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Storm Dungeons, Slay Monsters, Seize Treasure

A fun hack 'n' slash campaign challenges heroes with clever dungeons. To get the most out of your fantasy adventures, you need a game that lets you customize and perfect characters, monsters, treasures, and traps.

That's where the ready-to-play Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game comes in. It harnesses the customizing power of the award-winning Generic Universal RolePlaying System (GURPS), and streamlines it so you have exactly what you need to take fully-realized characters on fantastic adventures.

Choose from 11 classic professions and nine races. Tailor your hero using quick-start templates and the time-tested GURPS point-build system. Gear up with a massive list of customizable armor and weapons. Pick from over 400 spells. Then battle foes chosen from more than 80 monsters.

All this power guarantees epic games in no time . . . starting with the new adventure that comes in the box!

This core set includes over 400-pages of full-color PDFs of the five Dungeon Fantasy books:

  • Adventurers (130 pages).
  • Exploits (114 pages).
  • Spells (82 pages).
  • Monsters (66 pages).
  • A dungeon for fledgling delvers (26 pages).

In addition:

  • 8 pages of full-color Cardboard Heroes figures (over 100 figures total).
  • 4 pages of oversized color maps (two 30"×30" maps and two 20"×30" maps) for the introductory adventure.
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Steve Jackson G July 16, 2018 8:27 pm UTC
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Just a quick thank you to everyone participating in providing their feedback on Dungeon Fantasy. We've made some clarifications to the description of the contents in an effort to better describe the value of everything contained within the download.

Thanks again!

-Darryll
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Richard B July 10, 2018 10:55 pm UTC
People objecting to the price might want to remember that GURPS and it's spin offs tend to come out with new editions much less frequently than their competitors. GURPS third edition was around for 20 years. This uses a trimmed down version of the current fourth edition rules originally published in 2004. As I recall Dungeons and Dragons has been through two editions in that time. If you buy this you'll likely be able to get new materiel for this edition, or GURPS materiel that's compatible (like several of the GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Products that already exist) when D&D is on it's seventh edition.
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Alexandre L July 07, 2018 1:53 pm UTC
I wonder what the price tag for the physical book will be. If them can the way with $40 for a .pdf I think it’s the score of the year. Obviously I will NOT pay that price...
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Dani J July 07, 2018 3:39 pm UTC
add 10bucks...That's physical copy's price
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John H July 08, 2018 4:03 am UTC
Box Set goes for $60.
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Ralph T July 07, 2018 12:55 pm UTC
Seriously, $40? And here I thought $25 was a bit rich; no way am I willing to buy a PDF at $40. Maybe the price is in error and someone from Steve Jackson Games will correct it soon, but of course anyone who did pay the price $40 will not be happy when they see that $40 was the wrong price.
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Charles S July 08, 2018 4:52 am UTC
Since DCC, with a smaller rulebook in page count by about 60 pages and not in full color, is $25, I might suggest that your expectations of RPG PDF pricing are a little out of whack.
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Alexandre L July 08, 2018 8:58 am UTC
Your choice seems very interesting, especially since it intentionally ignores other full color same sized core books that have a much lower price tag... The recently released RuneQuest - Roleplaying in Glorantha and Capharnaum - The Tales Of The Dragon-marked RPG Core Book comes to mind for instance. Just saying...
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Andrew R July 08, 2018 11:09 am UTC
This is five books
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Alexandre L July 08, 2018 1:21 pm UTC
That is just a strategy to inflate the prices... instead of a single core book several small booklets are released. Actually what this means is that more pages are lost without any real content, duplicating throught out all the books basic and legal information data.
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Charles S July 08, 2018 6:44 pm UTC
Reported. Saying I'm "intentionally" ignoring stuff is not only outright wrong, but it's insulting. You should apologize immediately. And saying the five books is a strategy to inflate prices is not only attacking the business practices of Steve Jackson Games, it is because the original boxed set had five books in it, and the PDFs mimic those.

