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A giant, playable D&D poster that is both a dungeon map and the complete rules for generating random dungeons from the 1e DMG.

This intricately illustrated 36" by 24" playable dungeon map poster encapsulates the Dungeon Master's Guide's complete rules for generating random dungeons: Appendix A's four pages of charts are rendered into a flowchart WHICH IS ITSELF A DUNGEON. It's like the Platonic dungeon: from it, all other dungeons may be generated. Or maybe it's the Dungeon of Ouroboros. Or maybe it's D&D's missing game board. 

This blogofholding.com Kickstarter ends right before Wizards of the Coast re-releases the First Edition rulebooks, so you should get your new 1e rulebooks and this 1e game poster on around the same day.

Along with my last poster, the OD&D Illustrated Wandering Monster Poster, this poster is all you need to generate infinite random dungeon adventures for solo or group play.

With three days left, we've hit tons of bonus goals and more are in reach! Here's a list of what extras you'll get for every pledge level. 

$5 backers: $5 backers started with a PDF of the poster. As bonus rewards, they're now getting:

  • A PDF copy of a D&D-compatible board game, Dungeon Robber, which uses the poster as a board. It's now got rules for statting up YOURSELF as a Dungeon Robber: did you get straight As? Intelligence bonus! Can you bench your weight (or 150% your weight for men)? Strength bonus! (Note: as a $17 backer, you'll have the option to get a print copy.)
  • Access to an interactive, online version of the poster: like the poster, you can use it to generate random dungeons. It'll move you around the dungeon and roll the dice for you. This will be exclusive to backers for a few months, then I'll make it a free web app.
  • $17+ backers: $17 backers started with a Random Dungeon poster and a PDF of the poster. As bonus rewards, they get:

  • EVERY BONUS REWARD THAT $5+ BACKERS GET (Dungeon Robber, online poster)
  • A giant PDF containing a) dungeon adventures by master DMs Mike Mornard, Mike Shea and Tracy Hurley; b) Adventurer Conqueror King (ACKS) rules for the dungeon by Tavis Allison; c) Dungeon Robber game rules. All told, this should be a pretty hefty PDF: since it will also be useful at the game table, I'll make it available for backers only as a super-cheap lulu book for $5.
  • $22+ backers: Besides whatever else they get for their pledge levels (a signed poster, etc), all $22+ backers get a PDF of the poster. As bonus rewards, they get:

  • EVERY BONUS REWARD THAT $5+ BACKERS GET (Dungeon Robber, online poster)
  • EVERY BONUS REWARD THAT $17+ BACKERS GET (all-star dungeon adventures and ACKS rules, pdf and lulu)
  • a signed bonus poster: either a second Random Dungeon poster or a Wandering Monsters poster.
  • A sheet of 20 stickers inspired by the poster, by a dozen artists.
  • A PDF copy of Paul's DM Notebook, an all-editions D&D resource, containing art, adventures, DM advice, rules, and settings, that will be 75-100 pages. It's too big to send in poster tubes, but I'll make a print version available on Lulu for $5 for backers only. To save shipping, I'll also make a single print book that contains the DM notebook and the various-authors lulubook in one volume.
  • If we reach $22k: a PDF of five watercolor dungeon-adventure paintings by Jared von Hindman. If possible, I would love to make these available as prints as well!
  • If we reach $23k: Custom tokens from the D&D Virtual Table!
  • Higher backers: Every bonus reward for the $5+, $17+, and $22+ tiers!

    Bonus reward for posterity: I've agreed to donate my original artwork to Tim Hutchinson, the curator of D&D history, for PlaGMaDA.

    Shipping: If you live outside of North America, and you're getting a poster in the mail, please add $5 to your pledge for international shipping. That's true for every pledge level from $17 up: so, for instance, if you want the $22 reward, please pledge $27. If you don't, I'll nag you about it when the project closes.

    USA, Canada, and Mexico don't require extra shipping.

    Delivery Dates:

    I'll do my best to have mailed stuff (posters and stickers) arrive in April. I'm on the pace, as long as no shipping/printing roadblocks develop.

