Video Games Are Too Perfect, Which Is Why I'm Playing More Board Games

Outside of work hours (or work assignments), I'm finding myself playing as many board games as I am video games these days. I'd long assumed the reasons for this was the obvious: that sitting around a table, beer in hand, was an infinitely more social experience than sitting on my couch shouting at strangers (if I was… » 2/23/15 2:27am Monday 2:27am

Ingenious Dungeon Master Projects A Digital Map To Play Tabletop RPGs 

Part of the allure of tabletop gaming is its physicality - being surrounded by friends and playing with tangible, physical tools. But that doesn't mean you can't use technology to make your gaming sessions a little easier, like this awesome projected map set up by Redditor Silverlight. » 2/05/15 12:25pm 2/05/15 12:25pm

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

Dungeons and Dragons is getting in on that miniature aerial combat craze

FFG's X-Wing and Wizkid's own Star Trek: Attack Wing have seen a pretty major revitalisation of dogfighting miniature games in recent years, but now the esteemed tabletop franchise D&D is getting a piece of the action, replacing spaceships with, err... Dragons. I mean, what did you expect? » 10/30/14 12:19pm 10/30/14 12:19pm

D&D 'Loading Screens' for the DM who needs a break

Even the best laid Dungeon Master plans can go awry, leaving you to trawl through books and scribbled notes in a panic to find something for your players to do while they blankly stare at your DM Screen - so why not take a hint from video games and throw up a quick Loading Screen to distract them? » 10/23/14 6:07am 10/23/14 6:07am