​The 12 Most Obnoxious Dungeons & Dragons Monsters

In the worlds of D&D, there are countless monsters that terrify the general populace, but only a few truly strike fear into the heart of adventurers. Not because they're so powerful, mind you, but because they're really annoying. Here are a dozen player-tormenting monsters beloved by cruel Dungeons Masters. » 8/29/14 3:30pm 8/29/14 3:30pm

​The 20 Most WTF Magical Items in Dungeons & Dragons

Every Dungeons & Dragons character seeks magical items for their abilities. But some wizards aren't interested in making powerful relics; they're interested in making nonsense, because they're crazy, or things that will screw your character over, because they're jerks. The result? These ridiculous artifacts from D&D's… » 6/26/14 2:12pm 6/26/14 2:12pm

The Game About Being A Jew That I Needed In High School

Bullying takes many different forms. It was the worst for me when it came under the guise of friendship. I had just entered ninth grade at a prestigious private school in New Jersey. This was a place of unimaginable wealth, the kind of school my mother had fought to get me and my older brother to ever since our father… » 4/22/14 3:30pm 4/22/14 3:30pm

A PC Game That Combines Magic's Strategy With Skylander's Toys

This probably goes without saying, but one of the things I love about video games is that they give me a (somewhat) grown-up excuse to play with toys. That might help explain why Skylanders is one of my favorite games in recent memory. It's also why I'm so excited for Prodigy, a tactical RPG currently in development… » 4/02/14 6:30pm 4/02/14 6:30pm

​The 24 Most Embarrassing Dungeons & Dragons Character Classes

Fighters. Mages. Priests. Rogues. These are the primary four character classes in Dungeons & Dragons, and they have served the role-playing game well for over 30 years. But there are many others in addition to these — some awesome, some weird, and some just ridiculous. Here are 24 real D&D specialty classes that… » 2/17/14 4:57pm 2/17/14 4:57pm

What was the most memorable game you ever played?

The best role playing game campaigns create stories you’ll be telling around the gaming table decades later. But what's that magic ingredient that takes a game from great to once-in-a-lifetime? We talked to gamers, game designers, and authors to find out what makes a campaign truly memorable. » 10/28/13 5:01pm 10/28/13 5:01pm

Japanese Subway Stations Totally Look Like Role-Playing Game Dungeons

As any longtime resident can attest, Japan's subway is punctual, clean, and convenient. Its stations, however, can get elaborate and confusing. » 3/19/13 6:30am 3/19/13 6:30am

Other Tokyo Metro stations are also like dungeons. Here's Otemachi Station. Akasaka-mitsuke. Tameike-sanno. This isn't only a Tokyo thing. Other Japan Rail stations…

Are We Being Unfair When We Say That Grinding Sucks?

I hate feeling like a cog in the machine—like my actions don't matter, like I'm wading through tedium before I can get to the 'meaningful' part. Tedium exasperates me, makes me start thinking about depressing things like not reaching my true potential. This is true in both real life as well as in games. So it should… » 1/03/13 8:30pm 1/03/13 8:30pm