RPGs

How MAGIC: THE GATHERING’s Latest Set Will Break All the Rules (Exclusive)

There’s a legend of a <i>Magic: The Gathering</i> card so broken, it had to be banned after a player figured out how to best use it. The legend goes that …

Board Games

Lord of the Rings on TV: five brilliant Tolkien storylines it could cover

There's much more to Tolkien than Lord of the Rings<p>This week it was revealed that J.R.R. Tolkien’s <i>Lord of the Rings</i> is coming back to screens – but …

J.R.R. Tolkien

On the secret smallness of Skyrim

Skyrim's dirty little secret is that it isn't that large. Oh, it remains fairly gigantic by the standards of other virtual landscapes, even next to …

The Elder Scrolls

Playing Skyrim on Nintendo Switch? Here are the 7 best quests you should hunt down

Starting Skyrim for the first time can be somewhat intimidating

The Elder Scrolls

Review: Hearthstone: Innkeeper's Tavern Cookbook

Adventures in cooking, part two<p>My wife and I love cooking. Baking...it's a slow work in progress (and many pro bakers would tell you it's a lifelong …

The best board games for Christmas 2017

Discard those dog-eared property trading games, bin those long-forgotten games gathering dust, and step into an ever growing niche on the board …

Aglaeca Fantasy RPG Up On Kickstarter

You might not think about it, but there’s a lot of different levels of fantasy RPG that you can play in. You can go for more of the high-fantasy …

Board Games

Critical Role Fan Art Gallery: Art of the Heist

Every picture in this gallery is hand-picked by the Critical Role cast. How does one get their prints in front of Matt Mercer and the rest of the …

Board Games

ForeverVerse: Episode 37 – Back to Basic Finale With Jason Charles Miller

<i>On ForeverVerse, Ivan Van Norman guides players through various RPGs. Every few weeks, the characters are sucked through a portal, drifting into a</i> …

Board Games

The rise of D&D liveplay is changing how fans approach roleplaying

From Stranger Things’ Dungeons & Dragons obsession to the YouTube and Twitch players becoming online celebrities, role-playing games are becoming public entertainment<p>One of the great era-appropriate quirks of Netflix’s ‘80s-nostalgic fantasy adventure <i>Stranger Things</i> — which recently returned for a …

Dungeons and Dragons

Why TV studios should stop playing it safe when it comes to fantasy

Enough of Martin and Tolkien — there are other great books to adapt<p>Earlier this week, Amazon Studios announced that it had secured the rights to adapt J.R.R. Tolkien’s <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> as a television show for multiple seasons. It’s a huge get for the studio, which was charged by Amazon CEO …

Science Fiction

‘Weave’ Blends Tarot With Technology For Accessible, Innovative Roleplaying

Roleplaying, for many of us, is something near and dear to our hearts. It’s why <i>Weave</i> is such an intriguing RPG system to us. It is blending …

Board Games

Door Opens For More Lord Of The Rings As JRR Tolkien's Estate Director Retires

There are big changes happening with the estate of Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien. Following news that Amazon and Warner Bros. are partnering for a TV series set in the Lord of the Rings universe, it's been revealed that longtime estate director Christopher Tolkien--the author's son--has …

J.R.R. Tolkien

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review

Six years after its release, Skyrim still manages to be relevant. Between the 2016 remaster, the upcoming VR version, and now a Switch port, it's hard to forget about The Elder Scrolls V, and that's a testament to how absorbing an RPG it is. With the addition of instant portability on Switch, it's …

The Elder Scrolls

Inside The Brothels Of Final Fantasy XIV

The madam Queen Tepe met me near a bustling harbour in <i>Final Fantasy XIV</i>. "Will you be coming to the mansion?" she asked me. "I'd appreciate an …

Demons

‘The Shannara Chronicles’ provides us all with a little bit of closure

<i>The Shannara Chronicles</i> gives us all the closure we we never knew we needed.<p>Another week of back-to-back episodes of <i>The Shannara Chronicles</i> and …

TV

The art of larp

Live-action role-play is much more than Dungeons & Dragons. It's even starting to infiltrate the art world<p>‘It’s all wizards and elves, right? Dungeons & Dragons stuff?’ Such is the general response when you mention larp, or live-action role-play — the peculiarly Scandi pastime that conjures up …

Dungeons and Dragons

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review - Review

I still remember my first time playing a Bethesda-developed game back in 2009. Fallout 3 was a masterpiece and it made me feel like a kid again, so …

The Elder Scrolls

British soldier shot comrade dead 'after mistaking him for target' during training exercise, inquiry finds

A young soldier was shot dead by a comrade who mistook him for a target during a flawed training exercise, an inquiry has found.<p>Private Conor …

War

Game Master Tips with Satine Phoenix – Psychology at the Table with George Rockwell

Welcome back to another exciting episode of <b>Game Master Tips</b>! Our Game Master extraordinaire, Satine Phoenix, shares with you some of her tips for …

Board Games

Excerpt: Intellect Devourer | Dungeons & Dragons

An intellect devourer resembles a walking brain protected by a crusty covering and set on bestial clawed legs. This foul aberration feeds on the …

Dungeons and Dragons

Geekery: Deadpool 2 Trailer Offers Painting Tips

Don’t eat the yellow snow, especially when it’s paint.<p>There’s less phone booth, and more movie preview in this second NSFW teaser…<p>Not a lot of Cable …

Deadpool

Review: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Switch)

The dream that, to be fair, probably only a handful of <i>complete weirdos</i> ever truly had, is nevertheless now a reality: with its much-heralded release …

Nintendo

Use These Five Tips To Negotiate Difficult Thanksgiving Conversations

What do board rooms and Thanksgiving dinners have in common? Long tables, too many chairs and stiff conversation with stiffer social interaction. The holiday season can been full of family time with loved ones who might disagree on highly charged issues like politics. While you can unfriend on …

Leadership

Feast Your Eyes on More Roarsome Monster Hunter: World Footage

Capcom has put together two new trailers for Monster Hunter: World, detailing two separate environments that are yours to explore in the upcoming …

PlayStation

40K: GW's Surprise Eldar FAQ & More

Games Workshop drops a new FAQ website with some surprise FAQs and clarifications!<p>The Warhammer Community just turned 1 today (<b>Happy Birthday to …

Watch the Debut The Surge A Walk in the Park Trailer

The Surge: A Walk in the Park Gets Release Date and New Trailer<p>November 16, 2017Written by Tyler Treese<p>Deck13’s hardcore action role-playing game <i>The</i> …

PlayStation

40K BREAKING: New Nurgle Blight Hauler & Primaris Kits Spotted!

GW has 4 new kits heading your way, including the mysteriously missing Death Guard Myphitic Blight Hauler. Take a look!<p>We’ve all been wondering what …

How to get the Link outfit in Skyrim Nintendo Switch WITHOUT an amiibo

If you don’t have a Link amiibo but were bewitched by the potential to cosplay as the pointy-eared adventurer in Skyrim Nintendo Switch, we have some …

Nintendo Switch

‘Trove’ Expands Clubs With Leveling And Quests, Uncaps Mastery In ‘Adventures’ Update

Clubs in the voxel MMORPG <i>Trove</i> are guilds that get their own world to customize. Up until the new Adventures update, that was the extent of their …

Gaming