Saturday, May 20, 2017

Andrey Plisko to translate some of the entries!

+Andrey Plisko contacted me, wishing to translate some of the entries into Russian for members of his community.  I have been working with him creating some "blanked out" images for use as a backdrop in Scribus. Andrey has supplied title translations and I have started adding them into the images as well. Andrey will overlay the Russian text in the blanked out areas.

In a word, this is Замечательно!

Thanks to Andrey for his efforts, and his vision to share the creations of others in a way that is easily accessible!

To the left, a blanked out version with some translation of +Will Doyle and Stacey Allan's "Temple of the Moon Priests".

Monday, May 15, 2017

2017 One Page Dungeon Compendium is available!

The One Page Dungeon Compendium 2017 Edition is now available via One Book Shelf.

You can find it here

Big thanks to this year's sponsors- All the prizes have been/ are being distributed to the winners.

I have really enjoyed being the organizer this year. I got to interact with a lot of great people and learned a lot throughout the process, and of course I was able to see the entries before anyone else, so that was pretty cool.

All of the original entries PDFs are freely available for download at the Dungeon Contest website.

Friday, May 12, 2017

2017 One Page Dungeon Contest Honorable Mentions!

Congratulations to the creators who are receiving honorable mention in the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest.  These entries were selected by one or more judges as part of their limited number of "picks".

Grant Lambe and Adam Chafe "Escape the Kraken!"
Scott Marcley  "Rescuing Emelia"
James Snake  "Stop Stealing My Juices"
Ambika Kirkland "Circles of Madness"
Roger SG Sorolla "Wormhole Scramblers in the Deep Dire Door"
Chrisopher Mennell "The Purple Road"
Jennevieve Schlemmer "Lair of the Cat Magus"
Kezle "Weatherfield Gardens"
Gus L "Gravesand Beach"
Vincent Bettenfeld "The Burned Library"
Jeff White and Hyrum Howes "Rumors"
Matthew H, Sylvia G, and Katie L "Caiphon Rising"
James and Etani di Properzio "Ymir's Skull"
Ian Andrews "Floating Graveyard"
D. Hodges "Grim"
Alex Welk "Grime Dungeon" -Apolgies Alex, I originally left your entry off my mistake

Each of these creators will receive PDF editions of all current One Page Dungeon Compendia (2013-2016), in addition to the 2017 Compendium that all particpants in the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest will receive.

Youth Entries:
Congrats to Etani, Sadhbh, Lina, Hendrik, and Joaquin! Wayne's Books is providing youth prizes for the younger members/ future of our creator community!

2017 One Page Dungeon Contest Winning Entries!

I want to thank Steven Winter, Martin Thomas, Ross Payton, and Random Wizard for supporting the contest this year by acting as judges. The judges had a difficult task: Select and rate their top ten entries. Entries at the top of each list recieved the most points, and entries that appeared on more than one judge's list had these points added up. The entry with the most points overall was determined the "Best Overall One Page Dungeon", and the next ten top-scoring entries were the additional winners of this year's contest. Contratulations to the creators of the top scoring eleven entries!

Best Overall One Page Dungeon
Will Doyle and Stacey Allan "The Temple of the Moon Priests"

2017 Winning Entries

Luka Rejec  "Teleportation Administration Substation 'Big Pineapple'"
Ben Green  "Chambers of Chaos and Madness"
Thom Wilson & Glynn Seal "The Color of Fungi"
Michael Prescott  "The Mermaids' Knot"
Jan Rippstein & Tobias Böttger "Rapta In Pace"
Vance Atkins "Ruined Tower"
Steven Gordon "Dead Quiet"
Derek Ruiz "Where are the Villagers?"

Mathew and Michael Iantorno "Of No Small Power"

Caroline Berg "How to Survive a Fire Swamp"

I will update to reflect the results soon, and the 2017 compendium should also be completed soon now that I have all the information I needed.

Thanks to everyone who participated this year.  All of the entries are fantasic. Dont just take my word for it.  You can get them here:

2017 Entries

Friday, May 5, 2017

2017 One Page Dungeon Compendium Nearly Complete!

Cover Image: "Gully" by Michael Richards
CC BY 3.0
(Image has been cropped and signature added)

The 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest has drawn to a close. Now we wait for the judges to review the 79 entries and make what are likely to be some very tough decisions!

