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24th Jun '16 11:38:36 AM StFan
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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has Nodoka doing this after she gets separated from everyone else during [[spoiler: the gateport incident]], and choosing her share of treasure like a professional [[MinMaxing MinMaxer]].

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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
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Nodoka is doing this after she gets separated from everyone else during [[spoiler: the gateport incident]], and choosing her share of treasure like a professional [[MinMaxing MinMaxer]].



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* Done in ''FanFic/TheDresdenFillies'' when Harry and the mane six enter [[spoiler: Trixie's]] castle to rescue Spike.

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* Done in ''FanFic/TheDresdenFillies'' when Harry A few years ago, ''ComicStrip/PrinceValiant'' ran a story where the local dwarves, the [[Myth/CelticMythology Tuatha,]] kidnap Aleta into their subterranean realm. Val and a group of companions have to pursue them into the mane six enter [[spoiler: Trixie's]] castle dark tunnels, fighting weird monsters and finally discovering the [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings vast underground city of the dwarves.]] The whole thing was very clearly meant as an affectionate homage to rescue Spike.
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* In ''Anime/TheFumaConspiracy'', the second half of the movie is dedicated to Lupin & the gang exploring an ancient cave to find the treasure. DurableDeathtraps abound.

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* In ''Anime/TheFumaConspiracy'', Done in ''FanFic/TheDresdenFillies'' when Harry and the second half of the movie is dedicated mane six enter [[spoiler: Trixie's]] castle to Lupin & the gang exploring an ancient cave to find the treasure. DurableDeathtraps abound.
rescue Spike.



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* In ''Anime/TheFumaConspiracy'', the second half of the movie is dedicated to Lupin & the gang exploring an ancient cave to find the treasure. DurableDeathtraps abound.
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* Very common in ''SwordAndSorcery fiction'':

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** Common in Literature/FafhrdAndTheGrayMouser stories such as ''The Jewels in the Forest'' and ''Thieves House''
* There are some scenes reminiscent of this trope in ''{{Dracula}}'', although they omit the "and take the monster's stuff" step once the monster (Lucy) has been tracked to her underground crypt and dispatched. Later vampire novels have added other elements of this trope, like death-traps (''Salem's Lot'') and guardians to protect the sleeping undead.

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** Common in Literature/FafhrdAndTheGrayMouser ''Literature/FafhrdAndTheGrayMouser'' stories such as ''The Jewels in the Forest'' and ''Thieves House''
* There are some scenes reminiscent of this trope in ''{{Dracula}}'', ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'', although they omit the "and take the monster's stuff" step once the monster (Lucy) has been tracked to her underground crypt and dispatched. Later vampire novels have added other elements of this trope, like death-traps (''Salem's Lot'') and guardians to protect the sleeping undead.



* Seems to be given a knowing nod in the ''{{Dragaera}}'' story "The Desecrator", in which desecrator is the Dragaeran term for archaeologist, but the job has the typical fantasy cast of raiding ancient structures for treasure and having to fend off magical barriers.

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* Seems to be given a knowing nod in the ''{{Dragaera}}'' ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'' story "The Desecrator", in which desecrator is the Dragaeran term for archaeologist, but the job has the typical fantasy cast of raiding ancient structures for treasure and having to fend off magical barriers.






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* HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys gave us the MadeForTVMovie ''Hercules in the Underworld'', which was inspired by the story of Hercules' twelfth labour (see Mythology below).
* In the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode "Awakening" has Angel and his friends travel to hidden subterraean caverns to find a mythical sword, the only thing that can kill the [[NighInvulnerability Nigh Invulnerable]] Beast, who had [[TheNightThatNeverEnds blocked out the sun]]. [[spoiler: The find the sword, kill the Beast and bring daylight back - unfortunatly, it's AllJustADream to give Angel a moment of perfect happiness and make him lose his soul]].

