Thursday, July 21, 2011

Karst Chantry (One Page Dungeon)

I may have missed the deadline for the 2011 One Page Dungeon Contest, but I'd be damned if I was going to miss out on the Risus One Page Challenge. Brent Wolke of the engine of thwaak threw down the gauntlet on the Risus Talk mailing list and the Risus Fan Forum. To sweeten the deal for my involvement, he drew inspiration from my WilderWords and stipulated that all entries must use the evocative words: Obelisk, Abandoned, and Howling.

Perfect. My own 1PDC idea was pretty much already geared to using those words. All I needed to do was replace my "jade monolith" with an obelisk and I'd be set. So borrowing from my successful run of the dungeon using Old School Hack, I whipped up a Risus purple version of the map and added details for use in play.


Special thanks to S. John Ross for making so many cool fonts available for my use and abuse. I apologize for any eye-strain my use of tiny font sizes might cause.

UPDATE: The One Page Challenge repository has moved here.

10 comments:

Cthulhu's Librarian said...

Very nice!

Dyson Logos said...

Sweet. Love the design.

R.W. Chandler said...

Yup I'm digging it!

Risus Monkey said...

Thanks! I had been meaning to do this for a few months now and the OPC was a great excuse.

Dr Rotwang! said...

It is important for you to know that I think this is aces.

Staples said...

Wow! I've been wanting to prep running a Risus game to try when we can't run our regular D&D game for whatever reason, and this collection of OPDs is just what I needed. Thanks for the link! I look forward to studying Risus more seriously and trying it out with my players. Thanks!

Risus Monkey said...

@Dr Rotwang: Thanks! That means a lot :)

@Staples: Much obliged. I'd live to hear from you if you end up running the dungeon.

J. Random said...

Just. Wow. Great stuff!

Word Verification: sparks.

Considering what this 1pD does to the imagination, highly appropriate.

Staples said...

So, I ran a Risus game tonight for our session. I enjoyed it a lot and posted a review/play report here:

http://grognardling.blogspot.com/2011/08/risus-reviewplay-report.html

Thanks again for pointing these OPDs out and for getting me interested in Risus in the first place.

Risus Monkey said...

@J. Random: Thanks!

@Staples: Cool write up and welcome to the Risus collective!