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One-Page One-Shots, Volume One

One-Page One-Shots, Volume One


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Travel to the howling peaks of Djinn Cave, brave Madman's Run, survive the attack of a deadly assassin in the city streets and much more in this collection of ten one-shot adventures, each carefully distilled into a single-page format, ready to play.

Game night is saved with minimal preparation and maximum flexibility, focusing the party on a clear mission in a colourful setting while leaving room for improvisation, spontaneity, and endless possibilities for fun. Packed with colourful NPCs, formidable monsters, and clever traps, there is something in this volume for everyone to like.

Dungeon Preview Page How to Read The Adventures Preview Page
Justice Comes to Amphail Sample Page Appendix Preview Page

"So, are you feeling more like a dungeon crawl, or a trek through the wilderness, or maybe a romp in the city?" you ask casually as the players settle in and grab their beverages. Whatever they want, you now have it to hand in an easily-digestible format.

Each of these adventures is designed to give you the DM just what you need to be ready to play in a matter of minutes.

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Skim the page. Get familiar with the creatures. Review the timings. Grab your copy of The Spontaneous Dungeon Master's Companion to bolster your confidence in unforeseen circumstances.

Now get ready to roll.

If you want to take the fun further by creating your own one-shot adventures quickly and easily, be sure to also check out The One-Page One-Shot Toolkit.

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Christopher S October 16, 2020 5:10 pm UTC
looking forward to trying this! How much time do these average out to as far as gameplay?
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Robert P October 16, 2020 7:39 pm UTC
They run 2-4 hours depending on party size and play style. You can watch me play out “I’d like to thank the little people” here with a group of three at a brisk pace in about 2 hours:
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Jayme A August 04, 2020 7:22 pm UTC
Can we get a preview PDF? Or just a full page screenshot of a single one-shot so we can see what to expect?

Thank you!
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Robert P August 04, 2020 7:41 pm UTC
That's a great idea. I tried the PDF preview, but it only gives a preview of the print-optimised version, which doesn't really represent all the hard work I put in to the main full-colour version. So I've added some screenshots. Hope that helps!
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Jayme A August 07, 2020 12:56 am UTC
Thanks for the quick reply! I purchased the PDF, it looks great. I'll definitely get some use out of this. :)
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Robert P August 07, 2020 6:54 am UTC
Fantastic. Use it well and game on!
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Alexander L July 30, 2020 12:04 pm UTC
You’re on to something here.
I love the idea of “less is more” with adventures. Especially for the minimalist DM or the last-minute-DM.

I’m skimming on my phone, but I loved how the first adventure had an actionable list of actions in act 3 for the boss fight. This got me thinking about pre-programming my own encounters a bit.

I am also thinking about how an adventure can act like a “script” for a DM, you read a room, description and monster description. Then, monster stat is there, maybe close up of the map/area, even a 1-2-3 here’s an opening play/strategy.

And it’s in a format that is most likely how it’ll be encountered.
Nothing frustrates me more with published stuff than trying to find it all. The ‘one page’ concept mitigates this issue. (i’d even take 1 page per room/encounter build)
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Robert P July 30, 2020 12:08 pm UTC
Thanks so much! Really glad to hear you like both the format and layout/execution. Use it well, fellow DM!
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