2021 One Page Dungeon Scoring Criteria


Your submission consists of three parts: The title of your dungeon; your dungeon’s short description; and the one-page PDF. Judges will consider all three parts when calculating your score. All entries that meet the submission guidelines will have the author, title, and one-page PDF in the 2021 compendium. Entries in the Winner’s Circle will have their short descriptions published in the 2021 compendium.


Your One Page Dungeon (OPD) will be scored using these five criteria:


Creativity/Originality (C/O): Did you submit an original or creative idea? Does your OPD stand out from other submissions? Have you developed a theme or mood?


Art/Design (A/D): Is the art in your OPD appealing to look at? Is your layout intuitive and easy to follow? Have you avoid cluttering too much onto the page?


Writing/Content (W/C): Do the words in your submission describe what your OPD is all about? Does your content also convey story, mood, or theme? Have you avoid spelling and grammar mistakes?


Playability/Functionality (P/F): Could a game master take your OPD and realistically run it? Would players be able to meaningfully interact with your OPD? Can multiple game systems support it?


Personal Impression (P.I.): The most subjective of the categories, this score reflects a judge’s personal preference of your work as a whole.


Each judge will assign a score of 1 to 5 for each category:

  • 1- Poor

  • 2- Acceptable

  • 3- Good

  • 4- Very Good

  • 5- Outstanding


The overall winner of the contest will be the dungeon that ranks the highest amongst all the categories from all of the judges. The Winner's Circle consists of the overall winner and the next ~10 highest scoring entries.  The judges may increase the size of the Winner’s Circle depending on the quality and quantity of the entries. 

Judges may also award special designations for entries that excel in each specific judging category.

High scoring entries not part of the Winner’s Circle may receive honorable mentions.