The 16 Strangest Dragons In Dungeons & Dragons

As the role-playing game's name hints, dragons abound in the many worlds of D&D, but of course they can't all be red, evil, and hungry for heroes. There are dozens of species with different abilities, agendas, and alignments a wandering adventurer may encounter; these just happen to be the weirdest. » 2/27/15 12:00pm 2/27/15 12:00pm

Ingenious Dungeon Master Projects A Digital Map To Play Tabletop RPGs 

Part of the allure of tabletop gaming is its physicality - being surrounded by friends and playing with tangible, physical tools. But that doesn't mean you can't use technology to make your gaming sessions a little easier, like this awesome projected map set up by Redditor Silverlight. » 2/05/15 12:25pm 2/05/15 12:25pm

A Brief History Of "Satanic Panic" In The 1980s

In the 1980s, allegations of ritual abuse at a preschool in Southern California led to the longest, most expensive trial in U.S. history. The McMartin Preschool case which resulted in zero convictions became emblematic of a much more widespread phenomenon known as Satanic Panic. » 1/20/15 11:00am 1/20/15 11:00am

Dungeons and Dragons is getting in on that miniature aerial combat craze

FFG's X-Wing and Wizkid's own Star Trek: Attack Wing have seen a pretty major revitalisation of dogfighting miniature games in recent years, but now the esteemed tabletop franchise D&D is getting a piece of the action, replacing spaceships with, err... Dragons. I mean, what did you expect? » 10/30/14 12:19pm 10/30/14 12:19pm

​The 12 Most Obnoxious Dungeons & Dragons Monsters

In the worlds of D&D, there are countless monsters that terrify the general populace, but only a few truly strike fear into the heart of adventurers. Not because they're so powerful, mind you, but because they're really annoying. Here are a dozen player-tormenting monsters beloved by cruel Dungeons Masters. » 8/29/14 10:00am 8/29/14 10:00am

Get The All-New Dungeons & Dragons Basic Rules Now, For Free!

Don't have plans this holiday weekend? You do now. Wizards of the Coast has released the Basic Rules for the new edition of Dungeons & Dragons as a free PDF right here. The 100-page document details how to make a character, play the game, and covers magic, too. » 7/04/14 9:30am 7/04/14 9:30am

Mastodon Music Video Is An Impressive Tale of A Geek Hero's Journey

Mastodon is back, and heralding their return is an epic LARP-centric video of one small hero's epic journey. And it kicks so much ass. It's really just a good watch from the start all the way to the end. » 6/11/14 4:00pm 6/11/14 4:00pm

Exclusive Look Inside Dan Harmon's Dungeons & Dragons Game, Harmonquest

The creator of Community, Dan Harmon, has been hosting a mashup podcast meets role-playing game with a collection of his friends. And now these hilarious podcasts have been animated, thanks to the series Harmonquest. And we have an exclusive look inside the fantasy world Harmon created. » 4/02/14 12:40pm 4/02/14 12:40pm

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

This short about a princess with a badass sword is absolutely lovely

This Must Be the Only Fantasy is a Dungeons & Dragons style collaboration between fashion line Rodarte and photographer Todd Cole. The short movie is packed with amazing unicorns, badass ear cuffs, Elijah Wood drop ins, faeries, and self important pauses. But we love it. » 8/16/13 3:16pm 8/16/13 3:16pm

10 Movie Flops That Totally Deserved It

Lone Ranger got treated to some rough justice at the box office this last weekend, and nobody shed a tear. But it's not the first flop that actually deserved its fate. Even though plenty of decent movies tank for dumb reasons, sometimes justice really is served. Here are 10 movies that bombed because they were awful. » 7/09/13 10:27am 7/09/13 10:27am

D&D Knights Help Oklahoma Tornado Victims

The Merciful Cousins is an order of cavaliers for the Pathfinder role-playing game that functions as a sort of D&D Red Cross. Now, if you buy the PDF that details how to use them in your D&D campaign, you can help the actual Red Cross bring aid to Oklahoma tornado victims. » 5/29/13 12:04pm 5/29/13 12:04pm

Is this the oldest d20 on Earth?

Romans may have used 20-Sided die almost two millennia before D&D, but people in ancient Egypt were casting icosahedra even earlier. Pictured above is a twenty-faced die dating from somewhere between 304 and 30 B.C., a timespan also known as Egypt's Ptolemaic Period. » 11/06/12 1:40pm 11/06/12 1:40pm

Craigslist ad seeks topless Dungeons & Dragons dungeon master, "serious…

Do you live in the Washington, DC area? Are you free on October 10? Are you a woman who enjoys going to random strangers' houses with the promise of mad bills, ochre jelly, and naturist good times? Then do we have the Craigslist ad for you. Here's an unvarnished blurb from the site that has everything: » 10/03/12 7:55am 10/03/12 7:55am

Discover Chainmail, Gary Gygax's Dungeons & Dragons Prototype

In the early 1970s, starting a role playing campaign required considerably more effort than it does today. Manuals had to be ordered by snail mail, gamers made their own miniatures instead of buying them off the shelf, and players often tinkered with rules to create ingenious variations. » 8/31/12 7:00am 8/31/12 7:00am

Rush Limbaugh's newsletter rips off the Dungeons & Dragons Monster…

First there was that Bane imbroglio, and now this — radio host Rush Limbaugh is certainly intersecting with geek touchstones in downright baffling ways. On the cover of his most recent newsletter, artist Christopher Hiers is credited with the left illustration, which — Rush's severed head and hypno-Obama eyes… » 8/01/12 3:15pm 8/01/12 3:15pm

What if Game of Thrones characters had Dungeons & Dragons alignments?

As any Dungeons & Dragons player knows, it's crucial that a new character's ethical alignment be established before entering into a campaign. It's a kind of moral compass that guides each player through the game. So how cool would it be to assign these same kind of alignments to the characters of Game of Thrones? » 5/03/12 8:55am 5/03/12 8:55am

Rise of the Underdark will infest all of D&D in 2012

A massive new storyline will creepy-crawl across every aspect of the Dungeons & Dragons landscape this year, as the Demon Queen of Spiders and her drow minions rise from their underground domains to take on the surface world. Rise of the Underdark will impact D&D RPG books, organized play, novels, a new miniatures… » 4/10/12 7:00am 4/10/12 7:00am

Make your own chocolate Dungeons & Dragons dice

Sometimes the dice aren't in your favor. Every now and again you just can't slip past that gelatinous cube. Occasionally bargaining a room rate with that Elvish innkeeper ends with your rogue's head on a pike. In these instances, you may feel compelled to eat the die. » 12/18/11 3:10pm 12/18/11 3:10pm