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
Nintendo's got a bit of a weird reputation in the world of RPGs. If you got into gaming in recent generations, you probably don't think much of the company's output. While they might have had a few good JRPGs that American gamers had to import here or there, it's mostly been a company that's skated by on handheld releases like Pokemon, The World Ends With You, or Monster Hunter. It's not exactly a company that's … [Read more...] about Nintendo Switch RPG Games List 2018
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
It's hard to say that the XBox has always been a great place for RPG fans. The original system had a few stellar exclusives like Knights of the Old Republic, of course, and Mass Effect originated on the 360.Outside of a few BioWare releases and a handful of interesting JRPGs, though, the system seemed to be more than content to run on shooters and action games. The XBox One, though, has always felt different. … [Read more...] about Ten XBox One RPG Games Out Now in 2018
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
If you look at Dungeons and Dragons, you can see several major influences. If you go all the way back to the beginning, though, it's clear that one influence stood above all others - J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. Tolkien's estate was able to see that as well, which led to a few lawsuits and some revisions that led D&D to become the game it is today.That wasn't the end of the story for Lord of the Rings … [Read more...] about RPG Legends: Middle-earth Role Playing
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
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
Some of the greatest CRPGs were built from the bones of table top games. One series, though, managed to blaze its own trail. Sure, Fallout has its roots on the table and borrows liberally from earlier games, but it's become something of its own. This game series is nothing short of a phenomenon, a series that has managed to entrance players over the course of over twenty years. A History of Fallout Fallout is a … [Read more...] about RPG Legends: Fallout