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
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 nearly-sublime. These books help to flesh out … [Read more...] about Best D&D Books of All Time?
Learn more about the major Dragonlance characters...Dragonlance is one of the most beloved settings of Dungeons and Dragons. While it might have faded away as new versions of the game were launched, there's still a strong fan base for the setting.One of the reasons that Dragonlance remains so beloved is the characters - a group that hits not only all the high spots of the fantasy world, but that helped to … [Read more...] about Memorable Dragonlance Characters
Dungeons and Dragons is the number one name in tabletop role-playing. Sure, there have been contenders over the years but no game has ever really been able to dethrone the king. One of the big reasons for this is that Dungeons and Dragons have always found ways to cater to multiple audiences. The sheer number of campaign settings and modules makes it possible to find new adventures that will make almost any player … [Read more...] about Best D&D Adventures & Modules for 5e
Nintendo's got a bit of a weird reputation in the world of RPGs. If you got into gaming in recent generations, you probably don't think much of the company's output. While they might have had a few good JRPGs that American gamers had to import here or there, it's mostly been a company that's skated by on handheld releases like Pokemon, The World Ends With You, or Monster Hunter. It's not exactly a company that's … [Read more...] about Nintendo Switch RPG Games List 2018
The pantheon of great figures in fantasy is often filled with obscure members. Sure, there are authors like Tolkein and creators like Gygax in there, but most of the names are only known to those who are deeply engaged with the works themselves. It's the works, though, that tend to be remembered by most. Even if they can't remember the author's name, they definitely remember the impact that their writing had on the … [Read more...] about RPG Legends: Margaret Weis
It's hard to say that the XBox has always been a great place for RPG fans. The original system had a few stellar exclusives like Knights of the Old Republic, of course, and Mass Effect originated on the 360.Outside of a few BioWare releases and a handful of interesting JRPGs, though, the system seemed to be more than content to run on shooters and action games. The XBox One, though, has always felt different. … [Read more...] about Ten XBox One RPG Games Out Now in 2018
There are a few names that have absolutely changed the face of the roleplaying world. If you're a fan of geek culture in general, you probably know one or two. If you're a member of the general public, though, there's perhaps only one name that you'd possibly know - Gary Gygax.Gygax was many things during his life. Twice married, the father of six children was a founder of the roleplaying world and an elder … [Read more...] about RPG Legends: Gary Gygax