Thursday, March 28, 2013

Enter the One Page Dungeon Contest!

It's time for the One Page Dungeon Contest again. Submissions are due by April 30th.

I always forget about the contest until it's too late, but I'm going to try to submit an entry this year.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Ruins of Xampon

Again passing "old walls" on each side of the road, at the distance of two leagues we reached Xampon, where stand the remains of an edifice which, when entire, must have been grand and imposing, and now, but for the world of ruins around, might excite a stranger's wonder. [...] In a few moments I found myself ascending the side of a lofty stone structure, on the top of which were the remains of a large building, with its walls fallen, and the whole side of the mound strewed with sculptured stones, a scene of irrecoverable ruin. Descending on the other side of this structure, we reached a broad platform, in a good state of preservation, with trees growing upon it, without brush or underwood, but so teeming with insects and large black ants that it was necessary to step from stone to stone, and avoid touching the ground. Running off lengthwise from this terrace was a small building, which the Indian pointed out as containing the altar and copal.*

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Dungeons of Dread

UPS just dropped off my copy of the new Dungeons of Dread. It looks pretty good. The quality of the book is about the same as the deluxe AD&D reprints, except that the page edges are not gold leaf.

By the way, the price on Amazon for the OD&D reprint has dropped to $94, which is a more reasonable value than the $150 MSRP.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Pulp Adventure Name Generator

I wrote a pulp adventure name generator. Here's some sample output:

  • The Statement of Qivxilcthumu
  • The Cyan Queen of Zignernâl
  • The Pitfield Thing
  • Pale Crocodile
  • The Eye of Tsalzzaste
  • Tribe of the Dark Ellipse
  • An Imp Shall be Born
  • The Necromancer of the Dismal Wasteland
  • Peculiar Fortess in the Lightning
  • The Testament of Nâl
  • The Green Brain
  • Harbor of the Pink Creature
  • The Evils of Aar
  • A Traveller Shall be Exposed
  • Maws of the Road
  • Of the Judgement That Came to Zazul
  • The Djinn-Stalkers of Yggts-yim
  • The Rope of Cthuavyggyo
  • Gold of the Witch-Hellion
  • The Entities of Nerzigav
  • The Beguiling Dimness
  • The Reaches of Zigzim
  • The Entity in the Manse
  • The Glyph of Zul
  • The Strange Dungeon in the Storm
  • Manling of the Gloomy Village
  • The Jewels of Ts
  • Coven of the Unlit Arbelos
  • The Fortess of Blue Tomes
  • The Music of Fazim
  • Mithril Dimmet of Neptune
  • A Fiend in the Glyph