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Glory & Gold Won by Sorcery & Sword

You’re no hero.

You’re an adventurer: a reaver, a cutpurse, a heathen-slayer, a tight-lipped warlock guarding long-dead secrets. You seek gold and glory, winning it with sword and spell, caked in the blood and filth of the weak, the dark, the demons, and the vanquished. There are treasures to be won deep underneath, and you shall have them. 

Return to the glory days of fantasy with the Dungeon Crawl Classics Role-Playing Game. Adventure as 1974 intended, with modern rules grounded in the origins of sword & sorcery. Fast play, cryptic secrets, and a mysterious past await you: turn the page…


DCC RPG is a fast-paced, open-feeling rules set allowing for epic game experiences without unnecessary tethers. It uses modern game-play while paying homage to the origins of role-playing and the fun that it inspired.

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DCC RPG Occupations Spread


Goodman Games supports DCC RPG with adventures, settings, yearbooks, and sourcebooks based on Appendix N authors. Goodman Games has released over 40 adventures for DCC RPG, and more are in the pipeline.

Beyond the core rulebook, there are settings that expand your experience with DCC RPG. These settings include DCC Lankhmar (licensed from the estate of Fritz Lieber), The Shudder Mountains (inspired by the works of Manly Wade Wellman), Mutant Crawl Classics (a stand-alone, post-apocalyptic, science-fantasy setting), and the upcoming Xcrawl Classics, Dying Earth, and Empire of the East. All supplements use the Dungeon Crawl Classics core rules.

DCC Lankhmar Boxed SetThe Chained CoffinMutant Crawl Classics


DCC RPG has an active community fan base. There are many online communities as well as physical gatherings worldwide. Scores of events are run annually at conventions and gatherings around the world, both physical and online, including a massive team tournament at Gen Con each year. A number of fan web sites exist to provide community content, such as character generators, dice rolling tools, and more. (We suggest you start with the Purple Sorcerer’s site!) Our Gen Con booth is the annual gathering of the fans, featuring a Gong of Doom and Obelisks of Doom.

The Gong of Doom


Goodman Games offers a free license that allows fans to create rules and settings that customize the game in amazing ways. With over 200 fan-created products on the market, you can find almost any setting and mod that you desire. Visit for more information on our free license.


Many of the top creators in the industry have lent a hand creating for DCC RPG and the adventures that go with it. The writing team includes  Joseph Goodman, Harley Stroh, Michael Curtis, Brendan LaSalle, and many others. The art team includes Doug Kovacs, Stefan Poag, Peter Mullen, Brad McDevitt, Russ Nicholson, Sanjulian, Jeff Easley, Erol Otus, and many others.


Here's an excerpt from our favorite review (you can find the whole review on our website):

“This isn’t your father’s D&D…it’s your batsh*t crazy uncles’ D&D, straight from the smokey basement with faded black-light posters on the walls and 80’s Manowar blaring on the old tape deck. You might turn up your nose at first, but once the seven-sided-dice start rolling you find yourself sucked in.”

Here are some other reviews.

  • Year of the Dungeon: "Goodman took a very old-school point of view and made a game that manages to offer a fresh perspective on many aspects of the game while loving maintaining all the core tenets of old school play. More importantly, the game doesn’t just provide rules, but it’s a primer on how to get the most out of its chosen style of play."
  • Game Knight Reviews: "The DCC RPG book has a suggested retail price of $39.95, which I think is quite reasonable in an age when smaller hardcover books are going for the same general price point. But when you think about all the art in the book, $40 is a steal. And that’s part of my point about it being distracting. I turn the page and get lost in the art, some of which is amazingly detailed and then I have to reread the page prior to remember what I was reading about."
  • Raven Crowking's Nest: "Having read the Dungeon Crawl Classics core rulebook rather exhaustively now, I am coming to the conclusion that this will be my go-to game for all time.”
  • EN World: “Make no mistake, DCC RPG is not for everyone and it does not try to be. Randomization, heavy use of tables, critical fumbles, and no multiclassing are strong departures from what many new gamers have become accustomed to.”

The current PDF is for the 10th printing of DCC RPG.

