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Unimaginable wealth buried ages ago; works of art thought long lost; new works bringing glory to House and Cog; a new tavern because, really, that one down the street just isn't what it used to be.

In The Dig: A Roleplaying Game, Dwarves band together to reshape the underworld. Players tell grand stories of subterranean adventure and craft in a light, GM-less, storytelling RPG set in the Homes, the vast and sprawling dwarven civilization featured in the novel HOMES.  Games are played over five rounds. Players take turns narrating the action and drawing the Venture to its finale!

  • Spin tales of lighthearted adventure in the underworld
  • GM-less storytelling puts every player in the narrative
  • Simply designed action mechanic includes players of all experience levels
  • Character design centered on storytelling, not crunch
  • Randomly generated, zero-to-no prep options
  • Plenty of house rules to customize the game to your tastes
  • Set in a complete world brought to life with original art by Jacob Hunt
"A nicely polished product from start to finish...the whole thing is impeccably put together.”
- Alex Roberts, Backstory Podcast

“Here’s yet another entry that challenges typical thinking while still delving (pun intended) into some traditional tropes.”

“The Dig is a fast and innovative GM-less game with a five act structure. It’s like Dwarf Fortress meets narrative RPG.”
- Thorin Tabor, Tab Creations

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Thomas E March 17, 2023 6:47 pm UTC
What does "zero-to-no prep" mean?
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Derek K March 17, 2023 7:22 pm UTC
It means you can jump in and play without having to get ready beforehand.
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Thomas E March 17, 2023 9:05 pm UTC
That makes sense. I guess I'm just confused by the phrasing, which seems to imply that "zero prep" and "no prep" are different
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MICHAEL G August 26, 2019 10:38 pm UTC
Would this work for only 2 players?
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Derek K November 15, 2019 7:00 pm UTC
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David M December 23, 2018 6:25 am UTC
I've purchased this through Amazon around two years ago and it's such a great game! I'd highly recommend this even if you're new to storytelling games. This is light on it's rules and rich on it's setting, lore and comes packed with great ideas on creating your own adventures (the three it comes with are fantastic!) and advice to change elements of the game to suit your tastes. I've never had a bad session of this one and it's certainly entertaining! Your friends and family will often surprise you with the little elements they'll add to each story!
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Matthew R November 15, 2017 5:30 pm UTC
The full-sized preview is broken.
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Derek K March 05, 2019 6:25 pm UTC
Well that's embarrassing! Sorry, I hadn't noticed this before. It's fixed now.
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