5 Room Dungeons

5 Room Dungeon Sample PageNeed a quick adventure outline? Looking for ideas?

Below are the entries from the 5 Room Dungeon contest. I hope you can use these dungeons in your games as design seeds and inspiration.

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You can get the dungeons individually through the links below. I’ve also compiled them all into one big awesome ebook, which you can download immediately by signing up to my GM Tips & Advice updates:


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Individual 5 Room Dungeon volumes

  • Volume 18
    1. The Tomb of Three Brothers by Jake Sorensen
    2. The Wizard’s Retreat by Jake Sorensen
    3. The Shifter by The Shifter
    4. The Braun Castle by Monstah
  • Volume 17
    1. Retreat by Aki Halme
    2. Tomb of the Colossus by Bryan Smart
    3. Too Many in the Tomb by John Moseman
    4. Minaret of the Smoking Tankard by Michael Sinclair
    5. The Witchwood by H L
  • Volume 16
    1. The Sledge by Dragonlordmax
    2. The Pyramid by Jeremy Coffey
    3. The Masters of Evil by David J Rowe
  • Volume 15
    1. Prison Break by Nathan Wells
    2. The Company by Nathan Wells
    3. Catching the Traitor by Amy
    4. The Wizard’s Land by Dr SciFi
    5. St. Nathanial – Harbinger of Doom by Thewizard63
  • Volume 14
    1. Caravan of Courage by Nathan Wells
    2. Escape From Slavers’ Isle by Jason Kemp
    3. Vault of the Wiglord by Ken McCutchen
    4. The Towers of Wisdom by manfred
    5. Through the Maze by Margaret Coffey
  • Volume 13
    1. The Wizard’s Challenge by Thewizard63
    2. Drop of Blood in the Bucket by mrcelophane
    3. Temple of the Four Elements by Nathan Wells
    4. Random 5 Rooms Dungeon Generator by Davide Quatrini
    5. Promised Aid by Jonas Dorn
  • Volume 12
    1. Stranger Than Fiction by Uri Lifshitz
    2. Aboleth by Andrew Anderson
    3. Dragon’s Lair by Aki Halme
    4. Lord and Killer by Drackler
    5. Upshi Rises by Cheka Man
  • Volume 11
    1. The Mercenary Shrine (sci-fi) by Ancient Gamer
    2. The Cursed Keep of the Wastelands by Captain Penguin
    3. The Well by Bert Isla
    4. The Governor’s House by Anthony Hart-Jones
    5. Blind Pack by Jean-Christophe Pelletier
  • Volume 10
    1. Revenge of the Urn Beast by Cheka Man
    2. Raid on Tantalus IV by dark_dragon
    3. Sewer Lair by Daniel Burrage
    4. Orcish Olympics by Aki Halme
    5. Pitfall Castle by Nathan Wells
  • Volume 9
    1. Skanda Biologicals by Siren no Orakio
    2. The Spirit Never Dies by Ria Hawk
    3. Saving Plaque by Strolen
    4. Barrow of the Bored Berserker by DeeCee
    5. The Stone Labyrinth by Daniel Burrage
  • Volume 8
    1. To Sell a Gem by David Hickman
    2. Place of the Embalmers by Wulfhere
    3. The Nobleman’s Daughter by Dragon Lord
    4. The Great Gate by Davide Quatrini
    5. Heart of the Dwarves by Paul Darcy
  • Volume 7
    1. Of Pines and Roses by valadaar
    2. The Tomb of Agellar by Dragonlordmax
    3. Deserted Island by Nik Palmer
    4. Henge of Ascension by Nik Palmer
    5. Taking Sides by Uri Lifshitz
  • Volume 6
    1. Diamonds and the Deluge by valadaar
    2. Bedizen’s Traveling Dungeon by Scrasamax
    3. Thieves’ Guild by Aki Halme
    4. ‘Ringed’ by fadeaway1978
    5. Tomb of a Cleric by Uri Lifshitz
  • Volume 5
    1. Spawn of the God-Egg by Wulfhere and EchoMirage
    2. Foray into the Forest of the Frog King by Thewizard63
    3. Troll Brothers Cove by Nik Palmer
    4. Black Fire Ruins by Will Cartier
    5. Shadow Vault by William K. Wood
  • Volume 4
    1. The Sanctuary of Sumuho by Dozus
    2. Crossbones Island by Chaosmark
    3. Swamp Music by Nik Palmer
    4. The Windspire by Nathan Meyer
    5. The Message by Morgan Joeck
  • Volume 3
    1. The Haunting by Matthew and Paul Darcy
    2. The Quest for the Rod of Spellius by Davide Quatrini
    3. The Plague Devil by Nik Palmer
    4. Villainous Cellar Pub by Aki Halme
    5. Ye Classic Wizard’s House by Gillian Wiseman
  • Volume 2
    1. Warts and All by Paul Darcy
    2. Temple of the Volcano God by DJ Mindermast
    3. The Necromancer’s Cave by Morpha
    4. Merchant’s Crypt by Aki Halme
    5. The Temple Defiled by Tyler Turner
  • Volume 1
    1. A visit to the Witch’s Cottage by Gillian Wiseman
    2. Isles of Ice by Mothshade
    3. The Tomb of the Dragon Queen by Joseph Rapoport
    4. The Living Vault by Mothshade
    5. The Sunken Vault by Nathan

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  1. says

    Wow, These dungeons are cool. I like the idea of a five room dungeon, even though most of my own are usually between 10 to 25 rooms. Glad I found this

  2. says

    This is great, and I appreciate the “everything in one volume” PDF. But it is a bit unwieldy. What would be even more useful is a .zip with all of the individual volumes.

  3. Chellie says

    Thank you, will go through these in the next several days for a keep I’m trying to write about.

    • Mahmod says

      haha, now this is the site I should have gone to first, yep thats all good stuff, yet one of the most ioptrmant things in a campaign I believe is what makes the time you spend setting up the game worthwhile is when the PCs really get into the game and character, letting real world thoughts turn into inventive ideas for what their PCs will do. They need to have reason in a campaign, reason to fight and to travel or quest*(I use this word gravely; to go and slay a goblin den, well that is not much if any of a quest, though stopping the dwarf settlement from invading the elf’s forest, thats a quest!), a need to be stronger, maybe a goal, or item to abtain. I base it off of who I know will be there that week, so that I would know that the mage and cleric and her brother the blind monk will meet, which leads to a lot of last minute work. A lot of PCs my friends create do not have much basis for action, so I can only make a list of names and groups and towns with a note or two by each and hope I can counter whatever idea they get, even if they end up being a group of bards they might end up raising an army (Its possible). Its fun no matter the time it takes. I think thats my two cents people. Now, to see if I can’t find a decent name generator.

  4. sethalope says

    This is exactly the type of format for idea generating I have been looking through the entire internet (ENTIRE) for. More thematic than “there’s an ooze in a tunnel” and with more attention to story to boot! does anybody know of similar projects?
    Great work guys,
    Thread zombie

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