You should use the entry document (attached to the post above) as your starting point. Fill in the key given there in the same style as our other adventures. Don't sweat it if the formatting gives you some trouble; the production team will work it all out after you submit the adventure.
You may edit any of the text in the introduction above as you see fit; however, your adventure must fulfill the following writing prompt:
A temple, ancient and crumbling, haunted by some eldritch horror...
"Horror" may be plural, at your option.
The dungeon has three levels: The upper level, i.e. the crumbling temple; the middle level, consisting of several rooms that actually span several "levels" vertically; and the lower level, where the really creepy and/or nasty stuff probably lives. You may not change the map. If you submit an adventure with the map changed, it will be disqualified. You may, however, "dress" the map in the sense that you may describe object, furnishings, etc. in the room that are not drawn there, even including things such as chests, altars, or statues that would usually be depicted on the map, but not including doors, walls, and so on.
Create your adventure key for a group of 4 to 8 player characters. You may specify whatever range of levels of ability you wish; please update the "A" and "B" on the title page to reflect your choice.
Submit your adventure by adding it to this contest thread.
The winner will be chosen by an open vote on the forum. All forum members will be able to cast a vote over a period of one week. A single winner will be chosen to receive $25.00 via Paypal; in the event that it is not possible to award the prize to the winner directly, he or she may choose to have the payment made to another person who is eligible to receive it.
This contest is open to all, including Basic Fantasy forum moderators. However, moderators are not eligible to receive the prize money. In the event that a moderator wins the contest, the prize money will be awarded to the highest-placing non-moderation-staff participant.
The primary deadline is October 4, 2019. In the event that no submissions are received by that deadline, the contest will be canceled; if there is only one contender on that date, the deadline will be extended to November 1, 2019. If the second date arrives with no more than one submission, the contest will be canceled and no prize will be awarded.
All submissions will be considered by Chris Gonnerman for inclusion in the final Dark Temple adventure module; while no submission is guaranteed to be included, the winner is almost certain to appear. All entries must be full Open Game Content, as is normal for our publications; any submission that is not fully OGC will be disqualified.
As a final note: All maps presented here are at the standard 1 square = 10 feet scale.