Seems like I can't go five minutes on the nerdweb without seeing another reference to the yearlong megadungeon effort widely known as Dungeon23. Which is awesome! In case you haven't seen it, it appears to have been launched by a tweet from Sean McCoy of Mothership fame, who started a movement with these words:
Megadungeon for 2023. 12 levels. 365 rooms. One room a day. Keep it all in a journal.
There's a whole post about it over on his Substack site. (Is that just called a Substack?) And people are freaking out about it. In a good way. There's a subreddit and a ton of mentions on Twitter and a lot of people happy about being creative and helping each other be creative. I mean, when I see an RPG project get mentioned on Gizmodo, Grognardia, and The Other Side, I should probably pay attention, right?
My initial thought was something along the lines of, "well, there's another longterm hobby goal for me to slack on...I should probably steer clear." But now that I'm seeing so many folks getting excited about prepping for it...might just be FOMO, but I'm kind of thinking I should give it a shot...!
Maybe I actually craft a "traditional" megadungeon to get the archetypal experience?
Maybe I use 5E rules and try to pare them down to my own take on OSR-inspired modern D&D?
Maybe I put together a neighborhood for Ravnica?
Maybe the megadungeon is actually a human body, and I finally follow through on gaming in micro?
Or, maybe I just dream big for a little while and ultimately realize that it's time better spent on a project that I'm feeling a little more...like, at the moment, rules for playing with some of my action figures.
I never finish those either, though.
So, those who stumble through my little corner of the blogosphere...anyone thinking about taking this on?