The Inventory

You have inventory slots equal to your Brawn minus your armour’s armour class (AC). If you rolled the Extra +2 AC, always” or have gained a bonus to AC through other means, this does not impact your inventory space. Items not worn or carried in the hands take up slots, and are assumed to be stowed in a backpack.

Each slot can hold up to 200 coins and gems, 16 candles, or six torches.

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Characters who attempt to carry more items than they have inventory slots available become encumbered. Encumbered characters who find themselves in combat can either move or make an attack, and always go last in initiative.

A character who tries to carry more than 1.5x their normal inventory slots struggles to move. Every turn they remain active requires them to exert 1d3 Brawn.

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The standard unit of currency is the silver piece (sp), which may be broken into 10 copper pennies (cp). Fifty silver pieces are worth 1 gold pound (gp).

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A Dungeon Game doesn’t contain extensive weapon lists. Weapons and armour are categorised as Small, Medium, or Large, each with different benefits and drawbacks. You may describe your arms and weapons in any way that suits your character.

Small weapons cost 4sp. Medium weapons cost 8sp. Large weapons cost 12sp.

Melee Weapons

  • Small. 1d6-1 damage. Ignores armour when enemies are prone or taken by surprise. 1
  • Medium. 1d6 damage.
  • Large. 1d6 damage with advantage. -2 to Agility on initiative rolls. Requires two free hands.

Ranged Weapons

  • Small. 1d6-1 damage. +2 to Agility on initiative rolls.
  • Medium. 1d6 damage. Requires two free hands.
  • Large. 1d6 damage with advantage. Ignores armour. Requires two free hands.Reloading a small ranged weapon is a free action.

Reloading a medium ranged weapon takes a move action.

Reloading a large ranged weapon takes an entire round.

Characters who miss ranged attacks against targets engaged in melee combat risk striking the other combatants. 2

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Armour and Shields

  • Light armour. 30sp. AC 3.
  • Medium armour. 50sp. AC 5.
  • Heavy armour. 80sp. AC 7.
  • Shield. 15sp. +1 AC. Can’t be used while wielding a weapon that requires two free hands.
  • Helmet. 10sp. Can be sacrificed to negate a single damage roll.

Unarmoured characters have AC 0.

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The dungeon lacks light. You must provide your own.

A candle, torch, or lantern sheds enough light to illuminate a single room. When a player first uses a light source, the GM rolls the indicated dice and makes a note of the result. Lower the number by one after each turn. When the number reaches zero, the light source goes out.

When the light source is threatened by wind or moisture the character in possession of the light can make a saving throw, using the light source’s current number in place of their attributes. If the result of the roll is equal to or higher than the light’s number, the light goes out.

  • Candle, 1d6. 1cp. 16 candles to one inventory slot.
  • Torch, 2d6. 1sp. 6 torches to one inventory slot.
  • Lantern, 3d6. 7sp. 1 lantern per inventory slot. 2 flasks of oil per inventory slot.

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Adventuring Gear

The following list includes the mundane equipment your character may want or need for adventuring. Most items are readily available and may be purchased when resting outside the dungeon in between adventures.

This is not an exhaustive list of items available to players. The GM should feel free to introduce new items from other sources. Similarly, players may request items not listed here. As with all things, err on the side of permissiveness.

Those items that have explicit rules governing their usage are detailed on the pages that follow.

Item Cost Item Cost
Backpack 10sp Bell 1sp
Belt pouch 1sp Birdcage 5cp
Block and tackle 5sp Bucket 5cp
Chain (per ft.) 3sp Canvas (per sq. yard) 1sp
Chalk 1cp Crampons 4sp
Crowbar 3sp Drill, iron 5sp
Dry rations (per week) 10sp Glass bottle 10sp
Grappling hook 75sp Holy water (flask) 25sp
Hourglass 25sp Kayak 5gp
Ladder, 10 ft. 5sp Lamp oil (flask) 6cp
Lard, pint 5cp Lockpicks 30sp
Magnifying glass 2gp Map or scroll case 1sp
Mirror, small metal 10sp Pickaxe 20sp
Piton 3cp Pole (10 ft.) 2sp
Pulley 25sp Reed, hollow 1cp
Rope (per 50ft.) 10sp Salt (per lb.) 1cp
Shovel 10sp Signal whistle 8cp
Soap (per lb.) 5cp Spyglass 20gp
Tent (sleeps two) 15sp - -


Characters are assumed to start play with a backpack, which provides their base inventory slots. Additional backpacks can be used to increase inventory space, providing extra slots equal to half your Brawn (rounded down). Only one extra backpack can be carried at a time, and it takes up an inventory slot. Characters carrying multiple backpacks have -2 to Agility on initiative rolls.

Belt Pouch

Can store one item, which can be accessed instantly in combat as though you rolled exactly your Cunning.


Every 10 feet of chain carried uses one inventory slot.

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  1. When attacking with a weapon that ignores armour, your attack is a success if you roll under your attribute even if you also roll under the enemy’s armour. You can’t damage enemy armour by rolling exactly their AC with one of these weapons.↩︎

  2. For more details, see Ranged Attacks.↩︎