The people in the GLOG community are wildly creative, but (and I'm paraphrasing what others have said in the OSR discord server, but I will say that there is a fair amount of truth to it) a lot of the creations are… high in fun, less so in usability. Hundreds of classes, (even more so with the recent microclass trend), multiple hacks, spells, the TeleGLOG... but a lot less playable material, and by this I mean adventures. Seeing how I haven't published any adventures, I'm just as guilty.
And let's be fair - writing a whole adventure is a fair amount of work! But what if we collectively tackled the task?
So here is the idea. We find a free to use map for a dungeon (I would recommend Dyson Logos). Someone (me?) numbers the rooms (and perhaps a few corridors). Perhaps we decide on some kind of theme so it's *not* completely random, but hey, maybe completely random would work. Rooms are then assigned to participants. If a few people can't make it on time - well a few empty rooms in a dungeon never hurt anyone.
Then the person running the project cleans it up a bit, and TADA! a GLOG collective dungeon!
It won't be a *great* dungeon, but it should be eminently useable.
Is this a good idea? Do we have volunteers?
EDIT: I was pondering about the theme, and Oblidisideryptch suggested that it would be a cheesy dungeon... literally.
Long ago, an underground facility was constructed with all sorts of magical devices to mass produce cheese. It has since fallen in disrepair, but still runs, somehow, a bit. What kind of foul lactose magic will be found here? Blue oozes? Cheesemaking golems? Fat goblins scavengers? Skeletons servants? Some kind of security? Hell-cows? A crazed wizard? Parmesan shields? Let's find out :P
EDIT 2: Volunteers have come forth! I will be using this post to keep track. We have enough people to make this happen. The project is officially a GO!
- By the end of this week (say, Saturday) I will semi-close the volunteer list (this way I know how big a dungeon we need).
- By the beginning of next week, I will have a dungeon map of the appropriate size. I will assign volunteers to specific room numbers (I'm thinking 2 rooms per volunteers?)
- Volunteers will have X amount of time to make their entry
- I collect the entries, do light editing, then collate them in a blog post
- Tada! Collective GLOG dungeon!
If you volunteer then can't make it, the list will be edited of course - I'm not going to use this to "pressure" people :)
Oblidisideryptch (they already provided the theme!)
SirOnyx (proposes connecting to the moon)
(? indicate that I am not 100% and will have to clarify - if you see yourself on this list in error, I am sorry! If you want to volunteer and *aren't* on the list, let me know!)