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It Is Surprisingly Hard To Create An Incompetent Ass-Clown In Dungeons & Dragons

The great escapist fantasy of Dungeons & Dragons is that you are not a salaryperson shoveling handfuls of gummy bears into your mouth and rolling 20-sided die. Rather, you are a singularly important hero with a singular capacity to disarm some impending plot bomb. It’s a time-tried formula, one that basically spawned…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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To Run a Better D&D Game, Turn on This Netflix Feature

Running a game of Dungeons & Dragons, or any tabletop role-playing game, involves telling your players what they see. Players rely on you to give a sense of tone and ambience, but also to point out anything interesting or relevant to their quest. But they also need you to leave them room to ask and […]

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D&D Player Mods Hundreds Of Monsters Into Playable Characters

Your bread-and-butter Dungeons & Dragons party won’t include a manticore, a gargoyle, a hyena or a sentient fungi, but maybe it should. One D&D player spent a year and a half converting every single creature in the D&D Monster Manual into playable characters, and now players can live out their dreams of being a great…Read […]

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Dungeons & Dragons Stumbles With Its Revision Of The Game’s Major Black Culture

For nearly a decade, there hasn’t been more than a vestige of a black society in the official world of Dungeons & Dragons. There have been black people, but no black civilizations except for a relatively small group of survivors of a catastrophe and locals living under colonists’ control. Back in 2008, D&D’s…Read more… Continue […]

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The Most Popular D&D Races And Classes

Decades of D&D fans repeating the old adage “Friends don’t let friends play half-orcs” may have had some tangible effects. Yesterday, FiveThirtyEight published data on the most D&D popular classes and races and, well, half-orcs only make up about five percent of all D&D characters played between August 15 and…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Fantasy Version Of Betrayal At House On The Hill Is Still Fun Without The Haunted Mansion

Last week, Wizards of the Coast reimagined their classic horror game Betrayal at House on the Hill in a Dungeons & Dragons high fantasy setting. Back in 2004, Betrayal captured the curiosity and fear that comes with crawling through a haunted mansion with mechanics that brilliantly mirrored its horror theme. Slowly…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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I Tried Remaking My D&D Adventure In Divinity: Original Sin 2, And It (Mostly) Worked

Divinity: Original Sin 2 has a mode that lets players design their own Dungeons & Dragons-esque adventure inside the role-playing game, and in case you were wondering what kind of dweeb would port their homebrew D&D game into DoS: 2, the answer is me. My experiment was instructive and, I think, says a lot about […]

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Here Are D&D’s New Official Dinosaur Racing Rules

Dungeons & Dragons’ selling point is that is lets players be and do things they’ve always dreamed of. Dinosaur racing has never been one of those things for me, but if it is for you, D&D’s newest adventure, which launched today, delivers on that very specific fantasy.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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