The Real Roots of Role-Playing...

Tue 29 August 2017 by Olde House Rules from Pits Perilous

With the release of "Dave Arneson's True Genius" by Rob Kuntz, we have a book asserting that Arneson did something special. Well, no disagreement here! In fact, that's probably an understatement. Arneson pretty obviously did something incredible and for which our entire hobby is rightly indebted. Glad to see that recognized... Now, a disclaimer:  I haven't read this book yet, so I can't fairly comment on the substance of its arguments and won't try. But the back cover does summarize his thesis:   (1) D&D was not descended from Chainmail, as many have asserted. (2) Arneson did something previously unheard of in 2,000 years of game design.


D&D adds Psionics: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Tue 29 August 2017 by David Hartlage from DMDavid

While editing the third Dungeons & Dragons supplement, Eldrich Wizardry, Tim Kask developed D&D’s first rules for psionics. He loved psionic combat and threw his enthusiasm into the task. His rules answered D&D’s biggest critics. First, they stood separate from unrealistic …

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Glantri: Kingdom of Magic (2e)

Tue 22 August 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons and Dragons Classics Newest Items

New ways of wizardry - yours to command! There's something unique about a land where wizards rule. Marvels abound. Glamour tantalizes. Dangers await, cloaked in illusion. Whether a hero chooses to wield magic or steel, conjuring up adventure becomes as easy as a walk through the rolling hills of Nouvelle ...

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August 20, 2017: Announcing Munchkin Magical Mess

Sun 20 August 2017 by Unknown from Steve Jackson Games - Daily Illuminator

We're very pleased to announce that Moop is returning for a second adventure in the dungeon! This time, he's created a magical mess . . . a

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Mini-Dungeons: Caves (C-1) - Lizardfolk Tunnels

Fri 18 August 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons and Dragons Classics Newest Items

Within the pages of this book, you will findthe first of three mini-dungeons in a short series set in caves. This one being the Lizardfolk Tunnels! You will be able to drag and drop this mini-dungeon as you need, at any time your players wish to travel between towns, or ...

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Missing Gen Con (again)

Tue 15 August 2017 by Marty Walser from Raging Owlbear

This is me not packing for Gen Con 50.

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Kickstarter - Dungeons of Doom III - Dragon Slayers - Star Hat Miniatures

Tue 15 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

Simply put, Star Hat Miniatures offers some great minis, and I'm not just saying that because they did an official "Tenkar" mini with their last Kickstarter. They are, quite simply, awesome minis.

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Cloak & Dagger (2e)

Tue 15 August 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

More than just powerful wizards, divine temples, and wise kings comprise the Realms. For every beacon of light there exists a shadow; and shadows conceal much. Those who work in secret wield much power in Faerun: Groups as diverse as the Harpers and the Zhentarim all live and work in ...

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Exciting News from Frank Mentzer!

Mon 14 August 2017 by Joseph Bloch from Greyhawk Grognard

Press Release:

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Announcement From Frank Mentzer

Mon 14 August 2017 by admin from Follow Me And Die!

Frank Mentzer was talking about this at Gary Con 9, and said he hoped to Kickstart in a couple of months. Obviously, things of this scale take a bit longer. Frank has a letter from Gary Gygax giving permission to include his campaign in the Greyhawk setting. Frank makes clear ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Day 11

Mon 14 August 2017 by Runeslinger from Casting Shadows

Today’s question for #RPgaDay asks us about old games which while they are still in our hearts are no longer on store shelves, in digital distribution, or even on the radar of those with fewer birthdays behind them.  Dead Games keep calling me, as I am sure they do ...

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Press Release - Historic Dungeons & Dragons® Campaign Returns - Frank Mentzer

Mon 14 August 2017 by Erik Tenkar from Tenkar's Tavern

I've been waiting for the announcement for a while. I spoke with Frank about this in June at NTRPG and I'm avidly looking forward to launch.

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This Old Dragon: Issue #103

Thu 10 August 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

1985 was an interesting year for D&D.  It saw the publication of Unearthed Arcana and Oriental Adventures.  "Deities and Demigods" had been renamed to "Legends and Lore".  

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Curse of Strahd - DM Screen Creature Cards

Tue 08 August 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

Here I created table style Creature Cards for all of the most common creatures in Curse of Strahd. The list of creatures was compiled using the random encounter tables in the Curse of Strahd book. Now we all have a quick reference to all creatures listed in the random encounters ...

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Curse of Strahd - DM Screen Creature Cards

Mon 07 August 2017 by Unknown from Dungeons & Dragons Classics Newest Items

Here I created table style Creature Cards for all of the most common creatures in Curse of Strahd. The list of creatures was compiled using the random encounter tables in the Curse of Strahd book. Now we all have a quick reference to all creatures listed in the random encounters ...

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