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NEW SONG: Small Town Dungeon

This was inspired in stages. First, there was Tuesday night’s Munchkin game, where the statement “You ran away” attached itself to the obvious tune. Then, there was Wednesday’s Home on the Strange, which got me to thinking about AD&D, and the fact that most of the songs are of epic adventures, and very few are about the first steps into the dungeon, and….well, this just sort of wrote itself from there.

Small-Town Dungeon
by Rob Wynne
TTTO: “Dollar Fifty Movies” by Ookla The Mok (by way of Puzzlebox)

What can you do when you’re all broke and you’re out of work
How can you score some easy gold
The stairs led down, I lit a torch and I went in
Into the darkness and the cold

I’m going to the dungeon
That little small-town dungeon
A small-town dungeon won’t hold a lot
I’m going to the dungeon
That little small-town dungeon
A +1 dagger’s all that I’ve got
But a +1 dagger, that ain’t a lot
To fight your prey

I can cast a single spell
Then my use is shot to hell
I searched my tomes and learned them well
I packed my candle, book and bell

I’m going to the dungeon
The little small-town dungeon
A small town dungeon won’t hold a lot
Finding lots of treasure is always such a pleasure
When a +1 dagger’s all that you’ve got
And you tried to sneak through but you got caught

You hope the guards are kobolds
‘Cause you aren’t feeling too bold
And a troll is more than you want to face
You wouldn’t mind a goblin if he’s hurt and kinda hobblin’
And the cleric knocks him out with a mace
Just bops him on the head with a mace

There’s power when you find a new wand that shoots fire
And the chest of gold that’ll bring you the comfot you desire
When the monsters are defeated and won’t give any grief
To a wizard, a cleric, two fighters and a thief

Home from the dungeon
The little small town dungeon
We brought back the loot they said was so grand
It was eighty pounds of silver, a magic bow and quiver
And a ring of elemental command
And this thing that looks like Vecna’s left hand
We’ve got it made!

Nothing to loot and nothing to slay
We’ll have to come back another day
When it fills back up with prey
We’ll come and collect our pay

We’re not going to that dungeon
That little small town dungeon
Cause that little dungeon don’t hold a lot
We’re not going to that dungeon cause a bigger one is more fun
And by this time my level’s gone up a lot
And when we stagger out, I’m left with one thought
We got away!

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17 Comments

  1. That is so gonna be stuck in my head the next time I play WoW…:)

  2. You Rock!

    This rocks and is very timely for me. We’re coming to the end of a campaign — the fun part where you stride the wolrd cloaked in power after spending so much of it wimpy. (And still Wesley manages to scare the crap out of us with each successive adventure!)

    • Re: You Rock!

      *grin* Yeah, that is the fun part, which is why all the songs are writtena about THOSE adventures, and never about the “I’m actually excited because I found a +1 dagger” days. 🙂

  3. oh fun! *grin*

  4. OOh, a game of Munchkin sounds great right about now. 🙂

    • We have most of the sets. When shall we get together?

      • Hmm. How about one night next week. Friday? Saturday? Lemme check with the Matt too -- he is in a plane to Burlington Vermont as we speak, therefore unavailable. Maybe we can do dinner and Munckin? I shall email you!

  5. Of course now my head’s playing “A dollar-fifty dungeon…” at me… 😉

    *many giggles* 🙂

  6. >Small-Town Dungeon

    Of My Grandfather!

    >by Rob Wynne
    >TTTO: “Dollar Fifty Movies” by Ookla The Mok (by way of Puzzlebox)

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