True Dungeon

What is True Dungeon

Founded in 2003, True Dungeon is a life-size, immersive, role-playing experience played in a walk-through dungeon environment. It combines elements of escape rooms, haunted houses, and its rules are very loosely based on the third edition of Dungeons & Dragons. Individual players test their gaming skills in an adventure where they battle monsters, solve puzzles, and overcome mental and physical tests of skill. All of these challenges come together to make the True Dungeon experience unique in the gaming industry. In addition to puzzles, players do battle (via a shuffleboard-style combat board) with animatronic monsters and costumed NPCs.

We provide thrilling two-hour immersive adventures for thousands of gamers all across the country.

Not a LARP, True Dungeon instead focuses on problem solving, teamwork and tactics while providing exciting sets and interactive props. Players may find themselves creeping down a dark passageway and entering a long-forgotten crypt. After dispatching a lurking guardian, the players may have to solve a cryptic puzzle or find a secret door in order to access a wondrous treasure chest. This might be a chest that holds a shocking surprise if opened without care. It takes two hours to explore the dungeon, and teams of ten players need only bring their imagination and quick wit. No prior D&D or gaming experience is needed. In fact, a party with an array of different experience levels usually does well. This is a perfect vehicle to let some non-D&D gamers experience the fun and thrills of dungeoneering.

That being said… we are big D&D geeks and we made True Dungeon for D&D geeks. We wanted players to experience some of those classic D&D moments that only their characters got to enjoy. For instance, we thought, what about rogues… Wouldn’t it be cool if the player with the rogue character actually got to feel what it was like to disarm an actual trap?  Wouldn’t it be cool if the rogue got to feel their pulse pound and their palms sweat as they carefully manipulated a device with THEIR hands–knowing full well that failure to disarm the trap might be disastrous?

True Dungeon returns to San Antonio, Labor Day weekend 2024 at San Japan! The TD Team is looking forward to returning to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Event details will be released at a later date. See more on the official TD website including signups.