From the minds of the RPG community to your games! This impressive free product showcases the winners of 2009's "One Page Dungeon" contest, system-neutral locations whose descriptions fit entirely on a single page.
The Codex presents the contest's top three winners, six runners-up who were 'Judges' Picks,' and another dozen entries which were awarded honorable mentions. With 'dungeons' ranging from The Barnacle Cave to the Victorian setting of The Horror of Leatherbury House to the prize-winning Valley of the Necromancer Kings, there is something here of interest to nearly everyone. All locations are entirely system neutral, and each includes a map as part of the one-page description. In addition, the editors have provided a series of articles on the development of the "One Page Dungeon" concept, and how GMs can create one-page dungeons for themselves.
The ebook is 54 pages, which includes the articles and dungeons, and information on the contest judges and sponsors. Editors of the project (and instigators of the contest) are RPG bloggers Philippe-Antoine Ménard (better known as the "Chatty DM") and Michael "Chgowiz" Shorten. The cover is by artist Mark Allen, and Mates Laurentiu of Avatar Art provided illustrations of the three winning dungeons.
The .zip file contains a high-resolution version of the book for use in printing, as well as a screen version. The entire book is in full color, but a button is provided (on page 2) to hide the color page backgrounds if desired. (This feature functions only in recent versions of Acrobat Reader, such as version 8 and later.) The dungeons, and the One Page Dungeon template, are all released under the Creative Commons Share-alike license. (See the ebook for more details.)
Download this free product now, and discover a new tool to use in your game, whatever it may be. Distributed by Tabletop Adventures, which is proud to provide this Help for the Harried Gamemaster.
Written by Philippe-Antoine Ménard / Michael Shorten