To actually address your actual points, the RuneQuest book you cite is $28 and is about the same page length as DFRPG and DCC RPG, so that actually backs up my point—expecting less than $25 is unusual for the PDF market for a game of this size. I've never heard of Capharnaum until now; it's fairly obscure in the US. Judging from the Kickstarter responses, it's not as in-demand as the DFRPG. I would imagine the $20 price tag reflects that lower demand. GURPS (and RuneQuest) have long histories here.
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Alexandre L July 08, 2018 9:40 pm UTC
I´m not going to get into that drama with you.

As for my examples actually backing your point I´m pretty sure it must be a problem with my cognitive capacities but "I might suggest that your expectations of RPG PDF pricing are a little out of whack." My understating of your statement is that expecting a .pdf to cost under $25.00 with a page count as high as this product we are discussing by comparing it with another which is not full color and has lower page count and saying the OP is a little off, when the criticism of the OP was that this product was way high, $40.00.

The examples I gave were one with a higher page count, full color and a classic which is around $12.00, and another one that is actually lower than the $25.00 (and which is actually on the best selling list here), but hey, "The Dark Eye" has 416 pages and it´s below $20.00, Shadowrun 5th edition 502page below $20.00, Eclipse Phase, 400 page and guess what below, etc...

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John D July 09, 2018 6:58 pm UTC
Dear Charles,

I have no dog in the hunt labeled "Who Should Succeed: Steve Jackson Games or Modiphius"? I have enjoyed products from both companies, and wish them both good fortune.

Your claim that Capharnaum is "not as in-demand [sic]" as Dungeon Fantasy would seem to be belied, though, by the fact that Capharnaum is, as I write these words, sitting at an impressive #5 on DriveThruRPG's Bestselling Titles list, and Dungeon Fantasy is...where, exactly? I gave up looking for it after the 200th entry.

I'm not saying Dungeon Fantasy is a bad product, but it's hardly lighting the PDF sales world on fire, at least at DTRPG.

The fact that you've not personally heard of something does not mean it's "fairly obscure." I'd suggest that you apologize immediately, but I think we all know such demands are childish. Right?
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Robert P July 07, 2018 11:16 am UTC
Stupid price for a pdf. Shame, I would have picked it up otherwise...
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David J July 07, 2018 12:25 pm UTC
Agreed.
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Andrew R July 08, 2018 11:08 am UTC
This 430 pages of PDFs. It is five books.
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John D July 07, 2018 6:16 am UTC
Forty dollars for a fantasy heartbreaker entering the market rather late on the game? Good luck with that price point, Steve Jackson Games.

I like the company, always have, but there’s absolutely no way I’m paying that much when DriveThruRPG sports dozens if not hundreds of other core rule sets covering the exact same ground for far less money.
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David J July 07, 2018 12:25 pm UTC
Agreed.
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Charles S July 08, 2018 5:43 am UTC
1) I suggest looking up the term “fantasy heartbreaker.” Your usage is not how Ron Edwards used the term when he coined it.
2) While the set is overpriced, it should cost more like $30 (the PDFs were $35 during the Kickstarter, which is close to fair), which is hardly “far less money.” Again, DCC is about the same size and costs $25; that’s about the bare minimum for something this size.
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John D July 09, 2018 6:48 pm UTC
Hi Charles,

I trust the cave-in that kept you buried alive from 2002, when Edwards first coined the term "fantasy heartbreaker," until just now didn't damage any parts of your brain other than the ones responsible for warning you that snotty corrections lobbied at people who aren't actually wrong are probably a bad idea. In the decade and a half-plus since Edwards's first coinage, the phrase in question has metastasized in meaning, as terms of art often do. Language, in case you hadn't noticed, is hardly a static phenomenon even among grognards.

Also, my friend, if $10 (or worse, a 33% increase in price from $30 to $40) is a trifle to you when it comes to digital-only products, then let me note merely that I'm glad you're not my accountant.
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James L July 07, 2018 1:45 am UTC
Not sure why it says 430 pages on the right, but preview shows it's 125. Is this actually all book(lets) for Dungeon Fantasy? If so the cover image should be changed.
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Douglas C July 08, 2018 3:14 am UTC
If you check the publisher's preview, you'll see it's five books: Adventurers, Exploits, Spells, Monsters, and the adventure I Smell A Rat.
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James L July 10, 2018 2:45 pm UTC
It looks like they've updated both the image and the publisher preview since my initial comment. Kudos to SJG for doing so!
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