Pencil Swords & Rubber Shields: Dungeoneering with Graph Paper & Dice
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~ Dungeoneering with Graph Paper & Dice ~


The appearance of games like Four Against Darkness (2016) or D100 Dungeon (2017) has drawn attention to a genre (or sub-genre) of tabletop gaming in which the player(s) is using graph paper, pen/pencil, rubber/eraser, and various dice as main game components. The idea itself is not anything new (see Gary Gygax's Solo Dungeon Adventures in The Strategic Review from 1975), but until recent times it was typically associated with TTRPG.
The adaptation or rather the transplantation of this method has been proven quite popular, even among gamers who tend to prefer systems and mechanisms of relatively lower complexity.

This list is an attempt to collect such titles.


Note: As the title implies, the list is intended to focus on thematic (mostly fantasy) games, not unlike the 2 popular titles referred above. There are many other paper & pencil and/or roll & write games using the very same tools as their main components, this list however aims to give prominence to titles that do not fall very far from the tree (TTRPG, that is). There might be some exception, though... whistle

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1. Board Game: 2 Hour Dungeon Crawl [Average Rating:6.14 Unranked]
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Other installments of the franchise:
- Dice Quest 2 (だいす☆くえすと:つう)
- Dice Quest 3 (だいす☆くえすと:すりぃ)
- Dice Quest: Solo Special (だいす☆くえすと:そろ すぺしゃる)
- Dice Quest DX (だいす☆くえすと:DX)
- Dice Quest Neo (だいす☆くえすと:ねお)
- Kaiki Quest (かいき☆くえすと)
- Chou Kaiki Quest: Hidari (超かいき☆くえすと 左)
- Chou Kaiki Quest: Migi (超かいき☆くえすと 右)
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10. Board Game: Dwarf Mine [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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11. Board Game: Four Against Darkness [Average Rating:7.55 Overall Rank:1940]
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12. RPG Item: How to Host a Dungeon [Average Rating:7.47 Overall Rank:1972]
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13. RPG: Map Maker Adventures [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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An advanced version of Map Maker.
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Micro Chapbook RPG Deluxe Core Rulebook
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One Page Cthulhu Volume 1: Miskatonic Tunnels
One Page Cthulhu Volume 2: The Black Caverns
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One Page Dungeon Volume 1: Fire in the Goblin Forge
One Page Dungeon Volume 2: The Bloody Burrow
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18. Board Game: Pencils & Powers [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:8397]
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Has a couple of thematic adventures:
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- The Forgotten King
- The Crazed Alchemist
- Dragon Castle Challenge
- The Motherload Mine
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