Dungeons on a Dime (DOAD) was founded in November of 2018 as an answer to many different needs in the tabletop roleplaying community. The magazine set out to:
Make Roleplaying More Accessible through easy to use resources, inclusively written characters and open ended stories.
Teach New Skills, such as how to run your first game, what content to prepare for a roleplaying game, and to highlight other learning moments.
Create Work For Entry Level Creatives by always paying for artwork, giving priority to emmerging illustrators and giving them the credit they deserve.
In the past, people were introduced to play roleplaying games through people they already know with experience. Today, many people come to the hobby with no experience and no one to show them the way, or are returning with little time to spare to pour over rulebooks in their free time.
Dungeons on a Dime is here to spready the joy of roleplaying games, one adventure at a time. Written with a system neutral story but compatible with the free basic rules 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons, each issue can support new and experience game masters alike.
The physical editions of the magazine are made using Risograph, a super sustainable way of printing similar to screenprinting. We print with social enterprise Out of the Blueprint, using banana fibre screens, biodegradeable soya inks and recylced paperstock. Out of the Blueprint uses their profits to provide training and outreach to the local Scottish community of Leith, and subsidies for young creatives
Every issue of Dungeons on a Dime comes with everything you need to play in one handy pack.
Open-Ended Adventures that can be played as a stand-alone session or expanded with helpful prompts into a larger campaign.
Self Contained Stories that focus on roleplay, easily used with any system. You can start with any issue, whether it's your first game or your hundredth.
Detailed Characters with back stories to compliment your adventure. Meet them once and reuse them again and again.
Custom Paper Miniatures that are easy to assemble. Need a pack of wolves? Print as many as you need.
Combat Encounter Maps that feature the locations from the adventure! Using inch square grids, they are compatible with most miniatures, tokens and other play aids.
Rules Breakdowns. Introducing 5th Edition concepts in simple and approachable terms, with extra hints and tips to help newer GMs.
Brand New Resources For 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons, including magic items, loot tables, monsters, immersive details, plot hooks and more!