2019-03-15 Episode 21

Podcast Running Dungeons, when to roll for random encounters, how much XP to give for monsters, how to restock dungeons





I was looking for blog posts about dungeon stocking...

  • Random dungeon stocking on The City of Iron, where Gavin Norman talks about the “Specials” result. He suspects that it comes up a lot, which it does, but then he discovers that he likes writing something up.
  • Random Dungeon Stocking on Delta’s D&D Hotspot, where Delta writes about the method he uses, and then compares that with the instructions in various editions of D&D. He doesn’t like Moldvay’s procedure all that much because the Special result means more work for the person stocking the dungeon.
  • B/X D&D vs. Labyrinth Lord dungeon stocking on Yore, where Martin Ralya compares the B/X and Labyrinth Lord stocking tables.
  • Stocking a Dungeon on Save vs. Total Party Kill, where Ramanan Sivaranjan does what many programmers do, I guess. “I have a little program that spits out what should be in each room using the rules from the Moldvay basic book.”
  • Excel and Random Dungeon Stocking on Dreams in the Lich House, where John Arendt tells you how to do this using Excel.
  • Stocking the Dungeon on Paul’s Gameblog, where Paul quotes from OD&D and notes: “the expectation is that you place the important stuff first, and then use the random charts to fill in the rest.”

And there is more out there. Ramanan’s post has links to bunch of other posts talking about making dungeons with links to many more articles.

I guess this goes to show that I really like to think of dungeons as very simple environments. I don’t spend too much time on making them!

– Alex Schroeder 2019-03-15 12:19 UTC

These episodes are just awesome. Short but packed with experience and wisdom. Keep them coming! 🙂

– Björn Buckwalter 2019-03-16 14:34 UTC

Thanks! 😅

– Alex Schroeder 2019-03-16 21:48 UTC

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