​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 should… » 2/17/14 10:00am 2/17/14 10:00am

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 despite … » 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

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

Kill Mickey Mouse in a Strange Game of Corporate Brand Slavery

You're a hard-working Rep for AwesomeTech Solutions (ATS), a global corporation that values creativity, the future, and nostalgia. Except it doesn't value any of those things, only profit. And they want you to assassinate Mickey Mouse. The skills to pull it off have been uploaded into your brain, but are you really… » 11/21/08 8:20am 11/21/08 8:20am