Dungeons & Dragons

  1. Entertainment

    Stand Down, Nerds. Ice-T Doesn’t Hate D&D He Just Thinks Reading It Is Hard

    A few weeks ago we learned that Ice-T recorded a Dungeons & Dragons audiobook because he talked about it on his podcast. We also learned that he had a podcast. It seemed like he was coming down pretty hard on D&D, but in the latest episode he clarified that he doesn't hate D&D, he thinks that shit sounds dope.

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  2. Gaming

    What’s in a Name? The Wizard/Sorcerer Split In Dungeons & Dragons

    The latest playtest for the upcoming fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons, known as D&D Next, made a minor but significant change to the Wizard class: its name. It's now the Mage. Aside from the fact that it's gender-neutral and not alphabetically last, what does this say about the future of the D&D wizard and its marginalized sibling, the sorcerer?

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  3. Gaming

    7 Role-Playing Games You Should Play on International TableTop Day

    Even non-gamers have typically played at least one card or board game at some point in their life, but not everyone's necessarily tried a role-playing game. And if you haven't played any RPGs, well, why the heck not? International TableTop Day, which is tomorrow, is a good opportunity to get started. Go pick up an RPG sourcebook at your local game store or just download a PDF online. There's tons of free RPGs out there. But here are 7 role-playing games you should really consider.

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  4. Gaming

    Old Nerds Rejoice: Capcom’s Classic Dungeons & Dragons Side-Scrollers Are Getting Console Ports

    In ancient eons past, long lost temples to video games known as "arcades" dotted the landscape, providing video gamers of yore a place in which to gather among like-minded peers, stage competitions to perfect their craft, and pay their tithes to the dark gods they chose to serve, twenty five cents at a time. Every gamer who remembers this Golden Age has a favorite cabinet game that they miss like hell -- one game to rule them all. For a lot of folks, me included, that game is Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara, the side-scrolling beat 'em up that perfected the genre. And now, Shadow Over Mystara and it's predecessor, the also excellent Tower of Doom are getting ported to Xbox Live Arcade and the Playstation Network. The king has returned. Let the celebration commence.

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  5. Gaming

    Think You Can Write About RPGs For Gygax Magazine? Here’s How To Prove It

    How many hit points does an ettin have? About 65 (in 3rd Edition) or 222 (in 4th), but the one on the cover of the first issue of Gygax magazine doesn't much care. If you're a gamer or fan of RPGs, you may have heard of this new magazine meant for gamers of all stripes -- and the spiritual successor to Kobold Quarterly. The first issue Gygax launched last month, went digital just over a week ago, but now the Gygax magazine website has relaunched with new info and submission guidelines. That's right, if you'd like to write for this old-yet-new-school gaming magazine, now you can.

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  6. Gaming

    Internet Archive Has a Bunch of Dragon Magazine Scans, But Maybe Not for Long

    This is terrific news for Dungeons & Dragons geeks, but I'm also wondering if it's going to last. Copyright can be a dastardly thing, after all. To be filed under Too Good To Be True, the Internet Archive has posted up FREE scans of a massive number of Dragon magazine print issues and then some.

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  7. Entertainment

    20 Weird Plush Dungeons & Dragons Monsters Made From Scrap Fabric

    Blogger user scrap princess has an ongoing project where she makes monsters from the Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual from scraps. The monster dolls are toeing the line between adorable and extremely disturbing; whereas the Cerebral Parasite is pretty adorable, Orcus and his giant red penis are something to be feared. Check out 20 of our favorites below!

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  8. Entertainment

    Letter From an Exhausted Dungeonmaster

    Dear Wizards of the Coast (and by extension Hasbro), Before we get to the nitty-gritty details of things, let me first state that your company, and parent company, has had a major impact on my life. From G.I. Joe to Dungeons & Dragons, there have been few years in my life that I haven’t been either playing, or playing with, creations from your lines. Magic: the Gathering is another staple that majorly influenced my life; without that hobby, I wouldn’t be where I am now. So, please take note when I say that my gaming group hasn’t even given 4th edition Dungeons & Dragons a chance, and they likely never will. It’s now been four years since the 2007 reveal of the 4th edition, and my friends show no signs of being even remotely interested. Granted, this is anecdotal at best, but it’s also a personal opinion of an avid player. If I were you, I wouldn’t be so quick to discount it.

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  9. Geekolinks

    Geekolinks: 12/17

    Girls Don't Read Comics, The Eternal Debate (Ars Marginal) The Boing Boing Book Guide (Boingboing) A List of the Best Cute Animal Lists of 2010 (Buzzfeed) Gundam VISA Card, Available Only in Japan (CrunchGear) Strangest Questions From Wizards' D&D Advice Column (Comics Alliance) Ben Franklin Has 200 Euphemisms for Being Drunk (mental_floss) Warren Ellis' SVK is "Franz Kafka's Bourne Identity" (Warren Ellis) (pic via Reddit.)

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  10. Gaming

    Amazing: Rube Goldberg Machine to Roll Your Dungeons & Dragons Dice

    I don't even play Dungeons & Dragons, and I cannot stop watching this video. In the 38 enrapturing seconds that ensue, you will watch a cup, a marble, a chess piece, a pulley, and many more moving parts conspire in a Rube Goldbergian plot to roll a single D&D die.

    It is as awesome as it sounds.

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