Tuesday, March 22, 2016

A Comprehensive List of Megadungeons


Entrance to Rappan Athuk, the Dungeon of Graves


Back around mid-2012 I decided to create a Master List of D&D Retroclones and Simulators. For a time it became a very popular resource before it was eventually eclipsed by Taxidermic Owlbear's own list (which was inspired in part by my previous efforts).

In regards to last few years we saw the release of several mega-dungeons. The long-awaited Dwimmermount, Castle of the Mad Archmage (a sort of inspiration of the old Castle Greyhawk legacy), and even a consolidated Barrowmaze Complete!

I figured that a compilation of megadungeons would be a worthy project. But first we should define what a megadungeon is. My terms are broad: a megadungeon should be a large enough dungeon which could encompass the better part of a campaign for players to explore session after session. 

So here's my list so far, arranged in alphabetical order. Tell me if you have any others to add, or if I missed any relevant products:

Anomalous Subsurface Environment (ASE1 and ASE2-3, available for Labyrinth Lord)

Barrowmaze Complete
 (available for Labyrinth Lord)

Castle Gargantua (available for Lamentations of the Flame Princess)

Castle Greyhawk (WG7 Castle Greyhawk for 1st Edition AD&D, Greyhawk Ruins for 2nd Edition AD&D, Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk for 3rd Edition D&D, Castle Zagyg series for Castles & Crusades)

Castle of the Mad Archmage (available for Adventures Dark & Deep and Pathfinder)

Castle Triskelion (available for AD&D 1st Edition)

Caverns of Thracia (available for 3.5)

The Darkness Beneath (for 1E/OSRIC/etc, collection of adventures in Fight On! magazine)

Depths of Felk Mor (for 5th Edition)

Dungeon Crawl Classics #51: Castle Whiterock (available for 3rd Edition D&D)

The Dungeons of Castle Blackmoor (available for 3.5)

Dwimmermount (available for ACKS and Labyrinth Lord)

Emerald Spire Superdungeon (available for Pathfinder RPG)

Eyes of the Stone Thief (available for 13th Age)

The Grande Temple of Jing (available for Pathfinder RPG)

Maure Castle (available for 1st and 3rd Edition D&D, in Mordenkainen's Fantastic Adventure and Dungeon Magazine #112, with bonus levels in #124 and #139)

Rappan Athuk (available for Swords & Wizardry and Pathfinder)

Ruins Perilous (available for Pathfinder in Adventure Quarterly magazine)

The Slumbering Tsar Saga (available for Pathfinder; Swords & Wizardry version upcoming and a 5th Edition conversion wiki)

Stonehell Dungeon (available for Labyrinth Lord, Down Night-Haunted Halls with 2 bonus Supplements)

Temple of Elemental Evil (available for 1st Edition AD&D, has sequel adventure Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil for 3rd Edition D&D)

Undermountain (Undermountain I and II for 2nd Edition D&D, Ruins of Undermountain boxed set, Expedition to Undermountain for 3rd Edition D&D)

World's Largest Dungeon (available for 3rd Edition D&D)