Greetings Adventurers,

The contest is on and the dungeons
are rolling in!

You have until July 31 to submit
your one page dungeon. Only a few days left!

The Submission Rules and the Judging Guidelines are available now.

Submit your One Page Dungeon here.  If you have any issues with the google form, please contact me and we'll be sure to get your dungeon accepted.

We can't wait to see where you send the band of intrepid adventurers!


Entries for 2021 are listed in the order received.  Entries are accepted until July 31, 2021 (last update July 27, 2021)

Hand over Hand
The monsters' lair is falling apart, and the adventurers rush in to rescue them.
By: Jacob Cordeiro


Grimbo Grotto
A Christmas Farcical Horror Adventure
By: Goblin's henchman


The Temple of Love
I am looking for a Wedding Party to tackle this tacky chapel which has fallen to disrepair. An evil has taken over this drive-thru wedding chapel and is ruining everything from the honeymoon suite to the breakfast bar. The Sisters of Mercy now preside over the Temple of Love and are open for business - can you stop this Wicked Wedding?
By: Alun Thomas

Silver Mine of Psphesec
Abandoned silver mine under a ruined city that contains a time travel wonder
By: Jonathan Nolan of Zombienomicon (R)

In the gooey clutches of M'cus
The Heroes arrive in a Town that seems to suffer from a strange sickness only the local cult can cure... or is there something more sinister behind the sickness.
By: Daniel E. Sluschny


Forgotten Mine of Roggweir
Explore a forgotten mine filled with crazy cannibalistic Dwarves and save the prisoners before they become their next meal!
By: Barakielthearchangel

Scare the Bear
A dire bear is said to inhabit a den, not far enough from a worrying village. Scare it away and be rewarded. Should be simple enough, right? - but when you start going into the darkness, you never know what horrors (or fortune) you might uncover.
This quick one page dungeon was created for one of our family sessions. It took us two and a half hours to play through in one of our recent Sunday afternoon games. It can be run as kids friendly adventure, or turn into something far more sinister for adult players."

By: Ithai (& kids as playtesters)


Temple of Unearthly Croakings
Ya goin' inta duh swamp? Don't git yerself lost, or ya may run inta an olden cult temple. We local folk calls it duh "Temple of Unearthly Croakings". Ya see, thar be spooky frog spirits in dat temple, and muckle worser! So bewares.
By: Adam C. Hawkins


The Tomb of Krell
A lonely mound of dirt and grass. Stone doors, crumbling. Ancient weapons litter the ground, forgotten. All that remains of Krell, Warlord of the Seven Mountains, and his possessions are entombed within. At the height of the New Moon strange fires were spotted upon the barrow and the locals are worried. Animals have been going missing and suspicious travelers have been sighted along the road. When the corpses of livestock were found exsanguinated, the local priest hired the characters to defeat the evil within the tomb. 

The Tomb of Krell is a twelve room dungeon where a dark cult has set up their headquarters; seeking a blessing from the long dead Krell. Undead and cultists are the primary antagonists and the dungeon has a fair amount of treasure, including two magic items. This dungeon can be dropped into a generic fantasy campaign wherever a barrow might have lain undisturbed until recently or be run independent of any campaign as a one-shot.
By: Mason Waaler


The Ancient Orrery
After discovering an ancient magical machine that manipulates space and time, and accidentally powering it up, the PCs need the copies of themselves they created to help them return from the moon and stop the invading Spider Lizards.
By: Ed Nicholson

The Caves Below Keep Quiet
A subterranean treasure-hunting adventure through the lost caves beneath an ancient keep once inhabited by silent monks. The players explore the gruesome downfall of the monks through the handwritten letters they left behind while dodging packs of hideous monsters known only as "Screamers".
By: Charlie "Chopshop" Queen of Capital Q Studios


Patriarch’s Gamble
Recently the cairns of wealthy families have been robbed. A worried grand son of one of the families wants you to investigate his grandfather's tomb, and catch the raiders. He intends to come along and make sure everything is fine.
By: Shane Ward

The players receive a strange, flat package. It is warm to the touch and has an alluring fragrance. After tipping the dishevelled delivery boy, cautiously opening the box to discovery inside a round disc of cheese-covered bread with various toppings. The steam swells around them, the aroma swirling about and through the vapours they are transported to a strange and cheesy world...40 minutes...or less. They are delivered to PIZZAQUEST!
By: Jesse Dryden


Escape of the Torment

A party of adventurers followed a pair of drunk and bragging outlaws from the local tavern and discovered the secret entrance to the coastal cavern where pirates keep their ship, the Torment, and unload their stolen wares. Can they stop the pirates before they escape?

By: Brett Simison

Madame Martid's Centre for Gentlemanly Activities and Cigarium Club
You've got debts, and Boss Qreewaw has a job for you. Recover an item from Madame Martid's casino office, and all is forgiven. How hard can that be?

By: Vance Atkins with Original map/title by Matt Jackson


Giant Consequences
Two brothers unearth a mummied giant, drawing in curious visitors. After being revealed as a hoax, priests of a death goddess plan to turn the lie into reality by using the brothers' souls to animate the husk!
By F. H. Stevens


This Place Is a Zoo    

The city zookeeper has hired the party for their experience with “difficult creatures”. It seems that the zoo’s creatures have started displaying strange abilities...
By Cheryn Rapp of Goblins and Growlers


Looking glass hills    

An alien ship, hidden under a hill. An engrave? his lonely driver would like to leave but he is completely burned, he needs someone to provide him with a new skin!    

