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Any GM can design a basic dungeon. A dedicated GM takes the extra time to craft exciting, logical and challenging dungeons that are so much more than a series of rooms stuffed full of monsters and treasure.

Be Awesome At Dungeon Design comprises over 200 pages of dungeon design advice from ENnie Award winning designer Creighton Broadhurst. Handling such subjects as a dungeon’s purpose, design, ecology, dressing and physicality as well as a score of ready-to-go dungeon dressing tables and more Be Awesome At Dungeon Design can help you build more awesome dungeons.>Whether you are a new GM just starting out, or a grizzled veteran, there’s something for you in Be Awesome at Dungeon Design.

With this book, you get two versions: a PDF and a .epub files so you can read Be Awesome at Dungeon Design on literally any device!

Why You Should Take My Advice

In short, I've been around the block.

I've been on both sides of the designer/publisher fence. In 1999, I started out as a hungry, wildly inexperienced and tremendously naive freelancer. Now, I'm a grizzled (nay veteran) publisher and editor who has written, edited and developed well in excess of 1,000,000 words of gaming content. I've written for big and small publishers alike and won an ENnie for Madness at Gardmore Abbey (2012 [Silver], Best Adventure). A partial list of my design credits includes: Wizards of the Coast (Monster Manual V, Exemplars of Evil, Madness at Gardmore Abbey), Paizo Publishing (Dragon Magazine and Dungeon Magazine), Expeditious Retreat Press (Legacy of Darkness, Plague), Kobold Press (Deep Magic), Rite Publishing (Pathways magazine, Adventure Quarterly) and Raging Swan Press (Retribution, Shadowed Keep on the Borderlands, The Sunken Pyramid).

During my early freelance days I was very lucky to have a mentor of sorts. Stephen Radney-MacFarland at the time was the RPGA's Big Cheese and my Living Greyhawk boss. During the course of the campaign, he gave me countless pointers and pieces of advice on how to commission, edit and develop modules. He gave me tremendous insights into the design process both in the campaign and at Wizards of the Coasts. (Luckily, he also didn't strangle me despite serious provocation on several occasion). During my time on the campaign I worked on over 100 modules and wrote another 20 or so myself. I had a lot of time to practise his suggestions.

In 2010, I founded Raging Swan Press and have built it into one of the most successful, prolific and recognised publishers of Pathfinder compatible products in the multiverse. I've worked closely with dozens of freelancers and to date (November 2013), have released over 160 supplements, adventures and player aids.

I want to share with you the insights and advice I've received over the years. I was lucky enough to have a mentor, but you might not.

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Krzysiek N March 09, 2022 9:44 pm UTC
the error with preview still hasn't been fixed ;/
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Patricio A September 21, 2020 5:35 pm UTC
Tried to look at the full-size preview. I received the following message in the pop-up window: "The requested URL was not found on this server."
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Paul H August 10, 2020 1:02 pm UTC
How exactly does this differ from your free version? Based on file size I’m guessing this has more content but I’m hoping for some more details please.

Thank you.
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Creighton B August 10, 2020 1:33 pm UTC
Hi Paul!

the free, non-augmented edition is a 12-page PDF comprising eight dungeon design essays.

The Augmented edition comes in PDF, .mobi and .epub editions and comprises a ton of extra material. It has the dungeon design articles along with dungeon design case studies, dissections of two classic dungeons, loads of dungeon dressing tables, maps and more.
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Paul H August 10, 2020 5:53 pm UTC
Thank you!
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November 27, 2017 4:19 pm UTC
Augmented Edition? As opposed to the non-augmented version? Maybe explain what or how it is "augmented" in the description. Is it simply the epub version? This version adds Dungeons & Dragons to the rules systems, but the other "version" doesn't report the 200 pages as claimed here.

Maybe I should write a book too, "Be awesome at posting products on DTRPG (Snark Edition)". :)
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November 28, 2017 1:14 am UTC
Wow! Augmentation is great! ;)
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Andrew S November 29, 2017 1:54 pm UTC
I'm guessing the non augmented versions is:
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Creighton B November 29, 2017 3:19 pm UTC
Yup! That's the one!
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November 29, 2017 7:30 pm UTC
Maybe you would be willing delete all the blank pages (50+) from the screen edition pdf. DTRPG changes the security properties of the PDF when the watermark is added. Granted, DTRPG only used Adobe 7 encryption, but cracking open the PDF is an unnecessary hassle for those of us that are honest buyers and supporters of small press RPGs.
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Creighton B November 30, 2017 2:53 pm UTC
I will look into this. I believe the software I used to create the book as an ability to remove empty pages. I wouldn't be keen to simply cut out all the blank pages from the normal screen version because that would mess up the page numbering, which might end up confusing more people. Anyway, thanks for the request, I'm on it!
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November 30, 2017 2:57 pm UTC
Appreciate the consideration nonetheless. I'll pickup the Christmas bundle to help pay for your time with PPP.
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Creighton B November 30, 2017 3:14 pm UTC
Thank you. I hope you enjoy the books. You should have an email from OBS now telling you about the new version of the book I've just uploaded as PDFs. I hope that's what you were looking for.
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