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Dungeoneer's Survival Guide is an accessory for AD&D 1st edition.

"...In the impenetrable darkness of the underearth, unimagined terrors and uncountable treasures await." For beginners, advanced players, and DMs, this book opens up grand new vistas in the realms of the underdark, that little-known region of dungeons and caverns far beneath the sunlit world of everyday existence. The worlds of subterranean adventure await!


  • Dungeoneer's Survival Guide: What Is It?
  • Overview of the Underdark
  • Movement Rules for Underground Play
  • Proficiences
  • Combat Rules for Underground Play
  • The Underground Environment
  • Mining
  • New Equipment
  • Improving Play
  • Dungeon Master's Section
  • Dungeon Master's Table of Contents
  • Compiled Tables
  • Index


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The "Limited Edition" of this sourcebook was released in 1990 with identical content to the original, but was bundled with the supplement Dark and Hidden Ways.


  • Design: Douglas Niles
  • AD&D@ Game System Design: Gary Gygax
  • Editing: Mike Breault
  • Cover Art: Jeff Easley
  • Interior Illustrations: Doug Chaffee, Greg Harper, Jim Roslof, and Jeff Easley
  • Cartography and Diagrams: Dave Sutherland
  • Typography: Carolyn Vanderbilt
  • Keylining: Coleen O’Malley, and Gloria Szopinsk

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  1. Shannon Appelcline. Dungeoneer's Survival Guide (1e). Dungeon Masters Guild. Retrieved on 2013-11-13.