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Dungeon Crawl Classics #23: The Sunken Ziggurat


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An Adventure for Character Levels 5-7

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.

A recent earthquake has exposed an ancient ziggurat long buried in the earth. When the heroes are called to investigate, they find more than just a buried structure. The dragon-queen Tiamat was slain on this site, and the ziggurat was built eons ago to seal her taint. Now that it has resurfaced, evil magics flow into the surrounding lands! The heroes must descend into this ancient edifice, defeat the monsters that dwell within its bowels, and replace that seal that prevents Tiamat's evil from leaking into the world!

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


  • A Bablyonian-style dungeon crawl featuring fantastic themed encounters.
  • Interlinked puzzles that must be solved to advance further in the adventure.
  • 7 illustrated player handouts.
  • 11 new themed monsters to enhance the Babylonian mystique.

Writer: Richard Pocklington
Cover Artist: Jason Edwards
Cartographer: Jeremy Simmons

GMG5022; 40 pages; $7.49.

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Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
August 1st, 2018
The premise for this adventure is simple: a recent earthquake has exposed a long-buried structure and for whatever reason, the party goes to explore it. Needless to say there's all sorts of bad stuff around and the looming threat of evil being released [...]
Nathan C. [Featured Reviewer]
September 25th, 2006
I do not know if I should be insulted or what. I ran Dungeon Crawl Classics: #23 and my party said? well let me just quote them: ?Best adventure we have ever had?. ?That was great? ?Great way to start a new chapter in the game? These were [...]
January 18th, 2006
The Sunken Ziggurat is yet another quality addition to the Dungeon Crawl Classics lineup. Author Richard Pocklington has created a solid D&D adventure with a fantasy-Babylonian flavor which sets it apart from almost every other D&D adventure ou [...]
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