*Please see below for a message concerning the Dungeon Crawler and Windows 7.
The Dungeon Crawler is an integrated suite of tools for use with Dungeons and Dragons(r) and most OGL (Open Gaming License) content. Here are a few of the many things it can do for you: Generate a dungeon crawl adventure, room-by-room and encounter-by-encounter. Your group can play D&D(r) without a GM, or you can play it all by yourself. The same tools that allow you to explore and map a dungeon as you go can be used to generate endless combinations of rooms, corridors, treasures, encounters, NPC’s, and more.
At the click of button, the program tells you what the players see ahead. Each detail in the description can then be generated in further detail as the players look over what they’ve found. Encounters are displayed with full descriptions and combat information, and the program even conducts attack routines and saving throws, as well as imaginative critical and fumble results.
Among the things you can generate using this program:
Statues, alcoves, graves, corpses, altars, bridges, magic mouths, pedestals, shrines, keys, levers, ledges, pits, fountains, liquids (to fill those pits and fountains), poisons, doors, special doors, locks, traps, container traps, prison cells, names of all sorts (for NPCs, swords, demons, taverns, ships and more), tavern details (names, features, occupants, notable NPCs, rooms, drinks, food and more), battle cries, graffiti, passwords, blessings, curses, insanities, confusions, magical effects, book titles, missions, city shops (arcanist, alchemist, apothecary, bookseller, tinker, healer, herbalist, armorer, weaponsmith), city buildings (nearly 100 different types), city encounters, ships and watercraft… you get the idea.
For a tiny (but free) sample, check out Emerald Giant’s Names and Taverns collections.
Dungeon Crawler incorporates the open gaming content from most of the major releases for the d20 system (version 3 and .5) plus literally thousands of original and randomly-created monsters, treasures, traps and other items in a single easy-to-use interface, complete with an extensive Help feature. And with Microsoft Access(r) and some geekability, you can add your own material to the vast database accompanying this program.
Currently available for up to Windows XP on the PC.* The Dungeon Crawler program costs $20, and we have yet to charge a single dime for updates and enhancements. Bearing in mind that this program represents thousands of hours of programming, over 125 years of combined role-playing experience and an infinite love for the game, we think $20 is a very good price. What can we say, we’re great guys.
This program requires that the Java runtime environment be installed on your computer. How do you get the JRE installed? Go to this web address and hit the free download button:
* Microsoft(r) made a change in Windows 7 that caused the Dungeon Crawler and many other programs using Access databases to stop working. This issue does not affect everyone, but for those inconvenienced by it, a solution is on the way. Stay tuned for the new, improved Dungeon Crawler, now in development.
FREE PDFS SHOWING WHAT THE DUNGEON CRAWLER CAN DO