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A new megadungeon from Three Castles Award Winner (2018) and Barrowmaze author Dr. Greg Gillespie!

Gundgathol lies in ruin. Over 250 years ago, an evil host rose from the underdark and pushed the dwarves out of their ancestral mountains. Since that time, orcs and worse have defiled their sacred halls. In recent days, the high dwarven clerics cast their runestones and read the portents: the time has come to retake Gundgathol. Are you brave (or fooloish) enough to enter Dwarrowdeep?

Dwarrowdeep will keep your players on their toes and your campaign going strong for years.

Dwarrowdeep is brought to you by the Old School Renaissance (so don’t forget your 10’ pole).

This project was created through a group of awesome backers from Kickstarter. Without them, this project wouldn't have happened. Thank you for your support!

Check my drivethrurpg profile for all sorts of additional Barrowmaze material.

This megadungeon adventure includes an all-star cast of Ex-TSR artists including Darlene, Larry Elmore, Tim Truman, Jeff Dee, and Diesel. It features 150 unique zipitomes (art that tells a story of iconic adventurers along the bottom of the page) illustrated by Peter Pagano.

Dwarrowdeep is the single largest dwarven themed adventure in the history of role-playing games.

Note that there is no preview as the download is a folder containing the pdf as well as the poster hexmaps in Black and Old School Blue. The digital download also includes maps without numbers for use with virtual tabletops.

 
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Markus G August 06, 2022 6:18 pm UTC
Does anyone own the PoD version of the book. I read some reviews about Barrowmaze where it was stated that the paper quality and the binding of the book where quite shitty. Like to know what i am about to get before spending 85$ + shipping
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Wes B July 29, 2022 12:16 am UTC
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What system is this intended for? With reference to TSR and Old School Renaissance, I assume 2nd edition AD&D, but would like to know before I buy.
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Robert B July 29, 2022 11:36 am UTC
There’s a separate 5E version if you prefer
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Wes B July 29, 2022 11:40 am UTC
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I saw the 5E, probably going to get this under the assumption it'll work with 2nd edition.
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Alexander W July 25, 2022 12:32 pm UTC
how ard would this be to adapt for DCC? Which of the two versions would be better? Is there a VTT moule planned?
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Ryan H July 25, 2022 11:42 am UTC
What would the crowd recommend as a system for Dwarrowdeep? I see someone has interest in running Dwarrowdeep in DCC!
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arkam L July 13, 2022 5:31 pm UTC
35$ for a PDF an no preview, this is a hard no-no for me.
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Sean R July 14, 2022 1:44 am UTC
Thank you for contributing absolutely nothing to the discussion.
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Rémi C July 14, 2022 11:17 am UTC
I share the feeling, no preview, no buy.
Thank sean for being the one who actually brought nothing to the discussion
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Sean D July 14, 2022 10:14 pm UTC
Agreed. It's a lot of money, but could very well be worth it. But we need some representative pages of the content (not a copyright page or table of contents).

I get that the publisher stated above why they didn't include one initially, but James M provided details on how to accomplish it.

Previews really need to be the norm. Understand that some products may only be a page or two so an alternative of a sample paragraph or something would be fine, but in the majority of cases it should be expected.
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luke G July 16, 2022 10:49 pm UTC
You seem a little upset
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Charles S July 27, 2022 1:44 pm UTC
Agreed. I'm willing to pay that much for a good PDF product, but I've bought a lot of PDFs over the years that turned out to be subpar once I got a good look at them.