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* HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' gave us the MadeForTVMovie ''Hercules in the Underworld'', which was inspired by the story of Hercules' twelfth labour (see Mythology below).
* In the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode "Awakening" has Angel and his friends travel to hidden subterraean caverns to find a mythical sword, the only thing that can kill the [[NighInvulnerability Nigh Invulnerable]] Beast, who had [[TheNightThatNeverEnds blocked out the sun]]. [[spoiler: The find the sword, kill the Beast and bring daylight back - -- unfortunatly, it's AllJustADream to give Angel a moment of perfect happiness and make him lose his soul]].






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* A few years ago, ''ComicStrip/PrinceValiant'' ran a story where the local dwarves, the [[Myth/CelticMythology Tuatha,]] kidnap Aleta into their subterranean realm. Val and a group of companions have to pursue them into the dark tunnels, fighting weird monsters and finally discovering the [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings vast underground city of the dwarves.]] The whole thing was very clearly meant as an affectionate homage to TabletopGames and this trope.
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* A few years ago, ''ComicStrip/PrinceValiant'' ran a story where the local dwarves, the [[Myth/CelticMythology Tuatha,]] kidnap Aleta into their subterranean realm. Val and a group of companions have to pursue them into the dark tunnels, fighting weird monsters and finally discovering the [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings vast underground city of the dwarves.]] The whole thing was very clearly meant as an affectionate homage to TabletopGames and this trope.
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* ''WarhammerFantasyRoleplay'' allows for this style of play (alongside many others), and has had many dungeon-based adventures published for its three editions over its thirty-odd year existence. The original Warhammer wargame can be used to stage underground battles between adventurers and monsters too, and this was very much a popular use for it in its early days.

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* ''WarhammerFantasyRoleplay'' ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasyRoleplay'' allows for this style of play (alongside many others), and has had many dungeon-based adventures published for its three editions over its thirty-odd year existence. The original Warhammer wargame can be used to stage underground battles between adventurers and monsters too, and this was very much a popular use for it in its early days.






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* ''MasterOfTheMonsterLair'' features this -- with a dungeon you make yourself -- along with a deconstruction of some of the assumptions usually implicit to this premise; having a dungeon near your town is considered ''desirable'', as it acts as a tourist attraction, lures monsters out of the wilderness where they pose more of a danger to ordinary people, and the items monsters hoard in dungeons can be quite valuable. In this game and ''MyWorldMyWay'', which is an [[IntercontinuityCrossover otherwise unconnected game that takes place in the same world]], "Dungeon Maker" is a respected profession.

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* ''MasterOfTheMonsterLair'' ''VideoGame/MasterOfTheMonsterLair'' features this -- with a dungeon you make yourself -- along with a deconstruction of some of the assumptions usually implicit to this premise; having a dungeon near your town is considered ''desirable'', as it acts as a tourist attraction, lures monsters out of the wilderness where they pose more of a danger to ordinary people, and the items monsters hoard in dungeons can be quite valuable. In this game and ''MyWorldMyWay'', ''VideoGame/MyWorldMyWay'', which is an [[IntercontinuityCrossover otherwise unconnected game that takes place in the same world]], "Dungeon Maker" is a respected profession.



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* ReBoot has one of these during the episode ''Wizards, Warriors, And A Word From Our Sponsors''. 66 floors of RPG references and parodies.
* Parodied in the Dragon Pig episode in the Season 2 of ''Wakfu''. The Dragon Pig's lair is built like a typical RPG-dungeon, giving [[IdiotHero Tristepin]] an edge due to being [[GenreSavvy "the only one of us with experience from dungeon crawls"]].

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* ReBoot ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' has one of these during the episode ''Wizards, Warriors, And A Word From Our Sponsors''. 66 floors of RPG references and parodies.
* Parodied in the Dragon Pig episode "The Dragon Pig" in the Season 2 of ''Wakfu''.''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}''. The Dragon Pig's lair is built like a typical RPG-dungeon, giving [[IdiotHero Tristepin]] an edge due to being [[GenreSavvy "the only one of us with experience from dungeon crawls"]].






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17th Apr '16 2:34:14 PM Psychopompos007
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** The core of the ''Skyrim'' mod ''VideoGame/ConanHyborianAge'' consists in the exploration of a BonusDungeon to find an ancient weapon, while fighting the monsters inside.

