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Overview

Dwarf Mine is a game about drawing and designing a mine, uncovering treasure, and surviving the dangers of the mountain.

In Dwarf Mine, you will draw your mine on graph paper, roll dice to determine what gold, gems, or other treasure you’ve discovered, and (hopefully) defeat monsters in combat, keeping your mine alive and thriving!

By the end of your game, you’ll have created a rich and unique history for your mine – no two games are the same!

In Dwarf Mine you get:

  • Full Dwarf Mine Rules
  • Mountain Map
  • Mine History and Game Tracker
  • 4 Mine Levels of Treasure and Combat Tables
  • 10 Rooms for your mine plus 6 expansion rooms
  • Expansion rules for unique mountain creation
  • Expansion rules for different mountain "bosses"
  • Expansion rules for dwarf bloodlines
  • Dwarf name generator and room name generator tables
  • Achievements list

Gameplay

To see how the game is played, check out my video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy6B_Fij7Qc

Expansions

Try these expansions to enjoy more Dwarf Mine!

Updates

9/21/2023: Dwarf Mine: Beyond the Mountain expansion is available!

9/12/2022: Dwarf Mine: Underdark expansion is available!

7/11/2022: Dwarf Mine: Magestone expansion is available!

6/13/2022: Dwarf Mine: Barrier Mountains expansion is available!

8/24/2021 Update: 2 new mini expansions, and 3 new appendices have been added!

12/19/2021 Update: A French translation of Dwarf Mine is now included in the files! A huge thanks goes out to Steve Bélanger for the translation - thank you Steve!!!!

1/25/2022 Update: 13 Dwarves and a Burglar - you can now play the Dwarf Mine challenge!

5/19/2022 Update: Cover image has been updated, in anticipcation for some other great news on the horizon...

An exmaple mine from the game Dwarf Mine.An example mine sheet from the game Dwarf Mine.


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Kevin N April 11, 2024 8:31 pm UTC
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I just randomly found this and picked it up. This looks cool. Is there going to be a POD option in the future?
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James H April 15, 2024 7:50 pm UTC
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Hey Kevin, thanks for checking the game out!

You're the first person who has asked about a Print on Demand option, so we'll see. I haven't explored that as an option before, but I'll do some research.

Thanks for the question!
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Kevin N April 16, 2024 3:50 am UTC
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Thank you. Maybe it might make sense when you have completed all the expansions you have wanted. You could make a compilation with the core rules and all the expansions.

My seven year old son is already loving it a lot (he plays it when I am at work). It scratches a lot of the itches from wanting to play an RPG but the rules are simple enough for him to read and understand the instructions.
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Matthew C December 29, 2022 9:41 pm UTC
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I'm enjoying the game a lot, nice work! Question: How is it possible to get a roll of 1 on the Mine Level 1 Treasure table? We start at 1, so 1d8+1 has a minimum of 2, and I don't see a way that that number would be reduced. I feel like I'm missing something obvious...
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Jeremy W. S December 30, 2022 4:04 am UTC
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Huh. The Scouting Room and Lucky Bloodline reduce the Combat Roll, but yeah, I don’t see anything that would reduce the Treasure Roll.
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James H July 05, 2023 5:59 pm UTC
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You are correct, it's nearly impossible to get the "1" result (and impossible without the scout room).

When I first made the tables they started at "2", but I thought it looked weird. So I just started at "1" to make it look more natural, even though it's kind of an irrelevant result.
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James H July 05, 2023 6:01 pm UTC
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You are correct, it's nearly impossible to get the "1" result (and impossible without the scout room).

When I first made the tables they started at "2", but I thought it looked weird. So I just started at "1" to make it look more natural, even though it's kind of an irrelevant result.
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Jeremy W. S October 09, 2022 9:12 pm UTC
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Do persistent enemies attack alongside whatever transient enemies you roll in combat, unless the special persistent enemy rules say otherwise (eg how dragon says not to do any other combat rolls)?

Also, a couple nits in v1.2.6:

* In "Gameplay", subsection "Hallways and Ladders", paragraph beginning "Ladders are represented…": "You can dig as many or as few ~~hallways~~ **ladders** as you wish!" Looks like a copy-paste-o from the preceding hallways. Recommended striking and replacement are marked up with double tildes for strikethrough, double stars for bold (insertion).
* In table "Dwarf Leader Ability", row 5, typo in the row title: "Ancient Lin~~e~~eage" (the E is doubled - strike one).

Also, one other thing I tripped over: The "special info" on the More Rooms mine commons, combat school, and trap room really threw me for a loop as contradicting stuff earlier in the All Rooms table in the barracks...See more
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James H July 05, 2023 6:23 pm UTC
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Hey Jeremy, thanks for checking out the game! You are mostly correct - persistent enemies attack during the persistent phase. You would also have enemies attack after your combat roll. The only exception is, as you said, when a persistent enemy like the dragon says not to do any other combat rolls.

Also, thanks for the feedback in v1.2.6. I'm hoping to get 1.2.7 out at some point, and the fixes you suggested will be included.

Thank you!
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Jesse W March 30, 2022 4:43 pm UTC
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Excellent game! Question on Mine Commons & Combat Schools, should they also be limited to 1 or can I cram as many in as possible?
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James H April 22, 2022 1:05 am UTC
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Hi There! Sorry about the late response - for some reason I didn't get a notification about the question.

There is no limit to the Mine Commons and Combat Schools. Feel free to fit as many as possible in your mine (there is a reason they are big)!

Also, thank you for the kind words about the game! I hope you enjoy!
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James H January 25, 2022 7:09 pm UTC
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13 Dwarves and a Burglar - you can play the Dwarf Mine challenge at the link below!
https://paperdicegames.com/2022/01/25/13-dwarves-and-a-burglar-a-dwarf-mine-challenge/
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James H August 24, 2021 2:00 pm UTC
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Dwarf Mine has received an update! 2 new expansions are now included, and 3 new appendices! Check out the update in more detail here! https://paperdicegames.com/2021/08/24/dwarf-mine-new-release/
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James H August 03, 2021 7:33 pm UTC
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Hi Everyone!

I launched a new podcast! You can check out the details here: https://paperdicegames.com/podcast/ The important thing for you to know is that I give away goodies each episode! Check it out if you have the chance!

Also, I've announced a few expansions for Dwarf Mine! I'm hoping to have them out in about a month. You can read about them here! https://paperdicegames.com/2021/08/03/dwarf-mine-bloodlines-expansion-and-more/

Thank you so much - you are all so great!

-James
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Damian G August 25, 2021 11:11 am UTC
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I just bought it and I only got one 3page pdf without any rules in it. Just thr mountainand two sheets. What's the deal? Where are the rules?
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James H August 25, 2021 6:00 pm UTC
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Hi Damian,

I'm not sure how that happened, but you are right, somehow I deleted the actual rules files.

It should be resolved now, and you should be able to download the full rules. If you're still having issues, please let me know at paperdicegames (at) gmail.com
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Damian G August 25, 2021 6:03 pm UTC
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Yep, now it works. Thanks ;)
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James H August 25, 2021 8:15 pm UTC
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No problem. Thank you for alerting me to the issue! I'm glad you said something, otherwise who knows how long it would have taken before someone noticed.

Thank you for checking the game out. Enjoy!

-James
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