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Dungeon Crawl Classics #68: People of the Pit


DCC #68: The People of the Pit

A Level 1 Adventure for DCC RPG

It has been years since the last virgin was sacrificed: and now the pit beast awakens once more! Every generation it stumbles forth on undulating tentacles from its resting place deep below the great ravine, its towering blubbery mass ravaging the land before returning to slumber for decades. But this time is different. The Great Beast strikes with intelligence: bands of faceless gray-robed men emerge from the tenebrous depths, herding the beast’s roaming tentacles before them. The enigmatic people of the pit live despite the passage of ages! The earth shakes each night as they herd the primordial tentacles ever further, while the villagers ask: is any man brave enough to put the sword to this menace?

Assassins of the Pit:

BONUS ADVENTURE! This printing includes the adventure Assassins of the Pit by Daniel J. Bishop. Assassins of the Pit offers an additional area for your PCs to explore when undertaking the challenges of The People of the Pit.


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  • "Joseph Goodman's The People of the Pit is a frickin' masterpiece."
  • "Strong adventure and worth having."

Rules Set: DCC RPG

Writer: Joseph Goodman
Cover Art and Cartography: Doug Kovacs

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December 27th, 2018
I really enjoy this module. I ran a truncated version of People of the Pit at Gencon 2017 and had a ton of fun with it. I would like to try it out for more sessions so I could experience more of the content, I trimmed whole levels away for the con game [...]
Thilo G. [Featured Reviewer]
December 4th, 2018
An review This DCC-adventure clocks in at 36 (!!) pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 32 pages, which are, as always for Goodman games, chock-full with content, s [...]
Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
July 23rd, 2012
This adventure is intended for a big bunch (about 8-10) of 1st-level characters, and its recommended that a good spread of classes/races participate. It is likely that not all of them will survive - unless they are both skillful and lucky! So, what hor [...]
Cedric C. [Featured Reviewer]
July 12th, 2012
Remember first level? You went into a dungeon, stabbed a few kobolds, went into another area, killed a few goblins, went somewhere else, slew some orcs, went to another place, attacked some skeletons, got their treasure, and finally did something (like [...]
erik f. t. t. [Featured Reviewer]
June 3rd, 2012
I've long been a fan of Cthulhu Mythos in my Fantasy RPG gaming. It keeps players honest ;) The creature that is the main event in People of the Pit is certainly mythos inspired, and that is a good thing, as it is pulled of perfectly. DCC #68 br [...]
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