Dungeon Crawl Classics #7:
The Secret of Smuggler's Cove

An Adventure for Character Levels 5-7

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 adventure, the coastal village of Fair Haven needs the characters' help. For decades, Fair Haven has relied upon its lighthouse to guide merchant vessels into port. But on a recent stormy night, the lighthouse suddenly failed. The trading ship Nymph's Kiss was dashed on the rocks, and smugglers have already raided the wreck. Somebody has to restore the lighthouse, but the locals are afraid to go near because it shows all the signs of being haunted. Yet there might be more to the story, since there's something living in the sea caves below...


  • Five levels of adventure with 56 keyed map locations, which lead the PCs through the hidden mysteries of Smuggler's Cove.
  • Three player handouts that help decipher the adventure's secrets.
  • Stats and background material for the village of Fair Haven and its prominent NPCs.
Rules Set: d20 v3.5.

Áereth Map Grid: MM4.


  • EN World fan review: 5 stars. “The module is very well written and presented.”
  • RPG.net: 4 1/2 stars. "The module is very well written and presented... I also liked how the author gave class levels to many of the monsters/opponents. Beyond the fact that this makes the monsters unpredictable, power wise (since players don't always expect monsters with classes), it makes scaling the adventure easier - you can take away or give levels fairly easily."
Resources Related Products Writer: Chris Doyle
Front Cover Artist: Chuck Whelon
Back Cover Artist: William McAusland
Interior Artists: Jason Edwards, William McAusland, Brad McDevitt
Cartographer: Jeremy Simmons 

GMG5006, 40 pages, $11.99.

Features retro-style hand-painted cover art, both front and back!

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