    Most PDFs will be available in April as well, probably around the same time as the posters are mailed. The Paul's DM Notebook lulubook will also be available in April.

    The all-star dungeon adventures PDF and lulubook will be ready later: it's scheduled for May, but it depends on the availability of the authors.

    The online dungeon crawler should be ready in May or June or so. One thing I've learned as a programmer is not to guarantee software delivery dates.

    One more thing...

  • There is a secret bonus goal if we reach 2 Burlew Points ($25,082)!
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      PDF of poster (note: poster is 3 feet tall! Buy an extra large monitor!)

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      PDF of the poster, plus all of the bonus PDFs earned by $17 backers: adventures by Tracy Hurley, Mike Mornard, and Mike Shea; dungeon rules from Adventurer Conqueror King; rules to the Dungeon Robber board game.

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      PDF of the poster, plus all of the bonus PDFs earned by $22+ backers: adventures by Tracy Hurley, Mike Mornard, and Mike Shea; dungeon rules from Adventurer Conqueror King; rules to the Dungeon Robber board game; PDF of Paul's DM Notebook; PDFs of Jared von Hindman's illustrated dungeons with dungeon keys; virtual tokens of all the sticker art for the WOTC Virtual Table.

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      Random Dungeon Generator as a Dungeon Map Poster: 24"x36" color poster of an illustrated dungeon. The dungeon is a flowchart that contains the rules for generating random dungeons. It's a template for building itself, along with millions of other possible dungeons. (Free shipping! If you are overseas, please consider pledging an extra $5.)

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      Signed Poster and Bonus Reward: The illustrated dungeon poster, signed by the artist! Buying a signed poster is saying, "Awesome poster! Have $5!" If we raise $3000 ($1k over our goal), anyone who pledges $22 or more will get ONE BONUS POSTER: either a second Random Dungeon poster or a Wandering Monster poster, your choice.

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      4e Special: Signed poster and, for Fourth Edition fans, 10 "Monster Manual on a Business Card" business cards, which contain the complete math for creating 4e monsters. With the dungeon generator and the business cards, you can run 4e adventures with no other preparation. (If we raise $3000, you'll also get a bonus poster of your choice.)

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      Wallpaper your Room: You get two posters: one signed copy of the random dungeon poster, and a second signed poster of your choice: either a second Random Dungeon poster or an 18x24 OD&D Wandering Monsters poster. Also, for every extra $5 you pledge, you can get one more signed poster of your choice. For instance, if you contribute $35, you'll get three posters: one for you, one for your DM, and one to store in a waterproof map case in the clutch of a submerged mineral-covered skeleton! (If we raise $3000, you'll get yet another bonus poster of your choice, beyond the ones you paid for.)

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      Retailer Special: You get ten unsigned posters, in any combination of Random Dungeon Generator and Wandering Monster posters. For each extra $5 you pledge, you get an extra poster. (If we make the $3000 bonus goal, you'll get a bonus, signed Random Dungeon poster.)

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      The same as the $22 reward (Signed Poster and Bonus Reward), and I will draw the backer or the backer's D&D character into the final version of the poster, being killed by a trap.

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      The same as the $22 reward, and I will draw the backer or the backer's D&D character into the poster, NOT being killed by a trap.

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      The same as the $22 reward, and I will run a game of D&D (any edition) for the backer's D&D group, using the poster to generate a dungeon. If we play the game before April 1, I will draw the backer's D&D character into the poster, re-enacting a dramatic moment from the game. If you're not in New York, I can run an online game in google+ or on the WOTC Virtual Table. If you can make it to Brooklyn, we'll run the game at the Brooklyn Strategist (http://www.thebrooklynstrategist.com) using their Sultan gaming table, building the dungeon with Master Maze walls from Dwarven Forge.

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      The same as the $22 reward, and you get to choose the subject of my next D&D poster! Once it's done, I'll send you 300 copies.

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      Starry-Eyed Idealist Goal: I will print enough copies to give a bundle to EVERY FLGS THAT SELLS THE 1e REPRINTS. That way, people who buy the rulebooks in game stores will have something to play on April 17th.

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