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Dungeon Runner (Windows software)

Dungeon Runner (Windows software)

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Welcome to the Dungeon Runner!

The 2000+ monsters already available have gained an even greater selection of undead variations, plus these two holiday favorites! Frost Giant Vampires and Death Dog Mummies await you and your players. And now, the abominable snow dragon, if you dare. Of course there are dozens of other templates in there, like half-dragons, amalgams, and cave creatures. Plus all of the other features listed below. So yeah... Ho ho ho!


Role-playing without detailed “flavor text” is like popcorn without butter or can eat it, but who'd want to? Dungeon Runner picks up where Dungeon Crawler left off, ramping up the detail, richness and variety of its randomly-created nuggets of narrative awesomeness. Because dull role-playing is not something we want to see ever again, Dungeon Runner will turn your game into a supercharged engine of role-playing magnificence.

Which NPC description would you rather provide for your players, or hear from your Gamemaster?

A. The innkeeper at the tavern offers you a bowl of stew, a mug of ale, and a room for the night.


B. Lorimer HillFather, innkeeper of the Rogue and Horn on Priestley Street, offers you a plate of blanched sausage goulash and a mug of winter herb wine for 2 silver. The room he rents to you contains a strange, peppery aroma. In the common room, a pair of messengers demand an occupied table, and Blind Steyfny 'The Triumphant' cannot carry a tune. He is on a quest to purify a conquered temple and is surreptitiously looking at an object.

Description B was created using a few button pushes in the People and Tavern section of the Dungeon Runner. Description A was generated forty years ago by an accountant living at the bottom of a dry well.

What is Blind Steyfny looking at? Click the Filler button, and voila, it's a glowing, silent whistle. Hey, isn't he blind? Maybe....Want to know who the messengers work for? Hit the People button again, choose Full (Simple), and meet Lord Bancroft Maner of (Village button) Saxon-Blossom. You say the rogue wants to get some purse-cutting experience? Instead of just 1d6 silver pieces, she can find the messenger was carrying (in his asp-hide purse) a candle, a lens, and a scrap of paper with a passphrase on it in Draconic writing with flourishes (Linguistics DC 11 to decipher).

Some other things you can randomize without having to refer to (or buy) a single chart: Shops, taverns, vessels and cargoes, artworks, battlecries, blessings, causes of death, confusion, curses, graffiti, insanity, languages, magical effects, passwords, book titles, poisons and potions; Dungeon, City and Wilderness encounters, events and features; and more monsters, treasure, and magic items than you can shake all the sticks at. All at the click of a button or two, all at the speed of mouse. Plus a lot more that won't fit on this page!

Dungeon Runner is fast, powerful, and as full of random gaming goodness as 30+ years of obsessive tinkering, love of fantasy, and overactive imagination can make it. But that's not all! You also get:

* The user-friendly PC creator and database (currently compatible with the PFRPG open game content rules).

* The Encounter screen (also PFRPG compatible) that tracks initiative, combat events, criticals, fumbles, and monster stats, hit points, saving throws and attacks.

* The Delve feature that lets you map as you go (on graph paper with a pencil, the way Gary intended) generating corridor, room and chamber descriptions complete with contents and monsters as you play. Solo/semi-solo dungeon crawling made possible, no GM necessary!

Dungeon Runner is the ultimate role-playing game accessory. We said it, and we're not taking it back.

For questions or product support, please contact

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Rachael S October 10, 2017 12:38 am UTC
Like others, I a refund as I can not get the program to run! No error messages or anything, double click or select "open" and nothing happens. Wish i could get my money back, if it is not too late now...
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Randy B October 10, 2017 4:08 am UTC
It is not too late! Please send an email to so that we can arrange a refund. If you wish help troubleshooting the problem, I'm sure we can get the app to run properly. The most common issues are with installations intercepted by virus protection software or (in Windows 10), administrator rights not being assigned to the default user login.
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Jeffrey K October 17, 2015 10:48 pm UTC
I am interested in this program, but I'm a little wary. A question for the people who had problems and complaints, have your issues been resolved to your satisfaction? Thanks :)
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Randy B October 21, 2015 4:23 pm UTC
Jeffrey, I haven't seen any responses posted to your question, but maybe I can help. If you contact, we can set you up with a trial version of the program. Thanks -- R. Baker, Emerald Giant.

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Jeremy K S August 01, 2015 12:29 am UTC
Like Benjamin F.B below, I just want a refund - I can't even get the program to run!
No error messages or anything, double click or select "open" and nothing happens.
I want my money back, but too late now!
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Randy B August 01, 2015 4:23 am UTC
As with Benjamin, we've unfortunately had no opportunity to provide support or assistance.
The purchase email includes specific contact information, but
for anyone reading this you can always contact
I'm sure we can help with any problems or questions.

It is not too late to request a refund. Again, you would have to contact us.

- Emerald Giant Games
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Jeremy K S August 01, 2015 12:18 am UTC
Word to the wise - DO NOT purchase this product - absolute waste of time - stupid me for not reading the below reviews before purchasing as they are all negative - wasted $55.00 AUD.
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Randy B August 01, 2015 4:24 am UTC
The entries below are not reviews, but misplaced support requests
typed into a discussion forum. Please see the review tab for an assessment
of the product.

Support is freely available (, including refunds.

- Emerald Giant Games
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Benjamin B September 09, 2014 11:44 am UTC
Is it possible to request a refund for this? It's a horribly buggy program that bombards me with about 5 or 6 pages worth of error messages every time I start it up, and another 2-3 pages whenever I make the attempt to do anything withing the program.
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Benjamin B September 09, 2014 11:46 am UTC
And yes, that is AFTER using the recently updated version of the program.
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Gerald T August 13, 2014 11:46 pm UTC
Bought the program, at $40, on 8/14. Tried to install it, but got error message saying"Key not valid for use in specified state".

So what price should I have been charged, and what do I need to do to get it installed. Right now i am not particularly happy.
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Doug E August 14, 2014 1:06 am UTC
Hi Gerald, sorry for the inconvenience. The programmer is working on the problem as we speak, and we'll get the issue resolved one way or another as soon as possible.
Customer avatar
Doug E August 13, 2014 1:56 am UTC
Okay! Again, my apologies for making a pig's ear of this situation, but the good news is that the pricing mystery is solved: given two conflicting options of link formatting, I chose poorly. I'll be sending out a corrected email.
--Doug, Emerald Giant Games
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Doug E August 13, 2014 1:40 am UTC
Hi everyone. Sorry for the confusion about the format and the discount pricing, I'm working with DriveThru on both issues now. Dungeon Runner is a Windows software application, not a watermarked PDF; the confusion there resulted from my not seeing eye to eye with the product listing interface. The pricing snafu is more concerning, and it will be corrected soon. Thankfully, and frustratingly, it doesn't seem to be happening every time. Thank you for your patience and understanding. --Doug, Emerald Giant Games
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David M. C August 12, 2014 11:38 pm UTC
Mine said 25% but only the botton link works fine.

No need to said that with this misinformation I'm not really interested in it.
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Rachael S August 12, 2014 10:54 pm UTC
Your email said 50% off yet this link shows full price. You need to fix this.
The "PDF" is not a program and your email suggested this was a program. which is it?
Customer avatar
Vinciente V August 12, 2014 10:36 pm UTC
It says "watermarked PDF" yet my understanding is that this was suppose to be a generator for use on a PC; which exactly is it?
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