April 17th, 2013

Dungeon World - Conversions

Having converted N4 Treasure Hunt for Dungeon World, I am currently doing the same for N1 Against the Cult of the Reptile God. Though there are differences in the two modules, I am finding that the conversion process is quick and easy, mostly from the fact that I have a clear method for doing so. Again, I think I could convert the modules on the fly, but when I have the time to do so the following process seems to work well:

1. High level flick through the module (30 minutes).
2. Decide on Fronts and Dangers (30 minutes, though over a period of a week's rumination).
3. Read through the module making notes and identifying Monsters, Moves and Treasure (2 hours).
4. Drawing Maps and statting Monsters, Moves (including Traps) and Treasure (30 minutes).
5. Write up the Adventure (two page document and 1 hour).

I am coming to the end of stage 3 for Against the Cult of the Reptile God, which is normally the longest, which means that stages 4 and 5 should be done over the next week. I will post up the Adventure at the end.