I’ve been given the opportunity to run a one-shot DW game for a few friends.
I’ve been given the opportunity to run a one-shot DW game for a few friends. I could run one of several excellent adventures I’ve already got for DW (Servants of the Cinder Queen, for example, or Within the Devil’s Reach), but I was thinking since it’s a one-shot, I should do something different.
I was considering using Chris Sakkas’ Down and Out in Gadding-Thoth for it — with the core DW classes, but using the given method for generating the districts. Has anyone done this, and can anybody share any experiences or opinions on the idea?
I have recently discovered that, back in 2012, there was a DW Compendium 2 (“What Brings Us Together”) with goblin…
I have recently discovered that, back in 2012, there was a DW Compendium 2 (“What Brings Us Together”) with goblin wedding crashers and the like. I’ve been unable to locate it online. Where might one acquire this precious tome?
I saw a few of the submissions on here, but no discussion of the thing itself.
I saw a few of the submissions on here, but no discussion of the thing itself. So, I thought I’d mention the One Page Dungeon Contest, which now has it’s own site:
The One Page Dungeon Contest is simple — entrants create an encounter map and key that fits on a single side of a piece of paper (Letter or A4). The entry must be system-neutral, and must be released under the Creative Commons license. Entries are submitted by the due date, and then judged by an exclusive panel.
I love this contest. The “dungeons” (not all of them are strictly-speaking dungeons) range from mediocre to fantastic, and some of the artists that contribute draw with a professional quality. The archive is available, so you have access to hundreds of free adventures, most of which could conceivably be completed in one night.
Although they’re system neutral, they are perfect for Dungeon World gaming. Because of the limits of space, most elements are drawn with broad strokes, leaving a lot of room for creative player interpretation and spontaneity. I highly recommend DW GMs at a loss during session prep check it out — it can save you a bit of headache in the short run.