In February of 2021 I entered my second game jam. The theme was to make something RPG related that fit on a bookmark. To help justify the bookmark theme, I decided to incorporate the book mechanically. Instead of rolling dice, you would flip to a random page and count how many letters are in the first word. I go more into my thought process in this devlog.
Embarrassingly it's been over a year and a half and I still haven't run my own game. I was expecting to see my friends a lot once we all got vaccinated for COVID, but it's been a struggle to organize anything IRL. People used work from home as an opportunity to move cities and everyone else got into new routines. I've run one session of Cairn and a handful of The Black Hack, once I get around to actually play-testing Tome I will report back.
A Novel Dungeon
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A Novel Dungeon by Serial Prizes in my itch.io feed. It uses a book title to generate a dungeon map. Tome and A Novel Dungeon are not affiliated but I thought I’d give it a shout-out since they are of a similar vein.
Here’s the first draft as I followed the process: