While Final Fantasy is often thought of as the game that introduced RPGs to North America, the truth is that another title did so first. The Legend of Zelda might not be a classic JRPG, but most of the Action-RPG genre owes a huge debt to the game. From overworlds filled with dungeons to the reliance on tools to open up new areas of the map, there are few third-person games that don't crib something from the … [Read more...] about RPG Legends: Link and Zelda
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?
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