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Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG (DCC RPG)

Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG (DCC RPG)

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Glory & Gold Won by Sorcery & Sword

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…

This PDF is updated for the fourth printing of DCC RPG!

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

Reviews: Pre-order customers are already saying great things about DCC RPG!

  • Being Giant: "The DCC RPG arrived this week. I fell instantly in love."
  • Year of the Dungeon: "Goodman took a very old-school point of view and made a game that manages to offer a fresh perspective on many aspects of the game while loving maintaining all the core tenets of old school play. More importantly, the game doesn’t just provide rules, but it’s a primer on how to get the most out of its chosen style of play."
  • Game Knight Reviews: "The DCC RPG book has a suggested retail price of $39.95, which I think is quite reasonable in an age when smaller hardcover books are going for the same general price point. But when you think about all the art in the book, $40 is a steal. And that’s part of my point about it being distracting. I turn the page and get lost in the art, some of which is amazingly detailed and then I have to reread the page prior to remember what I was reading about."
  • Raven Crowking's Nest: "Having read the Dungeon Crawl Classics core rulebook rather exhaustively now, I am coming to the conclusion that this will be my go-to game for all time."
  • Quickly, Quietly, Carefully: "Unlike a lot of gaming material I buy only to read, I would actually like to play DCC at some point."
  • Skyland Games: “DCCRPG successfully combines old and new RPG mechanics into an aweseome new system. Inspired by previous versions of DnD and more specifically, Appendix N from the AD&D Dungeon Master’s Guide, Goodman Games has done a masterful job of taking inspiration from the old, while blazing new ground. Are you listening, WotC?”
  • Swords of Minaria: “Is DCC really that good? For the casual gamer, it is a wealth of inspiration and ideas that will not disappoint. For those that learn to play it on its own terms, and to let the inspirational fantasy literature and music of that era take the imagination away, the Dungeon Crawl Classics Roleplaying Game is nothing less than the game of the OSR thus far.”
  • Neradia: “This is the game I've been wanting ever since 2nd Ed AD&D started repackaging itself with crappy covers.”
  • Out for Blood: “In a nutshell, the introductory adventure is excellent and the DCC rules make it easy to dive right in. I’m itching to run DCC again so that’s a preliminary 4 out of 4 stars from me.”
  • Grognardia: “Seriously, this is a very well written and presented game that knows what it's about and gives it to you. It won't be to everyone's tastes and I consider that a good thing. We already have enough lowest common denominator mass market entertainment as it is and Goodman Games should take considerable pride in not having given us more of the same.”
  • Greyhawk Grognard: “My overall impression is that this is going to be one raucous game to play.”
  • RPGNow Fan Review: “Love it! The best of both worlds - OLD school and D20. I would recommend it for a good old fashioned Hack & Slash Dungeon Crawl any day.”
  • “Overall I recommend trying out DCC RPG Beta. It will put a smile on your face whether you try out the meatgrinder "funnel" of 0-level characters or leap right into the inevitable slow demises of your higher level characters. It gives a truly Conanesque feel with a hint of supernatural horror thrown in the background.”
  •, another review: “DCC RPG is a flavorful game that aims to bring the oldschool movement to another level of production quality and genre-flavored design. It succeeds.”
  • YouTube Fan Review: Two interesting video blogs with thoughts on DCC RPG: a stream-of-consciousness first look at the DCC RPG, and a set of thoughts on patron magic.
  • 19th Level: “Overall, I like what I see a lot. I greatly admire its boldness. You really can't call it a retro-clone, it is its own game which takes D&D as its starting point. And that may not even be fully accurate.”
  • Nerd Trek: “The artwork is B&W and all invokes the era of the 70?s when it comes to the style of art that was popular during that time period, I swear a few of these pieces would have worked as side murals for vans back in the day, right down to the shirtless muscled warrior with sideburns saving the day.”
  • EN World: “Make no mistake, DCC RPG is not for everyone and it does not try to be. Randomization, heavy use of tables, critical fumbles, and no multiclassing are strong departures from what many new gamers have become accustomed to.”
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George A July 25, 2020 2:14 am UTC
Best RPG out there hands down for fantasy D&D fans. It will replace D&D for you permanently. 5 stars!
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James S March 06, 2020 12:33 pm UTC
It sounds like this is an evergreen product where new printings are available to past purchasers?
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James S March 14, 2020 7:18 pm UTC
Went ahead and took a risk: purchasing it in March 2020 resulted in a download for both the 4th and 7th printings (7th printing per the back cover and Brett B's comment below).
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jim M December 16, 2019 11:00 pm UTC
my favorite FRPG to date.
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Antonio E September 02, 2019 8:50 am UTC
The file name says "7th printing", but the blurb on the first page says "5th printing", which seems more likely given that the previous version's file name is "4th printing".
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Aaron J October 01, 2019 7:24 pm UTC
Yeah, this is bugging me too. All over the Goodman Games website, including the product catalog and forums, there are references to '7th Printing'.. including the link to this product page, but as you say, the text inside the PDF says 5th. Kinda makes one feel like they're missing an inside joke.

