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"This is one of those rare purchases that I honestly think should be more expensive and it would still be totally worth it." - Humanitarion Orc

"It might just be the perfect introductory adventure for folk new to tabletop and to the Dungeons Crawl Classics RPG in particular." - Just Another Old School Gaming Blog (full review below)

The tiny village of Bitterweed Barrow is unaccustomed to mysterious tunnels, missing halflings, or the need for brave adventurers, but now it has all three! Can a band of gong-farmers and shoe-cobblers muster the courage to descend into the darkness and confront the terror that waits beyond Nebin Pendlebrook’s unexpectedly perilous pantry?

Designed to be completed in a single furious session, this Instant Action 0-Level Dungeon Crawl Classics adventure drops your players into peril straight away. Dangerous foes, wicked traps, and ancient secrets await!


  • 42 pages of classic 6'x9' digest-format old-school b/w dungeon fun!
  • Designed to be completed in a single 4 hour session, perfect for convention or demo play, but with enough hooks to become a centerpiece for your beginning campaign.
  • 37 page appendix contains paper miniatures of every combatant, initiative cards, battlemaps of the entire dungeon, and printable pics of every image in the adventure.

About the Author

One afternoon while strolling through a local bookstore,  Mark Bishop's daughter picked up the D&D Red Box set and asked, “Hey dad... what’s this?” That innocuous question triggered long-forgotten memories of Mark's younger days: rainy afternoons scarfing pizza while rolling funny-looking dice and delivering critical hits to treacherous gelatinous cubes. He soon taught his daughters and their friends how to play, eventually finding himself running RPGs at the local gaming stores and conventions. Dungeon Crawl Classics reminds him of the game he first fell in love with, and has inspired him to create an adventure which rekindles those feelings from so long ago. He lives in east-central Kentucky with his wife, two daughters and their two cats, Kirk and Spock. 

About Purple Sorcerer Games

Creators of the popular Sunken City Adventures, the 0-level party generator, and the Ennie Award winning Crawler's CompanionPurple Sorcerer Games is your source for exciting, affordable, fun-to-play adventures and free utilities compatible with the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG. Find out more at

What is Dungeon Crawl Classics?

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. Learn more at Goodman Games.

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Will M July 30, 2021 8:54 pm UTC
Out of curiosity, how tough is it to balance a level 0 funnel for level 1 characters? I have put my group through two funnels and they now have a few level 1's. I have some modules for level 1 characters, but I'd still like to run through some of the other funnels. I suppose it'd be easy to balance combat encounters band maybe traps and tricks/events so long as they are not instant-kills like those frequently found in a funnel.

Long story short, would this be fun for a level 1 DCC party of say 3/4 characters with minimal tweaking?
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Jon M July 30, 2021 9:02 pm UTC
Most funnels can easily accommodate a smaller number of first level characters with a few caveats. Exactly as you described, some encounters (especially early on in a funnel) are designed to thin the herd, essentially presenting the players with save or die situations for many characters at once. If you ever run into this, just convert the damage to a normal roll such as 1d4 or 1d6, and also perhaps limit the number of players effected. Also most funnels have replacement characters stocked toward the middle of the adventure in case things have gone really poorly for the party. Since this likely won’t be an option you’d want to use for first level characters, I would suggest keeping your eyes open for early encounters that might be too difficult, rather saving the major tough battles for the end. As long as you stay on your toes as judge, you should have a great time sending in first level characters into most funnels.
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Will M August 01, 2021 2:41 am UTC
Your response is very helpful! I am new to DCC, having only ever run it twice (two different funnels) - so I had some idea how I could tweak a funnel but your response is greatly appreciated.
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Rodney P July 20, 2018 8:37 pm UTC
I got the book. Do I need the map pack with the 3 maps? I am confused what is that for and if I need it. Thanks!
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Jon M July 20, 2018 8:48 pm UTC
By ‘map packs’ do you mean the 3rd party battlemaps created by the Middle Kingdom Trading Company? Those are fantastic works of art, and will look great if you use miniatures, but they are completely optional. The adventure comes with everything you need (including simpler battle maps) to run it.
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Chris Z April 04, 2017 2:56 pm UTC
What is the ideal number of 0-level characters that this adventure should run with? 10-15? 14-20? 20 or more?
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Jon M April 04, 2017 3:19 pm UTC
DCC is not terribly interesting in precise balance, but the usual number would be 16-24 zeros to start, Since zero's lives are so dependent on dice rolls, things can swing wildly at times,so you might need to add or subtract a foe here or there along the way to maintain the recommended 'whittling down rate'. It all depends on your style and what you're trying to do as a judge, but having 8-10 characters surviving for the final battle is a good number to shoot for. You can find more adventure tips like this in the adventure appendix!
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