GM’s Miscellany: Dungeon Dressing

GMM_DD_new_220Tired of dungeons lacking in verisimilitude? Want to add cool little features of interest to your creations but don’t have the time to come up with nonessential details? Want to make your dungeons feel more realistic?

Then GM’s Miscellany: Dungeon Dressing is for you! This gigantic compilations comprises all 34 instalments in the line as well as scores of riddles, new material and design essays by Creighton.

GM’s Miscellany: Dungeon Dressing presents loads of great features to add to your dungeon. Designed to be used both during preparation or actual play, GM’s Miscellany: Dungeon Dressing is an invaluable addition to any GM’s armoury!

GM’s Miscellany: Dungeon Dressing presents the material originally appearing in:

  • Dungeon Dressing: Altars
  • Dungeon Dressing: Archways
  • Dungeon Dressing: Bridges
  • Dungeon Dressing: Captives
  • Dungeon Dressing: Ceilings
  • Dungeon Dressing: Chests
  • Dungeon Dressing: Corpses
  • Dungeon Dressing: Doom Paintings
  • Dungeon Dressing: Doors
  • Dungeon Dressing: Double Doors
  • Dungeon Dressing: Dungeon Entrances
  • Dungeon Dressing: Dungeon Names
  • Dungeon Dressing: Fiendish Traps I
  • Dungeon Dressing: Fiendish Traps II
  • Dungeon Dressing: Floors
  • Dungeon Dressing: Fountains
  • Dungeon Dressing: Gates & Portals
  • Dungeon Dressing: Goblin’s Pockets
  • Dungeon Dressing: Legends
  • Dungeon Dressing: Legends II
  • Dungeon Dressing: Mundane Chest Contents
  • Dungeon Dressing: Pits
  • Dungeon Dressing: Pools
  • Dungeon Dressing: Portcullises
  • Dungeon Dressing: Sarcophagi
  • Dungeon Dressing: Secret Doors
  • Dungeon Dressing: Simple Magic Traps
  • Dungeon Dressing: Stairs
  • Dungeon Dressing: Statues
  • Dungeon Dressing: Tapestries
  • Dungeon Dressing: Thrones
  • Dungeon Dressing: Trapdoors
  • Dungeon Dressing: Walls
  • Dungeon Dressing: Wells
  • So What’s The Riddle Like, Anyway?
  • So What’s The Riddle Like, Anyway? II
  • So What’s The Riddle Like, Anyway? III
  • New Material: Three new fiendish traps as well as material focusing on concealed doors, strange growths, illumination, graffiti and loads of miscellaneous dungeon features; also includes nine dungeon design essays by Creighton.
  • All That Glimmers: Also includes as a free special bonus are treasures hoards 1-20 from All That Glimmers – after all, what’s a dungeon without treasure!

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Praise for GM’s Miscellany: Dungeon Dressing

Winner of Endzeitgeist’s Top Ten of 2014

“This book is a must-have. An instant classic. One of the most useful books I’ve ever had the pleasure to review. This book is a hot contender for the number 1 spot of my Top Ten of 2014”

–Endzeitgeist (five stars + seal of approval + EZG Essential+ winner of Top Ten of 2014)

“…this book has become as important as my DMG.”

–Spencer C (five stars; System Neutral Edition)

“For ANY Pathfinder GM I really would consider this a mandatory GM’s resource.”

–LordofMuck (five stars)

“An Incredible Resource, and a Must Have for GMs”

–kevin_video (five stars)

“This book is the Ultimate Toolkit to add to any Game Master who enjoys running dungeon crawls or ones that want to add something very interesting or unique to your already pre-made adventure.”

–Chris Zank (five stars)

“This massive book is outstanding.”

–Andres B (five stars)

“If you’re a GM, pick this up. If you’re a player, pick this up for your GM. It’ll be well worth it!”

–El Ronza (five stars)

“…if your a veteran DM or new DM, this is just what you need to make your Dungeon setting a vibrant, colorful, intriguing, and makes your dungeon a pure visual joy for the players.”

–John W. Smith (five stars)

“Whether you’re new to GMing, or you’ve been at it for a while, Raging Swan Press’ GM’s Miscellany Dungeon Dressing has something for everyone. If you haven’t already picked up a copy of this book, go ahead- it’ll be the perfect addition to your Pathfinder collection.”

–Thanh N (five stars)

“The sheer wealth of details and information offered in this one product is nothing less than mind-boggling!”

–Jerome M (five stars)

“Over all this book is a must have for any GM’s looking for a fast easy way to create fun usable dungeons. I rate this a 5 star product I’d give it a 6 if they let me.”

–Lisa Kellogg (five stars)

“Like its sibling miscellanies dealing with urban and wilderness dressing, GM’s Miscellany: Dungeon Dressing is a must have book for anyone that wants to create a living, immersive world of adventure.”

–Ken Pawlik (five stars)

“It is really well laid out like all the other Raging Swan publications. If you want old school fantasy at its best and want instant narrative at your finger tips you just cant go wrong.”