The Auction

A science fantasy heist for an ancient relic on a resort space station. Fight against the forces of oppression through subtle interactions or a classic robbery, while also getting paid.
By Josh Domanski with Gabriel Reich, Editor 


the cave across the hills    
“a million years ago, we used to live there, in harmony with the bears, and no names for the things” - old hermit
“if you guys need to get there, the only way is through the cave across the hills.” - simple merchant

The cave across the hills is an ancient location, full of signs from the distant past. This is a system agnostic dungeon, intended to be a tool for guiding an adventure, and should work as it is, but leaves plenty of room for modifications and improvements."
By Lucas Gehre

The Well of Blood
You have heard worrying news about your friend Bolster the Giant. He is trying to fill a well with his own blood! He says he's doing it for his true love - and that he needs your help. The well isn't filling up properly. There must be a leak that needs to be plugged. That has to be the reason, right? Go down there and have a look.
By: Rook


Nothing But The Tooth
The Great and Terrible Dragon has lost a tooth imbued with powerful magics. It is exactly the kind of thing the Tooth Fairy would normally collect and keep safe. But no fairy can enter the Dragon’s labyrinthine lair, which is why the Tooth Fairy is sending you instead…
By: Dan Bronson-Lowe


Time Loop Castle
The castle’s magic bell rings out every thirty minutes. At the sound, everyone and everything goes back to how it was thirty minutes before and time begins again. Can you stop the dreaded time loops?    
By:    Marshall


Ernie Wyver's Museum of Oddities
Visitors, finally! Oh, what an uncivilized monkey I am… let me introduce myself: my name is Ernie Wyver! Welcome to my Museum of Oddities, you'll never want to leave, I promise! Let's start the tour!
By:    Simone Matteo Santini


City of Amber
Below the mountain lie the ruins of the city, which fell to the Underworld because of the greed of its sorcerous ruler and sheer weight of his treasures.    
By:    Patryk Ofat


Barrow of the Two Brothers
Delve into the barrow to uncover the tragic tale of two brothers who murdered each other over their dying Mother’s crown. A short adventure for a Level 1-2 party.    
By: L. Shaffrey


Mirror Show
A circus troupe has taken up residence in a mansion in town, but a magic mirror has created a demi-plane with twisted copies of the mansion and its inhabitants. Can the PCs defeat them?    
By: D.F. from Team Chimaera


The Singing Caves
When the world was young, a demigod defeated a marauding beast and bound it below the earth, under an enchantment that would keep it sleeping forever. But time passes, magics fade, and adventurers happen.    
By:    Ken Moore


Live and Let Dice
A spy adventure(s) designed to maximize your adventuring buck. The GM rolls to determine the session's scenario and its variables, then rotates the page accordingly. This message will self destruct.    
By: Brandon Dingess of Goblins and Growlers


Avalanche Caldera
Steam billows out from these rocky islands where the lava has cooled. Ancient ruins have bubbled to the surface and might hold treasures for the daring. Why did the temperature suddenly drop here?    
By: Alex Welk


To the Manor Born
Several townspeople were seen entering the old, abandoned mansion on Lowtide Street (known locally as 'Murder Manor') - now they are missing. Could it be the lair of a serial killer? The city watch tasks the PCs with investigating, but when they cross the threshold and a constable dies of a heart attack, they soon realize there's more to this house than meets the eye...    
By Stephen Thompson / Laidback DM


Zombees - Quest for Necrotic Honey
Nebarasakhan craves his most favorite food but cannot be bothered himself to get it. How fortunate a group seems to be coming near he can trick into the dangerous swamp to retrieve his prize.
By: Buddy Caperton

All contestants who submit an entry into the One Page Dungeon Contest will receive a complimentary copy of the 2021 Compendium.  A dungeon collection with all of the year's encounters, adventures, and dangerous dungeons. 

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The "Winner's Circle" will receive a print copy of 'One Hour TTRPG Prep' donated  and shipped by Spiel Knights.

Greetings Adventurers,

The 2021 One Page Dungeon Contest is in July!

More details and information will be forthcoming, but here’s what you need to know for right now.

1. The One Page Dungeon Contest will be taking place during the month of July. You can submit your dungeon until July 31st 2021.  Submission instructions will be provided in July.

2. You're welcome to collaborate with others for writing, illustrations, layout, and other aspects of the contest. One submission per author.

3. Dungeons are limited to a single page.  The submitted item should be a PDF not exceed 10 MB in size.  We're assuming an 8.5"x11" or A4 size.  It can be oriented in portrait or landscape.

4. The dungeon and it's contents must be an original creation.  It must be your own work.

5. All entrants will receive a copy of the 2021 One Page Dungeon Compendium.

That's the news for now.  We're looking for additional partners for prizes and judges.  If this is something you are able to help with, please get in touch.  


Greetings Adventurers,

The One Page Dungeon Contest is on once again this summer. 

We're in the process of changing the guard.  Thank you very much to Aaron for all of his past work and organizing the event over the past four years.  My Name is Todd and I'll be picking up the torch to organize this year's event.  Details coming soon as to the exact dates and details of the contest.  In the meantime, you can begin working on your one page dungeon entry. The writing, the drawing, the mapmaking, the layout, and the planning - anything you do to make your dungeon dangerous, terrifying or magical can commence.

We'll have a further update within the next week, stay tuned!