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

Thorn Dice, The Most Brutal Tabletop Dice In All The Land

Although you'll have to make sure they get a good randomizing rotation in the air before they land-they don't look like they'd roll well-you'd be hard pressed to find a more badass set of number generators than these "thorn dice," available in hard resin or metal depending on how much you'd like to pay. (Platinum… » 3/30/11 4:30pm 3/30/11 4:30pm

What Games Can (Continue to) Learn From D&D

Gamasutra has an interesting piece up that celebrates the art of thoughtful thievery — based around the idea that there are "no new ideas," so picking and choosing your sources wisely can at least lead to interesting new creations. Going off the recent release of the 4th edition of Dungeons & Dragons, Tom Smith looks… » 6/14/08 12:30pm 6/14/08 12:30pm