Everything You Need to Know about the 5th Edition D&D Player's Handbook

At last, a new edition of Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook has been released. This version of the world's first RPG wants to satisfy old-school gamers and draw in newcomers at the same time. With its classic feel, combined with buffed and polished rules, it just might succeed. » 8/21/14 1:16pm Thursday 1:16pm

A Mini-Survival Guide To JRPGs

So I recently convinced some friends of mine to try Japanese role-playing games (JRPG). Let me tell you, it was no easy task. It took a comparison of games they played in the past, and a pleasing price range to get them to consent. But even after the hassle they still treaded carefully and they have every… » 8/11/14 4:00am 8/11/14 4:00am

7 Obscure RPGs That I Wish Had Sequels

I had a dream last night that I watched a secret Stanley Kubrick film that hadn't been released yet and had just been newly discovered. It was disturbing, provocative, and weirdly humorous. In other words, awesome. I felt so sad to wake up and realize it was only a dream. It made me think of Neil Gaiman's Sandman and… » 8/08/14 10:00am 8/08/14 10:00am

7 Strangest Foods in RPGs

Strange foods! I've seen a lot of them while traveling through Asia. I wasn't always courageous enough to try them all even when I wanted to. A friend of mine told me they serve live monkeys in the Sichuan area which I haven't personally seen, though I have once tried cow brains dipped in curry- it was soft, gooey,… » 7/09/14 10:45am 7/09/14 10:45am

The New D&D Adventures Will Include All the Dragons

This summer's Dungeons & Dragons relaunch includes a set of adventures focused on the rise of the dragon goddess Tiamat, designed by Wolfgang Baur and Steve Winter of Kobold Press. In this interview, they told us about adventure design and the joys of writing for a game system while it's still in development.
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The Many Worlds Interpretation of RPGs

Soo... Playing too much Steins;Gate can really do something to you. I just wrapped up my Video Review of the Visual Novel, but while I was playing through, It made me think of the many theories of time travel. I decided to unleash a little bit of my own Game Theorist in me, and I was inspired by some of the RPG posts » 4/10/14 11:30am 4/10/14 11:30am