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.
Junot Diaz was a Dungeon Master when he was young, and he now says that RPGs were “a sort of storytelling apprenticeship.” He “learned a lot of important essentials about storytelling, about giving the reader enough room to play.” China Miéville says a childhood playing RPGs gave him a “mania for cataloguing the…
Every fantasy land needs a fantasy religion for the locals to believe in. When you have a fantasy setting as sprawling as D&D, that means various peoples, races, and even monsters pray to countless gods and goddesses. Here’s a baker’s dozen of the most bizarre divinities your players can worship.
As the role-playing game's name hints, dragons abound in the many worlds of D&D, but of course they can't all be red, evil, and hungry for heroes. There are dozens of species with different abilities, agendas, and alignments a wandering adventurer may encounter; these just happen to be the weirdest.
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.
In the 1980s, allegations of ritual abuse at a preschool in Southern California led to the longest, most expensive trial in U.S. history. The McMartin Preschool case — which resulted in zero convictions — became emblematic of a much more widespread phenomenon known as Satanic Panic.
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?
In the worlds of D&D, there are countless monsters that terrify the general populace, but only a few truly strike fear into the heart of adventurers. Not because they're so powerful, mind you, but because they're really annoying. Here are a dozen player-tormenting monsters beloved by cruel Dungeons Masters.
Mastodon is back, and heralding their return is an epic LARP-centric video of one small hero's epic journey. And it kicks so much ass. It's really just a good watch from the start all the way to the end.
The creator of Community, Dan Harmon, has been hosting a mashup podcast meets role-playing game with a collection of his friends. And now these hilarious podcasts have been animated, thanks to the series Harmonquest. And we have an exclusive look inside the fantasy world Harmon created.
This week's Community was a sequel of sorts to one of our favorite episodes in the series. And while "Advanced Advanced Dungeons and Dragons" wasn't as good as "Advanced Dungeons and Dragons," the showrunners at least had the good sense to release the full map from the episode.
The premise isn't too original, but the idea of casting Seth Rogen, Patton Oswalt and Will Ferrell is 100% wonderful.