[One Page Dungeon] Raid on Black Goat Wood

Ten days ago I mentioned I had plans to work on an entry for this year's One Page Dungeon contest. Having been out of town for a few days I have been a bit quiet about my progress, but I am now back at my hideaway in the foothills below Mount Voormithadreth and I wanted to share what I have come up with. The adventure is called Raid on Black Goat Wood, and I designed it to be something of a mini-sandbox style adventure. I think I did a fair job mapping out the main adventure location, and providing most everything needed to run the game. We will see how successful my efforts are as soon as other gamers get hold of the adventure and put it through its paces...

I am using Scribd to host the PDF, and you should be able to see a preview of it below. It is a public file, so feel free to download and print it. As with everything I post here I would love to hear some feedback. If you have trouble downloading the PDF, or see any glaring spelling or editorial problems I would like to hear about it ASAP. Comments welcome, so please leave them!

Raid on Black Goat Wood


Tenkar said...

looks awesome!

I feel much better having crashed and burned so far in my attempts at the one page dungeon. The competition would have KILLED me ;)

R.R. Hunsinger said...

I all ready gave you my two-cents. i llove it it looks great...good luck with the competion buddy!

Anonymous said...

Hey Shane, it's looking great! It was cool to see your steps building up to it from just the map; I am a HUGE fan of GIMP and it was nice to see a shout-out from a fellow fan ;-).

I'm going to be entering too, I believe, though I've got a lot of work to get through first.

Shane Mangus said...

Thanks for the positive words, guys!

@adventurematerials - good luck with you OPD! I am assuming you will be posting your efforts on your blog, so I will be checking back to see how things are going... why are you sitting here reading this? Get to work!!!

Anonymous said...


I actually laughed out loud when I read this:

"why are you sitting here reading this? Get to work!!!"

which would be fine, except that I'm in class on my laptop (which explains why I'm not making my map ;-) ).

And I'll definitely be posting it on my blog. It's going to be a little...nontraditional, I think. I hope that it works for the contest. I'm going to have to pour over the fine print. Looking forward to your input--I'll let you know when it's up.

Anonymous said...

I got my dungeon up! You can probably see why I was hesitant about the format. I mean, it SAYS we don't have to use the template, but I think mine is pushing it. It's more of a game aid or a prop, though it could just as easily be an 'inspirational' piece for a GM.

Anyway, please comment on my post and leave a link to your own dungeon, if you wouldn't mind. I'd like to get a series of links up!

The House of Lost and Found


Anonymous said...

Very nice! I will give it a go in LL/AEC and maybe Barbarians of Lemuria as well. Certainly will give you a report, also!

Shane Mangus said...


A playtest report would be great. I ran this adventure for my gaming group back in the summer last year, though with the narrow focus allowed (being a one pager) it is a bit different in certain areas. I would love to hear about it if you ever get around to running it.

Thanks for reading!


Sean Robson said...

Absolutely fantastic! I printed this off and will certainly be using it soon. I far prefer short adventure seeds like this to fully-developed published adventures (especially when they involve Lovecraftian cults). If someone published a book of one-page dungeons like this - kind of like the old Judges Guild ones - I'd buy it in a minute.
Great work!

Shane Mangus said...

Thanks, Sean! I am glad you enjoy the adventure.

Anonymous said...

outstanding. looks like fun and it looks great as well.
very nice.