Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Mountain Dungeon / One Page Dungeon Contest

Lina, Hendrik and Joaquín wrote a dungeon for the One Page Dungeon Contest. It's called Mountain Dungeon and it's probably influenced by our corona lockdown which lasted two months.

Please keep in mind that they are 12, 10 and 8 years old and that English isn't their native language.

mountain dungeon

Once upon a time there was a family lost in the woods. This family found a haunted mountain and after they entered no one found them. Then some explorers went to the mountain. The explorers are you. Try to get out of the mountain dungeon.

1 If you stand on one of the traps the wall will go away and the arrows will shoot at you.

2 You come in and have to go on the rotating plate where you have to fight with the chicken monster.

3 In this room you have to fight with a big slime monster.

4 You have to try to escape of this room fast because the walls slide together.

5 There are traps with portals where you disappear. There is a giant monster too.

6 There are fireblasters that shoot at you.

7 This room has a pool full of piranhas and you have to cross it on a rope.

8 There are monster plants that would love to eat you.

9 The witch tells you to go into a door, you don't know which is the right one.


  1. Excellent fun! Their English is FAR better than my Deutsche which is practically non-existent.

    1. Thanks! Did you learn German at school? I should post more texts in German so you can practice ...

  2. Excellent effort,well done. As someone with one language I am very impressed with their English. I really like the piranha pool part.

    1. Thanks a lot. I will pass on the compliment. Yes, I think so too. The room with the piranhas is fun.

  3. What I find most interesting is seeing their entry every year and how they continually build better and more structured dungeons every time.

    1. Thanks, Alex. That's an interesting observation.

      What I like about their early entries is the raw, unstructured imagination they had. It’s probably difficult for most adults to come up with ideas like that.

      The previous years I had to edit and translate their texts and sometimes help out with a map, based on one of their sketches.

      This year they didn’t need any help at all. Not even with the English texts. I think that’s a big step. Really nice to see them growing up.