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Pat M January 23, 2024 1:41 am UTC
I've seen a few mentions here now regarding the fact that the pdf is locked, and thus can't be bookmarked . Is there any way to get updates that do not have the lock? Not being able to add bookmarks in a book like this is a large problem.
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David H September 02, 2023 3:13 am UTC
If you do another printing, I hope you will correct the 47 instances of "they" not being capitalized at the start of a sentence. Just search ". they" in the PDF. Also, there are 34 instances of "their" that are not capitalized. Search ". their".
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Philippe J May 19, 2023 7:23 pm UTC
About the 10th printing. I don't have anything against gender neutral writing, but this needs to be done correctly. Here there is a just a quick search and replace his/her by their ... And this is not working.
Example Jim Roslof or in all the descriptions of the modules at the end of the book ...
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Mikhail Joseph A July 20, 2023 9:01 pm UTC
I think it's proof English needs a singular version of "they/them/their". Using a plural word for everything sounds a bit awkward sometimes. My native language is Filipino, and in our language we only have 1 word to encapsulate all genders, split into two versions. Singular (siya) and plural (sila).
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Elin S July 31, 2023 8:19 pm UTC
“Tis meet that some more audience than a mother — Since nature makes them partial — should o’erhear the speech, of vantage." -Polonius Act 3, Scene 3 Hamlet by William Shakespeare 1603
“Almost anyone under the circumstances would have doubted if [the letter] were theirs, or indeed if they were themself — but to us it was clear.” -Emily Dickinson A Letter Dated September 24, 1881.
“In lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than themselves” (Philippians 2:3) -King James Bible 1604
"And whoso fyndeth hym out of swich blame, They wol come up and offre in Goddes name, And I assoile hem by the auctoritee." -The Canterbury Tales (The Pardoner's Tale) by Geoffrey Chaucer 1387
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Lesley N November 13, 2022 12:43 am UTC
Been scrounging old school designs recently. I think this is all that needs to be said.

“This isn’t your father’s D&D…it’s your batsh*t crazy uncles’ D&D"

Very accurate.

What I'm looking at, is 488 pages of NOT printer friendly content :) This pdf will slurp back on your ink like a man just crawling out of the desert thinking your printer is a water flask :)
Will ya like the design? it depends. It's crude and rude and OLD school. The point of the design is in the name. It's hack and slash and treasures. It's magic and monsters and basic swordplay. I didn't see much need for Charisma, and you won't get much use out of social skills. It looks more about being in a dungeon and less in a back alley of a city.

But come on, it's called Dungeon Crawl Classics :)
I plan to brutally rip out the pages lost to art (not saying the art is bad). Anything to trim down 488 pages to a bit less.
I might like a hardcover, but only if it...See more
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Brian P May 22, 2022 6:35 pm UTC
Is there another entry for the 9th printing pdf ? Just bought the poag cover
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MATTHEW C April 05, 2022 10:22 pm UTC
Hello! I'm trying to add highlights/annotations to the 8th Edition PDF, but it says I need the owner password to save changes? Clean, purchased copy downloaded to my personal drive.

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Richard A March 17, 2022 3:49 am UTC
Anyone know of an errata sheet for the eighth (8th) printing of the core book?
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T. G March 12, 2022 8:35 pm UTC
Is there a printer-friendly version for 8th Edition?
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Adam S February 06, 2022 3:16 am UTC
For anyone looking to redeem the code for the free PDF in the physical book, you have to add this book to your cart and click the "checkout" button. On the next page there will be a spot for you to input the code and it should give you 100% off.
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Harry H January 02, 2022 9:30 pm UTC
9th printing available soon?
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Wesley A December 31, 2021 1:24 pm UTC
Is anyone else having trouble redeeming the PDF download code from the print book?
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George K December 19, 2021 2:07 pm UTC
Just bought the physical hardcopy with the free coupon code for the PDF. However none of the PDFs could be downloaded, keep getting "FAILED - {"error":"The requested source file could not be found.: /data/rawpdfs/rpg/Goodman Games/DCC_RPG_8thPrinting_screenRes.pdf"}. Very unfortunate that this didn't work.
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Robert W November 28, 2021 6:03 pm UTC
Where is the link to make use of the printed coupon code in the book for the PDF download?? Seems to not exist anywhere ...
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