Dungeon Crawl Classics #53:
An Adventure for Character Level 1
Sellswords of Punjar
Deep within the heart of the slums, in the rat-ridden city of Punjar,
the Beggar-King weaves his plots. Unearthing rites best left forgotten
and offering up sacrifices to the loathsome Lords of Shade, the Beggar-King's
ambitions threaten to unleash a horde of shadow-horrors upon Punjar's huddled
You and your fellow companions must bring the reign of the Beggar-King
to an end. Your quest will take you from the rooftops of Punjar to its
filthiest alleys, and beneath the streets of Punjar to the fetid heart
of the city, where even the bravest of sellswords will tremble before the
fell secrets of the Beggar-King of Punjar.
An introductory adventure designed specifically for first level characters,
Sellswords of Punjar is an urban Dungeon Crawl Classic unlike any other.
It includes a full-color double-sided battle map to allow your characters
to fully experience the perils of Punjar! This stand-alone adventure can
also be used to launch a campaign in the epic fantasy world of Áereth.
Rules Set: 4E.
Áereth Map Grid: MM8.
Writer: Harley Stroh
Tome Show reviews Dungeon Crawl Classics #53, #54, and #55.
Staff Review: “In the end, I was quite impressed with the adventure
that was crafted here. A varied mix of challenges serve to keep the PCs
moving, and despite the low-level there’s a real sense of tension throughout
the adventure. Sellswords of Punjar brings a familiar flavor to the new
edition of the World’s Favorite Fantasy RPG, and it’s most welcome for
it. Punjar is on its way to making its mark as a 4E favorite with its debut
customer review: 4 stars. “A compact and interesting map. Atmospheric
area descriptions that ooze with crumbling urban decrepitude. Well-described,
World Fan Review: 5 stars. "An intriguing adventure that showcases
the strengths of 4E. Cool battlemaps. Memorable villains and killer traps."
World Staff Review: 5 stars. "The book has charm. With some more nods
to old school, such as statues with cursed treasure and handouts, the book
does a solid job of providing everything that the Game Master needs."
Cover Art: Eric Lofgren
Art Direction and Graphic Design: Jim Pinto
GMG5052, 40 pages, $14.99
Includes a full-color double-sided battle map!