Thanks to everyone who participated this year!  Each participant will be receiving a copy of the 2017 One Page Dungeon Compendium, which I am happy to say is nearly completed!

Something new this year is the addition of individual hyperlinks on each entry page leading to blogs/ twitter/ or other areas of interest provided by the creators.

All entries have been converted to 300 DPI Tiff images and placed in the Indesign Document in alphabetical order.  The only things left to do are order the winners once they are selected, index each page, and update the table of contents!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Last Minute One Page Dungeon

If you are thinking you don't have time to create and submit an entry in the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest, I am here to "beg to differ".

I put together a "mock entry" which builds on "Full Bleed Frame Break", the first mock entry I created in an afternoon.

This one was easier, and only about three hours to put together start to finish.  Since there are still just under 30 hours left in the contest submission period, you have plenty of time to make your own!

"Last Stand" fleshes out a special encounter from "Full Bleed Frame Break", and is designed to be used with it.


New Entry: Wormhole Scramblers in the Deep Dire Door

+Roger Giner-Sorolla  (Roger SG Sorolla) has returned, and created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest set within a door. Is the door gigantic? Were the characters reduced in size? What is on the other side?

Roger's blog can be found here:

Wormhole Scramblers in the Deep Dire Door

"Explore wormholes, beasties, and mechanisms that run inside a colossal dungeon door. Can you get to the other side or better yet, open it?"

New Entry: Teleportation Administration Substation 'Big Pineapple'

+Luka Rejec has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest that provides a waystation for the party when the players have angered the game master!  Help is possibly on the way, but in the event of a prolonged stay remember a dead player character is worth 1d4 supply rations!

Luka's Twitter:

Teleportation Administration Substation 'Big Pineapple'

"Teleport went wrong? Put your feet up at our luxury substations while your magitravel woes are solved by our friendly metaversal personnel!"

New Entry: Halls of the Sasquatch King

+McGravin has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest centered around an ancient fortress filled Sasquatch (sasquatches?), their racoon scouts, and perhaps a lost artifact.

McGravin's twitter account can be found here:

Halls of the Sasquatch King

" In the heart of a rain-soaked, mossy forest full of towering, primal trees, the Sasquatch King has claimed a forgotten fortress as his lair."

New Entry: Ancient Waterworks

Anton L. has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest filled with fueding fish-folk and frog-folk!

Anton's blog can be found here:

Ancient Waterworks

"Two factions of water dwellers have invaded the waterworks, ruining the once profitable lake. Venture into its depths and take care of it."

New Entry: Procyon Gate Report

Mister Rees has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest set in the year 2088 and cleverly presented as a "recon report"!

Procyon Gate Report

"This is the recon report for the Procyon dimensional gate monitoring station. Special Forces incursion team is ready to go."

New Entry: La Necropole Des Rois

Serge Pecaud has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest and sent it in all the way from France. If your French is abysmal like mine, you can always run out and marry a European like I did, and have them translate it for you, or just hit up google translate. Either way it is worth your time!

La Necropole Des Rois

"A giant worm crosses through a necropolis and brings back to life four dead kings who develop necrotic powers. People are missing."

New Entry: Mayhem at the Elixir Emporium

Stephen Scott has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest filled with dangerous, animated foes and a mystery to solve.

Mayhem at the Elixir Emporium

"When the players encounter a frantic alchemist they are tasked with recovering his recipes and his wayward apprentice from his burning shop."

New Entry: The Color of Fungi

+Thom Wilson and +MonkeyBlood Design (Glynn Seal)  have created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest featuring a dangerous marsh that holds the key to the party's survival, or their ultimate doom.

Thom's blog can be found here:

Glynn's website can be found here:

The Color of Fungi

"Having contracted a strange disease, the characters have to search a deadly swamp for rare ingredients to craft the only known antidote."

New Entry: The Forgotten Isles

Larry Z. Pennyworth returns with an entry to the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest featuring a power mad witch slowly creating an army of mutated aquatic horrors.

The Forgotten Isles

"Rhapsody the Sea Witch created a mist barrier around a group of islands. The adventurers must stop her to escape."

