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Dungeons & Dragons: Five Basic Adventures Everyone Should Enjoy At Least Once

First published in 1974, <i>Dungeons and Dragons</i> was the first role-playing game to find life beyond the small circle of people that created it. It began …

New Manga Tells Story of Pokémon Creator Satoshi Tajiri

Shogakukan released a manga book about Pokémon creator Satoshi Tajiri on Wednesday. The book, titled Shogakukan-ban Gakushū Manga Special Pokémon o …

Stream of Many Eyes, a Rubber Chicken, and You — Memorable Campaigns for D&D

A cult strives to bring their dragon goddess into the world to wreak havoc. Demons from the Abyss invade the Underdark. Evil elementals build a …

These Exclusive Images Reveal The 'Art And Arcana' Of Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons and Dragons may be the most important gaming franchise in the world. The tabletop role-playing game has captivated millions of players over its four-decade history, inspiring game designers, authors and filmmakers, and brought countless people together over a favorite hobby. Now a new …

One-Page Dungeons Are Proof Good Things Come In Small Packages

Dungeon Masters: Would you like to know something that may change the way you think about creating adventures, and will also help eliminate a great …

This Cool Webseries Teaches You How To Be A Great Dungeon Master

Whether you’ve played <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> before or not, if you’ve spent about four seconds watching <i>Critical Role</i>, it’s impossible to not feel a bit …

Game Design Theory: Balancing For Single Player

Most people know instinctively why competitive balance is desirable in a multiplayer game, even if they’re not necessarily an expert on what goes …

Creating Game Terrain Just Got Easier With Necroplex

Reading Time: 4 minutes<p>There are many reasons I enjoy being a DM, and one of them is creating game terrain for the table. I don’t limit myself to any …

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A fantasy writer’s guide to … medieval archery

<b>If you’d like more writing tips you can get my eBook, This Craft We Call Writing: Volume One, for free by completing the form below. Inside you’ll</b> …

How to Make Gorgeous Tabletop Terrain for Less than $15

<i>On The Geek & Sundry Painters Guild, host Will Friedle (who is new to the hobby) is joined by veteran hobbyists who show him the ins and outs of</i> …

‘Megaton Rainfall’ is the first-person superhero game we didn’t know we needed

PlayStation VR has already shown its potential with first-person shooters like <i>Farpoint</i>, but what if we could use the virtual reality technology to …

MONSTER PROM is the First Ever Competitive Local Multiplayer Dating Sim

Put on your old varsity jacket and dust off that fancy dress, because it’s time to go head-to-head with your classmates for the perfect date to the …

Feature: We Talk Peaceful and Promising Open World PS4 Adventure Yonder

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles first caught our eye when it was shown at the PlayStation Experience back in 2016. A colourful project from …

From the Dawn of D&D to the Board Game Boom: One Man’s Thirty Years of Gaming at L.A.’s Strategicon

Eric M. Aldrich has seen a lot of gaming on the tabletops of Los Angeles over the past three decades. Growing up in Long Beach during the 1970s, he …

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Conveying character via first-person animations in Overwatch

Here's a fun challenge: How do you convey unique character traits and quirks in a game primarily played from a first-person perspective?<p>That's …

Once the Darling of YouTube, Machinima Still Lives On—For Some

When <i>Red vs. Blue</i> first appeared, it hit the internet right in its sweet spot. Even more impressive was that in 2003, said sweet spot didn't even …

No Turning Back

NO TURNING BACK<br>An Interactive Adventure by Ray O'Bannon<p>While looking through books in the RavensBlight Library, your cell phone rings.<br>It's your …

D&D Adventurers League - Top 20 Adventures

This weekend I volunteered to run some games for a local charity gaming convention. The Save Vs. Hunger 2017 Convention was raising money for the …

Is the Latest MINECRAFT POKÉMON the Coolest One Yet?

As has been well-documented, <i>Minecraft</i> is a sort of breeding ground for <i>Pokémon</i> fan recreations. Somebody made a working Game Boy Advance capable of …

Your ability to focus has probably peaked. Here's how to stay sharp.

Having a hard time focusing lately? You're not alone. Research shows interruptions occur about every 12 minutes in the workplace, and every three …

5 Highly Rewarding Role-Playing Game Mechanics For RPG Addicts

<i>Hello. My name is Landrew, and I’m a role-playing game junkie…</i><i><br>“Hi, Landrew…”</i><p>Hello fellow junkies! In an earlier article, I talked about some rewards …

Number your monsters to stop wasting time finding them on the battle map

Many game masters boast an ability that I can’t match. I can’t stick to a <b>character accent</b>, but not <i>that</i> ability.<p>During combat encounters, many GM’s …

This Isn't An Operating System, It's An RPG

In <i>Kingsway</i>, Andrew Morrish’s upcoming PC role-playing game, monsters are pop-ups, quests are emails and your backpack is a cluttered file folder. …

Alternative Adventures: 6 Adventures That Aren't Your Average Dungeon Crawl

Being a DM isn't easy. You have to craft the towns, assign the bad guys, remember all the DCs, recall where the traps are, and a dozen other things …

10 Books Every Dungeon Master Needs to Read

#6- Three Hearts and Three Lions by Poul Anderson<p>This book is fundamental to <i>Dungeons and Dragons</i>. It’s where we get the idea of the paladin and the …

Experience Life as a Gold-Hoarding Dragon in the Strategy Game Dragoon

Interested in a game where instead of battling dragons you get to <i>be</i> the dragon? Look no further than <i>Dragoon. Dragoon</i> is an action strategy game by …

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Keep Your Critical Swole With These RPG Themed Workouts From DAREBEE

Calling all fitness geeks! With our prime fitness fantasy show <i>Max Hit Points</i> now in downtime, we know you Rangers of Solaria may still have a strong …

An entire 'Pokémon' game is playable inside 'Minecraft'

When you think of <i>Minecraft</i> add-ons, you probably think of mini games or the occasional clever machine -- fun, but you'll likely be back to the main game before long. Well, you might want to clear your schedule with this one. Phoenix SC has released <i>Pokémon Cobalt and Amethyst</i>, a <i>Minecraft</i> add-on that …