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 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
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
Dungeons and Dragons is the original table top role playing game. While many other games have come and gone, Dungeons and Dragons has maintained its spot at the top of the list. In its early days, though, it wasn't quite the institution that it is now.Early Dungeons and Dragons was very much a game in which things were figured out as they go. As such, a number of great campaign settings came and went - and were … [Read more...] about RPG Legends: Blackmoor
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
One cannot have Dungeons and Dragons without Greyhawk. Sure, there have been other settings in the history of the game. There have even been settings that have arguably been more successful. At the heart of the game, though, is Greyhawk - still sitting around, still waiting for adventurers to come through and add to the legacy of the setting. Greyhawk has, in many ways, become more than a setting - it's a core part … [Read more...] about RPG Legends: Greyhawk
When most people think about Dungeons and Dragons, their minds turn towards epic fantasy. Elves, dwarves, dragons - it's part and parcel of the role playing game package. However, those who are most familiar with D&D know that there's far more to the game than just that. In the 1980s and 1990s, a number of alternative settings flourished. Some of these settings took Dungeons and Dragons in strange, often unique … [Read more...] about RPG Legends: Dark Sun
Dungeons and Dragons is a game that has changed dramatically over the years. If you are a Fifth Edition player who went back to one of Gygax's play tests, it'd be fairly hard for you to keep up. What few players understand, though, is that every change in the way the game has played has been hard fought.When change comes to Dungeons and Dragons, it's usually speaking. Look at the change from Second Edition to … [Read more...] about Pros and Cons of Greyhawk Initiative
Ready for some 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 Six Best D&D Modules of All Time?
Dungeons and Dragons is a game of the imagination. While some of the best campaigns that have ever been invented have been based on the ideas of individual GMs, a great deal of the experience related to playing the game is connected to playing published adventures. These modules serve many fantastic purposes. They teach players how to play, DMs how to run a game, and even help to provide a connective tissue between … [Read more...] about Six Worst D&D Modules of All Time?
There are a few characters that take such deep root in the public consciousness that they become part of the background fictional landscape. These characters are so important than those who have never read or saw their adventurers feel familiar with them as a concept. One of these characters is Robert E. Howard's Conan, a character who has become the byword for barbarian hero throughout the English-speaking … [Read more...] about RPG Legends: Conan the Barbarian
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