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 our pick of the ten Best D&D Adventure Modules of All Time? We've made our list and checked it twice. Do you agree with our choices? 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 … [Read more...] about The Best D&D Modules and Adventures
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 Setting The 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
Love D&D Video Games? So do we. Enjoy this deep dive into beloved Dungeons & Dragons adventures on the computer. Video games owe a huge debt to Dungeons and Dragons.It's not just that many of the basic game mechanics have been lifted from D&D, either. It's the fact that Dungeons and Dragons primed a generation for imaginative game plan. Anything more complicated than Pong owes a massive debt to the … [Read more...] about Epic List of D&D Video Games
When 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 Beginning As 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 worldwide phenomenon. The … [Read more...] about Timeline of D&D Editions (History)