Dungeon Crawl Classics #4:
Bloody Jack's Gold

An Adventure for Character Levels 10-12

Remember the good old days, when adventures were underground, NPCs were there to be killed, and the finale of every dungeon was the dragon on the 20th level? Those days are back. Dungeon Crawl Classics don't waste your time with long-winded speeches, weird campaign settings, or 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 are there somewhere.

In this all-new adventure, the characters acquire a treasure map showing the location of Bloody Jack's last haul, where hundreds of thousands of gold coins lie waiting to be taken. But Bloody Jack didn't leave his treasure unguarded -- and the best way to keep the undead legions well-stocked is to lure treasure-hunters to their death...

Rules Set: d20 v3.5.

Áereth Map Grid: MM7.


  • RPG Now: 7 great reviews! "A very entertaining module. Enough well done content for several sessions of play."
  • GameWyrd: "In summary then, Bloody Jack's Gold is entertaining on many levels! Some gaming groups will appreciate the tight tactics required to win through, get the gold and get out with it again. Some gaming groups will appreciate the nautical aspect of the adventure - a rare thing to find in the pre-written adventure collection. Some gaming groups will be able to go with the haunted treasure problem and turn this adventure in to another one. Similarly, lots of fun and future adventures can be launched from whatever mischief the imp manages to achieve."



  • Some readers were unclear on the exact layout of encounter area C3. The water level from the tunnels into the "chuul pool" remains constant, with the shelf in area C3 appearing above the area where the PCs enter. Click here for a diagram.


Writer: Joe Crow
Front Cover Artist: Erol Otus
Back Cover Artist: Chuck Whelon
Interior Artists: Brad McDevitt, Chuck Whelon
Cartographer: Jeremy Simmons

GMG5003, 32 pages, $10.99.

Features all-new cover art by Erol Otus. Who knows what nasties lurk in Bloody Jack's lair?

There could be ghost pirates -- maybe even Bloody Jack himself!

Whatever you do, don't go swimming in the pirate's hideout. You never know what might be in the water...

You don't want to end up like this guy's hand, do you?

But look at the bright side: If you do find Bloody Jack's last haul, there's probably nothing more than a few old ghosts guarding it!