Dungeons and Dragons

Despite its longevity, Dungeons and Dragons has remained a curiosity to most people.  Over the last two decades, the slow rise of geek culture has given the game some new exposure.  Popular TV shows like Community and The Big Bang Theory have used the game as a prop.  But arguably, nothing has given the Dungeons and Dragons exposure like Geek and Sundry’s Critical Role; a D&D live played...

Character flaws are a great concept. They add depth to characters. Different gaming systems have different rules for applying them. In Dungeons and Dragons, flaws, bonds, ideals..etc. are used to flesh out a characters personality. They are no more than tools intended to help the player role-play their character. But you have to know how to exploit theses attributes. There is a right way and wrong...

In most situations, it is not the Dungeon Master’s role to lead players. You set the stage. You adjudicate the rules. The players are largely the adversaries from your perspective. So, the idea of coming to their rescue would be out of character, right? Well, sometimes it’s what is required, and it’s the right thing to do. Here is when you do it, why you do it, and how you do it....

I thought I would have some fun with an old Christmas classic. Often (if we are lucky) we can escape the shackles of our daily routine and let our imagination freely roam. One of my favorite exercises is to change up words to songs on the radio, TV dialogue…etc. In fact, much of what I absorb on any given day is reprocessed through filter A’la MST3k where words are replaced and sentenc...

Tabletop role-playing games (TTRPGs) have an aspect that sets them apart from other types of games – we have total control of their destiny. Unfortunately, many are deterred from tabletop adventures due to the sheer amount of time required to enjoy them. I’ve had some experience in playing short-form sessions of D&D, and my tips could help you and your tabletop group make the most ...

Season Two of Force Grey is here, and like its previous season it will showcase D&D’s  upcoming new campaign setting for 2017.

There is a small yet vocal segment of the TTRPG community who argues that playing tabletop RPGs online is inferior to the live “in-person” game. They claim something is lost when you remove the personal interaction you experience being in the same room together. I’m not saying there isn’t something be gained from it, but I won’t accept that it diminishes the experienc...

“The talk of the streets and taverns has all been about the so-called death curse: a wasting disease afflicting everyone who’s ever been raised from the dead. Victims grow thinner and weaker each day, slowly but steadily sliding toward the death they once denied.” – Wizards of the Coast

For anyone that has been curious about what Dungeons and Dragons is, and want to know more, this will be a great way to learn all about it.

Tale From the Yawning Portal Wizards of the Coast latest D&D adventure resource publication Tales From the Yawning Portal hits wide distribution today. Yawning Portal’s early release hit game store shelves on March 24th, but for those of you who don’t have a local store today is your lucky day. Tales From the Yawning Portal is now available at any retailer near you that carries D&a...

Dungeons and Dragons’ latest book lands on game store shelves today. Tales from the Yawning Portal is a compendium of seven of the most memorable adventures from Dungeons and Dragons’ past. For more information on the seven adventures included in Tales from the Yawning Portal, see my article from January where I cover them all.

April of last year I started an online D&D game that included members of the Prime Collective clan, Mulehorn Gaming members/contributors and friends. At some point, it was mentioned how cool it would be to together in person to play around a real table. Last weekend we did just that at my house. We took our game from the virtual tabletop to the real tabletop and hosted a D&D Meetup. Let me...

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