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Dungeon Universalis

A project in Zaragoza, Spain by Ludic Dragon Games

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A Dungeon Crawler board game for 1 to 6 players. The game includes several game modes. An innovative game system.
Backers: 2478
Average Pledge Per Backer: €98

Funded: €242,553 of €35,000
Dates: Nov 1st -> Nov 28th (28 days)
Project By: Ludic Dragon Games
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Latest News

Dice and last call!!!

November 28th - via:
Have you seen the prototypes of DUN’s personalized dice?   Please share this with your friends and groups: The campaign has reached its last 3 hours!! There will be no retailing for the game. We need a last effort to discover the dungeon’s final... (Read More)


November 28th - via:
CAMPAIGN MAP UPGRADE!!   Right from the beginning of the campaign you have repeatedly requested us to improve the campaign map’s materials. After a number of conversations with the printing press I made up my mind. As you know, one of my main... (Read More)


November 28th - via:
ENVELOPES FOR DUN + DON QUIXOTE + CARDS Hi again! I though t it might be a good idea to give you five envelopes to keep your heroes with all their gear in them . They will have a parchment-cream shade and DUN's logo printed on their front. Their size... (Read More)


November 28th - via:
HOW TO GENERATE QUESTS / PLAYING CAMPAIGNS   Hi there! Today I´ll show you how you can create your own quests easily and quickly. Let’s see… First of all I´d like to insist on the fact that DUN allows you to create perfectly balanced quests in... (Read More)


November 28th - via:
CLASSES IN DUN Hi there! Today I´d like to comment on the classes you will find in the game. There are three big groups of classes in DUN:   -FIGHTERS: especially skillful in combat. There are many different kinds of fighters. Assassins are good at... (Read More)

New unlocked SG: magic object cards!

November 28th - via:
Hi again!!! Eight new magic object cards! These are the new items your heroes will be able to discover in chests and obscure places or simply buy at schools of magic. Came on!  -- Hola de nuevo! 8 nuevas cartas de objetos mágicos! Nuevos objetos... (Read More)


November 27th - via:
OUR MINIATURES WITHOUT PHOTOSHOP Here you have some pictures of DUN´s miniatures. I preferred not to use Photoshop (no, it is not only used in fashion magazines!). The family is finally together! I also include a picture where you can see their... (Read More)

DUN'S DAY (playing RPG mode)

November 27th - via:
 DUN'S DAY (October 2018)   RPG Mode   Ludic Dragon created a huge scenario more than 16sqm wide at Atalaya Vigía's venue. The following day a number of players gathered to play the RPG mode. Two voluntaries were selected to play the Dark... (Read More)


November 27th - via:
NEW SPECIAL ELEMENTS UNLOCKED!   Hi guys! A SG with 4 new cards has just been unlocked. 1 piece of furniture (campfire) and 3 special elements (dwarven tavern, travelling merchant, crystal vein). Those who require a overlay will include one also... (Read More)

New unlocked SG!! Dark Player Screen!

November 27th - via:
Hi again!!!! DARK PLAYER SCREEN  We will increase the thickness of the DP's screen to 2mm (just like the tiles!) and it will be a quadriptych. The screen will be printed double-sided. Its back will include a summary of the rules and a number of... (Read More)

DARK PLAYER's AI (solo/coop mode)

November 27th - via:
DARK PLAYER's AI (solo/coop mode) Hi there! Today I´ll write you some lines about the behavior profiles that the Dar Player's AI can use. How come I use a die instead of a card deck with events?There are more than 60 different events in the DP's... (Read More)

New unlocked SG!! Bookmarks!

November 26th - via:
BOOKMARKS  Let us show you the new unlocked SG: two bookmarks to use with DUN's books. They will be printed with a especial letterpress, and will deliver some extra quality to the contents. MARCAPÁGINAS   Os presentamos el nuevo SG desbloqueado:... (Read More)


November 26th - via:
ABOUT BACKERS, PLEDGES ANS RETAILS   I would like to reassure you (as I did on some forums at the beginning of the campaign) that there will be a Pledge Manager but it WILL NOT include a late pledge. There WILL NOT be a retailing of the game either... (Read More)

About the personalized quest book (KS EXCLUSIVE)

November 26th - via:
ABOUT THE PERSONALIZED QUEST BOOK (KS EXCLUSIVE) This tiny book (stapled/A5) contains the narrative backgrounds for the 10 pre-designed heroes represented by the miniatures( remember that their standees are also included) as well as a personalized... (Read More)

Campaign management using the APP

November 26th - via:
CAMPAIGN MANAGEMENT USING THE APP   We´ve just published two brief videos on our YouTube channel to show you the way in which you will be able to manage the campaign using our app. You can examine the map, check the heroes and their current status,... (Read More)


November 26th - via:
NEW UNLOCKED SG... MORE STANDEES!!! Many of you have repeatedly requested some more standees. On the one hand, you would like to have more to represent other creatures in the first bestiary. You also want some standees for those in the second one.... (Read More)

Subtitles and miniatures

November 25th - via:
Hi guys! We're adding English subtitles to our last game play video. We preferred to create our own subtitles, and, of course, that takes some time. We have already subtitled the first half of the video (roughly an hour) in case you want to have a... (Read More)


November 25th - via:
HOW TO PLAY USING A CLASSIC RPG GAME MASTER?  Today I´d like to give you some interesting info about one of the modes in the game: the RPG mode. This mode is for those who would like to focus on the game´s narrative assuming the role of a game... (Read More)

How to generate and play a quick game with Dungeon Universalis.

November 25th - via:
How to generate and play a quick game with Dungeon Universalis Today we´re publishing one more video about 2,15h long with a full game (it´s a Spanish video which includes some subtitles in English). I´m sure you´ll like it, since it proves how... (Read More)


November 24th - via:
PLAYING WITHOUT A GRID  Many of you seem to be interested in this game mode. Most of the tiles and overlays for dungeon crawlers are gridded but, what if you´ve got some scenography which is not? In that case, DUN can be played using a measuring... (Read More)


November 24th - via:
NEW FURNITURE CARDS UNLOCKED!  Hi guys! We reached 195.000€!! 3 furniture cards (with overlay tiles) from the ones you proposed in our brainstorm have just been unlocked!! -Stables  -Training dummy  -Archery range   These are Black Scroll´s... (Read More)

About overlay tiles and unlocked SG

November 24th - via:
Hi again!  First of all, I show you a short video with our overlay tiles. ---------------- ¡Hola de nuevo!  Aquí tenéis un breve vídeo mostrando algunas de nuestras pequeñas losetas de mobiliario y elementos (overlay tiles). I´d like to say... (Read More)


November 24th - via:
INCOMING SG! You´ve probably noticed that we have updated the dungeon map with the next important SG to be unlocked.  I´d like to remark that one of the strengths of Dungeon Universalis is the huge amount of options it includes, as well as its... (Read More)

About special elements

November 23rd - via:
ABOUT SPECIAL ELEMENTS   Hello!   I'm going to explain you more about the special elements (let meremind you that there are 36 elements in the game). I’ve already told you that there are elements that you can interact with. These can be anything... (Read More)

Setting a huge scenario (3D) for Dungeon universalis (RPG mode)

November 23rd - via:
SCENARIO FOR DUNGEON UNIVERSALIS (3D)  What was Ludic Dragon scheming at Atalaya Vigía with all those boxes and tables? What is all that scenography for? I was setting a huge game, one day long, using the RPG mode! You´ll see how it went very... (Read More)

DUN's coins (SG and add-on)

November 23rd - via:
DUN's coins. Hi! Today I´d like to show you the coins you´ll be able to use in DUN. Here is a prototype. They´ll be produced in PVC, with two colors (silver and gold) and will have a diameter of 3cm.   You already know these coins were part of... (Read More)

SOLO/COOP (part 2/2) (IN ENGLISH), and Falcata…

November 22nd - via:
Hello again! I´ve just published on our YouTube channel the part 2/2 of our 3 hour long video about the solo/coop mode (The Crypt of the Accursed King). It shows a full game with lots of explanations about the specific mechanics of the solo/coop... (Read More)


November 22nd - via:
How many kinds of pets and mercenaries will you find in DUN? Heroes can tame animals and creatures or hire mercenaries to help them in their quests. Each one has a different cost and maintenance, and also a number of VP which depends on their might... (Read More)


November 21st - via:
Hello again! I´ve just published on our YouTube channel the part 1/2 of our 3 hour long video about the solo/coop mode (until the heroes meet real problems). It shows a full game with lots of explanations about the specific mechanics of the... (Read More)


November 21st - via:
Our painter just sent us a pic of the finished warrior monk. How do you like it? Who's not bald! ----------- El pintor me acaba de enviar una fotografía de nuestro monje guerrero. ¿Qué os parece? ¡Un monje que no es calvo! Warrior monk of DUN  (Read More)


