RPGs

Gorgeous, free, and downloadable DnD Character Sheets

Someone on the D&D 5th Edition Facebook group posted a link to these really lovely and very playable-looking 5e character sheets. The designer of the …

This New Cthulhu RPG Setting Will Get Your Tentacles Slithering

What if Cthulhu cultists ran an entire American city in the 1930s?<p>That is the question asked by <i>Cthulhu City,</i> a new setting book for the <i>Trail of</i> …

Board Games

D&D group builds custom digital tabletop with 4K touchscreen

Integrated workstation for the DM puts this build over the top<p>We know that more people are playing Dungeons & Dragons online than ever before. But the same digital tools that let you play with friends remotely can also improve in-person games as well. One group of handy gamers took that concept to …

Dungeons and Dragons

Monster Hunter World, Hunting 101 Trailer (video)

To whet your appetite and provide further information about what you can expect from the new Monster Hunter World game which will be launching early …

Monster Hunter

Divinity: Original Sin II Review – A Godly Ascension

Divinity: Original Sin was a breakout title for Larian Studios, showing it had some truly great ideas and concepts for redefining the modern RPG. …

New Kickstarter - Dragonlock 3: 3D-Printable Terrain

While I’m a big fan of DIY gaming terrain from foam and cardboard and other materials, I’m also a major proponent of 3D printed terrain and the …

‘Monster Hunter World’ hits PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in January

Why it matters to you<p>Monster Hunter World looks like a must-have action-RPG, with gorgeous enemies and environments.<p><i>Monster Hunter Stories</i> available …

Gaming

Look At This Magic: The Gathering Cosplay

Cosplay by TechnicolorTraveler<p>That's not a specific character. It's a suit of armour made entirely out of <i>Magic</i> cards.<p>Made by TechnicolorTraveler, it …

Cosplay

Critical Role: Episode 111 – Shadows of Thomara

Welcome, travelers. Join Dungeon Master Matthew Mercer as he leads his troupe of fellow voice actors Ashley Johnson, Marisha Ray, Taliesin Jaffe, …

Board Games

Joe Manganiello just wants to play Dungeons & Dragons

Sofía Vergara just blew up Joe Manganiello’s spot.<p>The “Modern Family” star, 45, revealed husband Manganiello has a geekier side while on the red …

Dungeons and Dragons

Librarians report: Dungeons and Dragons in the Library

For the last year, I have been running a once a week game of Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), at the Aberdeen Branch of the Harford County Public Library, …

Dungeons and Dragons

CATaclysm RPG Coming to Kickstarter on October 14th

Cats. On the internet. It’s a thing. And while I may be more of a “bear” person than a “cat” person, I certainly have nothing against our feline …

Gen Con

Commission An Artist to Take Your D&D Character to the Next Level

Once your shiny new D&D character is created, did you know there’s an extra step you can take to make the character feel completely yours? …

Board Games

FFG: Cyphers and Masks Coming Soon

Many Bothans might have died to bring you this information–but a capable agent can also get the job done.<p>Cyphers and Masks is a new book coming out …

Star Wars

Fantasy Flight Games Previews Character Creation in Genesys RPG

The first thing you do when playing in an RPG is create your character (unless you’re the GM, in which case you’re creating everything else in the …

Fantasy Flight Games

PC RPG Divinity: Original Sin 2 Hits Nearly 500K In Sales After Strong Release

Possibility for console releases in the future still open.<p>Divinity: Original Sin II came out just a few days ago, but it's been in Steam Early Access for almost a year. Now, publisher and developer Larian Studios is sharing some sales data, telling Eurogamer the game has sold nearly 500,000 copies …

Gaming

AoS: The Firestorm Begins

The Season of War is getting an expansion with Firestorm and Games Workshop has new details on how it’s going to go down!<p>Firestorm is a new way to …

Board Games

Monday Terrain Corner

And here we are, back at Monday. Thinking back, this is the first Monday in the last 3 that I’ve been at the office. Last week was the storm, and the …

Dungeons and Dragons

Ad Mech Overview, Deathshroud, Blightlords & More

We’ve got the Ad Mech book in hand – plus a first look at the Deathshroud, and more Terminators – Plus news from D&D and FFG!<p>The Adeptus Mechanicus …

Dungeons and Dragons

D&D Tales From the Yawning Portal: Exploring the Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan

<b>The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan</b><p>Before I start I should mention that fellow Geekdad Rory Bristol has written an excellent review of Tales From the …

Cheese Quest: The Quest for Cheese Card Game Up On Kickstarter

Studies show that cheese works on the brain much like narcotics and you can be, basically, addicted to it. Well, I certainly know that I am addicted …

Board Games

Check Out Our New Fall Twitch Schedule!

It’s that time again; the leaves are changing, the sun is setting earlier, and pumpkin-spice everything is for sale. It’s time for fall! With the …

Board Games

A Neural Network Invents D&D Spells, and Decides “Dave” Is the Most Magical Name Of All

Research scientist Janelle Shane, whose wonderful neural networks we’ve covered before, has turned her experiments from guinea pig names to <i>D&D</i> spells …

Dungeons and Dragons

Break Out: Ultima III and the familial origins of Origin Systems

The following excerpt comes from <i>Break Out: How the Apple II Launched the PC Gaming Revolution</i> by David L. Craddock, available in hardcover from Schiffer Publishing. The book chronicles the making of over a dozen groundbreaking PC games, featuring interviews with their developers and details how …

Monster Hunter Stories Review – Cute, Adorable and Packs a Punch

September 17, 2017<p>Share This<p>Monster Hunter Stories Review<p>The <i>Monster Hunter</i> franchise first sprung to life back in 2004 pioneering in the fantasy …

Anime

BoLS Book Club: Custodians, Sisters, and Greyfax Oh My

Two new releases, two great team-ups.<p>That’s right, team-ups are the name of the game in the latest batch of new releases from the Black Library. …

Books

Why you should read J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion

In 1977, four years after author J.R.R. Tolkien’s death, his son Christopher completed and published his father’s most ambitious and sprawling book: <i>The Silmarillion</i>. Part <i>Lord of the Rings</i> backstory, part winding heroic epic, and part trippy meditation on the creation of the universe, <i>The …

Literature

‘HarmonQuest’ Season 2: Dan Harmon On Getting to Be a Narcissist While Spencer Crittenden Does All The Work

The animated fantasy series' co-creators explain what they learned from Season 1 and what to expect from the new set of adventures.<p>Spencer Crittenden …

Entertainment

Darth Vader Finally Gets The Hasbro Role Play Treatment

Darth Vader is number 1 on the list of helmets that Hasbro should make in their Black Series role-playing line. That is probably why they waited to …

Star Wars

Privateer Press: Painting Jeans and di Wulfe Schemes

Even your minis need a casual Friday. Paint them some blue jeans with this denim tutorial from Privateer Press.<p>Hey, there’s nothing like a real good …

Clothing