Friday, April 28, 2017

New Entry: The Underchurch

PixietheDM has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest featuring a fanatical priest busy inspiring rebellion against the local baron!

PixietheDM's blog:

The Underchurch

"The town of Twowells is under the dominion of a priest who works away below the graveyard, in an ancient complex known as the UNDERCHURCH."

New Entry: The Great Levitation

Ülo Leppik has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest that poses a Victorian
Era mystery involving a missing medium and the spirits of the dead!

The Great Levitation

"A notorious medium has purportedly levitated out of the window, leaving behind three eyewitnesses and an apartment full of riddles."

New Entry: Stop Stealing My Juices

+James Snake has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest that takes place within the body of a living behemoth. The fluids within can be very useful indeed, if the characters can stay alive long enough to collect them!

Snake's Blog can be found here:

Stop Stealing My Juices

"An extraction site inside a huge magical behemoth is overrun by the beast's antibodies. Scattered remains of the alchemists were driven mad by the approaching doom."

New Entry: The Elemental Gauntlet

Jon Smejkal has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest featuring rotating chambers carefully engineered to drop seamlessly into your campaign.

Jon's blog can be found here:

The Elemental Gauntlet

"Who would have need of such a brutal shifting thing? A trial by fire! And ice. And earth. And water... There's no going back—only forward!"

New Entry: Fates Enigma

+Richard Grzela has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest that is positively riddled with, well, riddles!

Fates Enigma

"One's ability to test mind over matter with intellect and valor leads to true rewards. Enter the dungeon Fates Enigma."

New Entry: White Knuckles

+Kevin Worth has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest featuring a mad dash in an airship piloted by none other than fabled pilot Brock Rocknocker to recover lost artifacts before a rival adventuring party gets to them first.

White Knuckles

"Board an airship and race against time to collect legendary mage rings from snowy mountain peaks before they fall into the wrong hands!"

New Entry: Mega Dragon Turtle

Nathan Hare has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest featuring an oversized dragon turtle sure to cause even bigger problems for your players!

Nathan's blog can be found here:

Mega Dragon Turtle

"Golram, the dragon turtle, has discovered a long lost crystal of enlargement. Stop Golram before he destroys everything!"

New Entry: All Roads Lead to the Local Tavern

Daniel Smith has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest featuring a local tavern, aptly named "The Local Tavern" filled with supporting characters desperate for help!

All Roads Lead to the Local Tavern

"The problems at The Local Tavern could be more connected than your players suspect. A classically inspired freestyle dungeon adventure."

New Entry: Hettie's Crag

Moorguard Studios has submitted an entry in the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest featuring a witch that can craft a love potion, or allow one to commune with the dead, for a price...

Hettie's Crag

"The villagers fear Hettie the witch, and warn travelers away from her cave.  What dire purpose draws the heroes to the crone’s lair?"

New Entry: The Burned Library

+Vincent Bettenfeld has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest featuring a long lost library filled with living tapestries, origami golems, and a "lich mimic"!

The Burned Library

"Under a volcanic mount rests a formidable library of a bygone age. Since it was buried for decades, it should be free of any foes, right?"

New Entry: Temple of the Albino God

+simone biagini has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest set in a sewer complex that seems to be the source for miraculous healing pies, just don't ask what they are made of!

Biagini's blog can be found here:

Temple of the Albino God

"For a few months, the corpses have disappeared from the cemetery. Temple priests fear that it is a sign of necromantic activities and asked your party to investigate. You have discovered that the bodies are dragged into the sewers beneath the university of magic ..."

New Entry: The Purple Road

+Christopher Mennell , +K Yani , and +Luka Rejec have created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest featuring a lavender tile road that winds through an unforgiving nightmarescape of a desert to an isolated wizard.

Mennell's blog (and post about the entry) can be found here:

The Purple Road

"The Purple Road, the path of magic. It leads to the Tower of Teeth, where a wizard pulls secrets from the three moons that hang overhead."

New Entry: Weatherfield Gardens

+Kezle T  has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest featuring a haunted manor overseen by a reluctant 10 year old lord. The perfect place for a whimsical and deadly tour!

Kezle's Blog:

Weatherfield Gardens

"Embark on an eccentric tour of death of the Weatherfield estate, featuring necromantic fauna, the flooded realm, and a deed to immortality."

