Dungeon Crawl Classics #2:
The Lost Vault of Tsathzar Rho

An Adventure for First Level Characters

Remember the golden days of role playing, when adventures were underground, NPCs were there to be killed, and the finale of every dungeon was the dragon on the 20th level? Well, those days are back. Dungeon Crawl Classics feature bloody combat, intriguing dungeons, and no NPCs who aren't meant to be killed. Each adventure is 100% good, solid dungeon crawl, with the monsters you know, the traps you fear, and the secret doors you know must be there somewhere.

In The Lost Vault of Tsathzar Rho, a defenseless village asks the characters to slay an out-of-control ogre. Sounds easy enough. But the ogre, who used to be nothing more than a nuisance, has become crazed and psychotic. When the characters arrive at its cave, they find a subterranean portal has connected the cave to a much larger underground complex. Something in that complex has transformed the ogre and many other local creatures into fiendish marauders. In fact, it's the lost vault of Tsathzar Rho, an ancient wizard and prophet of the Outer Gods, who are gathering their foul minions for battle.

Rules Set: d20 v3.5.

Áereth Map Grid: MM3.


  • EN World: 4 stars. "If you love dungeon romps, and are looking for something to challenge low-level characters, this is a good buy. If you are looking for a one-shot adventure to occupy a session or three, you should get your money's worth here as well."

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Writer: Michael Mearls
3.5 Conversion Editor: Steven Schend
Cover Artist: Jim Holloway
Back Cover Artist: Brad McDevitt
Interior Artists: Friedrich Haas, Brad McDevitt

GMG5001, 32 pages, $10.99.

Features all-new cover art by TSR legend Jim Holloway!

With back cover by fan favorite Brad McDevitt.

Prepare to enter the caves!

Just be careful...

You never know what may be waiting for you in the dark!