Be Awesome at Dungeon Design PDF

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Any GM can design a basic dungeon. A dedicated GM takes the extra time to craft exciting, logical and challenging dungeons that are so much more than a series of rooms stuffed full of monsters and treasure. Be Awesome At Dungeon Design comprises eight dungeon design essays by ENnie Award winning designer Creighton Broadhurst. Handling such subjects as a dungeon’s purpose, design, ecology, dressing and physicality, Be Awesome At Dungeon Design also includes essays on alternate dungeons and the principles of megadungeon design.

Whether you are a new GM just starting out, or a grizzled veteran, there’s something for you in Be Awesome at Dungeon Design.

This product is a Dual Format PDF. The downloadable ZIP file contains two versions, one optimised for printing and use on a normal computer and one optimised for use on a mobile device such as an iPad.

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good for GM's


I grabbed this on impulse, based on the excellent price and my familiarity with Creighton's other work, and was happy to find advice within that i can immediately use to spice up my ongoing Emerald Spire campaign.

Well thought out, and presented in an easy to digest format; this will offer something to both experienced and rookie GM's.

Now You Too Can "Be Awesome At Dungeon Design!" Thanks to Raging Swan Press


When you get a free product, you never know what the quality will be, but when you download a Raging Swan Press PDF, you know you're getting the best! Being newly converted to Pathfinder after years away from RPGs thanks to those that destroyed my beloved Greyhawk, I've just recently discovered the joys of third party publishers, and Raging Swan Press is one of the best.

This PDF does exactly what it says on the cover and gives you a basic overview of all of the things you need to think about when designing a dungeon for your next group of PCs. It's 14 pages long with a couple pages of ads but everything in between is packed to the gills with suggestions for every aspect of dungeon design.

The PDF touches on everything from thinking about where the dungeon came from, to ecology, to dressing, history, denizens, so on and so forth. The long and short of it is that it doesn't matter if you're building your new PC blender from the ground up or adapting Paizo's Master of the Fallen Fortress, BAaDD will make you think about everything that goes into it and ensure that you have enough flavor to sprinkle on the crunch before you crush the PCs beneath your feet.

Download it today and give thanks to Raging Swan Press while you do it. If you dig it, pick up a copy of their "Dungeon Dressing" series which helps you build that dungeon from the ground up. Try it today. You won't regret it.

Worth the time to read!


I admit I am not fond of most free PDF products. many are just poor and worthless. This product is an exception. I would give this to any Dm, but clearly the new ones, to read. The points made, while mostly common sense, was clean and helpful. The questions posed made me think of areas I could improve in my dungeon creation.

Download it, it is worth adding to your digital library.

Sovereign Court Publisher, Raging Swan Press

I hope you enjoy this free product from Raging Swan Press and that it helps you build better dungeons!

If you did enjoy this product, I post daily advice articles on my blog: on all manner of gaming-related subjects.

Pathfinder Rulebook Subscriber

Interesting. And it's my favorite price!!

Sovereign Court Publisher, Raging Swan Press

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Free is also my favourite price! What an amazing coincidence.

I hope you enjoy it!

Liberty's Edge

Nice! I'll definitely be downloading this!!!

This is a really solid little supplement filled with good advice on dungeon building. Thanks for making it free!

I just down loaded this and read it tonight. Well done.

Thank you for this PDF.

Pathfinder Card Game, Companion, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Charter Superscriber

Thank you!



Looks impressively good after 5 min skimming through. On with the reading!

[edit] Kudos to William McAusland for the art, which is exquisite for a product of this scale and exceptional for a free product.

Sovereign Court Publisher, Raging Swan Press

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Thanks for the kind words all.

Also thanks for the reviews Brother Fen and danielc - both are much appreciated.

(I'm also delighted Brother Fen used the phrase "beloved Greyhawk" - a man after my own heart)

Sovereign Court Publisher, Raging Swan Press

Thank you, Chris, for the review and the kind words!

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