"Black Dougal gasps 'Poison!' and falls to the floor. He looks dead."

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Dungeon of Random OSR Evilness

I have been thinking about a little project for a while now. I want to build a dungeon using just the B/X rulebooks and the free materials provided by the great members of the OSR blogoverse. I will be relying heavily of random tables as the challenge of making random results mesh into a coherent whole is something I really enjoy. I will also provide links to the material that I use. I am also going to keep this pretty minimal - because I am lazy and to maximize utility. I am hoping that a background/story for the dungeon will be an emergent part of the random process but I probably won't worry about it too much.

Let me know if there are any random tables or other free materials from OSR blogs that you would like me to try to include. I won't promise but I will try.

I am hoping that I will get to make use of this at some point either with my gaming group or with my kids. We will see how this goes. Maybe it dies out after three posts.

The first step I am going to do is generate a map using Dave's Mapper.

After some fiddling to make sure there were no stranded areas, this is what I have. I like it as there is an obvious entrance (the stairs in the southwest corner), a room with multiple decision points that can be reached quickly after entering the dungeon (the room with all of the pillars), multiple pathways, and some bottlenecks and hidden areas. Later in the process I will edit the map to provide routes down to lower levels.

Next step: Generate 1d4 Saturday Night Specials.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

What should I run at Underground Con?

I am going to register for Underground Con and would like to volunteer to run a game or two.

I have a few ideas for games I would like to run but I am not set on anything. I put a poll on the righthand side so that everyone can let me know what you think I should run. Feel free to vote even if you aren't going to go to the con. If you pick "Other" leave a comment below to tell me your idea.

EDIT: Oops, one idea I forgot to add was to run Keep on the Borderlands using 4E.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Underground Con

I just found out about this.


Underground Con exists to ignite a passion for playing games–old and new, well and lesser known, and to encourage new gaming experiences.

Ever heard of us? Well, now you have! We want to bring together the many facets of Calgary gamer all under one roof. There’s a void in spring time gaming in Calgary, and we want to fill it! Several rpgs and board games are being highlighted–Savage Worlds, 3.5 Dungeons and Dragons. Shadowrun, Eclipse Phase, Gurps, Smallville RPG, Battlestar Galactica the board game, Arkham Horror, Castle Ravenloft the board game, Agricola, Settlers of Catan, and many many more!

I think I might sign up to run something.