Something else that's been playing on my mind, is it possible to create a dungeon by giving it stats?
Of course it doesn't have to be a dungeon, could be an encounter, or a setting, but I've been figuring our the next adventure in an ongoing D&D 5e campaign so that's where my head's currently at.
The process could go:
- Roll the usual 6 stats with 3d6: STR, DEX, CON, WIS, INT, CHA
- Figure out the modifiers (minus 10, divide by 2)
- Use the modifiers somehow...
And that's as far as I got. At the minute my thinking is mostly using it to help generate the dungeon setup or ecology...
Maybe the modifier could be the number of rooms in the dungeon, each with challenges relating to the appropriate stat, or they could signify the type of creature(s) in residence, or maybe it's all lair actions with the DCs being modifier+10 with some creatures scattered around.
So yes, mostly this is just a half-formed thought so far but thought it might be of interest (equally, might not!).