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A Dungeon Crawler board game for 1 to 6 players. The game includes several game modes. An innovative game system.
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I would like to reassure you (as I did on some forums at the beginning of the campaign) that there will be a Pledge Manager but it WILL NOT include a late pledge. There WILL NOT be a retailing of the game either (even if I got offers from distribution companies around the world). The goal of this campaign has been (exceedingly) achieved thanks to our backers, and therefore, only our backers will be able to enjoy our game.  

We´re entering a dungeon! As we explore and advance through the campaign new sections with amazing rewards* will be revealed. Watch for our little treasures!! 

*These contents may be unlocked during the Kickstarter campaign.

The following list has everything initially included in the base game.

Do you like classic dungeon crawlers?

Fed up with far too complex dungeon crawlers that have no replayability at all? Tired of games which are predictable and have limited options? Sad about those miniatures left on the shelf that you can never use?

Fed up with playing the game master? With having to learn tons of rules and spend hours creating quests just to be a narrator who rolls dice from time to time? Say ENOUGH!! and dare to play Dungeon Universalis.

Would you like to play a cunning goblin with a giant rat as a pet? Or rather a seasoned ogre hardened by a thousand battles? Maybe a female elvish paladin? A reptilian warrior monk? A human bard? Are you searching for adventure? Are you willing to explore dozens of dungeon scenarios even if the chances of survival are uncertain? Would you like to design your own character among hundreds of options in a quick, easy way? Are you looking for a game system which allows you to use all your miniatures as well as other elements such as dungeon tiles and fantasy books? Do you like tactical combats? Are you searching for a narrative campaign and dozens of pre-designed quests with a perfectly balanced, scalable difficulty? If you answer to some of these questions is YES then…

145 standees in the picture. More than 230 in the box.
145 standees in the picture. More than 230 in the box.

WHAT IS DUN?

Dungeon Universalis (DUN), created by Óscar Bribián, is a classic Dungeon Crawler board game for 1 to 6 players. DUN´s system merges its intuitive mechanics, card games and the almost unlimited possibilities and options of a RPG.

DUN also includes a huge narrative campaign (with a sandbox map) and several independent quests. It also allows you to design your own quests or simply to use its rulebook, system and cards to replay missions, quests, tiles and miniatures from other Dungeon Crawlers.

In other words: Dungeon Universalis is many games and one at the same time. In DUN you will find many different competitive or cooperative game modes, a Dark Player who may be an omniscient one (just like a classic RPG master) or simply one more player competing against the heroes, with a scalable difficulty according to the player´s level.

Dungeon Universalis tiles
Dungeon Universalis tiles
Play with our tiles or in 3D dungeon
Play with our tiles or in 3D dungeon

Dungeon Universalis is a game for 1-6 players, aged 12 and up. The approximate playing time ranges from 60 to 180 minutes depending on the length and difficulty of the quest.

Easy to play. Large tactical depth. The simplicity and exploration of a dungeon crawler. The options of a RPG. The balance of a skirmish wargame.

EXPLORATION IS REAL

The halls and corridors are revealed as players enter new areas. Traps and obstacles don´t have any fixed locations, which makes the game highly replayable.

A LONG, OPEN CAMPAIGN

The game includes a narrative campaign with a huge sandbox map, based in Arasca.

The continent of Arasca and its Mythology are part of the novel Raazbal, written by the game´s creator and published in 2010.

The author has won several literary awards and published a number of novels. One of them is the epic- fantasy novel Raazbal. All of this gives credit of his experience as a narrator. You can find many reviews of his literary works on websites and newspapers.

You can read the first 10 chapters of the novel here: Raazbal (published in Spanish).

REPLAYABILITY

Each quest may be played several times, since the enemies may vary (the bestiary includes more than 400 different creatures) and appear in different places. Besides, traps, obstacles and other elements may vary too and have no fixed positions.

