​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

The most controversial pen-and-paper RPGs ever made

There are RPGs we love, and then there are RPGs that cause us to shudder and make the sign of the cross. Make your offerings to Saint Gygax, then gird yourself for this harrowing list of the most controversial and notorious RPGs ever published. » 12/16/13 11:14am 12/16/13 11:14am

What was the most memorable game you ever played?

The best role playing game campaigns create stories you’ll be telling around the gaming table decades later. But what's that magic ingredient that takes a game from great to once-in-a-lifetime? We talked to gamers, game designers, and authors to find out what makes a campaign truly memorable. » 10/28/13 11:29am 10/28/13 11:29am

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

The Greatest Out-of-Print Tabletop RPGs That We Still Love

A lot of our love for tabletop games comes down to nostalgia. A game we played in the 80s might have terrible rules and a hackneyed game world, but we love it all the same. Sadly, many of those classic RPGs are long out of print. Here’s a look at the best of these lost games. » 9/24/13 11:00am 9/24/13 11:00am

These RPG Campaigns Will Keep You Busy All Summer Long

The best way to spend summer vacation is playing tabletop RPGs with your friends, obviously. Whether you’re into swords and wizards or prefer technomancers and secret agents, here are eight awesome RPG campaigns to occupy those hazy afternoons and summer nights. » 7/11/13 10:45am 7/11/13 10:45am

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

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 game… » 4/10/12 7:00am 4/10/12 7:00am

What if Doctor Who were a Super Nintendo roleplaying game?

In the spirit of their 16-bit remixes of Battlestar Galactica and Breaking Bad comes College Humor's low-tech remake of the Eleventh Doctor's adventures for the BBCSNES. Witness the Weeping Angels in thrilling real-time strategy! » 4/03/12 4:05pm 4/03/12 4:05pm

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