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Dungeon World One-Shots

I’m mid-way between running a Dungeon World (DW) one-shot, and prepping one at the moment, so I’m thinking a lot about how to make DW hot for …

Board Games

Dungeons & Dragons mobile game Warriors of Waterdeep coming to a fantastical phone near you

If you’re a huge <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> fan, but sometimes you just find it too darn taxing on the imagination, we may have the perfect video game …

Dungeons and Dragons

Rolling for Initiative--Three Reasons to Run RPGs for Kids and Tweens

Column by Scott Thorne

Board Games

Why I’m Here – Part Two: Some Thoughts on Old Books and Appendix N

Four years ago, I posted an explanation of what I’m trying to do with my reviews for <i>Black Gate</i>. My stated goal was, and remains, to be someone who …

Books

Part 2: Build the Perfect Dungeon Master Dice Set

Reading Time: 6 minutesIn my last post, I discussed what dice a player should have on hand for roleplaying games such as <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> and</i> …

Board Games

Comparing Print-On-Demand vs Offset Printing (Pros & Cons)

<i>This is a guest post by Jessica Ruscello, a copywriter at Blurb, Inc. Jessica is also a writer, teacher, and photographer who makes her mark with</i> …

Writing

The Keyring RPG Up On Kickstarter

RPGs are fun and all, but it can get to be too much carrying around all those books. <i>The Keyring RPG</i> looks to get around that by making a game that …

Paper Craft

Dig into All 16 Players' Deck Lists for the HCT World Championship

As the Year of the Mammoth lumbers off into the sunset, it’s time to find out who will hoist the trophy at the Hearthstone Championship Tour (HCT) …

Want to Raise Successful Kids Who Aren't Perfectionists? This 27-Year, 41,000-Person Study Shows How

The study shows the wrong kind of youth movement--one of rising perfectionism. Here's why it's bad, and what to do.<p>I'd hazard a guess that one out of every three interview respondents uses "I'm just too much of a perfectionist" as the weakness to talk about in interviews--as if it were an okay …

It’s a Living: Meet One of New York’s Best Professional D&D Dungeon Masters

One of Timm Woods’ most precious possessions looks like something you’d find in the basement of a derelict castle, or maybe at a back-of-the-mall …

Lessons from my first game convention (as a designer)

Yesterday I spent a good number of exciting and exhausting hours playtesting Los Buenos at “Spellenspektakel”, a board games conference in Eindhoven, …

There's Always Time for '5-Minute Dungeon'

Pick your character and make your way through the dungeon, working together to defeat monsters and overcome obstacles so you can face the final boss. …

New Dungeon Crawl Classics Sheets

With my DCC RPG warrior “Big” Helmut finally reaching level 4, I figured it was time to move him off the level 0 character sheet he’s been using …

Typography

Should ALL Dungeons Be Five Room Dungeons?

After having read several great articles on Mike Shea’s blog, I picked up his book The Lazy Dungeon Master. It’s a fast read, and worth the $5.99 …

Loneliness

25 Dungeon Delving Tips

Dungeon delving is a jolly dangerous business. Some adventurers are lucky. Others are stupid while many are unprepared. Thus, the bones of countless …

Indie Gaming

Indie RPG publishers create TableTopLibrary.com

Where do you do you go for your RPG ebooks or print on demand services? The chances are you’ll visit a OneBookShelf property in the form of …

Marketing

The Art of Commissioning Art

For <i>Polyversal</i>, I’ve been extremely busy on the artwork side of things. I’ve commissioned over 35 pieces of science fiction artwork (and more to come) …

101 Dungeon Ideas

<b>101 Dungeon Ideas</b><p>Written by M. A. Packer<p>That’s right, I’m at it again with more excessive free time on my hands (not really, I just don’t get out …

DunGen Dungeon Generator

Export dumps the data for the current dungeon into the field below. Copy and paste into an email or a file to move to another computer. Paste into …

11 clever items fantasy adventurers always forget to pack

There’s a scene in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire when the heroes are stuck on a tropical island and really need water to survive. They’re saved by …

Possibly the coolest, easiest, most fun tabletop fantasty rpg you may have never played?

I have been following the gameDungeonslayers RPG for some time (late 2011 I think). My son and I had a go with it when I first became aware of it and …

Apps that make your D&D games better

We’ve previously shared a number of great deals on books, maps, miniatures, and terrain that we thought you guys would like as gift ideas for the …

Apps

Pocket Quest is a new one-page (printed back-to-back) rules-l…

<b>Pocket Quest</b> is a new one-page (printed back-to-back) rules-lite OSR fantasy/sci-fi RPG based off the #openadventure game system. However, unlike other one-page adventure systems, Pocket Quest is full-featured, allowing you to play a long-term campaign with varied and unique characters.<p>This release is one part of several to come: an additional sheet with optional rules to enhance your dungeon crawl experience, one sheet with weapons, armor and expedition equipment, and one sheet with a list of …

Traps on the Fly in 5E

So a few month ago I talked about making a better trap and ideas for making more engaging and interesting traps, but sometimes you just want …

5 Node Mystery

Many people are familiar with the 5 Room Dungeon. It’s a simple little structure that you can very quickly pour content into, allowing you to create …

Board Games

RPG Tools

General<p>Markov Name Generator<br>• Fractal World Generator<p>Fantasy<p>Fantasy Name Generator<br>• Random Generator<br>• Fantasy Calendar Generator<br>• Fantasy World …

Civilization Generator

<b>Civilization Gen</b><p><b>Time Period:</b> Medieval<b><br>Shaping Force:</b> Brawn<b><br>Population:</b> Fairly even mix with slight majority of one race<p><i>Politics</i><b><br>Political Structure:</b> …

Shamanism

Nearly 300 free 3D-printable D&D minis

At the start of the year Geek Native called out mz4250’s 3D printing project. This talented artist was making free templates so you could 3D print …

Amazing

Do You Want 400 New Magic Items For Your D&D 5E Game?

If so, you're in luck - because Paradigm Concepts is holding a Kickstarter to do just that! "Forged in Magic: REFORGED adds over 400+ magic items to …

Homemade

TSR in Print - Swords & Spells (Supplement V) - OD&D

The latest of the <b>TSR Era Print on Demand</b> releases is <b>Swords & Spells</b> for <b>White Box Dungeons & Dragons</b>. Bringing miniatures warfare back to D&D ;)<br>Sure, …

Dungeons and Dragons