Monday, April 24, 2017

New Entry: Gravesand Beach

+Gus L has created a 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest entry where the adventuring party can plunder the wreckage/ corpse of an enormous "turtle ship"!

See more from Gus (if you don't already have it bookmarked) at

"Gravesand Beach"

"Beyond Gravesand Beach the cold green sea, abyss of horrors. On its wrack crumble the remains of an old terror - but the sea is never still."

New Post: LIfe and Death in Oturack

Evan and +Colin Sproule have created a 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest entry featuring a desert city built within a canyon fissure that has a little fertility cult problem...

Their website is

"Life and Death in Oturack"

"A desert city and its peaceful governor are threatened by a mysterious fertility cult growing more powerful every day."

There are just under seven days left to submit your get cracking!

New Entry:Rescuing Emelia

Scott Marcley has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest featuring a wilderness hex-crawl chock full of tropes and a missing princess!

"Rescuing Emelia"

"Bandits from the Gloomy Forest have captured the lord's daughter. It's up to the novice heroes to rescue her in this trope-filled adventure."

New Entry: How To Survive a Fire Swamp

+Caroline Berg has created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest! I once mapped a cemetery in Archery, Georgia for the National Park Service and to think I grumbled about the poison ivy and horseflies!  At least there weren't any fireberries or flaming bats!

See more of Caroline's work at

"How To Survive a Fire Swamp"

"The kingdom of Daric is offering a large reward for any cartographer who is able to map a safe path through their Fire Swamp."

New Entry: "Lord Shen Anagen's Palace"

+jackie campbell created an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest, using a phone! I used to think things at the school I worked at were going to hell, well, that is until I read about Shen!

"Lord Shen Anagen's Palace"

"The local mage school has been cut off from the city for over a week. The worried city is offering a substantial reward to any adventurous souls that would be willing to discover what has happened."

Sunday, April 23, 2017

One Page- One Afternoon- Dungeon

So there are only eight days left to enter the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest. Some of you have probably considered it, but maybe you think that eight days are not enough time.

I decided to challenge myself with creating a One Page Dungeon from scratch in one afternoon.

I thought of an original concept - A super hero themed "dungeon", and then starting sketching around.  I wasted some time with some character concepts and realized I would not have any room for art, aside from a simple map.

My map concept was an isometric cityscape, but again I realized I would not finish, so I went for much simpler map with labeled hexes.

The premise is that when players start, two of the hexes, or city zones, are "crime infested". Crime infested zones give villains bonuses to health as well as followers. (what this means to you depends on the system you choose).

Missions, and their locations, are determined randomly using tables. If the players lose a mission, the hex, or zone becomes, or remains, crime infested. If players succeed, a crime infested zone becomes "crime free". If the players clear all zones, they win the campaign. If at any time four zones become "crime infested", then an "end game" adventure is rolled. All zones are considered crime infested, and must be cleared to thwart the invasion or scheme of the villains. Either the city is lost, or the characters (heroes) finally clear the city of crime.

You can download this here, but keep in mind its not fully proof read

I have spent weeks on entries I submitted in the past, and I could spend some more time cleaning this one up I am sure, but it is entirely possible to whip up an entry in a single afternoon.

So if you haven't started, or are feeling like you don't have enough time, rest assured you do.
Eight days is plenty!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

New Entry: "The Inverse Tower" by Michael Raston

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The Inverse Tower

"The cursed trudge backwards from there, doomed to babble in reverse. What's to be found in a tower that spirals against reality itself?"

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Seven New Entries and Eleven Days left!

There are just over eleven days left to submit an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest! We are entering the final stretch!  If you are thinking about submitting an entry, now is the time to get started!

+Jeff McKelley  has submitted an entry, brimming with Cthulhu!

"Cultists in the Keep"

"Cultists have taken refuge in an abandoned keep. You must infiltrate their lair and retrieve an Elder Sign."


+Gabriel Perez Gallardi  has submitted an entry, loaded to the hilt with traps and tricks!

"Crypt of the Lost Hymns"

“In the vast windswept plains North of Ur-Hadad, the First City of Men, a lonely barrow is the only landmark for many miles around.”


+Ben Green  has submitted an entry featuring a dungeon in five dimensions!

