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

Fight for your throne with the Song of Ice and Fire RPG

The Song of Ice and Fire RPG doesn't just allow you to have adventures in Westeros – it lets you inhabit Westeros, creating your own noble house to vie for control of the Seven Kingdoms and play the Game of Thrones. » 12/13/13 12:57pm 12/13/13 12:57pm

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

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

A new age of science-fantasy RPGs dawns with Numenera

In the far, far future of Earth, the Ninth World is built on the technological bones of countless fallen civilizations. There are mutants, aliens, and stranger things slipping between the dimensions, and the unfathomable tech of ages past looks an awful lot like magic. We talked to designer Monte Cook and editor Shanna … » 8/30/13 7:00am 8/30/13 7:00am

Archaeologists Unearth Pieces from a 5,000 Year-Old Board Game

While excavating an ancient burial mound at Başur Höyük near Siirt in southeast Turkey, archaeologists discovered a set of sculpted stones that may represent the earliest recorded gaming tokens. » 8/16/13 8:00am 8/16/13 8:00am

Control the epic sweep of history in the fascinating new RPG Red Aegis

It's sort of like D&D meets Civilization: Each session advances the timeline of the world hundreds or thousands of years into the future. Red Aegis is an intriguing RPG about dynasties that span centuries and heroic adventures that can carry you from the stone age to the stars. We talked to the creators. » 8/01/13 9:53am 8/01/13 9:53am

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

Mix vampires and espionage with tabletop RPG Night's Black Agents

As night falls on Belgrade, you and your team of special agents go on high alert. You've got the gadgetry of Bond and the competence of Bourne, but this is a shadowy international conspiracy you're up against: drug lords, corporate masterminds, bought politicians, crooked Interpol agents, and vampires. The bad kind.… » 1/10/13 9:40am 1/10/13 9:40am