Product Review: Dungeon Squad


Author’s note: this little gem of a free game was published more than five years ago, but this writer just learned about it last week. For those Gentle Readers who already know about this game, I offer apologies. For those who, like me, haven’t yet heard about Dungeon Squad, keep reading; the download is well worth the effort.

Dungeon Squad is hardly a new game, but it certainly isn’t as well-known as it should be; it is reviewed here for that reason.

In the spirit veteran gamers will remember from the Moldvay Basic Set, the rules for this free role-playing game (RPG) are short, with “short” being defined as five pages, including a sample character sheet.

The precis describing the rules – which can be downloaded by clicking here – reads:

Dungeon Squad is a role-playing game designed expressly for young players with short attention spans who demand action and fun. There is a lot of die rolling and some amusing shopping and number-crunching. Characters can be generated in 3 seconds.

The author, Jason Morningstar, is not joking.

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