"Chambers of Chaos and Madness"

"Within the lair of a mad Warlock, a spiral stair leads to this mind-bending structure. Legend tells of a Tome hidden in the central chamber."


Ben Gibson ( +Commodore Sven ) has submitted an entry set in the village of Harrison's Ford where you would do well to listen to your elders!

"Beneath the Bare Hill"

"Someone has disturbed the Bare Hill, exposing the alien black stone structure underneath. Someone has gone within...but worse, something within has come out."


+Sean Smith has submitted an entry riddled with molemen!

"Suburban Cathedral"

"Fissures lead to a cavern five storeys deep beneath the city: in its centre rises a grand cathedral-like building of ruddy stone and marble."


Derek Ruiz (  +Derek Von Zarovich ) has submitted an entry featuring a troublesome wizard with a history of making trouble for a small village!

You can view the entry at Ruiz's website,

"Where are the Villagers?"

"Evil wizard Mr. Fuzz has kidnapped a group of townsfolk for an evil ritual. Will someone be brave enough to face this underground challenge?"


+Jim Abbott has submitted an entry featuring a well-concealed crypt hidden in a looted ruin!

"Crypt of the Witch King"

"An ancient ruin. A long forgotten crypt. An evil that must be defeated - enter the Crypt of the Witch King if you dare..."

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Ross Payton joins the One Page Dungeon Contest!

The Judges Panel for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest has been assembled, and I am happy to announce that +Ross Payton has agreed to serve as a judge!

I am a big fan of the Role Playing Public Radio podcast (#DifferentAaron) and the Base Raiders RPG, which led me to contact Ross about participating in the current contest.

If you are not familiar with the RPPR Network of podcasts (RPPR, RPPR Actual Play. RPPR After Hours, and more!), check them out. You will be impressed with Ross and the whole RPPR crew!

Random Wizard Returns!

The Judges Panel has assembled for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest, and although +Random Wizard is not serving as the organizer this year (no one misses him more than me!), I am pleased to announce that he has agreed to serve as a judge!

While serving as an organizer can be daunting, the relationships and community Random helped build around the contest over the past years have made this task much easier than it should be. The same can, and must, be said for +Alex Schroeder!

Random first introduced me to the One Page Dungeon Contest in 2010, and we participated together for three years before he took on the role of organizer.

His most recent project is a One Page Codex capturing the essence of his OSR gaming style.

Martin Thomas Returns!

The Judges Panel for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest has been assembled, and I am pleased to announce that +Martin Thomas has agreed to serve as a judge once again!
Martin is the author of "The Quintessential Aristocrat", has worked with the One Page Dungeon contest for several years, and just recently celebrated his sixth year of blogging!

Martin wrote about the judging process in June of 2014 in the following blog post: One Page Dungeon Contest: My Judging

You can read all of Martin's posts on his blog Daddyrolleda1,
and follow him on twitter @DaddyRolleda1

Steve Winter returns!

The Judges panel has been assembled for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest. I am thrilled to share that +Steven Winter  has agreed to serve as a judge once again!

If you are reading this post, you are likely already familiar with Steve and the many titles he has contributed to since his start in the RPG industry in the early eighties.

If by some strange chance you are not, here is a link to his impressive  Wikipedia Entry:

Steve currently works as a freelance writer and designer in the gaming field, and you can follow his blog here: as well as following him on twitter @stvwinter.

New Entry: Of No Small Power

Image of"Vesna's Refuge", Mathew and Michael's
2015 One Page Dungeon Contest entry
+Michael Iantorno  and Mathew Iantorno have returned to the One Page Dungeon Contest after submitting one of the winning entries in the 2015 One Page Dungeon Contest (Vesna's Refuge).
You can see more from the co-creators at their websites:

Of No Small Power

"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."

New Entry: King Thadar's Catacombs

Image taken directly from the
One Page Dungeon Contest entry!
+Spencer Hudson has submitted the 9th entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest. As with several other entries this year, you can preview the entry early:

King Thadar's Catacombs

"Welcome to the tunnels under Kerthaz. The baron is offering a tenth of what is found as a reward to explorers willing to map it."

Sunday, March 26, 2017

New Entry: Mansion Raid

+Ryan B (Boltorian) has submitted the eighth entry to the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest. The mansion is partially customizable, and is designed to be dropped into any existing campaign.


