This is the third part in our ongoing series looking at all the D&D editions over the years. Enjoy!Original Dungeons and Dragons was a success on a scale that was hard to predict. It managed to be much more than a simple hobbyist's modification to an existing strategy game. It was a cultural phenomenon, one that was more restrained by its initial form than anything else. Dungeons and Dragons would have to … [Read more...] about D&D Editions: Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (1977-1985)
The rogue is one of the building blocks of a good D&D party. They can sneak, disarm traps, pick locks, and take care of many of those pesky social checks that crop up when you're out of combat. While most forms of media have great examples of rogues, some of the best exemplars of the class you'll find are in Dungeons and Dragons novels. The best of the best not only reinforce the knowledge players get from … [Read more...] about Best D&D Books with Rogues
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 … [Read more...] about Best D&D Books 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
A LitRPG Novel by Paul Bellow The Quest Continues! Inside the Tower of Gates... Eric and Sarah continue their “easy” quest by collecting items to craft Dawn Acid while also searching for a way out of the Tower of Gates. Along the way, they meet a bigger cast of interesting characters.Will they clear level one-one? More importantly, can they find a way out of the game? Trapped in the world’s most advanced … [Read more...] about Hate: Tower of Gates Book 2
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?
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?