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The Dungeon Alphabet


Designing Dungeons is as easy as A, B, C!

The Dungeon Alphabet compiles inspirational tables on classic dungeon design elements to assist the game master in creating subterranean challenges. This fifth printing adds a new topic for a total of forty-four tables of inspirational materials.

A is for Altar, B is for Books, and C is for Caves: the Dungeon Alphabet has advice, hints, and randomized tables that bring new life to your adventures.

Suitable for any rules system, the entries are accompanied by outstanding art from classic fantasy illustrators.

DA_TOCM is for Magic

T is for Treasure ChestsDA_endsheets


  • Lamentations of the Flame Princess“Forget OSRIC, Labyrinth Lord, and Swords & Wizardry. Forget Castle Zagyg, Carcosa, and Fight On! If you're looking for the monumental and important release of the OSR, you haven't yet found it. The Dungeon Alphabet by Michael Curtis is it.”
  • Bat in the Attic“Now that I have seen it I think this product is a outstanding achievement in both content and art. At its price it is a great value.”
  • Prime Requisite Games“From the wondrous to the disturbing, The Dungeon Alphabet is teaming with ideas that would prove valuable at the fingertips of any dungeon designer.”
  • Carter’s Cartopia“The DA indeed deserves to be singled out as an exemplary old-school product: technically system-free, it introduces the OSR "rules light" vibe to any gamer who might pick it up, and I assume that it would be a useful resource for almost any referee, regardless of system.  And very well produced with absolutely top-notch art.  Kick ass!”
  • Jeff’s Gameblog“This book is very nearly perfect.”

Rules Set: Systems-neutral, designed to be used with any RPG

Writer: Michael Curtis
Cover Artist: Erol Otus
Interior Artists: Jeff Easley, Jim Holloway, Doug Kovacs, William McAusland, Brad McDevitt, Jesse Mohn, Peter Mullen, Russ Nicholson, Erol Otus, Stefan Poag, Jim Roslof, Chad Sergesketter, Chuck Whelon, Mike Wilson, and Lutz Winter

This is the PDF version of the 5th Printing of The Dungeon Alphabet

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Brett P September 03, 2020 12:12 pm UTC
I have the Monster alphabet in hardback, would love this too. Will this ever be PoD?
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Guy O July 23, 2020 7:56 pm UTC
I almost pulled the trigger on this until I read the comments from Rich H. The 4th printing is available at goodmangamesDOTcom for the same price
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Brett B August 18, 2020 8:17 pm UTC
The version on DTRPG has been updated to the 4th Printing. The PDF here is the same as the one on the Goodman site. :)
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Rich H February 19, 2019 9:15 pm UTC
Why is this the 3rd edition instead of the latest 4th with the expanded material? That seems to only be available on your website.
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Kenneth S May 03, 2020 6:17 am UTC
Is it already updated ?
I really want to buy here, but I won't buy the 3rd edition when the 4th is out there for the same price.
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Rich H May 03, 2020 4:06 pm UTC
I got it in a bundle, and it's updated to the fourth printing, so it's the latest version.
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Jeffrey G February 01, 2019 8:59 pm UTC
What was the initial publication date on this?
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