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I have Ruins of the under city and Castle Gargantua which are books about solo dungeon generation.
I love what they have to offer as far as dungeon generation methodology but I want a simpler character model and combat mechanic.
Im liking Ruins and Riches, a fairly lightweight fantasy system from WizardDawn but I hate to commit.

Any recommendations?
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Was looking at Dungeon Bash again in DTRPG, and also came across this:

Just wondering if anyone has taken either for a spin, and if there are any new ideas or significant differences in these from other products like: Ruins of the Undercity, Scarlet Heroes, 4 Against Darkness, etc...

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Another Ruins of the Undercity adventure.

Hi again guys! I am wondering, is there any GM Emulator you'd recomend for someone doing mostly Dungeon Delves? I am getting quite confused as both CRGE and Mythic (my favorites) seem to be organized towards scene based storytelling.

Kinda lenghty post full of questions... Look guys, I'm new on the Solo RPG Hobby, I live on a country where roleplaying is pretty much nonexistant, and my very reduced group of 2 people has been my only company for about 5 years, none of them really wanting to become a GM and all of us, every year, with less and less time.

I discovered solo playing last year, and even tho I tried it and had fun I still have many questions, I hope you can answer them.

1.- Is Dungeon World a good system for solo roleplay? I've been leaning in between DW, Fate Core and Erthdawn: Age of Legend (FU Hack), or Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2e for this but can't decide...

2.- Any tips for breaking away from the "must prepare the game" mentality? Something that has made me fear solo GMing is feeling I'm walking aimlessly...

3.- I got the 9 Qs as a Solo Engine. I really, really like Mythic, but I feel it's too much book keeping... However reading 9Qs I don't get how a dungeon crawling focused game, or even a campaign game would work, as it seems oriented with dealing with a whole story arc on a single session. Also because each question only presents 3 themes each.

4.- How should I deal with skills like perception and knowledge and abilities in general that depend on the GM revealing information? Should I do away with them? I ask because, naturally, I MUST make questions to some sort of oracle or use a random descriptor generator to know what's going on, regardless of using the skill or not.

Hope you can help me out guys :(

Can anyone recommend a good system for simple dungeon creation on the fly for 5E? Not a huge fan of donjon and the like since I see the entire thing. My preference is a simplified version of what is in the DMG that would let me roll and explain the situation of the room so that I can let Mythic fill in the gaps along with some random encounter rolls that can be done separately. 

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A solo Ruins of the Undercity session.

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Kabuki Kaiser is gauging interest for a 17th century London version of Ruins of the Undercity.

Hi folks, just brainstorming on this idea. I'm halfways considering the release of another DM/solo tool. The recent posts from Todd and Ovy have me thinking about one-room-at-a-time programmatic dungeon generation, like from the 1st edition DMG, Ruins of the Undercity, or Mad Monks of Kwantoom.

Roguelike map generation is cool in terms of exploration and fog of war, but generally rooms are placed on the grid, subsequently connected with corridors, and revealed bit by bit. that sounds kind of hard to implement.

So, I'm writing up a bit of an outline spec on how I would write this (note that I'm not promising that I'm writing this, I'm just writing a spec to see if I could write it, and if I did write it, how I would do it). Any other folks with programming knowledge on this board, what do you think?


solo map

an implementation of the 1e DMG dungeon generator, or something like it.
plus inspiration from kabuki kaiser MMoK and RoTU

This solo map generator would be a grid of square lines over a background crosshatch png image.
grid squares occur on some sort of even number distribution for ease of programming math
probably 10x10 but perhaps 20x20.
base objects are designed as SVG objects in JS and re-used and rotated with transform statements.
grid occupancy can be stored in a matrix (2d or 3d?)
should be able to check if a matrix square is occupied with math.
doors and corridor exits are generated at room creation time
e.g. a colored transparent circle.
for starters, everything starts rectilinear.
square rooms
rectangular rooms
square corridors
rectangular corridors
nonstandard shapes still have a rectilinear backing.
90 degrees only, don’t sweat 45 deg for now.

layer order, top to bottom
doors, traps, stairs, and other placed objects
square grid lines, either gray or blue depending on bg color.
room and corridor borders
room and corridor base color image
(optional?) background cross-hatch png
background color, solid blue or black.

potential abstraction layer above rooms:
rooms are grouped by broad functions.
guard rooms likely near the entrance.
entrance room is first-placed room.
entry room in center along bottom
cave entrance
dungeon door
ladder back up
circular staircase back up
stairs back up
defensive fortification room
external tower
rooms of living
dining area
guard rooms
entry fortifications
fighting pit
rooms of worship
rooms of rulership
map room
treasure room
empty rooms
stairs up and down.
cave-ins and blocked passages. possibly just the bg color gradient that once transparent
caverns: don’t worry about these until later. ship rectilinear first.
set pieces, e.g. designed rooms

standard rooms are square.
non-standard rooms could be anything that can be shoehorned into a rectilinear format.

caverns are likely a special shape.
perhaps designed ahead of time and rotated.
perhaps a rectilinear shape but with random triangles placed on half-grid borders.
awareness of a cavern shape here could be tough.
subsequent line points with random reversing obtuse angles are another possibility
perhaps voronoi shapes of a set size might be a simple way to do it.
entire voronoi is bg color at first
entry point is fg color
each neighbor has a 50/50 chance of being fg filled
first neighbor has a 100% chance of being filled
subsequent neighbors have a 33% chance of being filled
could be useful:

Let's say you grab a solid +Dyson Logos dungeon to delve, how do you implement a fog of war?

Or, if you prefer, We have a lot of Dungeon generators out there, but how do you make them grow as you explore? 
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