What You Need To Know About The Great Urban Fantasy Series Persona

A few weeks ago you might have found some of your videogaming friends getting excited over a trailer for Persona 5. Confused as to what all the fuss was about? Here's a quick rundown of why you should consider getting into the weird world of this long-running game series. » 2/19/15 9:00am 2/19/15 9:00am

These Dice Celebrate Every Critical Hit With Flashing Lights

A critical success role - whether it's to successfully scamper up the side of a spike pit or send the head of a kobold careening off its shoulders - is something all gamers treasure, no matter how your dice-rolling luck is. These new die go even further by treating you to a light show whenever you get a lucky hit! » 1/30/15 10:03pm 1/30/15 10:03pm

​All 13 Vampire Clans From Vampire: The Masquerade RPG, Ranked

Vampires fall into more categories than sparkly an non=sparkly. As the iconic Vampire: The Masquerade RPG taught us, there are 13 vastly different clans of vampires for players to choose from, some good, some weird, and some so terrible they might as well sparkle. Here are all of Vampire's various clans, ranked from… » 8/15/14 10:00am 8/15/14 10:00am

​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

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

Comic shows how to turn your winter Hell into a fantasy quest

Tired of piling on the layers, ordering delivery, and living your life as prisoner to the weather? Well then CHANGE THE GAME. Getting milk isn't a bastard cold chore, it's a challenge. Behold how you can turn your wintery nightmare into an epic RPG quest. » 2/07/14 10:58am 2/07/14 10:58am

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

Zero Charisma is an awkward but honest love letter to nerds

Upon seeing the latest trailer for Zero Charisma, I worried that it was laughing at nerds, not with them. I am happy to report this is not the case. Zero Charisma is a film about nerds for nerds (and presumably by nerds), to the point where I’m not sure how much “normal” audiences would get out of the film. But… » 10/11/13 9:00am 10/11/13 9:00am

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

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

More racial diversity in Dungeons & Dragons, please

Recently, an article over at Salon tackled the portrayal of race in Game of Thrones and the racial legacy of J.R.R.Tolkien. Now, Tor.com's Mordicai Knode notes that another high-fantasy favorite, Dungeons & Dragons, has its own racial issue, namely Eurocentric homogeny. And it's time for that to change. » 4/12/12 7:30am 4/12/12 7:30am

Breaking Bad: The Roleplaying Game is extremely depressing

Much in the same way Game of Thrones and Battlestar Galactica have received the RPG remix from College Humor, AMC's "chemistry teacher turned meth cook" drama Breaking Bad has also been given the clever 16-bit treatment. » 1/31/12 1:45pm 1/31/12 1:45pm

Why is the 5th Edition of Dungeons & Dragons a big deal?

Yesterday, roleplaying game publisher Wizards of the Coast announced the development of a new edition of D&D. This revision comes less than four years after the release of the last edition of the stalwart RPG. For years, D&D players have drawn battle lines over which edition of the game they prefer, and Wizards is now… » 1/11/12 7:00am 1/11/12 7:00am

Battlestar Galactica, in four minutes as a 1990s roleplaying game

Did you miss out on Battlestar Galactica? Do you dream of watching all of the show's drama, thrills, and frustrating scenes condensed into a four-minute piss take on 16-bit roleplaying games? » 1/04/12 3:30pm 1/04/12 3:30pm

The psychological profile of roleplaying gamers (as explained by…

In the faraway year of 1993, a study in The British Journal of Psychology provided a (somewhat obvious) personality profile of RPG enthusiasts. And guess what? They like to read. » 8/08/11 3:25pm 8/08/11 3:25pm

Playing Magic: The Gathering as an RPG

We usually approach Magic as a strategic and tactical game with cool flavor, but sometimes it's fun to let the game's underlying premise (that you are a wizard with a collection of spells at your disposal) to run free. » 5/08/11 11:45am 5/08/11 11:45am

The Weird Creatures We Would Have Met in Aliens: Crucible

Aliens: Crucible was an RPG that never got off the ground, like so many other projects in the Aliens universe lately. But it generated a ton of concept art of weird creatures, and some of it's made its way online. » 1/24/11 11:13am 1/24/11 11:13am

Smallville RPG wields big drama

Did you know they made a Smallville RPG? Ed Grabianowski of Robot Viking recently scoped out this new role-playing game and found that this character-driven title offered a lot for Smallville and RPG aficionados alike. » 9/04/10 2:00pm 9/04/10 2:00pm