World's Largest Dungeon

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The World's Largest Dungeon
Publisher(s) Alderac Entertainment Group
Genre(s) Fantasy
System(s) d20 System
Playing time Varies
Random chance Dice rolling
Skill(s) required Role-playing, improvisation, tactics, arithmetic
Website http://www.worldslargestdungeon.com/

The World's Largest Dungeon is a Dungeons & Dragons adventure set entirely in an enormous dungeon. It is over 800 pages long and was produced by Alderac Entertainment Group in 2004. It also includes 16 full-color poster maps, making its single tome one of the largest campaign settings in one product.

The players can't leave the dungeon the way they entered because the entrance uses a one way wall of force effect. This means that all supplies must be taken into the dungeon with them. The campaign is designed to take four to six characters from first level to 20th or above over the course of two real-time years and at least a year of game time. The dungeon contains examples of every type of monster in the System Reference Document [1] as well as a few new ones.

Publication history[edit]

The World's Largest Dungeon was published in 2004 by Alderac Entertainment Group, and along with World's Largest City (2006), was one of the final d20 publications released by AEG. The World's Largest Dungeon was advertised as being the largest d20 sourcebook ever produced, containing 960,000 words of text and every monster in the d20 SRD, on over 840 pages of text. AEG estimated that the book would provide two years' worth of play time, and that it was not just the largest d20 book but also the largest role-playing game book ever produced at the time.[2]

Impact[edit]

Several blogs were established to chronicle adventures in the dungeon, which Alderac collected on their website.[citation needed]

The World's Largest Dungeon was also parodied in Knights of the Dinner Table as the Biggest Damn Dungeon Ever which was a product by the fictional creators of Hackmaster, but unlike the World's Largest Dungeon, it was only an alphabetical collection of monsters.

In 2006, the Guinness Book of World Records listed World's Largest Dungeon as the most expensive roleplaying book to date. It has since been eclipsed by several other books, but remains the largest role-playing book ever published (at 840 pages).[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=d20/article/srd35
  2. ^ Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. p. 265. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7.