Dungeons & Dragons is, intrinsically, a very physical experience: You’re surrounded by pens, stacks of paper, and rulebooks, rolling dice, talking to your friends. But Wizards of the Coast is planning to help modernize the way fans play the game with the introduction of Beyond, a new app that wants to help balance the…
Houses on hills full of creepy horrors that gnaw away at your mind, body, and very soul are so out. Why explore a mere house when you could explore Baldur’s Gate itself, one of the most famous cities in the Forgotten Realms?
Over the weekend, Wizards of the Coast held its biggest-ever streaming event for D&D’s next adventures. Dubbed The Tomb of Annihilation, it will take players to a new land to tackle a mystery that strikes at the very heart of a mechanic parties have taken for granted for years—and it’s an idea shaped by none other…
After a series of closed-door meetings, rejected promises, and thinly veiled threats from President Donald Trump, Republicans finally pulled the American Health Care Act before taking a vote on Friday. This was met with laughter by many, and a few tears by others. But the best reaction came from #GOPDnD, which ended…
Sometimes, the world can feel like a scary and confusing place. There are forces beyond our control. We feel helpless and small. Then, a Tyrannosaurus Rex plays Dungeons & Dragons, and suddenly, the world makes sense again.
The folks at the AWE me YouTube channel are known for geeky/crafty/badass shows like “Man at Arms,” which has recreated weapons like Thor’s hammer and Wolverine’s claws. This week, AWE me’s “Super-Fan Builds” took on the monumental task of making the ultimate Dungeons & Dragons gaming table for one devoted fan.
The Monster Manual—a codex of rules for all sorts of creatures that adventurers could come across in a Dungeons & Dragons campaign—has been a staple feature of the games’ many editions for years. However, the latest version is changing things up a little, and we’ve got an exclusive look inside.
Over its many editions, artists have fleshed out the many realms of Dungeons & Dragons with books laden with gorgeous fantasy art, covering everything from the Sword Coast to the Shadowfell and beyond. Now a new documentary is going behind the scenes on how some of its most iconic artwork was made.
The monsters your Dungeons & Dragons group face are getting a little bigger with Storm King’s Thunder, a new adventure being released next week—and we’ve got an exclusive look inside at all the new locations, rules, and monsters you’ll find. I hope your bag of holding is large enough to pilfer the plus-sized loot a…
Last Summer, when Warner Bros. got the rights to make a new Dungeons & Dragons movie, it seemed like a pipe dream. But now a director has been hired and a trip to the Forgotten Realms is closer than ever.
Joe Russo discusses Civil War’s darker tone. Jared Leto extols the virtues of playing the Joker in Suicide Squad. Gwendoline Christie promises more Brienne action on Game of Thrones this year. Plus Ewan McGregor is game for an Obi-Wan movie, new pictures from Arrow, and a new SHIELD clip. To me, my Spoilers!
Slade House David Mitchell is a literary darling, who’s won acclaim and award nominations. But when he talks about the things that shaped him as an author, he namechecks genre stalwarts like Ursula K. Le Guin, Philip Jose Farmer... and Dungeons & Dragons.
You know, I wonder what grapple check you’d have to roll to avoid getting hooked... on a feeling.
Is your warrior wounded? Is your druid damaged? Does your barbarian have a boo-boo? Then you’ll need to see a nearby cleric to healed—but be prepared to do some paperwork.
The name “Strahd” is seared into the minds of any Dungeons & Dragons player. It means vampires, it means gothic horror, and it means the iconic Castle Ravenloft. Today, Wizards of the Coast has revealed a return to the classic setting, and io9 has an exclusive look at one of the modules new storytelling mechanics.
Everybody loves role-playing games (unless you’re irrationally worried about Satan.) Escaping into a fantasy world, surrounded by like-minded nerds, is just the best thing ever. Except when it isn’t, because someone is deciding to be a total Gelatinous Cube. Here are some of your worst RPG horror stories.
Playing Dungeons & Dragons or some other role-playing game with your best friends can be amazing. But play a tabletop RPG or other game with the wrong people, and things can take a very dark turn. What’s the worst RPG/tabletop experience you’ve ever suffered through?
Fifteen years ago, there was a Dungeons and Dragons movie. And it sucked. Well now, Warner Bros. has cleared up the rights issues and announced they’re moving forward with a new movie not just based on the RPG, but on its immensely popular Forgotten Realms setting.