Saturday, April 7, 2018

The One Page Dungeon Contest has its 10th Anniversary This Year - Are You Entering?

I can't believe the One Page Dungeon Contest has been going for as long as it has. Heck, its been around longer than The Tavern. Go figure ;)

I love going through the previous years winners for those "oh shit!" moments when you need an adventure and have nothing in hand. With One Page Dungeon in your bookmarks, you're never caught unprepared.

Here's the official announcement:
I am thrilled to announce that the creators of the original 2009 One Page Dungeon Contest ChattyDM  and Chgowiz  are returning as judges for the 10th Anniversary of the contest!

I am equally thrilled to announce that Martin Thomas has also agreed to serve as a judge again, making this his fifth consecutive year supporting the contest!

Steve Winter has just confirmed he is returning for the ten year anniversary, and this will also be his fifth year serving as a judge!

Jason Sholtis joins the 2018 One Page Dungeon Contest as a judge! -Been trying to get him as a judge for over a year and a half, but schedules never lined up, so super happy to share this news!
The Tavern has offered to contribute to the "Prize Closet" as a sponsor. We are adding one $25 and one $10 OneBookShelf Gift Certificate to the prize pool.
Now accepting submissions/ entries for the 2018 One Page Dungeon Contest!
The Deadline for entry submission is May 1st, 2018 by midnight UMT.

2018 entries must be sent to 1pdcontest@gmail.com
Go to the 2018 One Page Dungeon Contest for contest rules.


  1. That's awesome, thank you for your support!

    Yea... 10 years. I can't believe where the OPD has gone.

    I managed to get ahold of David Bowman (Sham) who made the original blog post that got me to create the first electronic version of the template. He's doing very well, extremely busy with his life and unlikely to be posting soon to his old blog, but he's in good health and was happy to hear about the 10th anniversary!

  2. It seems like in recent years all the winners are very art-heavy, which cuts out those of us who aren't artists.

  3. Great to see this still going and getting a shot of energy from the original creators. Very cool.

  4. No, I'm not entering when last year I was placed a few dozen spots behind hideously bland dungeons that you could barely read on the page, and yes, the winners are the same artists every year. The only man who can heavily use artwork on a single page and still produce an interesting dungeon is the fine Michael Prescott. Everyone else is just using the contest to show their supposedly "quirky" art ideas and the actual dungeons are invariably a disjointed mess you cannot run from that page alone.


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