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Dungeon Crawl Classics #0: Legends are Made, not Born


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An Adventure for 0-Level Characters

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.

For the past few years, an ogre that lairs in a cave near the wilderness town of Dundraville has demanded tributes of ale and supplies. The villagers were happy to comply, lest the brute attack them or destroy their property. But recently, the ogre changed his demands. Now he wants gold, building supplies -- and captives! When the ogre walked into town only to have his request denied, he flew into a rage. The brute dragged two townsolk off to his cave, to be eaten for sure! The villagers have no heroes to protect them -- so someone must rise to the challenge! Six determined townsfolk have taken decided to take justice into their own hands. Can these village commoners defeat the ogre in his own lair before their fellows are eaten?

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



  • A unique adventure challenge that pits six NPC-classed characters against a challenge far greater than they can handle. Only good thinking and clever strategies can save the day!
  • Includes full stats for 6 pregenerated "local yokels," all CR 1/2 1st-level NPC-classed characters.


This module was originally produced in a limited run for Dundracon 29 in San Ramon, California.


Writer: Chris Doyle
Front Cover Artist: Erol Otus
Back Cover Artist: Jason Edwards
Interior Artists: Ian Armstrong, Friedrich Haas, Jim Holloway, Cliff Kurowski, Brad McDevitt, Stefan Poag
Cartographer: Jeremy Simmons


GMG5100R; 32 pages; $6.99.

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February 11th, 2016
This is the adventure that got me hooked on Goodman Games. I have game mastered this adventure five times and each one has been memorable and most led to a long term campaign - including one of which was the most epic that I ever ran and based on eleme [...]
November 14th, 2007
pretty good adventure. my group had to switch characters due to a session of mostly natural 1's, so this was nice to have premade villagers that actually rolled better. [...]
September 2nd, 2007
This adventure is simple, playable and fun. It works well with a small party of PC classes. [...]
Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
September 2nd, 2007
An RPG Resource Review: A fascinating concept, particularly for a convention game (its original audience) or for someone wanting to really start adventuring from scratch: this adventure is aimed at characters before they have gained any conventi [...]
Chris G. [Featured Reviewer]
April 27th, 2007
Dungeon Crawl Classics #0: Legends are Made, not Born There is something fun with running a module designed for characters just starting out. And not module that I have seen does that better then a this module since it is for zero level characters. The [...]
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