d12 Monthly – Issue 37 – Dungeon Exploration

d12 Monthly - Issue 37 - Dungeon Exploration

Issue 37 of my Dungeons and Dragons zine, d12 Monthly, is out!

Issue 37 is the Dungeon Exploration issue. It will feature articles on dungeon design, natural dungeon hazards, pack animals for underground travel, plus regular features like Solo Spotlight, Creature Feature, and Adventure Location, and much more! (See below for details).

d12 Monthly Issue 37 FULL VERSION Cover

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The FULL version contains 3 more articles!

Or you can join my Patreon and receive the FULL version in PDF for just US$2 per month, or a FULL version physical copy each and every month for a bit more. Plus, you will receive early release of each zine, updates, and the occasional free PDF.


Related Issues

Here is a list of past issues of d12 Monthly that you may find compliments this issue. A lot of my issues can be used with OSE quite easily, but here are some specific ones:

d12 Monthly Issue 13 Cover

Issue 13 is the first of my OSE-Specific issues, where you can find expanded D6 skills, two new classes (Undead Hunter & Pit Fighter), new rules, plus much more.

d12 Monthly Issue 32 FULL VERSION Cover

Issue 32 is the first of my OSE-Specific issues, where you can find expanded D6 skills, two new classes (Undead Hunter & Pit Fighter), new rules, plus much more.

d12 Monthly Issue 1 Cover
Issue 1 
is all about dungeons, including a 5-room dungeon generator!
d12 Monthly Issue 8 Cover

Issue 8 is an issue dedicated to the Deepdark (also known as the Underdark).

Past Issues

Free past issues are also available.

Issue 37 Contents

Issue 37 is the Dungeon Exploration issue, and includes all original content.

FREE Version

The FREE version contains the following articles:

Feature Articles:

We All Go Down – This article dives into dungeon design, aiming at helping you create realistic dungeons.

The Last Gasp – Discussing air quality in dungeons, and using these as another hazard the PCs need to face.

Keep Your Friends Close – Listing the best races and classes in OSE for dungeon-delving.

Be Careful Who Your Friends Are – A few underground factions for you to use in your campaign – these also have connections to the surface world.

Familiar Features:

Character Building – We add 7 new secondary skills for your characters, building on the OSE Advanced Players’ Guide and Issue 32 of d12 Monthly.

Solo Spotlight – This month we add two new random tables for dressing up dungeon chambers: structural features and content features.

Creature Feature – We take the goblin and give them several facelifts, showcasing three new varieties: Green Hag Goblins, Medusa Goblins, and Shade Goblins.

Spellcraft –  These are a list of spells that help with dungeon building and design, from excavating, to construction, to security, and finally ambience.

Adventure Location – This location is a newly-opened crypt to a long-dead noble family. But watch out for it’s new occupant!

Class Acts – This time we take a look at the ranger, and showcase the Deep Ranger – one who lives and thrives in the underground.

FULL Version

The FULL Version also contains the following articles:

Feature Articles:

Man’s Best Friend – Some new animals that thrive in underground locations and can benefit the PCs.

Nobody Touch Nothing – An article about dungeon ecology, focusing on flora and fauna, and how to use these in your dungeon.

I Have A Bad Feeling About This – This article is all about natural hazards in the dungeon environment, featuring a random table for you solo players.


Want to feature in the zine in an upcoming issue? Feel free to contact me and let me know what you want to contribute.


Artists include: Cover art by Alec Adams. Other art by William McAusland, Fat Goblin Games, Marc Radle & Eric Pommer, and SA Matt. 

Over to You

What did you think of the issue? Any favourite articles? Feel free to leave any feedback on this issue in the comments below! 🙂

While You’re Here…

Since 2021 I have been publishing d12 Monthly, a monthly zine, which has a ton of articles for any edition of Dungeons and Dragons.

Printed copies are available in my store. The PDF is available on DriveThruRPG and you can get both, plus support my work, via my Patreon.

I will also be releasing some more products in the near future.

Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter or my contact page any time.

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