If you want to write a great Horus Heresy book, there’s two things you can do. Either you can create compelling, realistic, characters and have them face a set of interesting events, or you can chronicle important events that have an impact on a galactic scale, and in the process set some canon. The very best novels…
Angels Of Caliban, by Gav Thorpe, holds the distinction of being the best novel of the Horus Heresy series to have the word ‘Angels’ in the title. However, after the disastrous “Descent Of Angels”, and the better, yet still mostly incomprehensible, “Fallen Angels”, this is less of a plaudit than a relief.
It just occurred to me the other day that one of the major hobbies that I'm involved in is miniature table top wargaming, however I only see slight references to the hobby throughout the blogs of io9 and Kotaku from time to time. When they do appear it's only if there's a connection through either a video game or a…
The final installment of the core D&D books has arrived, and it's really a hell of a book. I would even argue that this is the best Dungeon Master's Guide of any edition of D&D, ever. This is mainly because they've finally figured out what the DMG is: It's the hacker's guide to D&D.
Rejoice, Citizen! Paranoia, the ultimate RPG of the darkly humorous future, is coming back — or it will if you don't mind spending a few Alpha Complex credits on this Kickstarter. The new version of the classic game has been streamlined and modernized for the 21st century, and best of all, it's almost nearly funded!
Long campaigns are a staple of tabletop roleplaying games, but many players don't have the time to commit to these endeavors. One-Shot Wednesdays will provide adventuring hooks for stand-alone adventures that can be ran through in one or two gaming sessions.
There are so many excellent tabletop gaming crowdfunding projects going on right now it's hard to keep track. Check out these creator interviews, previews, and highlights from our favorites.
Fentanyl- a Dark Elf
Fans of animated superhero series may have just found the perfect tabletop RPG. From Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends to Batman Beyond, Icons: the Assembled Edition is designed to help you recreate those bold, colorful, Saturday morning adventures.
Over the last few weeks ThinkGeek has rolled out several RPG themed housewares items. I'm starting to think it might be time to have a Roll For Initiative party.
The release of the new 5th Edition of Dungeons & Dragons has been accompanied by a lot of positive buzz about the product, but under the surface another sound is starting to be heard. This is the sound of Dungeon Masters wondering when it's going to be their turn to benefit from the new edition.
Here is the first of what I hope to be a continuing examination of rules concepts aside from those given in a game we're all familiar with: Dungeons and Dragons. This is a huge subject and as these columns continue I may wander quite far what I originally imagined here at that the start. But I hope after some dust…
Oh frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! 10 months I've been waiting to get my grubby mitts on this prestige edition of Onyx Path's new Demon The Descent game.
So TSR/WotC/Hasbro's D&D is pretty much the IBM or Ford Motors of tabletop role-playing games.
Jack Chick's notorious comic tract Dark Dungeons taught us all that playing Dungeons & Dragons will ruin your life and condemn your soul to hell. Now that comic is a movie all about the satanic pleasures of RPGs.
Today let's talk about our favorite RPG related webcomics. I regularly follow two RPG webcomics. The first is Oglaf, a generally NSFW webcomic that is sword and sorcery orientated so I count it. The other one is Table Titans by Scott R. Kurtz. The current adventure is "Winter of The Iron Dwarf." I enjoy Kurtz's…
Today we will be talking about a key aspect of roleplaying games: character creation. I had originally written a long post that went into detail about ability scores and saving throws and all kinds of other RPG brick-a-brack, but I scrapped it in favor of this post. Do you know why? Because creating a character is…
( If I could give credit to the artist here, I'd love to do so)
We all know that tabletop RPGs have their roots in miniature war games. These games pitted armies of lead figures against each other in battle. While the scope of RPGs was changed to focus on individual characters instead of armies, one element that remained was the use of lead figures. These figures were available to…