Wednesday, April 18, 2012

One Page Dungeon Contest 2012 Judges Arrested in Attempted Bizarre Cult Sacrifice!

It appears that the One Page Dungeon Contest 2012 was a front for a drug frenzied bloody bizarre cult of cannibals. Over 200 people had been imprisoned near a remote island in Borneo last Thursday when.....

But I got you to read this!
Only a few weeks left so enter this thing!
Some really kickass prizes!

One Page Dungeon Contest 2012

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This page collects all information regarding the One Page Dungeon Contest 2012. The results of previous contests are also available (2011, 2010, 2009).

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Check out the Google+ Page, the Facebook Page, or Twitter posts tagged #1pdc.

Dates: Submission deadline is April 30, 0:00 UTC (Monday evening). If you live West of Greenwich, you will have to send in your submission a few hours before the end of the month! Winners will be announced June 1.


Paul Go, also on Google+
Robert Ogłodziński of Ancient Scroll
Gianmatteo of the Chimerae Hobby Group
Jason Morningstar of Bully Pulpit Games
Adrian Shieh of Occam’s Samurai Sword
Shane Mangus of Swords Against the Outer Dark
Clay Wendt aka Sean FitzSimon on deviantART
Jeffrey Runokivi of There's a Bugbear in My Kitchen!
JB of B/X Blackrazor
Alex Schroeder, organizer and blogger

Prizes & Sponsors: Do you have prizes to donate? Let me know →!

Current sponsors, in alphabetical order:

an anonymous sponsor with $300 via Paypal
Bully Pulpit Games with a copy of Fiasco and the Fiasco Companion
Calithena with a PDF copy of the complete run of Fight On! and a PDF copy of Roll the Bones
DD Art Studio with a 8½ x 11 pen & ink personalized, character drawing on bristol board
Engine Publishing with three PDF copies of Eureka: 501 Adventure Plots to Inspire Game Masters and Masks and three PDF copies of 1,000 Memorable NPCs for Any Roleplaying Game
Eric Harshbarger with a set of four Go First dice
Goblinoid Games with a perfect bound copy of TIMEMASTER core rules, ROTWORLD core rules, Labyrinth Lord, Advanced Edition Companion and Realms of Crawling Chaos
Hex Games with two QAGS PDFs and two copies of their 2011 Bundle (everything they released last year)
Jason Morningstar with Love in the Time of Seið and METAL SHOWCASE 11PM (one package)
John Stater with PDF copies of the complete run of NOD
Lamentations of the Flame Princess with a copy each of LotFP Grindhouse Edition, Vornheim, Carcosa, Isle of the Unknown, The Monolith from beyond Space and Time, and The God that Crawls (both adventures on indiegogo)
Obsidian Portal with a year of free Ascendant Membership including an OP T-shirt and some custom OP d6 dice (one package)
Peter Regan with PDF copies of two complete runs of Oubliette Magazine (issues #1 to #8) plus—if the prize winner is interested—their entry printed in the following issue of Oubliette (#9) with a copy of that issue in print and as a PDF
Porky’s Polycosm Publishing with a PDF copy of Triffles: Abandoned Space for every winner
Precis Intermedia with Ancient Odysseys: Treasure Awaits! Pocket Softcover, The genreDiversion 3E Manual and Story Engine Plus Edition
RPG Character Illustrations with a custom black and white character illustration by the artist of the winner’s choice
RPGOrbit with a free store for life (transferable to a friend)
Scratch Factory with a PDF copy of Dino-Pirates of Ninja Island

Submissions: Here’s how to submit your entry.

