An In-Depth Look At How Dungeons & Dragons' New Miniatures Are Made

A new D&D adventure comes out on April 7th, pitting players against the forces of elemental evil in "Princes of the Apocalypse." Gale Force Nine gave us an exclusive look at the process of creating the miniatures being released to accompany the adventure, from concept art to completed mini. » 3/26/15 11:00am Thursday 11:00am

Win These RPG Contests By Designing Monsters or Whole New Worlds

Some of the biggest companies in tabletop gaming are holding contests right now, including a monster design challenge, D&D trivia, and one for scifi mini settings. Here's how you can win fabulous prizes from Monte Cook Games, Wizards of the Coast, and Kobold Press. » 2/20/15 7:20am 2/20/15 7:20am

RPG Company Roll20 is Hiring a Professional Dungeon Master

Would you like to design deathtrap dungeons, run epic adventures, and portray nefarious NPC villains as your actual job? Then this might be the greatest job listing of all time. » 2/05/15 2:48pm 2/05/15 2:48pm

The New D&D Adventures Will Include All the Dragons

This summer's Dungeons & Dragons relaunch includes a set of adventures focused on the rise of the dragon goddess Tiamat, designed by Wolfgang Baur and Steve Winter of Kobold Press. In this interview, they told us about adventure design and the joys of writing for a game system while it's still in development.
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Everything You Need to Know About the Dungeons & Dragons Relaunch

After a two-year development process, Wizards of the Coast has finally announced release dates for the new edition of Dungeons & Dragons. Don your scale mail +1 and memorize your Magic Missile spells — it's going to be a fun summer. Here's what you need to know to get ready. » 5/19/14 5:00pm 5/19/14 5:00pm

The Deepest, Weirdest, Hugest Megadungeons Ever Created

The megadungeon is a cornerstone of fantasy role-playing games. Level upon level of twisting corridors and nefarious rooms filled with monsters, traps, puzzles, and magical treasures. These are the best megadungeons of all time, from D&D and beyond. » 4/29/14 1:00pm 4/29/14 1:00pm

Darkscorch Canticles Is a Gamer's Musical Fever Dream, With Wizards

What is Darkscorch? Is it an album of 70s metal songs about pagan rites, wizards, and Sauron? A board game about being a band battling for a record deal? Elaborate maps sketched on graph paper in 10th grade study hall? Yes. Darkscorch is all of these things. » 4/04/14 2:40pm 4/04/14 2:40pm

Here's The Full D&D Map From This Week's Community

This week's Community was a sequel of sorts to one of our favorite episodes in the series. And while "Advanced Advanced Dungeons and Dragons" wasn't as good as "Advanced Dungeons and Dragons," the showrunners at least had the good sense to release the full map from the episode. » 3/22/14 12:00pm 3/22/14 12:00pm

​The 24 Most Embarrassing Dungeons & Dragons Character Classes

Fighters. Mages. Priests. Rogues. These are the primary four character classes in Dungeons & Dragons, and they have served the role-playing game well for over 30 years. But there are many others in addition to these — some awesome, some weird, and some just ridiculous. Here are 24 real D&D specialty classes that… » 2/17/14 10:00am 2/17/14 10:00am

Ice-T records D&D audiobook: "This s%!t is impossible to read."

A day long awaited by the enormous latent audience for RPG gaming/hip hop crossovers has finally arrived: Ice-T has recorded a D&D audiobook. » 2/06/14 8:48am 2/06/14 8:48am

Why Dungeons & Dragons Still Matters

Dungeons and Dragons – arguably the single most revolutionary turn to the Action/Fantasy RPG genre – turned 40 last week. Here's why it's still relevant today. » 2/02/14 10:50am 2/02/14 10:50am

D&D Fourth Edition is the perfect game for wizard-on-wizard action

With the next edition of Dungeons & Dragons finally ready for release later this year, you may be thinking it's time to garage sale all those 4th Edition books on your shelf. Here's a better idea – use them for player-versus-player wizard battles. » 1/16/14 7:20am 1/16/14 7:20am

How Mythic Adventures Massively Raises the Stakes for Pathfinder

Lots of fantasy RPGs have toyed with the idea of "epic levels," where your characters become extremely powerful and face epically dangerous foes — but this concept has been hard to pull off. Until now. Mythic Adventures for the Pathfinder RPG lets your character take on unbelievably huge challenges. » 12/23/13 6:40am 12/23/13 6:40am

The original Dungeons & Dragons makes its triumphant return

Speaking of The Greatest Out-of-Print Tabletop RPGs That We Still Love! Wizards of the Coast is re-releasing the legendary "White Box" in a deluxe edition — the very first Dungeons & Dragons set ever, back in 1974 — including the three original rulebooks, along with four classic supplements all in special packaging. » 9/24/13 2:01pm 9/24/13 2:01pm

The coolest things we saw at Gen Con 2013

This year’s Gen Con gaming convention featured a murder mystery, a demonic siege, record attendance and a truckload of exciting new releases that had gamers buzzing. Here are some of the coolest things from Gen Con. » 8/23/13 3:00pm 8/23/13 3:00pm

Take a look at the killer RPG action coming in Gygax Magazine #2

Gygax Magazine launched earlier this year — named for one of the creators of Dungeons & Dragons, and featuring the involvement of Gary Gygax's sons. Now TSR's given us a sneak preview of their second issue, due next week, featuring a cover by Jeff Easley. » 8/09/13 2:34pm 8/09/13 2:34pm

Control the epic sweep of history in the fascinating new RPG Red Aegis

It's sort of like D&D meets Civilization: Each session advances the timeline of the world hundreds or thousands of years into the future. Red Aegis is an intriguing RPG about dynasties that span centuries and heroic adventures that can carry you from the stone age to the stars. We talked to the creators. » 8/01/13 9:53am 8/01/13 9:53am

Deluxe D&D Reprint Against the Slavelords Gains a Bonus Adventure

It is a brutal test of your D&D skills, a gauntlet of sudden-death traps and bizarre monsters strewn across countless dungeon levels. The DM will show no mercy. The dice will grant no quarter. It's just you Against the Slavelords. » 7/17/13 11:40am 7/17/13 11:40am

The Best Digital Tools for Organizing Your RPG Campaign

Plenty of gamemasters still use graph paper and three-ring binders to organize their role-playing campaigns, but there’s an arsenal of tools available to the tech-savvy GM. I talked to a bunch of experienced GMs to find out how they use digital tools to create and track their RPG adventures. » 7/09/13 8:20am 7/09/13 8:20am

The 9 Most Incompetent Wizards of All Time

There’s no IQ test to become a wizard. Sure, it usually takes years of training, apprenticing and studying to be able to cast spells and such, but really, any nincompoop can luck into immense magical power and make the lives of everyone near them a magical hell. Here are nine wizards that should drop their wands down… » 4/29/13 10:00am 4/29/13 10:00am