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Dungeons & Deceptions: The First D&D Players Push Back On The Legend Of Gary Gygax

Everybody calls Rob Kuntz last, he says. Those who want to know about the history of Dungeons & Dragons start with co-creator Gary Gygax’s kids, one of Gygax’s biographers, or D&D publisher Wizards of the Coast. As they’re wrapping things up, they might get around to dialing up Kuntz, a 63-year-old game designer. And…Read more… […]

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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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Joe Manganiello, Deborah Ann Woll, and more on great storylines and life lessons learned from D&D

Earlier this year D&D Live 2019: The Descent, the Dungeons & Dragons community gathered in L.A. for an “immersive entertainment experience” to learn about the latest D&D storyline and watch some of their favorite celebrities play it through live. The A.V. Club was on the floor for the event where we had the chance to…Read […]

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A D&D Supplement That Makes Your Game More Like Ocean’s Eleven

Wizards of the Coast recently released Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, which asks players to experience a heist, but if you want to play through lots of different heists and capers, you’re sort of out of luck. Here’s To Crime: A Guide to Capers and Heists is all about entertaining those who love crime. Read more…

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This Rock Band Loves Playing Dungeons & Dragons Between Tour Stops

Conor Murphy, lead singer of the post-rock band Foxing, says that Dungeons and Dragons is his favorite thing in the world “because you get to be a voyeur to your friends, who are having this reawakening of their imaginations in front of you.” When I bring up Dungeons and Dragons, though, he gets audibly excited. […]

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Mutant World Zero Marries XCOM With Talking Animals 

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is pretty long name for a game with a straightforward pitch: what if XCOM but with animorphs? While it’s based off of a pen and paper role-playing game popular in Sweden during the 80s, developer The Bearded Ladies have made it their own by injecting the inspiration’s DNA into […]

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