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** The core of the ''Skyrim'' mod ''VideoGame/ConanHyborianAge'' consists in the exploration of a BonusDungeon loosely inspired by ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'' to find an ancient weapon, sword forged in a special metal, while fighting the monsters inside.
17th Apr '16 2:31:16 PM Psychopompos007
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** The core of the ''Skyrim'' mod ''VideoGame/ConanHyborianAge'' consists in the exploration of a BonusDungeon to find an ancient weapon, while fighting the monsters inside.
11th Apr '16 11:02:37 AM GlassRain
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* ''Webcomic/ScenesFromAMultiverse'': The basis of the immensely popular Dungeon Divers storyline, ''SFAM’''s longest ongoing plot to date.
4th Mar '16 10:29:02 AM Soldancer
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* Unsurprisingly, the expansive card game series ''TabletopGame/{{Dungeoneer}}'' is centered around dungeon crawls. Interestingly, it allows each player to play as the "dungeon lord" for other players while simultaneously giving each player a PC to explore the dungeon. The cards themselves form the layout of the dungeon like a board game.


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* ''TabletopGame/MiceAndMystics'' is a series of dungeon crawls where the players are fantasy characters transformed into mice. It follows a linear story campaign, but is notable in that it is purely cooperative and no player is needed to be the "dungeon master".
* ''TabletopGame/MutantChronicles'' board game "Siege of the Citadel" is a campaign-style board game with a series of dungeon crawl style assaults on the titular citadel.


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* In general, most traditional {{Roguelike}} games are dungeon crawls, with very few exceptions. ''VideoGame/{{ADOM}}'', ''{{NetHack}}'', ''VideoGame/CryptOfTheNecrodancer'', and many, many more.


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* The ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' series intersperses semi-randomized dungeon crawling with visual novel style character interactions.
* Most of the non-overworld areas in ''VideoGame/DragonsDogma'' qualify. Notable in that the game gives the player lots of freedom of movement within the dungeons, often allowing interesting ways to approach obstacles. The expansion/remaster ''Dark Arisen'' features [[BonusDungeon Bitterblack Isle]], which fits this trope to a T.
17th Feb '16 1:47:51 PM ClearMadness
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* ”Literature/TheIronTeeth” web serial’s dungeons are formed by crystals, and contain valuable treasures. Monsters such as slimes also dwell within them. One of them is near Herad's base. She was eager to find and explore it, but fortunately she couldn't find the entrance.

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* ”Literature/TheIronTeeth” ''Literature/TheIronTeeth'' web serial’s dungeons are formed by crystals, and contain valuable treasures. Monsters such as slimes also dwell within them. One of them is near Herad's base. She was eager to find and explore it, but fortunately she couldn't find the entrance.
17th Feb '16 1:47:09 PM ClearMadness
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* ”Literature/TheIronTeeth” web serial’s forests are haunted by many different types of dangerous monsters. They are incredibly dangerous and a lot of people perish within them.

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* ”Literature/TheIronTeeth” web serial’s forests dungeons are haunted formed by many different types of dangerous monsters. They are incredibly dangerous crystals, and a lot of people perish contain valuable treasures. Monsters such as slimes also dwell within them.them. One of them is near Herad's base. She was eager to find and explore it, but fortunately she couldn't find the entrance.
16th Feb '16 11:54:47 AM ianaiaponenko
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* ”Literature/TheIronTeeth” web serial’s forests are haunted by many different types of dangerous monsters. They are incredibly dangerous and a lot of people perish within them.
12th Feb '16 6:32:07 AM Fighteer
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4th Feb '16 10:54:59 AM Soldancer
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* Similarly, ''TabletopGame/BetrayalAtHouseOnTheHill'' is a modern-day, horror-based example of this genre.

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* Similarly, ''TabletopGame/BetrayalAtHouseOnTheHill'' is a modern-day, horror-based example of this genre.genre. It takes place in the eponymous [[HauntedHouse abandoned house]], but features many staples of the genre, such as a graveyard, underground lake, locked vaults, and mysterious eldritch rooms.
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