Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Megadungeons I need to read

So, being that I intend to stick a megadungeon in my game, what megadungeons do I need to look into?

I've read all of James Maliszewski's Dwimmermount posts.

I've read the gathered snippets of Greyhawk Castle over at Greyhawk Online.

I've checked out the free preview of Stonehell, and I'm planning to snag the full version soon.

I've downloaded (but not yet read) the PDF of Castle of the Mad Archmage.

I have also queued up the Megadungeon Resources at Beyond the Black Gate.

And I'm still reading the assorted Undermountain boxed sets and Dragon articles about it.

Any others I missed that I shouldn't have?

I'm not trying to be completist or a buy them all, I just want to know what directions people took the megadungeon concept before I settle on my own approach.

Editing later: I've also got a copy of the World's Largest Dungeon to look at. It's not ideal (the maps are a bit too . . . sectional) but I've got it.


  1. Mines of Khunmar is free but unkeyed (fabulous maps)

    The Darkness Beneath (from Fight On magazine) is nearing completion

  2. I've been looking around for Mines of Khunmar but the pdf download seems to be offline.

    I'll look into The Darkness Beneath, too.

    Thank you!

  3. I found a copy of the old free Khunmar here. Also, the author is working on a full published version with art. Khunmar is one of my favorite dungeon maps. It seems very organic and believable somehow, as opposed to just rooms filling up a piece of graph paper. You might also want to check out Rappan Athuk. A new super-edition was just announced by Frog God Games, expected some time early next year. I'm not sure how I feel about these giant 1000-page books (the recent Tome of Horrors Complete is another example). They feel, somehow, decadent.

    (Incidentally, I stumbled upon your blog based on a recent post on The Underdark Gazette. I also happen to be a strength-training enthusiast in addition to RPG player.)

  4. @Brendan - thanks for the file link, I was able to get the dungeon. And I just saw a post about Rappan Athuk . . . but damn, the price is high. Deserved, but I don't know that I'd get $100+ dollars of value out of it. Still I totally understand why a 1000 page book costs that much. :)

    And thanks for following, and you might want to check out my strength blog too.

  5. www.greyhawkgrognard.com/2010/07/02/castle-of-mad-archmage-final-release/

    Correct link for the Castle of mad archmage, although there is no more a free pdf version and the new edition is sell through DriveThrough RPG.


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