Tuesday, 17 November 2020


I'm a fidgeter.  In particular I can't sit still and watch TV: I need to do something with my hands.

So normally the old Bananagrams come out and I play with them while half-watching the programme.  Normally I end up with something like this.

This evening, while not paying proper attention to the 'Great British Bake-Off', something occured to me that is so obvious that I'm sure a lot of people do it.  Namely, that I could use the grid of as a random dungeon generator.

Squinting at them gave me this.  It helps that I tend mainly to use four or five letter words.

OK.  So 'Bake-Off' is an hour long, so I ended up with another grid.

Which, of course, could be added to the model...

Tidy it up and put some doors in, and you get something passable.

Of course, the ecology is all wrong and it makes no sense.  But when do random dungeons ever?  

Given that I play two of three sessions of the word game a night, by the end of the month I'll end up with something rivalling Barrowmaze!


  1. Nice idea. You could even use the words to describe the rooms

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    1. Thank you.

      I am told that 'Found Maps' are a thing. Others have use systems deriving from games of Battleships or the faces of a Rubik's Cube.

  3. I've also seen people suggest that molecules (like caffeine)could be used as a point crawl. The atoms representing things like rooms and the bonds being linkages like corridors ...

    1. Yes, I think the coffee example was used in another another entry for this year's One Page Dungeon Competition.

  4. The single bonds were corridors, the double bonds were trapped corridors.


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