Wanting to see a couple of pages in order to get an idea of the quality of the product isn't foolish or "contributing nothing to the discussion". It's a very sensible decision.
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Alexander W July 12, 2022 9:02 pm UTC
I wish there was a dcc version but I guess One I have the cash I could easily turn 5e into dcc the conversion is quite easy most abilities are 1to1 for monsters and cr+3 is hit dice and stats can easily be adjusted into the dcc progression and the tables they hand out for the rest make it easy
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Christopher T July 10, 2022 6:43 pm UTC
Do the monsters have ascending AC included in their stat blocks or only descending AC?
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Brian S July 10, 2022 9:02 pm UTC
Only descending AC in the stat blocks
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Dani J July 14, 2022 10:51 am UTC
Usually if you need ascending AC, all you have to do is to subtract descending AC from 19.
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Donald P July 10, 2022 3:54 pm UTC
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Having run Barrowmaze for my 5e game up to 7th level, I find that it didn't take too much effort to convert to 5e [I run on Roll20]. I look forward to running Dwarrowdeep. Like one of the other reviewers mentioned, I really enjoy how the overland map around the Free City of Threshold is filling out! [Barrowmaze, Forbidden Caverns, High Fell]

Greg, keep up the great work!
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Sébastien J July 10, 2022 8:52 am UTC
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No bookmark in the PDF. That makes the navigation... complicated. Any update planned? Seeing the price of the product (35$...) we should have this type of tool, especially since the other products of M. Gillespie DOES have signets.

Otherwise, very cool megadungeon!
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Patrick S August 04, 2022 9:27 pm UTC
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I agree! All of Greg's books would benefit greatly from having bookmarks to help us hop back in forth in the contents.
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Jay G July 10, 2022 3:26 am UTC
Is this readily adaptable to play with 5e?
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Michael B July 10, 2022 5:51 am UTC
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There is a 5E version available.
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Ian V July 16, 2022 2:12 pm UTC
Here's the link for the 5e version. You can also find it by clicking on the authors name up top.
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/391087/Dwarrowdeep-5E?src=hottest_filtered
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Marshall B July 10, 2022 1:30 am UTC
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This looks great so far. It's a bit more of a kit (some referee assembly required) than Barrowmaze, but that's not bad -- just different. I think the combination of very detailed "primary" areas and referee-generated "secondary" areas with elaborate generation tables and guidelines strikes a good balance between making the dungeon not feel large enough versus making the book too massive.

I have however noticed several problems so far, even just starting a detailed reading. Is there there a page for errata etc anywhere?

(Examples of problems so far:

pg 60, room 2: "If players wish to search the rubble, use the mechanic described in the Dungeon Exploration Section." There does not appear to be any rubble-search mechanic described in the "Dungeon Exploration" section. A sketch of a mechanic appears following the above sentence, but it isn't clear if this is the complete mechanic or just an example.

pg 61, room 3: "There...See more
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Anton B July 10, 2022 1:40 pm UTC
+1. Would love to hear the publisher's note on the errors (especially on muggles).
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Russell H July 26, 2022 7:28 am UTC
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Several monsters are noted without explanation. If they’re not in the back of this book, the reader is expected to “make it up” or purchase and reference Mr Gillespie’s other works. This is somewhat irritating for a reasonably expensive product.
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Christopher C July 06, 2022 1:33 am UTC
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Congrats on #1 and Silver seller, Greg!
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Bill E June 29, 2022 1:48 pm UTC
A preview sure would be nice. And hopefully not just the index...
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Patrick S June 29, 2022 7:20 am UTC
Love to see a Gillespie book as #01
That is a clear & good sign.
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Steve P June 26, 2022 8:51 am UTC
Nice cover.
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christopher R June 25, 2022 3:58 pm UTC
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At a cursory glance, it looks fantastic, as usual with these products. The layout is entirely consistent with other entries. Art is impressive, evocative, and inspires play immediately. Going down to the pool now to "delve" deeper into the pdf. If you are wondering what it looks like, check out Barrowmaze, Caverns, or Highfell and give it a Dwarven theme. Has the same style town map, same style hex map, and npc entries. Love that all these amazing locations are filling out the Outdoor Survival map. So many possibilities with these megadungeons, literal content for a lifetime. Really excited! Support this guy, there's not a whole lot of people out there doing this scope and quality of content for the OSR. I love our small supplements and creative stuff coming out of the indie scene, but this is solid, thick, vast, and immediately playable content for OSR games with nostalgia ratcheted up to the max. Fun homages and easter eggs. I'm also looking forward to searching for connections with the other settings....See more
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