Planescape: Torment is a marvel of a game. One of the best stories in the medium, it packs a ton of emotional punch. Two moments, with smart design at their core, illustrate why it remains great to this day. We break it down in this critical video.
If you, like me, are an evil dungeon master, you will love Dungeons & Dragons adventure Dead in Thay’s map. If you are a mascochistic D&D player who loves getting trapped in fiery pits with ferocious liches, you will also love it.
Getting into Dungeons & Dragons can be intimidating. You need maybe three or four other nerds to play with, some pricey tomes full of numbers and tables, ample free time and several dice with as many as 20 sides. It’s a lot to fathom, and even more to set up. How will you find D&D-curious friends? How will you…
Coming soon to PC, tablets and phones, D&D Beyond is the official digital companion to fifth edition D&D, giving players and dungeon masters instant access to rules, character builders and more. Does this mean we’ll stop using the unofficial support apps? No, but it’s nice.
Rare are the opportunities for Dungeons & Dragons fans to geek out about their favorite character. It’s like explaining your dream to someone. A few seconds in, your poor non-D&D-playing friend’s eyes glaze over in a bored daze.
Dungeons & Dragons has historically used attractive monsters, and especially of the female persuasion, to appeal to potential players. Busty demons and lithe wood maidens populated its source material, namely its Monster Manual, throughout the last 40 years.
The shadow of last week’s devastation hung over this weekend, and to cope, I turned to my favorite tool for escapism: Dungeons & Dragons. On short notice, though, my partner and I didn’t have time to gather a whole party. But god damn did we want to play.
Happy Halloween, geeks and freaks. Today, we have a special preview of the new Dungeons & Dragons monster supplement, Volo’s Guide to Monsters, to satisfy your beastly cravings.
The little-known secret to an extraordinary Dungeons & Dragons session is the tired cliche “less is more.” It’s true, although it may not seem that way to a tabletop culture that traditionally relishes in crowded mechanics and bloated narratives.
Hasbro is starting its own fan convention next year. The toy and game company behind everything from Dungeons & Dragons to My Little Pony will hold the first Hascon in Providence, Rhode Island September 8-10. It sounds like heaven. Find out more here.
The world of Dungeons & Dragons character generators and vast and full of delights. WhoTheFuckIsMyDnDCharacter.com takes the cake: “SASSY DRAGONBORN ROGUE FROM A THRIVING SEAPORT TOWN WHO SUFFERS FROM CRIPPLING STAGE-FRIGHT.”
Dungeons & Dragons’ ranger class received a buff yesterday. For over a year, players have expressed dissatisfaction with rangers’ high-level play, inspiring publisher Wizards of the Coast to revise the class’s features. “Favored enemy” and terrain navigation are now more effective. Here are all of the changes, which…
Yesterday, Wizards of the Coast released their latest Dungeons & Dragons adventure for 5th edition: Storm King’s Thunder. In it, players seek out the storm giant King Hekaton, who until recently was keeping the hill giants in check. Now, they run wild, causing mayhem across the land:
Game Masters can be nit-picky sticklers with wands up their butts. It’s a respectable mode for navigating the endless charts and dice rolls and idiosyncratic mechanics of tabletop RPGs. Seriously, I respect you, stickler GMs. Without you, I wouldn’t know the difficulty class for reaching across the table and grabbing…
Sitting around a table with good friends is the best way to play tabletop RPGs like Dungeons & Dragons, but that’s not always an option. If your friends have moved away, live overseas, or don’t want to brave the traffic, there’s plenty of ways to make game night happen no matter where your group is located.
Dungeons & Dragons has opened the gates to its ivory tower. Earlier this year, the behemoth role-playing game franchise announced the launch of its Dungeon Masters Guild, a platform for players to publish lore, maps, character designs and adventures based on Dungeons & Dragons intellectual property. In the process,…
Everything is getting uploaded, including stalwart meatspace occupant Dungeons & Dragons. Today, Roll20, an online “virtual tabletop,” announced its new licensing deal with D&D to offer the pen-and-paper RPG’s original content on their digital platform. Although D&D intellectual property is already accessible on…
Remember a couple of weeks ago, when I asked you for your favorite tabletop memories? Just as I predicted, one post wasn’t enough to list all of my favorites, so I wrote another.