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Diceless Dungeons


It's Diceless Dungeons!  An old-school, digest-sized game without the bones...

You see, every old-school system has a diceless game inside of it, because they emphasize decision-making, exploration, and role-playing above all else.  And Diceless dungeons obliges with everything you'd expect from this kind of experience.  All the monsters, traps, and treasures.  Herein you'll find:

Simple, yet robust, rules for character creation and the sorcerer's apprentice...

Engaging, but easy-to-use, mechanics that exploit the unknown to do what dice usually do...

Combat rules that duplicate the blow-by-blow action of traditional games...

Plus evil monsters and magic items ready to be won and wielded by the courageous!

All wrapped up in a flexible, narrative format that feels a lot like the imaginative play we knew and loved as children.  Oh, and for the squeamish, there's OPTIONAL dice mechanics that are just as simple, easy, and narratively driven as everything else!  So sharpen your swords and oil up that armor.  The dungeons await heroes brave enough to enter them...  

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Valdus C March 31, 2021 12:41 pm UTC
Might we have an additional sample skirmish here in the discussion. DD is ripe fot pbp.
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Valdus C March 31, 2021 2:45 pm UTC
I meant DD is ripe for play by post.
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Michael H December 10, 2020 1:34 pm UTC
Just a quickie. So each round, the characters take a wound (allocated as appropriate) and the monsters take wound? Or do they, since they will expire after the set number of rounds. I'm just not sure I can wrap my head around that...
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James G December 10, 2020 7:27 pm UTC
First off, thank you for your question Michael! You got it right. Wounds are not dealt to enemies; rather, enemies are defeated if at least one character survives a specified number of rounds. It’s really no different from giving the enemy a certain number of wounds (or hit points) and having the party deliver an automatic one wound per round until the enemy falls to zero, except that it requires less bookkeeping. We hope this helps, but please feel free to ask us anything at any time – and good gaming! Also, DD2: The Diceless Wilds offers some additional rules for wounds in combat to make the whole thing even less predictable...
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This title was added to our catalog on April 20, 2017.