Here's our look at some of the best D&D books with mages, wizards, sorcerers, and more. Wizards are perhaps the most iconic of the character classes of Dungeons and Dragons. For good or ill, they're what most non-players think of when they describe role-playing games. While wizards are certainly quite powerful, they don't always get as much actual attention as they deserve. It might be because the concept of … [Read more...] about Best D&D Novels with Wizards
If you look at the current version of Dungeons and Dragons, you'll notice that it's labeled Fifth Edition. While it's clear that the preceding edition was Fourth Edition and that the version before that was the Third Edition, figuring out the Second Edition is a bit tougher. OD&D is certainly D&D first edition, but there were two competing iterations of the game between OD&D and Third Edition. While … [Read more...] about D&D Editions: Dungeons & Dragons Red Box Basic Set (1977-1995)
When most people think of RPG legends, they think of those authors who created games, settings, and memorable characters. Since so many of these settings have become living universes that outlived their creators, though, a huge debt is owed to those authors who helped to maintain and grow the worlds after their creation. One such author is Rose Estes, an author who not only helped to keep Greyhawk alive after Gygax … [Read more...] about RPG Legends: Rose Estes
This is the first in a series of seven articles about all the Dungeons & Dragons editions over the years. If you've ever wondered about the history of D&D, keep reading!Dungeons and Dragons is a rare game that's been going for over four decades. Though it has grown and changed over that time, it's always clung to its roots. The original version of Dungeons and Dragons, now called Original Dungeons and … [Read more...] about D&D Editions: Original Dungeons & Dragons (1974-1977)
There are a few names that all role-playing gamers should know. These are the men and women that helped to create the games that really built up the genre as something special, sometimes through the act of creating games and other times through creating unique settings. If you're looking at the people who helped give Dungeons and Dragons its unique flavor, you're probably going to start by looking at the core … [Read more...] about RPG Legends: Ed Greenwood
The legends of the RPG world aren't just those who worked on the games themselves. In many cases, they are the individuals who fleshed out those worlds and made them come alive. R.A. Salvatore is certainly one of the best-known names in fantasy, especially among those who play role-playing games.The author has managed to bring a certain definition to the Forgotten Realms through his creation of some of the … [Read more...] about RPG Legends: R. A. Salvatore
While Final Fantasy is often thought of as the game that introduced RPGs to North America, the truth is that another title did so first. The Legend of Zelda might not be a classic JRPG, but most of the Action-RPG genre owes a huge debt to the game. From overworlds filled with dungeons to the reliance on tools to open up new areas of the map, there are few third-person games that don't crib something from the … [Read more...] about RPG Legends: Link and Zelda
Dungeons and Dragons is a constantly-evolving game. The 5th Edition is a huge return to form after the more video game-inspired 4th Edition, and that means a return to a lot of what has traditionally made Dungeons and Dragons work. With that change has come a huge update in the base classes for the game and, in some cases, how those classes work. If you've never played 5th Edition - or if you've never played a … [Read more...] about What D&D Class Should You Play in 5e?
The legends of the RPG world come from a number of different backgrounds. While you can trace quite a few of them to the early days of D&D, the latter crop of game designers and novelists came from a variety of backgrounds. All of them, though, were huge contributors to the world of fantasy and the RPGs of today. One important figure in the hobby is Tracy Hickman, an author and game designer who is perhaps best … [Read more...] about RPG Legends: Tracy Hickman
Wondering where to start with D&D novels? Read our picks for the top D&D books of all time...Dungeons and Dragons is more than just a game. It's spawned numerous adaptations in multiple forms of media. If there's one area where it's done particularly well, though, it's in the world of literature.There are dozens, if not hundreds, of D&D books out there that range from the almost-unreadable to the … [Read more...] about Best D&D Books of All Time?