Dungeons and Dragons is the original table top role playing game. While many other games have come and gone, Dungeons and Dragons has maintained its spot at the top of the list. In its early days, though, it wasn't quite the institution that it is now.Early Dungeons and Dragons was very much a game in which things were figured out as they go. As such, a number of great … [Read more...] about RPG Legends: Blackmoor
LitRPG (only) Blog?
We cover more than LitRPG on our blog, but if you enjoy gaming or reading, you're likely to love the posts we've made so far. Who knows. You might end up liking something we write in the future.
LitRPG -short for Literary RPG - is a sub-genre of fiction that combines sci-fi and fantasy. Read more about the LitRPG Definition over at the new (retro) forum for all things geek.
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D&D's settings have been, for the most part, different flavors of fantasy. One setting, though, decided to go in a very different directions. Instead of sword and sandals, it went for howling wolves and the children of the night.This setting is Ravenloft, and it brought true horror and dread to the world of Dungeons and Dragons for the first time. Publication … [Read more...] about RPG Legends: Ravenloft
One of the fun things about LitRPG is that it's a fairly wide-reaching genre. While there are still relatively few books published under the banner, it's not hard to go back and find classic works that could fit in today's genre.Of course, you don't have to limit yourself to books to do this. You can just as easily look at movies and figure out how well they fit into LitRPG … [Read more...] about Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle: LitRPG?
As Dungeons and Dragons began to find some success with its more popular settings, there was a sense that players wanted more. Most of the settings only concentrated on small areas of their constructed worlds, leaving a great deal of room for DMs to create their own new areas within those settings.It should come as no surprise that TSR thought they could tap into that same … [Read more...] about RPG Legends: Al-Qadim
In the world of literature, a long-runner might have a dozen novels over the course of a few decades. By those standards, Xanth is something else entirely. With over forty novels released in forty years, it's a titan of the fantasy genre. Taking the time to look at the world of Xanth and its denizens is a fantastic way to get acquainted with this cornerstone of the fantasy … [Read more...] about Piers Anthony: The Magic of Xanth