TACTICAL

DUN´s combats are highly tactical. There are no better or worse weapons. However, some of them are more adequate than others depending on the circumstances. Players may knock down and push enemies, disengage out of combat, set up ambushes...

SEVERAL GAME MODES

It is one game system that presents many different game modes: 

-Standard mode with a Dark Player: The Dark Player is one more player who competes against the other players. In this mode some quests have an undefined length and finish when the quest´s goal is achieved. Others have a settled number of turns assigned. Players may gain experience which improves their attributes and skills according to the cooperative achievements of the players´group.

-Individual mode: players gain experience according to their individual achievements.

-Cooperative mode: a 100% cooperative game, without a Dark Player.

-Lone-wolf mode: only one player.

-RPG mode: the Dark Player is omniscient (just like a classical RPG master).

-Open-map mode: rules for scenarios without a gridded floor.

 The first bestiary includes the following factions and creatures:

FACTIONS

Creatures of the night, Great orc tribes, Goblin Clans, Northern Barbarian, Daemons, Corsairs, Devastators, Beastemen, Fomor clans, Cat folk, Reptilians and Amphibians, Dark elves, Bandits, Ratmen clans, Dog folk, Dwarven realms, Kamaerin elves, Human kingdoms, Pulse empire, Thai Shiang empire, Kingdom of Shinto or Rising sun, Jupite's son, Trecios or Ares worshipers.

COMMON ANIMALS

Birds and wermin, Forest and mountain animals, savannah, desert and jungle animals, Aquatic animals, Reptiles, cats and dogs.

FANTASTIC CREATURES

Dragons, Genies and elementals, Titans and primal gods, Fantastic insects, Various fantastic creatures, Other creatures of your own creation

OUR CONTENTS: showing the contents


OUR TILES: Creating scenarios with DUN's modular tiles. No limits!

CAMPAIGN AND QUEST BOOK


BESTIARY


Retuit, Like with your family and friends to reach interactions.

TWITTER: Ludic Dragon

FACEBOOK: Dungeon Universalis

BGG

DRAWS

After the campaign (Pledge Manager), a number of draws will be made among the backers of the project. Their prize is the novel Raazbal (in its Spanish edition and signed by the author). You can read some chapters here.

Go to your pledge, use the "manage my pledge" button and manually add the amount for everything you would like to add. When the campaign is over, we will do a Pledge Manager that lets you confirm all of the details of your pledge.

MINIATURES OF DUN

A Box with high-quality resin miniatures 10 heroes and 1 Boss (the demon Raazbal). The scale of the miniatures is approximately 30-32mm up to the eye-line. This box includes the bases for the miniatures.

 TAERAL: the elf explorer with his eagle.

BESTIARY II

A second bestiary with illustrations (around 68 pages).

Is the first bestiary not enought for you? Don't worry.

This is the Bestiary book II with more than 400 other creatures and 25 new factions, including kingdoms and clans of your favorite series, novels and movies.

The second bestiary includes the following factions and creatures:

Ogre kingdoms, Troll kingdoms, Wolfen, Halfling towns, Kobolds, Draconians, Shardmind folk, Renegade dwarves, Wood elves, Witch hunters, Amazons, Cultist, Sumer civilization, Egyptians, Celestials, Bird folk, Ape kingdoms, Drugni, cavemen, Kurgan or nomads of the steppes, Iberia, Desert tribes, Cave goblins and minor orks, Followers of the claw, Hosts of Bandmor, White tree kingdom, Lords of horses, Deer House, Lion House, Wolf House, Kraken's children, Dragonmen, Protectors of the North, Dinosaurs, Prehistorics animals

PVC COIN

They´ll be produced in PVC, with two colors (silver and gold) and will have a diameter of 3 cm.

This add-on will only be available for those who acquired the pledge which includes the game Dungeon Universalis.

CUSTOM DICE

4 custom dice 16mm (2 black - 2 white), with icons of wounds, dragon skull and DUN logos as critical hit.