November 21st - via:
MAGIC REALMS Hi again! I'd like to write some lines about the Magic Realms in DUN. There are 16 magic realms in DUN. Each realm has a list of 6 spells (making a total of 96). Some characters may learn spells from only one realm (battle wizards) but... (Read More)


November 20th - via:
Hi again! Today I´d like to comment on the color booklet with blank profiles which was unlocked as a SG. It has bigger sheets for every character (A6) as you can see in the pic. It´s got 50 sheets to create hundreds of characters. All you need is a... (Read More)


November 20th - via:
Hi guys!  Just a few comments about our materials.   The game includes a cardboard organizer to keep its contents tidy. On the other hand, we are considering the possibility of upgrading it to a better material as long as we reach certain goals.... (Read More)

SG: New list

November 19th - via:
Hi everyone! I´ve just published a brief listing with all the SG unlocked so far so you can easily picture all the new contents added to the original ones. Obviously the game box is going to be big, very big indeed! I´ll describe some of these SG... (Read More)


November 18th - via:
Hi! As you surely remember, at the very beginning of the campaign we informed you that we would offer a number of copies of Raazbal signed by the author (I´m sorry to say there is only a Spanish version, the language in which it was published in... (Read More)

New add-on... ;-)

November 17th - via:
Now. At first you requested some new outdoor tiles and we included them as a SG (we will start designing after the campaign and will integrate them in the 20 new quests added as a SG). A few days ago, some of you started suggesting that we should... (Read More)

One dream, one project, one reality

November 16th - via:
Our painter just sent me a pic of the finished female catfolk.  How do you like it? One more heroine for DUN's family!!  I´m particularly happy today. You get tons of information about the campaign from the control panel. We're still slowly but... (Read More)

3 hour long video about solo/coop mode

November 15th - via:
Hello again!   I´ve just published on our YouTube channel a 3 hour long video about the solo/coop mode. It´s a video in Spanish, but we´ll have the English dub version ready before the end of next week. It shows a full game with lots of... (Read More)


November 14th - via:
Today we're presenting version 3.2 (layout pending, only text) of the rulebook chapter THE TURN: MOVEMENT AND EXPLORING ACTIONS. We also include the Spanish version 3.4 of the same chapter, with WIP layout and diagrams. DUN ENGLISH. THE TURN. V.3.2.... (Read More)


November 14th - via:
Regarding your questions about the resin we will use for our miniatures. The question is perfectly understandable, since there are many different types of resin as well as many levels of miniature sculpting.  The resin we will produce our miniatures... (Read More)

About armors

November 13th - via:
Hi again! Today I'd like to write some lines about the contents unlocked for our 150 new followers on FB (of course, you are so many more than 150 now!) some days ago. The unlocked cards were 5 melee weapons and 5 armors and shields. I´d like to... (Read More)

New SG and new VIDEO!

November 12th - via:
Hi again!!!! A new SG has been unlocked!  We have included the option of random generation of scenarios in our app. The app will generate new tiles which will include randomly positioned furniture and special elements. The rest of events, enemies,... (Read More)


November 11th - via:
Hi again!!! I would like to inform you that I have just uploaded on our YouTube channel (and also here on KS) two chapters of our English playthrough. Complete “Set up” (21 min) and “exploration” (28 min.) . We will publish a Spanish version... (Read More)

Game Play 3/9

November 10th - via:
NEW VIDEO I would like to inform you that I have just uploaded on our YouTube channel (and also here on KS) the third chapter of our English playthrough. In this video we show the way in which the Dark Player's budget is calculated and also how the... (Read More)


November 10th - via:
Hi guys! We reached 185.000€!! 3 special elements from the ones you proposed in our brainstorm have just been unlocked!!!! - Gelatinous Cube.   - Dead Adventurer.- Orcish Brothel.   There are different pieces of furniture and special elements in... (Read More)

SOCIAL SG UPDATE 500 retweets

November 9th - via:
This week a new Social SG was unlocked.  We got 500 new retweets on Twitter!   Therefore, five new magic objects and five ranged weapons have been unlocked. I'm going to talk to you about the new ranged weapons:  2x SHURIKEN CARDS: they deal... (Read More)


November 9th - via:
I would like to inform you that I have just uploaded on our YouTube channel (and also here on KS) the second chapter of our English playthrough. We would like to inform our Spanish backers that the full text of the KS campaign has been translated... (Read More)


November 8th - via:
I´d like to inform you that the new tiles you voted for in update 11 have been unlocked. I´m not going to show you WIP images since I believe Antal (Black Scroll Games) and his firm are a warranty that the tiles will keep up with the level you... (Read More)

Incredible brainstorm!