"A shady merchant asks the players to secure several sets of valuable armor from a wealthy aristocrats mansion, but not all is as it appears."

Monday, March 20, 2017

New Entry: Dragon Per Se

The seventh entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest has been received! +Andrey Plisko submitted a new entry that places the characters at the center of a large celebration, until things inevitably go wrong...

Andrey has gone to great lengths to make this One Page Dungeon work with different types of rule systems, which should please a great number of players and game masters!

"Dragon Per Se"

After a cheerful feast our heroes find themselves tied and lying in the lair of an ancient dragon, who misses the time of his youth.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

New Entry: Lair of the Cat Magus

Jennevieve Schlemmer, of has submitted the latest One Page Dungeon Contest entry. As with some of the other entries submitted so far, you don't have to wait until the end of the contest to see what it is all about (or run it for your players), as it can be downloaded directly from the creator!

 In addition to downloading the One Page Dungeon Entry, you can also find sketches, tutorials, coloring pages, cartoons, coloring books, you name it!  (I am particularly fond of the Monsters and Magical Creatures coloring book myself)

Prized goats have gone missing from BlueHeart Abbey, and it is up to the characters to discover the fate of the animals, and rescue as many as possible from a cat-obsessed Magus lurking in the ruins beneath the abbey.

As of this posting, This is how much time
remains to submit an entry to the
2017 One Page Dungeon Contest.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

New Entry: The Temple of the Half-Tusk

Screenshot from
A new entry has been submitted by +Chris Bissette of

Chris has a ton of content available, and you can even download a copy of the One Page Dungeon directly from the has been updated to include the latest entry, and includes a link to Bissette's website and a direct link to the page featuring the One Page Dungeon.

Below is the blurb supplied with the entry:

"The Temple of the Half-Tusk"

The orc-kin monks of the Half-Tusk lived in seclusion for generations, having fled their warring tribes - so why have they now disappeared?

OPDC 2017 Countdown as of this posting.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Dragon is Back!

Reworked Dragon Logo
for the One Page Dungeon Contest
used in the above design.

I brought the Dragon back to the One Page Dungeon Contest Title. I usually hunt down tutorials to do this sort of thing, but for the new title logos, I just played around in Photoshop and came up with this method.  While likely not the most efficient method, these are the steps I used:

STEP ONE:Pick a font you like (the more edges and nooks the better), 
type out your title or phrase, and then rasterize the type.

STEP TWO: Use the eraser to break any closed areas in the letters.
If not, this area might have a "cap" on it when rendered in 3D

STEP THREE: Use the Transform/ Perspective tool to give 
your title or phrase some dimension.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

New Entry: The Dungeon of Irvilio

A new entry has been submitted for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest. This one comes all the way from France! +Kosmic Dungeon , a prolific creator of dungeon maps and cards, has submitted a "dungeon as a trap", where the characters must figure out how to escape before the dark denizens that dwell in the shadowy corridors make short work of them. All the while, the sadistic wizard Irvilio watches on and gains power from the party's suffering.

The Dungeon of Irvilio

 "A bad wizard traps adventurers in an exotic dimension. The mysterious Guardian keeps them in a dungeon infested by big bugs, and shadows."

You can see a lot more of Kosmic's work, and even view the original "Le donjon d’Irvilio"
on the site:

Kosmic Dungeon whipping out a 10 minute map!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Monte Cook Games Sponsors 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest Prizes!

Monte Cook Games has generously offered to sponsor prizes for this year's One Page Dungeon Contest!  Each winner will received a digital edition of the "Cypher System Rulebook"

I have been in contact with the Community Relations Coordinator, Sean K. Reynolds, who you may remember served as a judge in the 2014 One Page Dungeon Contest!

 Despite recently launching "A Strange Box", a Kickstarter featuring an exclusive boxed set for "The Strange" RPG, Sean responded to my request right away, and provided the images for use on the website and in social media!

"A Cypher System campaign of Victorian horror? High fantasy? Espionage? Galaxy-spanning space opera? With the Cypher System Rulebook, running any of those is as easy as running or playing The Strange or Numenera . Take the Cypher System to the limits of your imagination with this hefty rulebook that extends the system to fantasy, science-fiction, horror, modern-day, and superhero settings—or any setting you can imagine!"
-Monte Cook

Thanks again to Sean K. Reynolds, and Monte Cook Games for supporting the One Page Dungeon Contest!