Create a One Page Dungeon.
Submitting a dungeon to the contest releases it under the Creative Common Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license with credit to the contest participant (see FAQ).
The submission must have a name, an author, and a link to the license (
The judges and readers play a variety of systems. Don’t waste valuable space with a lot of system-specific stats.
A link to extra material on your blog such as wandering monsters, random events, adventure background, introduction, descriptions of tricks or traps are welcome for readers but will not be considered part of your submission.
One entry per participant. Participants may revise/replace their entries up until the end of contest, with the last revision counting as their official entry.
If your font size is too small to read, you will most probably not win.
Many people will print your submission as a black and white document. Adding colors is no problem as long as the black and white printed copy is still good enough.
Help us keep file size in check. A single page should not take more than an image with 3000x2000 pixels (1-2MB is cool, 5MB still works, 10MB is too much).
Submission must be mailed in PDF format to Alex Schröder → Usually we can help you convert your Open Office and Microsoft Word documents to PDF.
If you have a blog article talking about your submission, send us the link. We’d love to link to it from this page.

Current Submissions, in chronological order:

Tom Denton – The Mage’s Prison
Aaron Bianco – Relaxx Spa
Eric Harshbarger – In The Dying Light…
Nick Wedig – Project Phaeton
Chris Engle – The Plague Years
Vivian Smith – Evil Experimentation Lab
John Geoffrey – Mourning Wight Of Brakhill (blog post)
Yves Geens – The Biosphere
Felbrigg Napoleon Harriot – One Page Dungeon
John Bailey – The Wanderers Tomb
Gene Sollows – Holy Sword (blog post)
Kevin Heuer and Michael Jones – Tomb Of The Sea Dwarves (blog post)
Scott Slomiany – Twilight House
Jens Thuresson – Close the Gates
David Thiel – The Ovens of Ar-Gar (blog post)
Ramsey Hong – The Cave of Kull Cove
Dylan Hartwell – The Dutch Oven (blog post)
Clay Thomas McGrew – The Giant Ant Nest
Warren Abox – Will No One Rid Me of The Troublesome Goblins (blog post)
Diogo Nogueira – The Hidden Shrine (Portuguese blog post)
Lester Ward – Seven Spindles and a McGuffin (blog post)
Fco. Javier Barrera – The River of Stars
Aaron Kavli – The Return of the Hecate Rose
Kabuki Kaiser – Shrine and Shield (blog post)
Chris Olson – Tomb of the Vampire Pricess Sword (blog post)
Jeff R. – Baron Fel’s Vault (blog post)
Jeff McKelley – Lair of the Minotaur
Jan Pralle – The Lost Temple of Moradin (blog post)
L. Forrest – Fungal Infection
Ian Johnson – The Necromancer In The Three Lobed Brain (blog post)
David Van Slyke – Hermit Alchemist Tower (blog post)
Mark Morrison – Turtle Shell Bandits
Sersa Victory – The Tears of Mother Pestilence (blog post)
Berin Kinsman – The Shimmering Portals (blog post)
Edward Green – Goblinville (blog post)
Wayne Snyder – MakMurdo’s Infinite Sewer
Kelvin Green – A Rough Night at the Dog & Bastard (blog post)
Gerardo Tasistro – The Graveyard (blog post)
Benoit – The Moriah Museum of Dwarven Artistry (blog post)
Roger Carbol – The Tomb of Oddli Stone-Squarer
Mark Garringer – Shrine of the Demon-Monkey God (from the author)
C.M. Lebrun – The Ichor of Vercingetorix (blog post)
Mike Monaco – The Panopticon of Peril (blog post)
A. A. Bunkerclub55 – Here We Stand, Again (blog post)
Rodney Sloan – Paranoia Pyramid
Alan Brodie – Splashdown in Fiend’s Fen
Ricky Anderson – Fine Art

Process: This section explains the process used by the judges.

Every judge nominates their favorite entries and proposes a category for each.
We try to make sure that every judge has at least three of their nominations in the final list. The idea is to not only reflect popular opinion but to also capture some of the more eclectic entries out there. We’ll make sure that every judge is well represented with three entries each.
Based on the categories proposed in the first step, we try to assign a category to each entry on the list.
Judges gets to check whether their favorites are still on the list.
We fix omissions and rename categories until we’re happy.
We publish our list of winners!
We will ask each winner for three items they’d prefer to win and any items they prefer not to win. Then we try to do a best match, giving precedence to those winners that got more nominations in the first step.
All the entries and a special PDF with all the winners will be available for download at no cost.

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