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Micro Dungeons is a short selection of small dungeons for both new and experienced players of 5E DnD, that can be played in a few hours, with an old school feel.

Micro Dungeons Monsters of the Realms Edition is our first edition for the DMs Guild store, with dungeons filled of creatures in the Dungeons & Dragons intellectual property, like Beholders, Mind Flayers, and more.

Micro Dungeons 

Each Micro Dungeon includes:

  •  The Map. The base of every Micro Dungeon is the dungeon map. These maps are made of 10x10 ft. squares.
  •  An introduction. The short introduction  is just so you have an idea of what the dungeon is about, but you can  adapt and insert it into your own adventure as you wish.
  •  Encounters. Every room in the dungeon has traps, encounters, treasures or other stuff, and it's all described in one page.
  •  New Monsters. Every dungeon includes at  least one new monster. At the end of the document there is an appendix  with all the stat blocks for the new monsters.

Micro Dungeons

Dungeons included in this volume:

  • Maddening Roar. A bigger more intelligent Displacer Beast command a group of these mounstrocities.
  • Nautiloid Break. The party is hired to rescue a group of people from a Nautiloid.
  • Reflections of Affection. A beholder lair is attacked by its own mirror reflection but the party needs to retrieve a magical item from its lair.
  • Sunken Sanctuary. A group of Kuo-toa are about to free a colosal demon thinking it is their new god.
  • The Fallen Temple of Lolth. The party has to rescue a people from fallen followers of Lolth.
The new monsters in this volume are:
  • Mad Dirlagraun (Huge displacer beast)
  • Tzakandi (half-illithid lizardfolk)
  • Brain Seeker
  • Beholder Reflection
  • Shadow Stalker
  • Valdaqsihn (minor Beholder)
  • Velvodar (Demon)
  • Lolth's Hourglass (an evil artifact)
  • Chwidencha (also known as spider leg horror)

Micro Dungeons

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Jordan C December 07, 2022 5:54 pm UTC
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Couple of questions for the authors:

- Maddening Road: There are 2 NPCs in room 1 that run to room 2... Room 2 has an additional 2 NPCs... 2 stay behind while the other 2 circle round and attack from behind. Room 3 has 2 more plus a boss... So are there 6 in total plus a boss or 4 in total that move and relocate a lot with only a boss in the last room?
- Nautiloid Break: Room one has 4 NPCs that if they lose the fight they flee to Room 6... Where is Room 6? Room 2 mentions a key given to the adventurers... what key? Was this given by the people in the city that hired the adventurers? The eyeball token in Room 3 isn't included on the Doors and Traps key - what is the eyeball in the northwest corner?
- Reflections of Affection: Is it correct to assume the eyeball tokens in Room 2 and Room 3 are the statue traps that shoot elemental rays? Room 5 has some typos and a link in the text which is different than Room 4 - might want to fix for consistency.
- Sunken Sanctuary: Room 5 has an...See more
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Will B November 03, 2022 12:50 pm UTC
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Hello ND H, Xacur and Guillermo Buenfil,

I liked your collection very much.

I occasionally work on adventures in german language and would like to offer you to translate Micro Dungeons: Monsters of the Realms into german.

If you are interested, I would be happy to hear from you.

Greetings!
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Will B November 03, 2022 1:09 pm UTC
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One of my selfmade adventures:

https://www.dmsguild.com/product/398529/Das-Dorf-am-stillen-See-0--Der-teuflische-Hahn?term=stillen+see
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ruben V October 04, 2022 7:20 pm UTC
Question, what else do I need inorder to play any of these micro dungeons?
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Patrick D August 17, 2022 10:15 am UTC
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I'm very curious about the beholder!
I got a lvl 6 party.. is it full size beholder? Or what is it
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Jon V June 03, 2022 8:33 am UTC
Hi. Is there maps for the players available?
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Xacur A June 04, 2022 2:04 am UTC
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Hi, Jon. The maps inside the zip file don't have any sign or note, so they should be good for players.
Or do you have a different thing in mind?
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Brunino C May 10, 2022 11:52 am UTC
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Wath is the tier for this Dungeons?
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Guillermo B May 10, 2022 3:34 pm UTC
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Second Tier (levels 5 - 10)
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Arielle V May 04, 2022 4:47 pm UTC
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I always love your microdungeons!
However, I'm looking at "The Fallen Temple of Lolth" and there are some mistakes.
Room 3 says it can only be opened if the black orb in Room 5 is destroyed, but room 4 is "the black orb". Room 5 says it can only be opened if the red orb in room 2 has been destroyed, but room 3 is "the red orb". So, either it's a mistake, or I'm missing something glaringly obvious :)
Also, the description for the orb in room 4 says it "attracks" a phase spider, and I assume it is meant to say "attracts".
Just thought you'd like to know! As I said, love your microdungeons :)
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Xacur A May 04, 2022 5:36 pm UTC
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Hello, Arielle. You are right, room 3 is only opened when the black orb in room 4 is destroyed. Room 5, can only be opened destroying the red orb in room 3.
I changed the order of the rooms to make them make sense with the order of the tasks, but it seems I forgot to change the numbers in the descriptions.
I'll fix it in a following revision. Thank you for pointing it out.
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Sean T May 04, 2022 1:11 pm UTC
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These seem pretty fun. I was in need of a couple of quick dungeons for the next part of our campaign and I can adapt these pretty well to the setting! Particularly like the Beholder idea, and also had some previous set up for a character in our group to track down a Displacer Beast so this works out kinda perfect. Thanks for your work!
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Xacur A May 04, 2022 3:05 pm UTC
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Thank you! I hope you and your party have a great time with this.
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Rainer R May 03, 2022 7:45 pm UTC
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Hi. For future products it would really help to have a short notice for average party level for each adventure. "designed for 4 - 5 adventures between 3-5 level" or something.
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Xacur A May 03, 2022 9:53 pm UTC
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That's true. We'll add that for sure.
Thank you for the recommendation!
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Xhango G May 03, 2022 4:09 pm UTC
How many dungeons are included in total?
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Xacur A May 03, 2022 4:13 pm UTC
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These are 5 one-page dungeons. The rest of the document are monster stats and description.
I'll add the information in the description.
Thank you for the question.
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