Dungeonslayers SRD

An old-fashioned role-playing game

Version 3.5

By Christian Kennig

Translation by Eugene Jaworski, David “Greyharp” Macauley, Fabian “Sir Slayalot” Mauruschat, Moritz “Glgnfz” Mehlem and Michael “Stargazer” Wolf.

Helping Hands: Markus Auer, Alexander Chirkoch, Fabian Mauruschat, Matthias Platzer and Thomas “Brotkopp” Trapp.

Copyright 2009

Dedicated to the memory of Gary Gygax (July 27, 1938 – March 4, 2008)

“I would like the world to remember me as the guy who really enjoyed playing games and sharing his knowledge and his fun pastimes with everybody else.”


Welcome to Dungeonslayers, the role-playing game, in which your characters are slaying monsters and looting dungeons in a primitive and old-fashioned way. The rules of Dungeonslayers were designed to be very basic and simple on purpose, to bring the charm of old-school gaming back to life.

Dungeonslayers is not about having elaborate, realistic rule mechanics nor about playing out pseudo-intellectual dramas filled with egomaniac monologues. Instead it’s about straightforward plots in your traditional fantasy world, where evil is still evil, where monsters are killed mercilessly, where devious traps strike and where fantastic loot awaits, while pencil and graph paper work their own special magic around the gaming table.

So, let’s put on the chainmail once again, draw your blade or dig up your spell book, the next dungeon and its monstrous hordes await your return.

– Christian Kennig


Dungeonslayers is a free, non-commercial roleplaying game, which you can expand by writing your own content or supplements. In order to make this as easy as possible, all texts and rule mechanics of the roleplaying game Dungeonslayers are licensed under the following Creative Commons License:

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Germany <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/de/deed.en>.