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Re: The Dark Temple CONTEST ENTRY THREAD

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:10 pm
by Bumblepig
teaman wrote: Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:40 pm
AlMan wrote: Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:09 am
MinkyBoodle wrote: Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:37 pm But just imagine how easy the adventure would be for the players if the dungeon isn't stocked or anything. ;)
Hmmm, I may have to do that some time, just give a description of the rooms and have nothing in the place. Any thing that moves is just from the wind of a storm. Have several 'paranormal' knocks and bangs, but it turns out to be raccoons or opossums hiding in the building and knocking into things. Even mice in the walls. Have another crash and its just the roof caving in from a branch, falling due to the storm outside. No shadows, no skeletons, no ghosts just their own paranoia setting in. :D I know I'm going to do for Halloween now. :lol: (manically)
And then ten beholders in the last room.

That'll learn 'em!
What is this "beholder" of which you speak? Is that like an orb of eyes? ;-)

Re: The Dark Temple CONTEST ENTRY THREAD

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:54 pm
by teaman
Bumblepig wrote: Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:10 pm
teaman wrote: Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:40 pm
AlMan wrote: Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:09 am

Hmmm, I may have to do that some time, just give a description of the rooms and have nothing in the place. Any thing that moves is just from the wind of a storm. Have several 'paranormal' knocks and bangs, but it turns out to be raccoons or opossums hiding in the building and knocking into things. Even mice in the walls. Have another crash and its just the roof caving in from a branch, falling due to the storm outside. No shadows, no skeletons, no ghosts just their own paranoia setting in. :D I know I'm going to do for Halloween now. :lol: (manically)
And then ten beholders in the last room.

That'll learn 'em!
What is this "beholder" of which you speak? Is that like an orb of eyes? ;-)
Or your in-laws who are visiting and you just want some peace and quiet.

Re: The Dark Temple CONTEST ENTRY THREAD

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:25 pm
by ruzzzr
Hey gang, I hope this is where I plop my entry for the contest because: here it is. Let me know if this isn't the correct spot and I'll put it wherever it belongs. Thanks and I hope you enjoy.

Re: The Dark Temple CONTEST ENTRY THREAD

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:51 pm
by Solomoriah
It's good right here. Welcome!

Re: The Dark Temple CONTEST ENTRY THREAD

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:45 am
by ruzzzr
Thanks! I just cleaned up a few glaringly obvious things and am reposting this as a final entry. I hope you all find it fun to read and play.

Re: The Dark Temple CONTEST ENTRY THREAD

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:57 am
by MinkyBoodle
ruzzzr wrote: Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:45 am Thanks! I just cleaned up a few glaringly obvious things and am reposting this as a final entry. I hope you all find it fun to read and play.
Skimmed over the first version. Looks pretty fun. I like the combination of quest/problem solving and clearing out the dungeon.

Re: The Dark Temple CONTEST ENTRY THREAD

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:52 pm
by ruzzzr
MinkyBoodle wrote: Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:57 am
ruzzzr wrote: Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:45 am Thanks! I just cleaned up a few glaringly obvious things and am reposting this as a final entry. I hope you all find it fun to read and play.
Skimmed over the first version. Looks pretty fun. I like the combination of quest/problem solving and clearing out the dungeon.
Thanks, I just hope that a couple people find some value in it and maybe run it one Saturday night while laughing, eating pizza, and staying up far too late.

Re: The Dark Temple CONTEST ENTRY THREAD

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:28 pm
by AlMan
ruzzzr wrote: Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:45 am Thanks! I just cleaned up a few glaringly obvious things and am reposting this as a final entry. I hope you all find it fun to read and play.
Ruzzzr,

I had to make some changes to get this into more of a BFRPG Style. Here is a list of what I did, there are other misspellings, but I realize they are in the speech patterns of the NPC's in the adventure so I left those alone.

Switched to two column format. The original SPI four column format (Yes, I played SPI DragonQuest version 1 back in the 1980s), is not what BFRPG uses.

All the room names were set to all caps. This again is a BFRPG Standard.

Changed Monster descriptions to use MonsterBlock Style and changed Hit Blocks to use the HPCheckBoxes and HPChecksEnd Styles. These are BFRPG Standards. Added non-breaking spaces where needed in the description blocks, another BFPRG Style.

Made sure that die were marked as 1d2, 1d3, 1d4, 1d6, 1d8, 1d10.

Page 1 – The Hook – Paragraph 1 and The Arrival Boxed text -
Changed ‘travelling’ to ‘traveling’.

Page 3 – Entry Chamber – Paragraph 2
Changed ‘discernable’ to ‘discernible’.

Page 4 – Spider Lair – Paragraph 1
Changed ‘undigestible’ to ‘indigestible‘.

Page 7 – Trapped Key Room – Paragraph 1
Changed 10x10 to 10’x10’.

Attached is R2 of your adventure. Good luck in the contest.

Re: The Dark Temple CONTEST ENTRY THREAD

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:26 am
by Solomoriah
I actually didn't know you could insert a 2 column section inside a 2 column section. Was that intentional, or an accident of copy-and-pasting?

I haven't read it. I never read contest entries before the contest deadline. But I had to look...

Re: The Dark Temple CONTEST ENTRY THREAD

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:43 pm
by sean8223
Submitted for your approval: "Three Days of Peace and Music"

Any feedback appreciated -- Enjoy!