Pre-Order Crypt of the Devil Lich!

We invite you into the Crypt of the Devil Lich, the most vicious dungeon crawl since Tomb of Horrors! 

Created in homage to Gygax’s classic adventure with the goal of providing an even greater challenge, Crypt of the Devil Lich became an instant legend when it was first run as a tournament dungeon crawl. After all, this is the adventure with a mummy dragon, the hall of prophets, and a castle suspended by chains above a lava sea – not to mention a legendary villain! Now, more than 15 years after its original Gen Con debut, we are updating it for the 5th Edition and DCC RPG rules sets—and now it’s available for pre-order!

Let’s look at the details!


Goodman Games is proud to announce the re-release of one of its most cherished Dungeon Crawl Classics: The Crypt of the Devil Lich! Updated and converted for both 5E and the DCC RPG rules sets, this classic deathtrap dungeon was inspired by the dreaded Tomb of Horrors!

The heroes are sent into the Devil Lich’s crypt to destroy her before she can return to power, as foreseen in a prophecy. However, the unknowing heroes have actually been tricked into entering her crypt to free her from her prison. If they are truly heroes, they will uncover the deception and defeat the evil Devil Lich before she can unleash her dark designs on the surface world.

This adventure module is a conversion of the classic dungeon module DCC #13: The Crypt of the Devil Lich, originally published in 2004 by Goodman Games. The Crypt of the Devil Lich was truly a unique design, an homage to the classic meatgrinder-style trap-filled dungeons popular in the late ’70s and early ’80s. 

The original adventure was designed for the 2004 1st Annual GenCon Dungeon Crawl Classics Team Tournament, a tradition that continues today. With some effort on the GMs part, the adventure can be used for campaign play. 

  • A hardcover saddle-stitched book.
  • All-new cover art by Doug Kovacs! 
  • A detailed introduction chapter including notes on how to adjust the adventure for higher or lower levels, using it during campaign play, notes on how to run the adventure as a team tournament, and the devilish backstory of the Devil Lich and her dark machinations. 
  • Three fully developed levels of the crypt in the rules system of your choice: 5E or DCC RPG!
    • The 5E conversion was performed by Chris Doyle, the original architect and project manager of The Crypt of the Devil Lich.
    • The DCC RPG conversion was performed by Goodman Games’ own Bob Brinkman, a veteran game designer.
  • All new interior artwork and cartography
  • 40+ FULL-COLOR Player Handouts, including at least one interior encounter illustration for each numbered encounter area, in the tradition of the classic modules Tomb of Horrors and Expedition to the Barrier Peaks
  • Six fully developed Player Characters based on the original tournament player characters.
  • The original team tournament scoring system.


PRE-ORDER – Crypt of the Devil Lich – 5E Edition

The adventure is designed for a group of four to six 15th-level characters.

PRE-ORDER – Crypt of the Devil Lich – DCC RPG Edition

The adventure is designed for a group of four to six 7th-level characters.

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