How I Realized My Dragon Age: Inquisition Character is Gay

Some hours into Dragon Age: Inquisition, long after I'd made it out of the Hinterlands, I realized something that really surprised me. My character had taken on a life of his own, and it turns out he's gay. » 1/10/15 5:04pm 1/10/15 5:04pm

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

A strategy guide to "Real Life," the game every one of us is playing

Oliver Emberton, who writes about "understanding and getting the most from life," has penned a clever, illustrated strategy guide for this hot new RPG you may have heard about. It's called "Real Life" – and literally everyone is playing it. » 2/08/14 9:08am 2/08/14 9:08am

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

13th Age RPG delivers an incredible fantasy storytelling experience

It would be easy to dismiss 13th Age as another D20-based fantasy role-playing game, albeit one with gorgeous art. But underneath that deceptively simple surface there are elegant storytelling gears that move in surprising ways. We talked to the creators about how it works. » 8/26/13 10:00am 8/26/13 10:00am

Roleplay a depressed cubicle drone in Existential Crisis and Dragons

Dungeons & Dragons has pit generations of roleplayers against powerful liches, acid-spewing dragons, and those gelatinous cubes. But no quest is more soul-crushing than the day-to-day horrors of office work. Roll to save against crippling depression. » 4/01/12 12:00pm 4/01/12 12:00pm

The Origins and Evolution of the Strategy Board Game RISK

A game combining luck, strategy, and diplomacy, RISK brings together friends for a maniacal six hour adventure, where just setting up the game and strategically placing armies can take up to an hour. » 3/30/12 12:20pm 3/30/12 12:20pm

Here's a reason not to go spelunking in the Helsinki train tunnels

You might run into this 12-meter-long dragon and have to do that cartwheel-legged, Scooby Doo run off the premises. This sculpture was constructed by Valve, a Finnish LARPing group who built (and left) it there last month. Between this and the Wizard Quest in Wisconsin, we have a good case for building more dragons in… » 8/27/11 9:30am 8/27/11 9:30am

The trailer for "The Dungeon Master" turns D&D into the new Fight Club

Now that Dungeons & Dragons is going mainstream, it's only a matter of time until everyone has their own Dungeon Master. Watch as Adam Busch (Buffy's Warren) shows you how a collection of aged geeks get back into the game. » 3/21/11 12:42pm 3/21/11 12:42pm

Did Community just make D&D "Cool"?

Community has continually won us over with their genre episode exploits, from the Right Stuff space spoof to the action flick parody in "Modern Warfare." So when the students of Greendale revealed that their next episode was taking on the world of Dungeons & Dragons, we readied ourselves for a full alternate… » 2/04/11 12:56pm 2/04/11 12:56pm

This comic teaches you the dos and don'ts of LARPing

Nick Edwards' cartoon LARPing guide covers the basics of giant polyurethane broadsword play, from etiquette (no cell phones) to relationship advice (you'll have to slay your spouse, sorry). Lightning bolt, lightning bolt! [Team Dynamite Lazer Beam via Super Punch] » 5/30/10 9:00am 5/30/10 9:00am

Gamers Play Fallout — In the Real World

A group of over 200 Russian role players enacted their own Fallout-style video game, offering a taste of how the nuclear apocalypse might look. Check out the gallery of their gameplay, complete with military encampments, radiation suits, and atomic zombies. » 9/21/09 8:30am 9/21/09 8:30am

The Scifi Obsession Of Dungeons and Dragons Creator Gary Gygax

Gary Gygax, co-inventor of Dungeons and Dragons, will probably be best remembered as the man who brought role playing games into the lives of millions of teenagers in the 1970s, and who helped spawn an entire industry. If you've ever rolled an eight-sided dice in a game, it's thanks to him. While his bread and butter… » 3/04/08 1:30pm 3/04/08 1:30pm