There’s a lot of back and forth on the question of damage resistance and the role of magic weapons in D&D. Many players are opposed to the antiquated +1 or better to hit mechanic. How can the damage rules provide an underlying mechanical skeleton that describes the physics of the game world without bogging the game down with unhittable monsters or unworkable complexity? Read more
It’s been almost three years since Wizards of the Coast pulled all ebook versions of their RPG products from virtual shelves, and there’s no sign that they’re coming back. In the meantime, they’ve developed the Virtual Table, a way to play 4E D&D online. They’re heading in the wrong direction. Here’s why.
A limited print run of premium hardcover reprints of the 1st Edition D&D books will be published by Wizards of the Coast in April. Some portion of the profits will assist the fund to create a statue in honor of D&D co-creator Gary Gygax.
Dungeons & Dragons Online (DDO) has been free to play for more than two years now. Rather than a death knell, the end of monthly subscriber fees in 2009 turned out to be a brilliant decision that boosted the number of users and increased profits. How well are things going for DDO? They just announced a massive new expansion that takes players to the Forgotten Realms.
Since the big announcement of 5E, or D&DNext, or whatever you prefer to call it, there hasn’t been much concrete info on what the new edition would be like. Mike Mearls revealed a few interesting morsels of data in an interview at Gameinformer. What exactly will it mean to “unify” players of previous editions?
“You said this was a common room or something. Shouldn’t there be other stuff around? Like, what’s in the goblins’ pockets?” Read more
Whether you’re playing in a forum or email campaign and want to track your Pathfinder character online, or just prefer a clear, easy to use character sheet to run on your laptop at the game table, DPS 2.0 will do the trick.
What kind of fiend is this launching itself out of the night sky to feast upon mortal blood? Duh. It’s a Fiend of the Shadows. She’ll make her appearance in the latest Magic expansion, Dark Ascension, continuing Innistrad’s tale of gothic horror in gruesome new directions. Read more
RPG Attack is a program that fills a very, very narrow niche — people who want to apply academic style statistical analysis to RPG combat. There probably aren’t very many people like that in the world. I still think it’s really cool.
Need to come up with an NPC on the fly, and you want to give her a little extra personality? Looking for a different way to create your latest D&D character? Do you just plain love rolling percentile dice? I’ve got the perfect table for you.