  I am happy to share that they have both agreed to return as judges this year. Judging these entries is no small task. While not a judge myself, I used the same system as the judges last year to narrow down picks so that I could have an understanding of what I was asking of the panel, and it was very, very hard to do. The fact that both Martin and Steve are returning for their fifth consecutive years should not be overlooked!

Martin's Blog: http://daddyrolleda1.blogspot.com/
Steve's Website: http://www.howlingtower.com/

A newcomer to the contest, but certainly not to the community, Jason Sholtis has also agreed to serve as a judge this year!  If you are reading this, you are most likely a fan of his work and his blog. He is a prolific content creator who is something of a champion of system neutrality in my estimation.  I look forward to working with him this year, and on the off chance that you aren't familiar with his work, check it out here: http://roll1d12.blogspot.com/

I am continuing to reach out to the original judges of the 2009 contest, with an open invitation to each, and will update any developments that may arise from that in future posts.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Updated Submission Guide

Cover image "Environment Thumbnails"
by Michael Richards
CC- BY 3.0
The image has been cropped
and the opacity reduced
The Submission Guide for the One Page Dungeon Contest has been updated. It now reflects the new submission address, removes a lot of "Changed" notifications as these elements are the same as the previous year, and I threw in an extra sample "dungeon" that features a non-fantasy genre and different approach (Full Bleed Frame Break). I also updated the cover to include a concept sketch by Michael Richards, the artist who created all of the images used on all of the compendia covers.

The Submission guide can be found on OBS at no cost

The guide can be viewed at dungeoncontest.com

2010 One Page Dungeon Contest PDF edition now available!

cover art: "Inner Pyramid Gates"
by Michael Richards
Released under CC BY license.
The image has been enlarged and cropped
to feature the gates in the center.
Full Disclosure... I was going to sit on this one until April, I had every intention of waiting, but much like my inability to keep a hard candy in my mouth more than five seconds before crunching it to dust, I have clicked "make public" and released the title ahead of schedule.

62 “one page dungeons” are contained within the compendium ranging from the Post-Apocalytpic wastelands and wilderness hex crawls to forlorn mines and crashed star ships.
The dungeons/ adventures were produced by members of the gaming community as entries in the 2010 One Page Dungeon Contest, and are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license.
By design, the dungeons are fairly system neutral to facilitate their use with your favorite rules system.
The 2010 edition of the One Page Dungeon Compendium is bookmarked, and the orientation of entries (portrait/ landscape) has been preserved within the PDF.

Authors/ Creators:
Michael Richards, Random Wizard, Adam Thornton, Antti Hulkkonen, Chris Gonzales, Clarabelle Chong, Corwin Riddle, Craig Brasco, Heron Prior, Herwin Wielink, Jimm Johnson, Jeff Lynk, Lord Kilgore, Paul Siegel, Peter A. Mullen, Rob Antonishen, Shane Mangus, Simon Bull, Stuart Robertson, Tim Shorts, Tom Holmes, Aaron Schneider, Andrew Durston, Brenton Haerr, Caleb Jensen, Chris Maler, Darcy Stratton, David Bedell, Dean Bemen, DeForest Piper, Dennis Carter, Eric C. Alderson, Fabien Deneuville, Gabriel P., Gottfried Neuner, Greg Hartman, James Carr, James D. Jarvis, Jens Thuresson, Jesse Rothacher, John Laviolette, Lee Barber, Maximilian Thieme, Michael Christensen, Michael Hutchinson, Michael K. Tumey, Michael Wiemholt, Moritz Mehlem, Mrrkyllothur, Onno Tasler, Patrice Crespy, Paul Fini, Philippe Tromeur, Redrobes, Rick Ray, Ron Parker, Samuel Dennler, Scott Morrison, Scott Wylie Roberts, Shawn harris, Sven Vogler, Tim Hartin, Tim Morgan, Todd Hughes, Tom Allman, and Tom Livak.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Links, Links, and More Links

Did you know that many, if not most, of the original One Page Dungeon Contest entries have embedded hyperlinks the creators have pointed to their websites and blog posts, often supporting the adventure, and sometimes even expanding upon it.

When I convert the PDFs to tifs, these links are killed. So, once I have put a compendium together, I slowly crawl through each page looking for links, creating invisible rectangles and embedding a new link that replicates the effect of the original. This is easily the most time consuming part of the whole process, but I definitely think it is time well spent. Some links, especially for the older contests, simply don't work anymore, so it is not a guarantee that I can "re-hyperlink" everything, but I try to catch them all.