Bug Huntin' Home
Various people around the internet have undertaken something
called #dungeon23, begun by Sean McCoy's Twitter post and described
in detail: Dungeon23
"Megadungeon for 2023. 12 levels. 365 rooms. One room a day.
Keep it all in a journal."
I'm doing a few things differently, partly to suit a science fiction
genre, with some influence from:
With my intentions evolving as I go along, I'm aiming to develop
at least one star sector, posting one to two star systems per week
(adding another system if initial rolls don't provide enough),
nominally about five locations and/or topics detailing out initial
(guided) random generation. I'll present it in digital form.
Often dropping the end punctuation, or also called Eiluned Sector,
this cluster-scale sector (5 light-years per hex) lies in Open Space
in the Star*Drive setting.
Sample - Flailt and Sara's Object (PDF)
Weeks 1 - 9 (PDF)
Week 10 - Gisele (PDF)
Week 11 - Wyliex and Enceg 7 (PDF)
Week 12 - Reffler and Nivz 38 (PDF)
12a - Poufh's Star (PDF)
Week 13 - Ovcew and Zanat's Star (PDF)
Ojska 64 - Rockpool Station (PDF)
Sector map in progress:
I'm rolling randomly on Monday and posting up Sunday, local time, plus various framing work for the sector and methods.
Hex Contents (d12)
1-2 -- Star system
3-4 -- Minor system
5-11 - None mapped
12 -- Nebula
If adjacent to an already placed nebula, count a result of 11 also as a nebula.
- Alternity Gamemaster Guide, Chapter 14: Campaign Architecture
- system names,
adding either a number or "'s Star" for minor systems
- the minimum needed from my
Environment Class (PDF), starting with multiple star systems,
moon modifiers, vertical displacement of star systems and nebulae
- my Colonies and Spaceships (PDF) ,
which rolls in parts of the
Star*Drive Campaign Setting
- my Off Course (PDF) resource
for the concepts of minor systems and system encounters
- some of Wakboth's additional tables
should be useful to include, in their proper place in a sequence
- my Star*Drive Supporting Cast
and other Star*Drive developments will no doubt come up
- When I need some External species, I can randomise from the standing
(16 pages using d8 and another die, 10 posts per page using d20
and reading the ones value), which certainly won't balance with
or represent anything but should give some variety
- I might look at (not necessarily roll on)
for further description of a colony's exports
but not at this stage
Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous.
uncle_jimbo,Jan 1 2023, 09:37:
A challenge that's going around had already, before the end of the year,
inspired a number of blog posts about process and real benefits -
excuses, I might cynically call them, and predict if anyone actually
follows it through, they'll have something remarkable to show.
Some of those considered how to apply the idea for science fiction,
of which this looks well developed:
Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk.
That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
So getting into the spirit of the season, currently Wild Turkey and
Johnnie Walker on the shelf, but heeding my own words, I'll plan a full week,
not this week, but probably next, to see what I can do about a format, nothing promised.
Then I'll start.