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

​The 20 Most WTF Magical Items in Dungeons & Dragons

Every Dungeons & Dragons character seeks magical items for their abilities. But some wizards aren't interested in making powerful relics; they're interested in making nonsense, because they're crazy, or things that will screw your character over, because they're jerks. The result? These ridiculous artifacts from D&D's… » 6/26/14 10:00am 6/26/14 10:00am

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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Watch This Trailer For The Anti-D&D Movie Dark Dungeons Or Satan Wins

We previously brought you the news that Dark Dungeons, the legendary Jack Chick tract that exposed the sinister truth that playing Dungeons & Dragons is a one-way ticket to hell, was becoming a movie. Now behold the first trailer, and make a saving throw against the devil! » 5/21/14 8:00pm 5/21/14 8:00pm

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

8 Vastly Overqualified Actors Who Played Ridiculous Villains

Good actors know the value of a good villain; from Richard III to Dracula, some times the best bad guys are much more interesting than the heroes. Some times… but not always. Here are eight incredibly talented actors who completely wasted their talents as silly cinematic scoundrels. » 5/19/14 10:00am 5/19/14 10:00am

How We Won the War on Dungeons & Dragons

Thirty years ago, a war raged between the dorks who played Dungeons & Dragons, and the conservative parent groups who believed that gaming was debauched at best and Satanic at worst. Lives were ruined. People died. And now that war is over. I still can't believe we won. » 3/26/14 2:51pm 3/26/14 2:51pm

​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

D&D's Sundering campaign becomes a cold war in Icewind Dale

The epic Dungeons & Dragons event The Sundering sunders on with a new in-store RPG campaign, a novel by Erin M. Evans, and the Arena of War app. Check out this icy new Sundering video trailer. » 11/18/13 11:20am 11/18/13 11:20am

Community is making another Dungeons & Dragons episode, huzzah!

Get ready for the return of Bing Bong the Archer, Hector the Well-Endowed and Marrr. Community is making another Dungeons & Dragons episode! With special guest star David Cross! Which is hilarious considering NBC tried to kill the original beautiful episode before it aired. » 11/11/13 8:20am 11/11/13 8:20am

First look at Transformers 4's Optimus Prime and more cool toy reveals

Hasbro debuted a bunch of toys at the New York Comic-con last night, and you're going to want to check them out. Get the first look at the redesigned Optimus Prime from Transformers: Age of Extinction, the debut of the Dungeons & Dragons Kre-O line, upcoming Marvel movie figures and more! » 10/10/13 9:10am 10/10/13 9:10am

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 10 Most Memorable Dungeons & Dragons Monsters

The classic role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons borrowed countless creatures, myths and monsters to fill its fiend folio, but not all of them. Gary Gygax and the other D&D creators added a few ideas of their own to the lexicon of monsters. Here are 10 creatures that will never be forgotten, especially by the… » 9/16/13 10:05am 9/16/13 10:05am

Fantasy authors Erin M. Evans and Troy Denning talk The Sundering

Epic fantasy novel series The Sundering features six authors, the return of numerous beloved characters, wars, gods, and cataclysmic events that will reshape the Forgotten Realms. We talked with two of those authors about finding their place within such a huge story, and what makes a character stick. » 8/29/13 8:00am 8/29/13 8:00am

This '80s Dungeons & Dragons commercial makes it look satanic and lame

We all know (or, of some cases, even remember) that a shocking amount of people thought the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons was a direct pipeline to hell in the '80s, but this weird commercial for the table-top RPG probably didn't help. » 8/29/13 6:30am 8/29/13 6:30am

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