November 8th - via:
Hi. Thank you for joining our brainstorm!!! It´s been really enriching and helped us gather lots of interesting ideas. Many of the things you proposed already are in another deck and have a corresponding overlay. There is a Special Elements deck... (Read More)


November 7th - via:
 We managed to reach 175000€. What does it mean? Ok. We´re gonna play a new game...   I can´t include any more skill cards, since they could compromise the balance of the game. However, it´s possible to include some cards that won´t affect... (Read More)


November 6th - via:
Hi! Thanks for answering this crazy survey and letting us know about your preferences for the 180k SG. We got some really close results, but, eventually, the choice you voted the most was B: the SG with 2 new tiles by Black Scroll Games (don't worry,... (Read More)

To be, or not to be ;-)

November 6th - via:
Hi guys! I know you´re looking forward to watching an English gamethrough that could show you the mechanics of the game and also the game system for the Dark Player. Let me talk a bit about all of this. First of all, we had planned an actual-playing... (Read More)

More than 1500!!!

November 6th - via:
Hi again!!! You are more than 1500 backers :-) You see a library. Choose a book! Library WHICH 180K SG DO YOU PREFER?A) Include random map generation in our app. B) 2 new tiles (woodland, mountain). C) Increase the thickness of the Dark Player´s... (Read More)

1480 backers!!! / 1480 mecenas!!!

November 5th - via:
You are 1480 backers. It´s time to get you even more engaged in this project. As soon as we reach 1500 backers you will receive a survey to choose a SG very relevant for the game. Illustration by Daniel Comerci Observo que sois ya 1.480 backers…... (Read More)

The family is growing! / La familia crece!

November 5th - via:
Our painter has just delivered the finished goblin and elf. I'm so delighted!Yes! The family is growing! Soon we´ll be able to show you all the miniatures still in the painter´s workshop. I know the quality of the pics is not the best, but I felt... (Read More)

New travel cards! ;-)

November 5th - via:
One more unlocked Social SG! 5 new travel event cards. Still... It´s been a recurrent demand among many backers. On the other hand, I'm going to talk to the factory now to think about improvements! :-)  (Read More)

Personalized heroes (Exclusive KS)

November 4th - via:
Hi again! Did you know that we have unlocked two personalized heroes. I mean., these heroes come with two cards instead of one, which include a short narrative about them, and an exclusive skill and object. Of course, all the pre-designed characters... (Read More)

Raazbal, digital novel

November 4th - via:
Hi again! One more unlocked Social SG! Because we have new 500 Likes in Facebook!!!! Raazbal, digital novel (in Spanish). Epub/Kindle. For the time being, we are not considering a translation. For the time being... ;-) Hola, gente! Se ha desbloqueado... (Read More)

Unlocked Social SG!!! (150 new followers)

November 4th - via:
Hi guys!!! One more unlocked Social SG! 10 new cards: 5 common objects and 5 new skills! More contents for the game. Want to hear a curiosity? Can you recognize that bird in the pic? You probably can't. But I will tell you what it is inspired on. In... (Read More)


November 3rd - via:
Hi guys, this has certainly been a dizzying beginning for the campaign, and I haven´t been able to publish my updates including a specific space for each SG, as I would have wished to do. However, we´re working hard on it. We have reached... (Read More)

Nº1 on Kicktraq ;-)

November 2nd - via:
Hi guys! First of all, please let me thank you for all this initial support. My special gratitude to those who know the game in depth and help us solving other players ´doubts as we try to publish updates, make corrections and think of ways in which... (Read More)

New contents unlocked! Cards, narrative quest book and tiles.

November 1st - via:
We´re strugling to answer all your questions and comments (they´re literally hundreds!) here and on social networks. We´re currently unlocking more SG. In the meantime, we would like to show you some unlocked cards (text will be in Eglish too),... (Read More)

Thank you all!!!! We´ve got some new tiles for you!!

November 1st - via:
Thank you so much for joining us in this fascinating project! The whole team is working non-stop to refresh the Kisckstarter page and answer your questions. We have actualised the SG with some  new tiles for the game! They´ll be designed by the... (Read More)

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