My new poster project: Random Dungeon Generator as a Dungeon Map

I’m just about sold out of my OD&D Wandering Monster poster, and I’m working on a new poster project. It’s a bit hard to explain, but here’s my elevator pitch:

1) The 1e Dungeon Master’s Guide has an amazing collection of intricately nested d20 charts, each roll on which sends you to another chart, that can be used to generate a random dungeon.

2) Such a set of charts could be re-drawn as a flow chart.

3) A dungeon is basically a flow chart.

Therefore, the procedure for generating a random dungeon can be rendered AS A DUNGEON.

I’ve started drawing the poster: I have it about half inked. It’s a huge project that’s been eating a lot of hours. It’s currently about 4 feet tall, and it’s covered with some pretty tiny illustrations. It will be much larger and more densely illustrated than the monster poster. (The preview above is a very rough, not-cleaned-up version of maybe 7% of the total area of the poster.)

My plan is to get it finished by April, when Wizards reprints the first edition books, so that people can use it to run 1e dungeon crawls.

Printing is going to be more expensive than for the monster poster, so I might either do a kickstarter or ask for a show of hands before I print it. Would you be interested in a giant poster, with art like the above, with all the rules for generating random dungeons?

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11 Responses to “My new poster project: Random Dungeon Generator as a Dungeon Map”

  1. Matt Ryan says:

    Raising hand.
    We still use the Random Generator Tables all the time. Very cool project.

  2. Cody says:

    *raises hand*

    Combining two things I love: dungeons and flowcharts? I’m in. I love kickstarter as well… although they do take some fees.

  3. brink. says:

    the boys and i spend many an hour staring at the wandering monster poster, so count us in for a dungeon one. if we can afford it, of course…

  4. Crose87420 says:

    I love the 1e Random Dungeon Generator, great choice!

  5. Baf says:

    I didn’t buy the wandering monster poster, but I’d be interested in buying this one because it sounds a lot cooler.

  6. Sam says:

    If not for my home I know people I would get it for.

  7. Demiurge says:

    I’ll buy it!

  8. Jandy says:

    Yes, 1000 times yes.

  9. james says:

    Yes. I want both

  10. Jim says:

    Yes!! I’m in! Please do this one! :)

  11. olybuzz says:

    raises hand
    *cool*
    also: come game with us in Olympia,WA

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