David Schwarm

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Discover the People Who Bring Dungeons And Dragons to Life

Back in 1974, Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson unleashed <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i>, and changed the world of tabletop rpgs forever. Now, 43 years later, <i>D&D</i> is …

Watch Penny Arcade’s New Weekly D&D Series: Acquisitions Incorporated The “C” Team

After a PAX Expo, I curl up in front of YouTube with the wife and some popcorn. This isn’t for a typical YouTube binge, but rather for the incredible …

Board Games

Forget Netflix and Chill, Binge Critical Role this Weekend

Episode 88 was definitely one for the books; topping off at over 5 hours long, it seems like a marathon to watch the whole episode unless you’re …

Limitless Adventures: Tools for Fifth Edition D&D Building

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>It’s been a long time since I’ve designed or customized a <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> adventure, but I’ve been feeling the itch and …

You Can Have A Dinosaur Run a RPG Campaign On Twitter

One of the most challenging parts about learning to play <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> is finding a Dungeon Master. Dozens of solutions to this problem have …

Board Games

Check Out Amy Vorpahl’s Album “Songs in the Key of D&D”

As some of you know, <b>South by Southwest (SXSW)</b> is this weekend and Nerdist is going to be doing some pretty rad things while there but <b>Geek & Sundry</b> …

D&D Beyond Just Announced As The Official 'Dungeons & Dragons' Digital Toolsets

Wizard of the Coast just announced that <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> is getting its own 5th edition digital tool-sets. Curse, a media company which is owned by Twitch, is developing the app that should make <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> easier to play than ever before. This will give players access to a character …

Star

Latest<p>Geoff Johns Compares 'Stargirl' TV Series to 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' and 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'<p>Stargirl Live Action 4 hours ago<p>Stargirl …

D&D: Unearthed Arcana - Sorcerers

Sorcerers have both the touch AND the power thanks to this week’s Unearthed Arcana.<p>That’s right, it’s time to cast fireball after fireball after …

Board Games

Critical Role Fan Art Gallery – A Brush Stroke of Genius

5 Ways to Get out of Your Gaming Rut

We’ve all been there: it’s Friday night and no one is feeling the game. Your GM hasn’t had a fresh idea for the game in weeks and it feels like …

Your Most Heinous Stories Of Role-Playing Games Gone Wrong

Escaping into a fantasy world, surrounded by like-minded nerds, is just the best thing ever. Except when it isn't, because someone is deciding to be …

D&D: Five First-level Spells You'll Never Stop Using

First-level spells are more than just speed bumps on the road to greatness. See why these five spells are great tools at any level.<p>First-level spells …

Making memorable D&D characters - The Long Shot

i’ve rolled up many, many more D&D and other RPG characters than i’ve ever used, as either a DM or player. Whether inspired by films, like Navarre …

Our Favorite Portrayals of D&D On-Screen

For many years, screenwriters used a character’s love of <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> as a quick way to convey that the character was a nerd with no social …

2016 Best Plastic Miniature of The Year

We’re proud to announce our pick for the Best Plastic Miniature Kit of 2016! 2016 has been a jam packed year for the Tabletop Gaming Industry. It was …

Post-Modern: Banning And Unbanning 48 Cards

Banning and unbanning cards is always a controversial subject.<p>Hell, Modern has been a pretty controversial format since its inception. The first …

The Body Illithid: Science of the Mind Flayers

If Dungeons and Dragons has ever touched your life, then you’re probably familiar with the tentacled, brain-sucking Illithids. Even in a fantasy …

10 of the Freakiest Monsters From Mythology | Article

Once you get past the better-known gods and monsters of the Greeks/Romans, the Vikings, and the Celts, there’s a ton of cultures in Europe that have …

Ancient History

6 Tools to Help You Build Your Own RPG Map

Are you a Dungeon Master looking to take your gaming sessions to the next level? Maybe you’ve dreamed up an entire world for your next RPG campaign, …

Geek

An unearthed relic

Normally I'd put the Yule freebie up on Christmas Eve*, but as it's a scenario I figure it's not much use unless you have a little time to play it. …

D&D: Giant Miniatures Are Back (and bigger than ever) Again!

Even since the earliest days of D&D Miniatures Game (the skirmish game), I have been collecting the skirmish minis for use with the D&D table top …

2016 Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Master Survey Results

On 28 October 2016 I released a survey for 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Masters to help us all get a better understanding of how DMs …

D&D: Dragon+ Issue 11 is Out!

Check out the latest issue of <i>Dragon+</i> and get ready to craft all manner of wondrous items with D&DIY!<p>It’s a holiday crafting spectacular in the latest …

Thursday Terrain Corner

It’s already Thursday. At least, for me, this week has gone much like last week. That is to say, it’s gone by very quickly. That’s not a complaint, …

5 Screenwriting Terms That Will Make You A Better Game Master

Game masters are the directors, producers, and screenwriters of their own weekly stories, and studying how the pros write shows offers advice that …

RPG: Five Times D&D Art Got Carried Away

With 2nd Edition, Dungeons and Dragons got a cool 90’s upgrade (like everything else). Sometimes a little <i>too</i> cool.<p>There are a lot of monsters in …

Board Games

Nobles of The Faerun: Gift Ideas for Your Adventuring Progeny

Are you one of the unfortunate nobles whose family has fallen victim to the trappings of adventuring in uncivilized areas of the land? Did you do …

3 Secrets Of My Best Role-Playing Experiences Revealed!

The best role-playing experiences come from being able to interact with a living story world.<p>I usually keep my fandom deep in a closet; sometimes, …