The diversity among sponsors (in terms of different game systems) this year is really encouraging, and I think it reflects the ever increasing diversity among entries, with themes ranging from "Classic Fantasy" to Science Fiction, Distopian Futures, Espionage, Mini-games, and even adventures taking place entirely within mindscapes.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

New Entry: Underworld Turf War

Third Entry for the OPDC 2017 is in.

Kenneth Moore is the third creator to send in an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest! Kenneth included a link to, which currently features an interesting (as in check it out) write up of a DCC Patron.

Moore submitted the following blurb describing the entry:

"Underworld Turf War"

The PCs stumble into a lost, underground city and a four-way struggle fought with poisoned daggers in the dark, labyrinthine ruins.

Each entry that is submitted will be listed on in the order it is received, and links to websites or social media can be included with the submission.

Thanks again to all three creators for getting their submissions in early!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

One Page Dungeon Contest 2017: "Upgradable" Prize Fund!

This year, there is a $1000 dollar prize fund that will be distributed among creators of winning entries via PayPal. The amounts per winner may vary, depending on how many winners there are, and the structure of winners ( tiered ((first place/ second place/ etc.)) vs descriptive categories ("best use of undead villagers", "Most vile Antagonist", etc.) )

In either event, there will likely be one grand prize winner ( Best overall One Page Dungeon).

If there are more than 150 eligible entries, this prize fund will be upgraded to $1500. This will result in some combination of more, and slightly larger prizes.

But wait, there is more...
If there are 200 or more eligible entries, this prize fund will be upgraded to $2000, which will be handled in the same manner described above.

In the event that these upgraded prize fund "tiers" are not reached, the additional prize funds will be rolled over for use in the 2018 One Page Dungeon Contest (the 10th anniversary of the contest!).

Eligible entries are entries that follow the contest guidelines as stated in the Submission Guide.

There is still plenty of time to enter the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest! Check out for more details on the contest, including sponsors, other entries, past contests, and the official submission guide.

Share this post with your friends! Help us reach 200+ entries!

You can also grab a copy of the Submission Guide for free HERE.

Free digital edition of the 2017 One Page Dungeon Compendium for all who enter!

Concept cover. Final edition may differ.
Everyone who submits an entry to the 2017 OPDC will receive a free PDF edition of the Compendium upon its completion.

This is a small way to say thanks for participating, and making the contest possible in the first place.

This is a $3 value, as the 2017 will retail for this fixed amount via DriveThru/RPGNow upon release.

There is still plenty of time to create and submit a One Page Dungeon (81 days as this blog post).

Check out the submission guide on, or download it for free here.

Evil Hat Productions to sponsor an electronic prize pack for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest!

Evil Hat Productions will be sponsoring an electronic prize pack for the 2017 One Page Dungeon contest. This pack is good for $25 worth of digital products from their webstore.

I am excited to have Evil Hat lend their support to the contest this year. It is no secret that I am a fan of Fred Hicks and Evil Hat games, so this is a big win for me personally (and for one of the contest entrants as well).

The adventures created for the One Page Dungeon Contest are intended to be system neutral by design, and have covered everything from actual fantasy dungeons to star fields, post-apocalyptic gas stations, and even mind-scapes.

It is super easy to create a FATE friendly One Page Dungeon using descriptors that easily translate to Aspects, no matter the genre.

If you are unfamiliar with the contest, check out for more information on all of the sponsors, submission guidelines, and past contests.

There are still 81 days until the contest deadline, plenty of time for creators from all systems across the hobby to share their ideas and submit an entry!

Mythoard on board! (2017 One Page Dungeon Contest)

I am very excited to announce that will be a sponsor of the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest! +Jarrod Shaw is offering 4 assorted "hoards" as prizes. 

+Mythoard  is the first tabletop RPG subscription box service! Each month subscribers receive a box containing five or more premium RPG items. You can easily see how great these have been by looking at past "hoards" on the site

I can remember when Jarrod was contemplating creating Mythoard back on G+. It has been awesome to see it grow from a really great idea to a fantastic business!  It really is a great way to discover new companies and games each month.

