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Destiny Now Has A Dungeons & Dragons Campaign

Fans began trying to turn Destiny into a Dungeons & Dragons-style pen-and-paper RPG two years ago. This week they released the 1.0 version of the Dungeons & Destiny Player’s Guidebook, providing an entirely new way to experience Bungie’s loot shooter alongside the Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition ruleset.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Malfunctioning Controls, Gross Noises, And Other Personal Video Game Hells

Only two episodes in, the new Kotaku Splitscreen has already gone to hell. It was bound to happen, but I never thought we’d get there so fast. This week, we journey to the heart of hell and perform a dissection, picking apart the vaunted warm place’s past and present as it pertains to games. Do […]

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Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Will Bring Some D&D To Magic: The Gathering

Magic: The Gathering fans, get ready to get a little bit of Dungeons and Dragons chocolate in your Magic: The Gathering peanut butter. In today’s official Zendikar Rising preview, Wizards of the Coast announced a new card set coming in Q3 2021 that will bring some D&D flavor to the planes of Magic.Read more… Continue […]

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Wizards Of The Coast Will Finally Address Racist Stereotypes In Dungeons And Dragons

Dungeons and Dragons developers Wizards of the Coast will change how they describe and characterize fantasy races in future story modules. In a blog post last week, the publishers of the largest tabletop roleplaying game explained how some of their past characterizations have been racially insensitive and set forth a…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Wizards Of The Coast Will Finally Address Racist Stereotypes In Dungeons And Dragons

Dungeons and Dragons developers Wizards of the Coast will change how they describe and characterize fantasy races in future story modules. In a blog post last week, the publishers of the largest tabletop roleplaying game explained how some of their past characterizations have been racially insensitive and set forth a…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Games Criticism Is A Kindness

Writing about games invites accusations of taking things too seriously. Criticism, it sometimes seems, is a dirty word. I don’t think that’s true. I think that whether you are praising something or condemning it, criticism is an act of love.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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How To Be A Great Dungeon Master

The idea of being a Dungeon Master in a tabletop RPG is, understandably, pretty daunting. A table full of people looking at you constantly, listening to your every word, stumbling clumsily through your well-crafted world with all the grace of an out-of-control semi-trailer? A nightmare by anybody’s standards. But…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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How To Be A Great Dungeon Master

The idea of being a Dungeon Master in a tabletop RPG is, understandably, pretty daunting. A table full of people looking at you constantly, listening to your every word, stumbling clumsily through your well-crafted world with all the grace of an out-of-control semi-trailer? A nightmare by anybody’s standards. But…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Get These Free Official ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Adventures Before They Disappear

When times get tough, adventuring with your friends and rolling natural 20s amid perilous encounters is a thrilling and nerdy way to escape the real world. At least, that’s how my new group of Dungeons & Dragons adventurers feels about our freshman romp through…wherever the heck we are. (I should have been taking…Read more… Continue […]

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Beat the Coronavirus Blues With a Free ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Adventure

Whether you’ve always wanted to try some dice-rolling adventuring, or you’re bummed because your regular Dungeons & Dragons group might have to virtual for a few weeks (or months), now’s as good a time as any to fight coronavirus-induced boredom with tabletop gaming.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Create a Dungeons & Dragons Character With an Instagram Filter

The “What ____ Are You” Instagram filters are still going strong—at least, judging by the number of Disney characters I’ve seen in my friends’ stories lately. And as fun as it is to know that I would be a chalupa at Taco Bell, most of these filters are obviously more fun than practical. In fact, […]

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The Witcher’s comic relief is part of a long tradition of fantasy bards

Netflix’s The Witcher is a largely dour series, a gritty fantasy epic clearly meant to capture the same audience as Game Of Thrones. The first episode is a showcase of horrors including mass suicide, military slaughter, and a mage who kills and dissects young women he believes to be cursed mutants. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Tips For Playing Dungeons & Dragons When You Have Social Anxiety

Dungeons & Dragons may have dungeons and dragons, but its real secret sauce is other people. Dungeon masters and party members make campaigns fun and unpredictable, forcing players into high-stakes games of dice-fueled improv. What do you do, though, when you want to get in on the action, but you also have a bad, dumb…Read […]

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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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