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
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?
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
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
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 History Ravenloft is particularly unique when it … [Read more...] about RPG Legends: Ravenloft
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 market by creating new sub-settings in … [Read more...] about RPG Legends: Al-Qadim
At some point during its development, Dungeons and Dragons just got weird. It took a gamble on embracing every aspect of its cosmology and pushing out settings that seem incredibly odd to today's players.Fortunately, some of these settings ended up being spectacular. While they weren't anything like the D&D players know and love today, they provided for fantastic worlds that still have strong fan … [Read more...] about RPG Legends: Spelljammer
Ready for TEN of the Best D&D Modules of All Time? We recently took a quick look at some of the worst D&D modules ever produced. The feedback was divisive to say the least. Some called us idiots while others said we were simply trolling. Maybe people absolutely loved the Dungeons & Dragons adventures we named as the worst? And others are still dealing with nightmares generated by playing the games? … [Read more...] about The Best D&D Modules and Adventures