Archive for January, 2010

Fallcrest in 3D

January 27, 2010

Fallcrest in 3D

Is this just about the neatest thing ever? It’s the Fallcrest map, built up into a 3D model with Google Sketchup. We live in wonderful times.

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Gamma World for 4e D&D

January 26, 2010

This just in: apparently there’s a new version of Gamma World in the works, based on the D&D 4e chassis.

At least, according to Amazon.

This is shaping up to be a good year.

One Page Dungeon Contest: Thoughts

January 25, 2010

By any measure, the 2009 One Page Dungeon Contest was a smashing success. With the 2010 edition underway (deadline is March 1st), I thought it’d be a good time to think about the concept.

I found the remarks of one of the judges to be very instructive. In examining which dungeons were really successful, I came to realize a shift in perspective.

Rather than thinking of them in terms of a dungeon on one page, they’re really more like One Page Settings. The setting typically revolves around a dungeon, but it’s still a setting. And the good ones have all the attributes of a good setting. Good characters, good atmosphere, good locations, good plot.

That’s the current state of the art as far as my thinking on the subject goes. So far.