Free RPG Day 2012

You’re no hero.

You’re an adventurer: a reaver, a cutpurse, a heathen-slayer, a tight-lipped warlock guarding long-dead secrets. You seek gold and glory, winning it with sword and spell, caked in the blood and filth of the weak, the dark, the demons, and the vanquished. There are treasures to be won deep underneath, and you shall have them. 

Return to the glory days of fantasy with the Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game. Adventure as 1974 intended you to, with modern rules grounded in the origins of sword & sorcery. Fast play, cryptic secrets, and a mysterious past await you: turn the page…

Kick off a new generation of classic adventure with DCC RPG! This Free RPG Day module includes two short adventures, plus full details on the Mystery Map Adventure Design Competition, where you can win $1,000 and see your adventure in print!

Rules Set: DCC RPG, an OGL system that cross-breeds Appendix N with a streamlined version of 3E.

Pregenerated Characters: Download pregens to run the modules immediately on Free RPG Day! The authors have prepared a set of level 3 pregens for The Jeweler That Dealt in Stardust, and a set of level 5 pregens for The Undulating Corruption.


  • RPG Now review: “At about six pages each, both adventures are short, but that doesn't mean they're easy. They should be adaptable to other game systems.” 
  • RPG.net Fan Review: “The illustrations, and in particular the maps, do capture the feel of early Dungeons & Dragons, and whilst the writing also does, it also benefits from an attention to detail that comes with a more modern presentation.”
  • Iron Tavern: “This was a great adventure to run as a one-shot or drop into a longer running campaign. I had a lot of fun running it and I had positive feedback from all of the players
  • RPG Resource: “This work is an exemplar of the sort of adventures to run with this ruleset, truly catching the flavour of the game and promising a couple of sessions of epic fun for players and game master alike!”


Related Products: Visit the DCC RPG launch page for complete information on every DCC RPG release!

Writers: Michael Curtis, Harley Stroh
Cover art and cartography: Doug Kovacs
Editing: Aeryn “Blackdirge” Rudel
Cover art and cartography: Doug Kovacs
Interior art: Doug Kovacs, Brad McDevitt, Peter Mullen