E3 - the Electronic Entertainment Expo - is over, but we're still digesting all the news about great new games coming to market. If you didn't know, E3 is the annual video game conference and show at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This year it was an even bigger event with many game companies showing off their latest offerings. We're going to have more roundups over the summer about great games coming, but we're … [Read more...] about Four Hot RPG Games Coming in 2017-2018
One of the truly wonderful things about Dungeons and Dragons has always been the amount of choice given to players. Beyond the basic rules, the game's world really is up to the Dungeon Master and those who play the game. Some people, though, want a bit more to work with.Instead of inventing things whole cloth, they want a world in which their story can be set. There have been a number of settings released for … [Read more...] about RPG Legends: Forgotten Realms
We've already done one post on Pathfinder RPG recently, but we left out some information about where this game system is headed in the future.With that in mind, we've put together another blog about Pathfinder Online and Pathfinder: Kingmaker CRPG. We think you're going to be as excited as we are about this news.Be sure to read our post on the History of Pathfinder RPG to learn more if you're new to this … [Read more...] about More on Pathfinder RPG
On the History of the Dragonlance SettingThe early era of Dungeons and Dragons didn't quite have the unified backstory of today's games. While the mechanics were all in place, there wasn't a true world in which players could play.As such, the designers made a series of background settings that would allow players to populate their own worlds. The most popular of these settings was the world of Krynn, in a … [Read more...] about RPG Legends: Dragonlance
Massively Multiplayer RPGs may have started with fantasy settings, but the concept has always belonged to science fiction. After all, there are plenty of stories that essentially revolve around sci-fi MMOs, and it's only natural that gamers would want to participate in those realities. These are the games that the genre was meant for, for better or for worse.It's strange, then, that so many of these games game … [Read more...] about Free Sci-Fi MMORPG Games 2017
Racing games and RPGs don't always seem like they go together. They should, though.Think about what you have to do to improve racing skills. You have to buy upgrades. You have to learn new skills. You have to master a very specific set of actions in order to move on. It's all the same stuff you'd have to do in an RPG.It's no wonder, then, that there's always been a thriving subset of racing games that embrace … [Read more...] about What About RPG Racing Games?
One of the major things that has stopped past players from embracing MMOs has been monthly fees. There's something that just feels wrong about paying sixty dollars for a game and then having to pay a fee every month to keep playing. Fortunately, that model isn't all that common in the MMO space any longer.Today, subscriptions have largely been done away with in favor of microtransactions. Some of the best fantasy … [Read more...] about Free Fantasy MMORPG Games 2017
Siege of BodenburgWhen did Dungeon and Dragons come out? Is Pathfinder Dungeons and Dragons? Find out in our massive post on all the D&D editions over the years...D&D Before the BeginningAs hard as it is to believe, there really was a time before Dungeons and Dragons. In the dark days before the mid-1970s, there existed a set of influences that would eventually come together and create the … [Read more...] about Timeline of D&D Editions (History)
Where to begin? The first roguelike game? Let's start with the beginning, the original game from whence the term "roguelike" came. Yes, I'm talking about Rogue, which you could pick up at Radio Shack or have a friend slip you a floppy with a copy of the revolutionary ASCII game. We have a great roguelike games list to share with you. … [Read more...] about Epic History of Roguelike RPG Games
Do you love the RPG genre as much as we do? We hardly think that's possible, but we'll give you the benefit of the doubt. Here's our quick roundup of some of the new RPG games due in June 2017. … [Read more...] about New RPG Games Due in June 2017
Pathfinder is unique among role playing games not because of its systems, but because of its history. This isn't a game that started with a developer's dream or a unique idea - this is a game that started, in many ways, because of the end of a business deal.To understand Pathfinder, you have to understand the split in the RPG community that occurred around 2009 - and how that split continued to define the genre. … [Read more...] about The History of Pathfinder RPG
Anime role playing boards are so old that they're almost a throwback at this point. As long as there has been an internet to speak of, these boards have existed.Now, the problem isn't finding one of these boards. It's finding a board that's still alive and that is worth your time. Instead of digging through all the detritus out there, you can start with the cream of the crop.Each of these boards has something … [Read more...] about Best Anime RPG Forum Online?