Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Microdungeons

Reader JD passed along a link to this cool site, Microdungeons by Tony Dowler. Microdungeons are very stylized representations of partial or entire dungeons, done without a map grid but intended to inspire referees when designing their own sites. I think it's a very nifty concept and hope we'll see the site take off in the coming months. I know how difficult it can be to stock a megadungeon and having a supply of bits and pieces to riff off of like these is a terrific boon.

Take a look!

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for the kudos, James. I'm a regular reader of yours. I'm glad you see the utility in the microdungeon concept. I'm looking forward to making many more of these.

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  2. Very cool concept. I'll have to read through them in the morning.

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  3. Beat me to it, JM! I was going to mention this site after stumbling across it recently.

    Tony, I love how the whole concept got its start as a lucky haul of paper cards:)

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  4. Got a 20 on my Initiative roll for posting!


    Glad y'all like that link, I was fascinated by the concept of small portable dungeons which you can put anywhere. No grids, no tables, just some simple drawings and loose concept. It's been a good read so far and rather interesting concept. I hope Tony keeps on posting them, please prod with a hot iron...I mean encourage him to keep working.

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  5. This is a really great way to capture ideas. In fact, I think I end up doing something similar with a quick burst of an idea to be flesh out (or abandoned!) later.

    Thanks for the find!

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  6. As of dec. 31 2011, it appears the site is down. Sad.

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