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Dec 7, 2022Liked by Sean McCoy

Love it! My Worldbuilder's Notebook will indeed finally see some use.

I think I'll be posting my excerpts on my blog rather than to a Twitteralike - hope others do as well! As Ben L said in his post about this project, this could be a really cool collective OSR project for 2023!

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I think blogging through it is a great way to do it. Also helps spread the word to people who have already left the hellsite.

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I will try to steal this plan and copy you in this endeavor. Now I just have to.. make a blog.

Mine will probably be with Torchbearer in mind, OSR-feel rather than OSR proper.

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Good luck!

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Weeks notebook ordered. Creative juices flowing. Now I just have to find a 52 sided die.

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Sounds like something DCC would have 🤔

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What about a draw from a deck of cards?

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Um. Genius. Why didn't I think of that?

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Dec 6, 2022Liked by Sean McCoy

Thanks for the shoutout!

It's important to note, that a full version of tricks has been published in Artifices, Deceptions, and Dilemmas!

Secondly, I'll see you one room every day in 2023!

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Oh that's perfect! I didn't realize it had been absorbed like that!! Time to revisit AD&D!

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Excited to see what people create with this - could be a lot of megadungeon books going live around the internet in 2024!

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That is my greatest hope haha

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Great stuff, we've just started a thread on this, on our discord server, will share on the socials as folks start publishing..

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That's awesome!

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I'm going to try and do this with a city setting maybe. One "landmark" per day - maybe a person, faction, building, something interesting!

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For sure! I think landmarks or blocks totally work.

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This is a great idea. I think I will do something more urban. Maybe city blocks Instead of a dungeon room.

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I'm a big city fan so this sounds great!

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Count us in. This should be a lot of fun.

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A year later, 'cause I started early, I finished my last entry on Level 12. Average of 50 to 60 rooms per level, with a story that evolved out of my crazy ideas. The campaign (using OD&D) has been running since early Jan when I finished Level 1. Still going and not going to stop until the group wants to stop or they plumb the depths of the Black Maw.

Thank you again for the great idea! Hope you enjoyed your 2023.

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The only problem with this is that I couldn't resist starting early.

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Doing this for Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2E. It starts here! http://fantasygamebook.blogspot.com/2022/12/dungeon23-inspires-dead-blog.html

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In the grand tradition of sub-levels in mega dungeons, in those months with five weeks (based on the first day of the week in the planner page) I will add a sub-level. Thus, a four-part map for each of the twelve main levels, plus four sub-levels thrown in for variety and shenanigans.

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Fantástico!! Si te parece guay lo traduzco al español para hacerlo en España :)

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Great idea, just what I needed. I've Ordered a notebook and pen, lets get it done!

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How do you plan to pull all of this together? Is it going to be truly random or do you have an idea for a plot?

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Typical old school dungeons don’t have a plot as you might define it in traditional narratives. The plot becomes “what did the players do.” My plan is just to write a dungeon room a day and focus on making that room interesting. I will discover the dungeon as I write it!

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Fair enough (I thought about trying this from a Call of Cthulhu point of view using random buildings/locations from the internet and that’s what inspired my question, as random rooms on their own wouldn’t work with CoC).

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Very true. For Cthulhu I might do something like 12 cult plots, each week is a location/event. Every day is a clue.

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I like that idea :)

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Thinking more a 7 room weekly dungeon but they might connect here and there. Love the prompts. Might make a slightly different list with a monthly theme as well to help focus me a little more.

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