This add-on will only be available for those who acquired the pledge which includes the game Dungeon Universalis.

 TILES

These include all the tiles, furniture and special element overlays and tokens already included in the game and also all the outdoor tiles (SG) that will be designed from scratch..

 The price of this add-on includes the extra cost of shipping generated by the increase in weight.

This add-on will only be available for those who acquired the pledge which includes the game Dungeon Universalis.

New to Kickstarter? 

No problem, we help you! We are happy to have your interest. Becoming a backer is very easy. Just follow these five steps:

1: Look through the banner at the top right of this page and click on the reward level you'd like to receive.

2: Choose the correct shipping location and the pledge amount should automatically adjust to the correct value.

3: Click the green "Continue" button.

4. Then, finish filling out your information on the next page.

5: Lastly, click "Pledge" and you're done! :-) 

How to generate and play a quick game with Dungeon Universalis (video about 2,15h long with a full game, in Spanish but subtitles in English).

GAME PLAY: solo/coop mode (1 h. 40'), in English (Part 1/2, until the heroes meet real problems!): 

GAME PLAY: solo/coop mode (1 h. 22'), in English (Part 2/2, The Crypt of the Accursed King):



GAME PLAY: solo/coop mode (3 hour long video, in Spanish): 

GAME PLAY: Complete Set Up

GAME PLAY: Exploration

GAME PLAY: COMBAT



DESIGN YOUR HERO (ENGLISH/SPANISH)

HERO: PREDESIGNED CHARACTER, STATS AND SET UP (ENGLISH/SPANISH)



DARK PLAYER: SET UP AND ACHIEVEMENTS (ENGLISH, SPANISH)


ANÁLISIS-PARÁLISIS: How to play? (In Spanish).

JUEGORINOS: How to play? (In Spanish). Campaign mode.

LA MAZMORRA DE PACHECO: how to play? (In Spanish). Combat mechanics.

MEEPLETOPÍA: How to play? (In Spanish). Dark Player set-up. Traps mechanics.

 

Our APP will help you create your heroes, their gear and skills more easily, saving the details of an unfinished game or simply checking the bestiary.

APP is also appropriate for playing in cooperative/lone-wolf mode, because it reveals new areas as in a real exploration.

This smartphone APP will be free for all users and will be available in English and Spanish (Android, IPhone).

You can read a review in English: BGG.

Puedes leer una reseña en español (y otra incluida en el mismo hilo) en la BSK.

Rulebook in English: summary of rules. Download here.

Rulebook in English: Chapter The Turn (movement and exploring actions. V.3.2. -layout pending, only text): download here

Reglamento en español (V.3.4.): resumen de reglas y varios capítulos y turnos de ejemplo. DESCARGA AQUÍ

We plan to produce the game in Europe, including the miniatures. Depending on the quantity of unlocked stretch goals and the number of backers, production times could vary. However, we expect to ship the game in July 2019. We will keep you informed about the production process through Kickstarter updates.

 We will try to deliver the game earlier, but only once we can guarantee the quality of the game components.

Since the dimensions nd weight of the final boxes may change slightly, shipping costs will be calculated during the Pledge Manager where we will try to adjust it as much as possible. In this section you can see approximate shipping prices that will be confirmed in due time.

SHIPPING COST FOR "MINIATURES OF DUN"

If you just choose the add-on "Miniatures of DUN" (without the game), shipping cost will be the following:

SPAIN: 5€

USA, CANADA, EU (FRIENDLY): € 10

REST OF EUROPE: 12€

REST OF THE WORLD: 25€

We also want to create a community. Therefore, we will support you if you feel like creating new quests apart from the ones we provide. Once the campaign has finished we will open a new section on our webpage where DUN´s players may share their own quests with other players. We will check and validate those quests (and even creatures) of your own designing.

You can watch more videos on how to use other games´contents with DUN´s system on our Youtube Channel.

