Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Island of the Lizard God


This is my entry into this year's one page dungeon contest!

"Island of the Lizard God" was inspired by the "Isle of Dread" D&D module, and the Fighting Fantasy gamebook "Island of the Lizard King" - both old favourites of mine. This year I flirted with various one-page dungeon ideas: a Call of Cthulhu adventure, a walking castle, even a fold-your-own random dungeon generator. In the end I settled on something simpler, something that spoke back to the classics.  Plus, two dungeons on one page!

This competition gets hotter every year, so I don't hold out much hope of winning. It's fun taking part though, and combing through the other entries is always a great source of inspiration for my games.  Best of luck to all the other entrants!

16 comments:

  1. That's awesome! I'm running that for my group next time we play Old School Hack. And by a strange coincidence my last game was on a tropical isle with a volcano--but they escaped on a stolen pirate ship and will likely come across another island before long...

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    1. You can't have enough volcanic island chains!

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  2. Not fair! That is fantastic. Well done Will.

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  3. I had to look up your blog after seeing your OPD 2014 entry. This takes homebrew to a new level. We're all going to have to step up our game next year to compete. As a fan of illustrative cartography like Skartaris, Earth AD, etc., I found IoTLG to be a must-have.

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    1. Thanks, Robo! That means a lot! :)

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  4. Congratulations Will Doyle! 2nd place is a honour when the winner has made such a great work...

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    1. Many thanks, Lorenzo. I loved your entry!

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  5. Congrats on the win; well deserved. This was such a fun piece.

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    1. Thanks, Robert. Glad you liked it!

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  6. Congratulations! Your dungeon made us smile in joy, like kids, and that is what playing any game is all about!

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    1. Thanks, Katarina. I tried to give it lots of fun factor!

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