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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 …

Board Games

Vampyr sells 450,000 copies in first month

<b>Newsbrief:</b> Dontnod's macabre action-RPG <i>Vampyr</i> has sold over 450,000 copies since launching on June 5.<p>The <i>Life is Strange</i> developer broke the news in a …

Game Design

Mapping fantastical fancies - a beginner's guide to hand-drawn maps : rpg

Hi everyone,<p>I recently finished a tutorial showing you how to start drawing maps for your campaigns. You find it in full below with some picture …

Spooky, yet Mundane Dungeon Encounters

This post is available as a high-quality PDF – CLICK HERE<p>Sometimes you want your players to feel like something dangerous is going on, but in reality …

Board Games

New D&D Stuff! Limited Edition Covers for the Core Books, New Setting and D&D Adventures Outlined

On Twitch and Twitter, the D&D team continues to spoil us with teases and announcements about new products and projects left and right. At the Stream …

Board Games

1,001 Fun Fight Locations!

Anyone else tired of the same old crypts, caves, and corridors? Does your DM insist on Final Destination, no items, no Smash Balls, Foxes only? Let's …

Recommended OSR Books

This list only includes things I consider to be of very good quality. I subscribe to Melan's "Aid, Not Replacement" perspective. Usefulness is the …

'The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins' Is the Best 'Dungeons Dragons' Comic Yet

The popular podcast <i>The Adventure Zone</i> is polymorphing into a comic book. Later this week, First Second Books will release <i>The Adventure Zone: Here</i> …

Board Games

New Monster Build Will Terrify Low Level 'Dungeons Dragons' Players

A <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> designer has released a design for a very fun (and dangerous) version of a classic monster.<p>Mike Mearls is the senior manager of …

Board Games

Flavour Shots: +1 Weapons

A <b>Flavour Shot</b> is a short description of game artefacts and phenomena for use by Dungeon Masters, Game Masters and Storytellers in their games. Feel …

Alternatives to Identify for D&D Magic Items

If a fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons spell could be considered a public enemy, <i>identify</i> would probably be No. 2 on the list for anybody trying to …

Creating Fantasy City Maps for Roleplaying Games With GIMP 2.8

Creating Fantasy City Maps for Roleplaying Games With GIMP 2.8<p>Updated on March 29, 2017<p>Creating a Map from Scratch<p>I've been making maps for awhile, …

Graphics

Creating Mountains for Fantasy Maps in GIMP 2.8

Creating Mountains for Fantasy Maps in GIMP 2.8<p>Updated on April 11, 2017<p>Mountains are a Pain<p>When I was first learning to use GIMP to make fantasy …

Tutorials

D&D Monster Maker Download

This software is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.<p>Update:<p>5.4.9: Loading files with negative saving throw values no longer crashes the …

Web Development

Resources for the Time Crunched DM - City GeneratorBy CrystalBallSoft

So, your players need to know more about the hamlet they stumbled into. All you thought of was the name of the inn and now they want to know about a …

Hamlet

D&D

A playlist of background music for tabletop gaming, gathered from various video game and film soundtracks.

D&D Inspired By Dark Souls Is Incredibly Badass

<i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> campaigns that are housed in other fictional universes are usually pretty cool. If you want a robust, fiddly ruleset, then <i>D&D</i> is …

Dark Souls

OSR: Dismemberment and Maiming Rules (Mainly for Cthulhu/Grim Settings)

Really I'm not out to completely murder my players or turn them into this guy:<p>That being said, I do like to have consequences for more 'gritty' …

Gaming Stag: Playing D&D without a party

<i>Gaming with others is great, but sometimes, you just gotta do it yourself. In Gaming Stag, we tackle solo adventuring in RPGs, board games and …

Board Games

'The Dungeon Alphabet' - A to Z for Your RPG

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>Back in March, I attended my first Gary Con—which was fantastic—and picked up a copy of Goodman Games’ <i>How to Write Adventure</i> …

Board Games

25 Wizard Tower Adventure Seeds

Posted on March 27, 2018 by Robb<p>We’re back with more Adventure Seeds, and today we take a trip to the wizard’s tower outside of town! I wanted to …

My weather table (based on Delta's d6 table).

Eigengrau's Essential Establishment Generator

<<set $chemist to setup.createNPC({ dndclass: either("wizard", "wizard", "druid", "druid", "cleric", "warlock"), background: either("sage", "sage", …

Board Games

Random Name Generator

Savaging ICRPG (plus The Eidolon of Moloch adventure)

I have to say that I really love the intuitiveness and simplicity of ICRPG! These days I rarely get together with a regular group of adult gamers. …

Board Games

RPGNow.com

100 Dragonborn Traits

• The dragonborn is covered in glimmering red scales. They seem to turn a slight orange color in the sunlight.<br>• This dragonborn has several scales …

The Ultimate RPG Character Backstory Guide: Prompts and Activities to Create the Most Interesting Story for Your Character

Overview<p>The Ultimate RPG Character Backstory Guide: Prompts and Activities to Create the Most Interesting Story for Your Character by James</b> …

Board Games

1d12 Random High Level Stone Age Supernatural & Occult Encounter Table For Your Old School Sword & Sorcery Campaigns

Ajax scanned the horizon for a something, he wasn't sure why his palms felt weird. Those strange dreams had started again. There was nothing on the …

7,764 free RPGs! It’s Free RPG Day

It’s Free RPG today. Gamers around the world are encouraged to pop into their local store and try a new RPG for free today. It’s made possible by a …

Board Games