But... the back cover does indeed say 7th Printing right above the ISBN number.
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Antonio E October 10, 2019 11:44 am UTC
That is indeed weird. I just bought the softcover book, and the back lists 7th printing, the first page 5th printing.
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Brett B December 31, 2019 4:59 pm UTC
I can explain. It is the 5th printing of the hardcover edition of the book, and originally we were going to call it the "5th Printing." However, we also had two printings of the softcover in between the hardcover printings, so we decided a more accurate description of the latest printing was the "7th Printing." The mention of it as the 5th printing on the inside is us forgetting to go back and change that. Sorry for any confusion! :)
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Daniel L November 06, 2018 10:49 pm UTC
It'd be nice to get this in hardcover. :(
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Rory K October 31, 2018 7:11 am UTC
When will this be updated to the latest printing version?
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Matthew H September 24, 2018 1:30 pm UTC
How important are miniatures to DCC? Can I play without them? Will I be missing out on a lot of the system if I play without miniatures?
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Dylan R September 27, 2018 3:27 am UTC
Ive played a bunch without it. Its a great system and great game. If your DM/Judge is good you wont need them! :)
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George D February 22, 2018 8:53 pm UTC

I am trying to set up a solo/cooperative game where there is no DM. My aim is to make it similar to the hex crawls of old with dungeon exploration as well. I have all the material I need (hexes, dungeon tiles etc.) minus a good system that is easily adapted for old school Hex crawl. Would this system be a good candidate for solo adventures, i.e does it supply enough random generators to make a hex crawl possible?

Thank you
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September 13, 2018 7:21 am UTC
This PDF supplies rules, not so much generators.
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October 16, 2016 4:56 pm UTC
If this 4th printing or 3rd printing of the PDF?
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Bobby T November 24, 2016 5:50 pm UTC
I was wondering this myself.
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Bobby T November 25, 2016 6:07 am UTC
I just purchased this and it does appear to be the 4th printing!!
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gene C October 01, 2016 3:21 am UTC
First time I played we all started with 4 level 0 characters and they start dropping fast, we pretty much were left with about 1 each(I had two still), the GM let one guy turn his pony into a human character so he basically lost all four characters. It was pretty funny. Quite fun. This is one game where you don't exactly rush to get into the middle of the action, hint, hint.
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Cesar S September 16, 2015 4:42 am UTC
it says the file size is 110mb, but the download is acctually 80mb, why?
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Doug J February 14, 2014 12:26 am UTC
It's the third printing. It has a couple of clarifications and typo fixes. On the goodman website there is a post listing the changes - there weren't many.
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Eadwin T January 17, 2014 3:26 pm UTC
What's the update?

It says this has been updated in my library but there's no change log to check...any ideas what had changed?
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