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Our dungeons no longer lay in musty underground caves or decrepit ruins, abandoned by time and the living. Instead, they're perfectly public and thus perfectly hidden. Obscured by clean lines and neon lights. Spewing stale, recycled air. Guarded by bloated government budgets signed by equally as bloated plutocrats. Reeking of greed and corruption.

CRWLR is a 3-6 person crawler brought into the modern age. Designed with funnels, dungeon crawls, hex crawls, and point crawls in mind, CRWLR invites a GM (the Arbiter) and 2-5 players (crawlers) to explore, ransack, and escape our modern dungeons. Infiltrate corporate HQs, redistribute wealth, and make it out without being caught (or worse).

CRWLR is built on a unique engine called SGG. Using pools of d6, players roll against pools of difficulty dice to succeed on checks and attacks.

  • Simple sums – roll higher than the difficulty to succeed.
  • Push to win – take crawlers beyond their limits like their lives depend on it.
  • Damage detached from weapons – push focus to strategy, method, and style.
  • Lethal and unforgiving – no holds, no mercy.
  • Survive to thrive – no XP tracking required for crawlers to advance.

CRWLR features…

  • Four pages of concise rules – two for players, two for the Arbiter
  • Quick guides for creating enemies and traps on the fly
  • An easy-to-use player sheet for tracking your crawler and a vehicle

Built for the Ultralite Game Jam, hosted by Disaster Tourism.

Bammax Gaming, 2022. Under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0), you are free to share or adapt CRWLR and its core resolution mechanic, the SGG engine, for any purpose—even commercially—under the following terms:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

CRWLR and the SGG engine—without exception—may not be used to promote fascist, dehumanizing, or harmful rhetoric or ideas. Such use is expressly forbidden.


CRWLR is in playtest beta! The game itself is entirely playable in its current form—best suited for one-shots—but is also open and flexible to YOUR feedback as the game expands! Please make use of the Discussion Boards at the bottom of the page to talk about what you'd like to see more of in the game! Already in the works:

  • Expanded GEAR tables with gear costs — buy and sell between jobs!
  • Expanded TRAPS section — more ways to catch the crawlers off-guard...or for crawlers to set traps of their own!
  • Expanded ENEMIES section — as the crawlers get into trouble, more trouble will also seek them out!

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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

CRWLR [Beta v0.2] [Spreads].pdf 1 MB
CRWLR [Beta v0.2] [Singles].pdf 1 MB
CRWLR [Beta v0.2] [Text Only].txt
Crawler + Vehicle Sheet [PF] 462 kB
Crawler + Vehicle Sheet [Fillable] 471 kB

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