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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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December 4th, 2018
I give it a 3/5. As a system, the only game design principals that this game has is the game design principal of limited resources and advancement. Advancement deals in that your character gets skill points through play, but even these are treated as [...]
July 7th, 2018
This is a fantastically light and easy system to use and, as a previous reviewer said, it's ripe for use with other genres. I've already used it to run games of Star Wars and 7th Sea (treat ships like characters with their own stats and abilities). It' [...]
May 5th, 2017
I enjoyed my read through of Diceless Dungeon. I like the abstract take on diceless combat the Olde House Rules has come up with. I think this will click with my home group and hope to try it out in the near future. [...]
May 4th, 2017
I love this product! For a while now I've been looking for a simple diceless system that still offered a very small level of resource management. This is a fantastic baseline for many great hacks and house rules! Keep up the great work! [...]
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September 15, 2019
This title was added to our catalog on April 20, 2017.