YOUTUBE: LudicDragonDungeonUniversalis

DUN on BGG

OFFICIAL WEB: www.dungeonuniversalis.com

OFFICIAL SPANISH WEB: www.dungeonuniversalis.es

ART: Note that non of the art in the images or videos shown in this campaign page are the final version. They may remain the way they are shown here and they may be changed.

Do you like it? Do you plan to wait to buy Dungeon Universalis in a store? 

Error. This is not a presale of a publisher. It is a true crowfunding. The product will only be delivered to backers and there will only be a limited number of copies for later sale in our web (several months after being delivered to the backers), without a big distribution and at a much higher cost.

 Please forgive us if we forgot to mention someone and let us know about it!

All the channels that are supporting us. All the Dungeon Universalis veteran game testers, specially Sheix, Doc Savage, Tanelly, Arendal, Bonzo, Plata, Moros, Rexor, Zhuf, Jage, Benkei, Ibero, Usta, Vidente Gris, Lemariont ant others that have helped Óscar Bribián in the creation and testing process with enthusiasm during years. Thanks for your work, guys! Everyone that has sat down to play with us at game festivals, given us their opinion or suggestions.

And of course... you! Thanks for your support!

Bribián has a degree in Business Administration by ESAE and also in Labor Relations and Human Resources by the University of Zaragoza. He works as a writer and has published a number of novels, stories and comic scripts since 2009. He has been a great fan of wargames, RPGs and Dungeon Crawlers since the age of 10, when he discovered this universe and started collecting rulebooks, miniatures and scenography. He loves writing stories and designing games. Website as a writer: www.oscarbribian.com

Ibáñez has a Degree in English Studies by the University of Zaragoza. He also holds a MA in Translation by the UNED and a MA in Literary Studies in English by the University of Edinburgh. He currently works as a teacher at a highschool and is also an associate teacher at the University of Zaragoza.

Martínez is a Spanish computer programmer and webmaster.

Kéninger is a Hungarian graphic designer. He has designed most of the tiles and dressing elements of the game. www.blackscrollsgames.com

Comerci is an Italian freelance graphic designer with lots of experience in the industry of entertainment. He´s the designer of the cover of the game and also of a number of creatures and heroes. www.danielcomerci.com

Carbone is an Italian digital sculptor. He has taken part in projects such as Nova Aetas or Chtuluh Wars. http://www.koraxart.com

Dyrmishi is a British digital sculptor. He designed most of the game´s miniatures. https://www.artstation.com/solologan

 Graduated in Engineering, Dur works as a teacher at a high-school.

Juanjo is a passionate Painter from Zaragoza who hides behind a Muggle job

TWITTER: Ludic Dragon

FACEBOOK: Dungeon Universalis

INSTAGRAM: Ludic Dragon

YOUTUBE: LudicDragonDungeonUniversalis

KS VIDEO:

Óscar Bribián. Artist: Daniel Comerci, Antal Kéninger (Black Scroll Games) and license @_Shutterstock

MUSIC:

J.t. Peterson (Sky-Productions)

Risks and challenges

Most of the phases of the project are finished. The rules have been tested for years by more than 20 experienced player and there is an almost definitive version of the rulebook. After the campaign has finished all the cards will be revised in both languages and the rulebook will be checked and corrected for its final version. New adventures will also be tested and their layout will be finished. The smartphone app will be checked and finished too. Finally, quests, cards and the second bestiary will be revised and made ready for printing.

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    LORD OF DUN wave 2 (limited)

    1 copy of Dungeon Universalis. This tier includes the contents of the core set and all unlocked stretch goals, PLUS the “Bestiary book nº2” and a box with 10 heroes for DUN and a miniature of Raazbal (great Boss of the campaign).
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    STORE PACKAGE (3 games)

    ONLY FOR STORES: Store pack of 3 complete games "Dungeon Universalis" (Not "Lord of Dungeon Universalis"). Includes all unlocked Stretch Goals.
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