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Dungeoneer by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone



My latest pick up from eBay is Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone’s Dungeoneer.  I blogged before about picking up Out Of The Pit, a monster compendium from my childhood that I absolutely adored.  If Out Of The Pit contained all the creatures that we fought with dice on lazy Sunday afternoons as kids, Dungeoneer was the rulebook that held it all together.  Like most Jackson & Livingstone material, it cribbed generously from Tolkien in the Britishness of its fantasy world, was clearly influenced by Advanced Dungeons & Dragons for its dice rolling pen ‘n’ paper format, but achieved a simpler and more accessible final form.

Using this rule book as a template, we spent countless weekends making up quests, fighting dragons and plundering loot.  I think we did this for the better part of two years until puberty kicked in, we became distracted by girls and decided to form a band instead.

But from the ages of twelve to fourteen, this book was my life.

A skeletal t-rex in the courtyard.  Heck yes!

A skeletal t-rex in the courtyard. Heck yes!

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Edo currently lives in Australia where he spends his time playing video games and enjoying his wife's cooking.


  1. Haha.. dude do you still have any of the book series? If so which ones?

  2. I don’t have any of the single player book series but every now and then I look on ebay and see some guy selling like 20 books for $20 and I’m tempted.

    The ones I’d like to get are: Deathtrap Dungeon, it’s sequel Trial of Champions, Creature of Havoc, Armies of Death and Return To Firetop Mountain. Those were my favourites from your collection.

  3. fucking pit-traps.

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