Check out and drop Jarrod a line to say thanks for supporting the contest!

Wayne's Books to sponsor the One Page Dungeon Contest!

 +Wayne's Books will once again be showing support for the One Page Dungeon Contest by offering $100 dollars in store credit as a prize in this year's contest!

Wayne will also be providing 7 youth prizes ( an assortment of Endless Quest/ Fighting Fantasy titles) to help support the younger members of the Contest.

I spent a little time looking through Wayne's webstore trying to see what I would grab with $100 and I have to admit I was overloaded with nostalgia and was transformed into a drooling zombie unable to decide for a while.

Wayne has been an incredibly generous sponsor of the One Page Dungeon Contest over the years, and this year is no exception. Take a moment to say thanks to him ( +Wayne's Books ) for helping to keep the contest going strong.

Check out his store as well. If you haven't already shopped with him in the past, you will be blown away by the wide array of titles he has available. The selection is amazing and you won't go broke supporting your hobby! If you have shopped at before, then you already know all this!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

New Prize Sponsor for 2017 OPDC: Precis Intermedia

Precis Intermedia ( +Brett Bernstein )has generously offered to sponsor two prizes for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest! No strangers to the contest, Precis Intermedia is a returning sponsor, and I am very excited they chose to offer their support again.

The first of two prizes is a digital edition of "Two-Fisted Tales"

"Take your roleplaying adventures back to the classic pulp stories of the 1930’s and 1940’s with the ENnie Award-nominated Two-Fisted Tales Roleplaying Game. Jump right into the action by creating your very own pulp icon—simply customize one of twenty-one templates. From costumed vigilantes and G-men to magicians and tough scientists,"

The second prize is a digital edition of "Bloodshadows Third Edition"

"Bloodshadows combines pulp adventure with dark fantasy and noir stylings. Tough detectives in weathered trenchcoats swap biting comments with vampires in evening gowns. Humans walk the dark streets of the city alongside demonic breeds and long-dead ghouls. Magic is everywhere, even if just to light a cigarette. Death waits around every corner..."

Click any of the pictures to learn more about these products and Precis Intermedia, and please drop them a line to say thanks for sponsoring the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest at any of the following links:

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If you are interested in sponsoring a prize/prizes for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest, drop me a line at

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Engine Publishing Sponsors 2017 OPDC!

Image used with permission from Engine Publishing.

Engine Publishing is the first official sponsor of the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest!
+Martin Ralya has generously offered a digital copy of "Masks" for each winner of the contest, a well a a grand prize consisting of a digital copy of all of the Engine Publishing books!

Engine Publishing is no stranger to the One Page Dungeon Contest, and have sponsored the contest in years passed as well!

Image used with permission from
Engine Publishing.
The contest has a rich history of publishers, content creators, and generous individuals sponsoring prizes leading up to the deadline (May 1st), and I am really excited that Engine Publishing was so quick to answer the call for sponsorship!  I admit that I secretly lament my ineligibility to compete this year, and have already had to break it to my nine year old that her desire to participate in the contest presents a conflict of interest.

Since you are already online, it would be great if you sent a few words of thanks to Martin and +Engine Publishing  for their generous support (past and present) of the contest.

Maybe even head over to the website and check out all of their great titles while you are at it. Once you get a look at what they have to offer you will quickly realize it is a rare win/win situation!

If you would like to support the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest as a prize sponsor, contact me via the website

Sunday, January 22, 2017

One Page Dungeon Contest 2017 entry preview!

+Todor Pichurov has shared design notes and a very clear image (clear enough to run it for your players!) of the final submission for "Fane of the Rat God" over on the Rulings, Not Rules blog. Check it out!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Second Entry for the OPDC 2017 received!

Thanks to +Todor Pichurov  for being the second creator to send in an entry for the 2017 One Page Dungeon Contest!

Todor submitted the following blurb describing the entry:

"Fane of the Rat God"

An adventuring party is coerced into helping a tribe of ratmen deal with an ever-hungry deity that threatens to devour its own worshipers.

Each entry that is submitted will be listed on in the order it is received, and links to websites or social media can be included with the submission.

Thanks again to Dan and Todor for getting their submissions in super early!