Generators Guide to Dungeons [Updated]By Duncan Thomson on
"A wide broken statue in a dark cliff side marks the entrane to this dungeon. Beond the broken statue lies..."
Find out what tools and random charts there are for visualising, detailing and expanding your Dungeon...
[Originally published Feb 2019]
A good name can help a dungeon. "Haunt of the Obsidian Knight" or "The Diamond Labyrinth" come from a name. For a cave complex then "The Colorless Caves" or "Stratdover Overhang" are suggestions from this cave name generator.
To find out more a Dungeon Description might help
Or for somewhere to simply start off the dungeon adventure there is a chart of Dungeon Entrances.
Maps for dungeons is a large topic that has a guide to itself.
First of my favourites is One Page Dungeon from watabou which creates a dungeon and annotated descriptions.
A crack in the ceiling above the middle of the north wall allows a trickle of water to flow down to the floor. The water pools near the base of the wall, and a rivulet runs along the wall an out into the hall. The water smells fresh.
The above description is from this Dungeon Room Generator.
Or if you want something to read try a pdf of 50 Random Dungeon Rooms.
Traps and Doors
For the truly evil GM, you can get a pdf of puzzles...
Dungeons need treasure and the random loot generator is a sophisticated tool (example below).
For D&D Treasure check out the 5E Guide to Treasures and Items
Bits & Pieces
100 Riddles and their answers might help with puzzles.
I'll keep this guide updated so please suggest Dungeon generators in the comments or on twitter to @DuncanThom