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There are things that dwell in the Crypt, and some are Best Left Buried

Best Left Buried is a fantasy horror game where the monsters are scary and the players are scared. Within the Crypt, these adventurers will be beset by strange monsters, bizarre environments and eldritch magics, which will take them on their journey from fresh faced recruits to grizzled survivors.

This collection of five zinis covers the following topics in a new, ultra lightweight format to minimise page flipping and act as the perfect reference document:

  • Character Creation
  • Advancements
  • Playing The Game
  • Consequences
  • Monsters

This version of the game is designed to be printed at home, so you can turn up to game night without requiring a book. They can also be given to new players, so they know what they need to know, when they need to know it.

If you like this product, have a look at the Cryptdigger's Guide, which contains all of the info in these zinis as well as more stunning art by Ben Brown. Best Left Buried can be played with just the zinis, but you'll be better of grabbing the Cryptdigger's and Doomsayer's Guide as well.

This product is now FREE, and is intended to act as an SRD for Best Left Buried games. For more info on our license check out

Best Left Buried products are available in print from Melsonian Art's Council or Exalted Funeral, as well as other good RPG stores. Grab us at, our website at or contact Zach on twitter at @JellyMuppet for more details.

Check out other Soul Muppet Publishing books for even more soul shattering goodness.

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Jeremy H November 27, 2019 10:32 am UTC
I wish I had seen this one first. I purchased the other one (main book?). But lately I generally prefer zine presentations for light games like this one.
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JAMES K August 09, 2019 6:30 am UTC
There are two files here, different versions of the same thing; one's 10 pages long, the other 15. The advertised number of pages is 56 pages... I'm sure that's a typo but it's a bit disappointing if you were expecting more! Is something missing? There's a reference to finesse weapons but nothing on what that might mean...
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Zachary C August 09, 2019 4:49 pm UTC
Hi James! Correct page length is 20 pages, made up of 5, 4 A5 pages zinis. I cloned a different book and must have forgotten to edit the page length on the listing. Nothing is missing from the product currently. Apologies if you feel like you were short changed by my mistake.

Finesse weapons is a typo. It should be Light Weapons. I will get it amended soon.
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JAMES K August 09, 2019 11:09 pm UTC
Fair enough!
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