2019-10-09 Ten random dungeons generated

With the random tables of J. Alan Henning and ktrey parker and Text Mapper with the Gridmapper algorithm (which knows how to create five room and seven room dungeons), and Face Generator, we have a funny little thing, now:

There are probably a gazillion things we could still add, but it’s already interesting. 🙂

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If you’re reading this in the future, check my profile for the latest thread called “Hex Describe, Face Generator, Text Mapper, and more” (see this old post for context).



I like it! Looks very usable, especially with the yellow highlighting.

Jensan 2019-10-09 12:09 UTC

Thanks! Now that I look at the maps a bit closer I see that many of them are repeats. I need to think about the random number seed a bit more. I fear it’s simply taking the current time and passing it off to the mapp generator, which thus gets the same seed for every map. That’s not cool.

– Alex Schroeder 2019-10-09 13:50 UTC

This is killer Alex

froth 2019-10-15 18:54 UTC

Heh, all thanks to ktrey parker and J. Alan Henning who pushed me towards it because I was quite skeptical, and they wrote the random tables for it. Beautiful!

– Alex Schroeder 2019-10-15 20:36 UTC

This is another amazing resource for randomness – thank you. I use Hex Describe quite a bit to generate random entries for my D&D wilderness treks (using tables I have created from mash ups of existing material/adventures and my own mind) and am wondering how I would add in a chance of generating one of these dungeons? I’ve done a quick search of your wiki, the source file and can’t see anything specific – is it possible?

– VickyR 2020-01-07 20:27 UTC

It depends on what you want. If you’re already writing your own random tables, then it’s easy to simply add [dungeon] and it’ll add one to your entry.

  • the dungeon table (the tables below that show how the images with the maps are included)
  • the forest-hill table (the last entry uses the [dungeon] table)

– Alex Schroeder 2020-01-07 20:59 UTC

Thanks for this. Looking through the tables it’s an amazing piece of work by you and ktrey parker and J. Alan Henning. Much more complex that I usually create, but full of interesting ways of using code you’ve written. Thanks again.

– VickyR 2020-01-09 06:44 UTC

Thanks. 🙂

– Alex Schroeder 2020-01-09 06:48 UTC

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