Out of Context D&D Quotes
(Not all quotes guaranteed to be out of context or from D&D)
How Dungeons and Dragons is endorsing the darkest parts of the RPG community
"Three weeks ago the 5th edition of Dungeons and Dragons came out. D&D is the iconic tabletop role playing game, so a new edition is a big deal. It’s one of the few times that the small, insular pen and paper community gets noticed by the rest of the world. Many game websites have talked about it, notably Polygon’s piece
on gender inclusive language. Yet at the same time as D&D tries to appeal to those outside the gender binary, it has been driving them away by employing two of the most toxic personalities in tabletop gaming." [more inside]
The Ambush at Sheridan Springs.
How Gary Gygax Lost Control of Dungeons & Dragons.
After two years of public playtest and discussion, the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons makes its debut today. The Basic Rules are now available as a free PDF
. [more inside]
January 26, 2014
will mark the 40th anniversary
of Dungeons & Dragons, and the anniversary will culminate with an event called Tyranny
. The playtest of the forthcoming D&D Next
has been ongoing since 2012, and the final playtest version is available. Alternatively, the original game
(complete with its supplements) is available as a boxed set. [more inside]
"This [129 question] survey
will determine your ability scores, fantasy race, class, alignment, and character level describing what you would be if you were transformed into a Dungeons and Dragons character."
is the playground and folio of interactive developer Tim Holman, where he has posted 15 different projects, both interactive (fizzy cam
; and Image Nodes
) and passive (Meet the Ipsums
, more than 30 text generators, from corporate
; the useless web
; dripping paint
). [more inside]
"The very first single-player dungeoncrawl game was not a video game. It was a series of charts printed in the first edition of Dungeons & Dragons, back in 1979. By rolling dice according to the instructions, you could generate a dungeon which was illogical, arbitrary, super-lethal, and which often didn't even produce useable results.
THIS GAME USES THOSE CHARTS
Dungeon Robber is a flash text game that simulates playing AD&D by the AD&D Appendix A dungeon generation rules
. You'll probably die a lot, but the game saves every time you head to town. Blog of the creator
⇒ Dungeon Robber comics!
⇐ [more inside]
Some wonderfully enterprising nerd has created a mod for the real-time grid-based 3D dungeon crawler Legend of Grimrock
) based on the the Dungeons & Dragons module Tomb of Horrors (previously
, funny SA rundown here
). It's available via nexusmods
and Steam Workshop
. Have a nice weekend.
Explore exciting worlds of fun, fantasy and adventure with Dungeons
... [more inside]
Brian Posehn has started a new podcast where he plays Dungeons and Dragons with his friends: Nerd Poker
. [more inside]
Can playing Dungeons & Dragons make you a more confident and successful person?
The PBS Idea Channel
posits that playing pen-and-paper role-playing games helps to develop valuable life skills such as problem solving, people management, and abstract thinking.
If you enjoy playing Dungeons & Dragons or similar fantasy RPGs, or if you just like reading in-depth analysis of fictional worlds, then the Tome of Awesome
[pdf] is for you. [more inside]
Here is Incursion: Halls of the Goblin King
, a computer game that adapts the 3rd Edition rules of the Dungeons & Dragons game to roguelikes.
Yes I like playing Dungeons and Dragons with you...
"This Fantasy World" by the Doubleclicks, with animation by Brad Jonas. [SLYT]
Got a question about old-school Dungeons and Dragons? Perhaps you should consult this database of questions and answers from Dragon Magazine's "Sage Advice" column
4th Edition is Coming...
Eight years after the release of Dungeons and Dragons 3rd Edition (and only four years after the release of 3.5), Wizards of the Coast announced today that 4th Edition will be on the shelves in May of 2008. Back in 2000, the release of 3rd Edition launched a boom (and bust
) of secondary adventures published under the Open Gaming License
. Back then, a gamer couldn't swing their boffer sword without hitting a start-up game company
with d20 content. Contrast that to this month when the very last issues
of venerable Dragon
magazines hit the shelves.