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Dungeon Crawl Classics #5: Aerie of the Crow God


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Expanded Edition

An Adventure for Character Levels 7-8


Remember the good old days, when adventures were underground, NPCs were there to be killed, and the finale of every dungeon was the dragon on the 20th level? Those days are back. Dungeon Crawl Classics don't waste your time with long-winded speeches, weird campaign settings, or NPCs who aren't meant to be killed. Each adventure is 100% good, solid dungeon crawl, with the monsters you know, the traps you fear, and the secret doors you know are there somewhere.

Aerie of the Crow God was nominated for Best Adventure in the 2004 Gen Con ENnie Awards. This special expanded edition includes an all-new sequel to the original adventure! Lady Elisabeth Pendour beseeches the heroes for their help. They must recover a key that was on her husband's body when he perished trying to clear an ancient tower. The tower was once a coastal fortress, but now it lies in ruins, occupied by black-feathered rook harpies who worship a foul carrion crow demon. Lord Pendour sought to free his subjects from fear by clearing the rampaging rooks from their nests. But he failed, and unless the heroes can recover his body, the crow god will come for his wife, too...

If you enjoy this adventure, look for the rest of the Dungeon Crawl Classics series!



  • The original award-nominated Aerie of the Crow God adventure plus a new adventure, "Seed of Evil," a never-before-seen sequel that continues where Aerie leaves off.
  • Nine fully illustrated player handouts, designed to bring the adventure alive for your players!
  • Includes stats for three new monsters, all integrally tied to the adventure, as well as several new magic items, plus background on the environs of Gurnard's Head.



Dungeon Crawl Classics #5: Aerie of the Crow God was nominated for Best Adventure in the 2004 Gen Con Ennie awards.



Writer: Andrew Hind
Front Cover Artist: Chuck Whelon
Back Cover Artist: Brad McDevitt
Cartographer: Jeremy Simmons


GMG5004R. 64 pages. $8.99.

If you enjoy this adventure, be sure to look for the rest of the Dungeon Crawl Classics line! This is only one of many great adventures, such as DCC #1: Idylls of the Rat King, which received an honorable mention for Best Adventure in the 2003 ENnie Awards. You can find more information at
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Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
May 22nd, 2018
The party arrive in a coastal town to discover that the local lordling has got himself killed trying to deal with an infestation of harpies. His distraught widow is glad to hear that there are adventurers in town, because he rather unwisely took the ke [...]
September 4th, 2008
This was my first experience buying and running a module in this series. My players all seemed to have a good time with it, and I found the module left various plot points open to return for future adventures (if ever I felt like creating them). [...]
February 1st, 2008
Good adventure. Felt second part was well beyond character ability. [...]
October 14th, 2005
In exploring the ruined fortress, the party must fight through clever and unscrupulous enemies who make the most of their advantages, particularly over non-flying enemies (well judged at this encounter level), foul necromancy and assorted unpleasantnes [...]
August 18th, 2004
This is the first of this series that I bought (due to being the right level for my players), and I'd certainly buy others. It's got a 1st edition look, but the adventure is more sophisticated really than a simple dungeon hack. What it doesn [...]
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