–Pierre Hall (five stars) 

“At around 340 pages the hardback is a massive tome and it’s solid black cover looks great up on the shelf with the Pathfinder rule books. The book starts with a number of short articles generally about dungeon design which are very useful and the main parts of the book itself are brilliant. I expect to get a lot of use out of this and can see myself buying the Urban and Wilderness books as well in the near future.”

–Louis Counter (five stars)

“I love Raging Swan’s GM Miscellany line! I always find ideas and inspiration by reading through the various tables and information presented in them. They are some of the best products on the market. Their quality and value are incredibly good. If you are a Pathfinder GM (or a GM for just about any other fantasy system) you will find these books to be a valuable and useful resource, well worth the price!”

–Forrest & Lynn (five stars)

“This book will supply everything you could want to make your dungeons feel more realistic and give you every resource you need for dungeons.”

–John2412 (five stars)

“Excellent product, essentially a good way to make your dungeons more interesting. If you are tired of having your dungeon look like x room with bland walls and generic stuffs. The good thing about it, even help you sparks ideas of your own for your own dungeons. I have been using it and my players have enjoyed it greatly.”

–Yannick G (five stars)

“…soon after I received this product it was employed in my own games to the delight and consternation of my players.”

–Mark Hoover (five stars)

“…this is an extremely handy guide for any DM to add color and flavor to their world and their creations…”

–Sethvir (five stars)

“If you ever agonize about what to make the 5th room look like, or create a dungeon at the 11th hour pick this book up. If sometimes you need inspiration, pick this book up…”

–James Barnes (five stars)

“GM’s Miscellany: Dungeon Dressing was of a superb quality in fluff and crunch. I’ve made extensive use of it for the two dungeons I’ve crafted since obtaining it”

–DMRaven (five stars)

“If you are a DM/GM looking for dungeon ideas or variety, look no further. This tool will help you brainstorm interesting locations for your players to explore and interact with. I highly recommend this product.”

–Matthew (five stars for the System Neutral Edition)

“The book is magnificent”

Scott N– (five stars for the System Neutral Edition)

To watch a video review/flip through of GM’s Miscellany: Dungeon Dressing by Riotous GM Games, click here.

Davae Breon Jaxon also does an extensive video review of GM’s Miscellany: Dungeon Dressing over on his channel.

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Pathfinder Edition

A Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatible GM’s Resource by Ben Armitage, Alexander Augunas, Aaron Bailey, John Bennett, Creighton Broadhurst, Jeff Erwin, James Graham, Brian Gregory, Eric Hindley, Ben Kent, Thomas King, Greg Marks, Andrew J. Martin, Jacob W. Michaels, Julian Neale, Chad Perrin,  David Posener, Brian Ratcliff, Pierre van Rooden, Liz Smith, Josh Vogt and Mike Welham

Released 31 July 2014; Pages 336

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GM’s Miscellany: Dungeon Dressing is part of the Free PDF promotion. Buy it in print and get free PDFs!

System Neutral Edition

This edition of GM’s Miscellany: Dungeon Dressing presents all the great flavour and descriptions found in the Pathfinder edition of the book, but removes all the Pathfinder terminology. So, for example there is no mention of DCs, Knowledge checks, Perception checks and so on in this book! A few sections had to be removed wholesale. These includes the bonus treasure sections and the Fiendish Trap sections as these were so mechanics heavy.

We removed these details so the GM can easily, simply and quickly use the book in conjunction with virtually any fantasy roleplaying game.

Released 30 July 2014; Pages 226

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69 thoughts on “GM’s Miscellany: Dungeon Dressing

  1. I just got the SNE edition from rpgnow (forgot it with my previous order) and has a black cover just like 1 or 2 other of your older SNE books. I am happy with this, but you may want to consider updating all your SNE books on rpgnow to yellow covers.

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  3. How, exactly, does the system-neutral edition differ from the Pathfinder one? Would it be worth it for me to buy it if I already own the original version?

    • The System Neutral Edition has simply had the Pathfinder crunch removed so it doesn’t get in the way of the GM running his game. If you already own the Pathfinder version–and can look passed the DCs and so on–there is no real need to buy this edition.

      • I think you should write this in the description. I was confused when I got the heads up from rpgnow, and the link provided in said mail led to the PF version.

        Other than that, I hope you continue providing system neutral supplements, and maybe add system specific crunch in pdf add ons.

        • I’m going to! I’ve had several questions about this today so I clearly need to update this page. Thanks very much for the suggestion!

  4. I bought this book because of Enzeitgeist’s review on it, and it lives up to every word of praise. I didn’t really know what to expect when I bought it, but when I received t was was very pleasantly surprised. It is packed with good material, and I find continuously myself discovering new bits to put into my campaigns. I absolutey love it, and my players have been commenting on how much better the game has become.

    • Thank you so much for these kind words, Bookrat. I’m delighted you’ve found the book so useful and that it’s enhanced your game! I hope it continues to give you many happy hours of gaming fun.