From the back of the box of Dragons of Underearth:
"Enter a world of unlimited imagination... Dragons of Underearth gives you danger and glory in a complete fantasy role-playing game where you are the hero. Underearth simplifies play, giving you more time for action and surprise. Included are character creation, magic, monsters and combat . . . and you don't need a game master or special dice."
"Underearth is Metgaming's basic fantasy role-playing system . . . Underearth is compatible with The Fantasy Trip. Players don't need rules from one system to play the other but will find they mix perfectly."