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Sunless Skies Now Has A Tabletop RPG Sunless Skies Now Has A Tabletop RPG

Sunless Skies, the follow up after Sunless Sea from Failbetter Games, now has a free tabletop RPG called Skyfarer that you can download from Tabletop Gaming.

Fortnite Monopoly Replaces Boardwalk With Tilted Towers Fortnite Monopoly Replaces Boardwalk With Tilted Towers

Monopoly is a board game that regularly ends with you cursing out your family. In the upcoming Fortnite edition, which leaked earlier today and was later confirmed by Epic Games, at least you’ll be able to take them out until you’re the last one standing.

Fan-Made Olive Garden LARP Has Unlimited Breadsticks And Heart Fan-Made Olive Garden LARP Has Unlimited Breadsticks And Heart

Role-playing games can take many shapes and forms beyond the dice-rolling of Dungeons and Dragons. One game designer wrote a live-action role-playing game meant to be played specifically at the chain restaurant Olive Garden, and it’s strangely heartfelt.

Custom D&D Character Sheets Are A Critical Hit Custom D&D Character Sheets Are A Critical Hit

Cartoonist and self-described Dungeons & Dragons nerd Luke Howard hand-crafted a convincing argument in favor of pen-and-paper role-playing: custom character sheets for D&D.

Mutant Year Zero Marries XCOM With Talking Animals  Mutant Year 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 a…

Fantasy Flight Games Announces Android: Netrunner Is Ending Fantasy Flight Games Announces Android: Netrunner Is Ending

After six years, publisher Fantasy Flight Games announced today that Android: Netrunner, one of the all-time best card games, is ending.

DMing A Roleplaying Game Wasn’t As Scary As I Feared DMing A Roleplaying Game Wasn’t As Scary As I Feared

This weekend I DMed my first tabletop RPG. I was really nervous about it, but it was actually way easier than I thought it would be.

A Simple Moral Quandary Stumped My D&D Group For Two Hours A Simple Moral Quandary Stumped My D&D Group For Two Hours

My Dungeons & Dragons group is at the midpoint of our campaign, so we’ve been trying to do something new for a few sessions. We’ve had another player take over as DM for a little while. We’ve been telling him how much we want to do more roleplaying, so last night he let us roleplay to our hearts’ content. It was a…

Ravnica Got Me Into Magic, And Now We're Going Back Ravnica Got Me Into Magic, And Now We're Going Back

Magic: The Gathering is a card game, but the storytelling and worldbuilding that goes into informing those cards is basically unmatched across the world of games. They announced this week that the game is going back to the world of Ravnica, and it took me down a nostalgia hole.

D&D's Upcoming Adventure Will Showcase Its Grossest Monster D&D's Upcoming Adventure Will Showcase Its Grossest Monster

Sometimes, people create horrible and unconscionable things all in the name of fantasy.

A Tabletop RPG For Storytellers Who Want To Be Infamous Criminals A Tabletop RPG For Storytellers Who Want To Be Infamous Criminals

If the industrial, supernatural world of Blades in the Dark was the backdrop for anything other than a tabletop role-playing game, I’d have written daily letters to its creator asking them to make it into one. Blades in the Dark’s world is so full of noir curiosities that it begs players to insert themselves in, and…

Tabletop role-playing game Pathfinder recently announced its second edition ten years after Paizo published its first. “We can do a much better job now than we did 10 years ago,” Paizo said. Paizo hopes to make the Core Rulebook more approachable, streamline combat and include more art. Playtesting begins August 2nd.

Magic: The Gathering Is Getting Some Big Changes Magic: The Gathering Is Getting Some Big Changes

As Magic: The Gathering approaches its 25th anniversary, head designer Mark Rosewater is perched at a crucial point between past and future. The game’s next set of cards will reprise Magic’s classic Dominaria setting, with the game’s original creator Richard Garfield tag-teaming design with Rosewater. But while it…

How To Choose Your D&D Character Class How To Choose Your D&D Character Class

“What Dungeons and Dragons class should I play?” is the kind of question you could answer with a cursory quiz, but that would be a mistake. You owe it to yourself—and to your D&D dungeon master—to think holistically about character class, maybe the most important choice you’ll make in a D&D game. Picking the right…

Goblin Fights In D&D Are The Worst Goblin Fights In D&D Are The Worst

For four decades, players have dutifully sacrificed a large portion of their Dungeons & Dragons games to take turns hitting a goblin with a broadsword. It’s time for us to release ourselves from the thousands of collective hours we’ve spent on D&D’s most tedious chore. Let’s kill off the goblin fight—or at least make…

Android: Netrunner: The Kotaku Review Android: Netrunner: The Kotaku Review

The card game Android: Netrunner does not feel like a game. Jacked into its system, Android: Netrunner’s thorny mechanics melt away until all that’s left are electric impulses in my brain interfacing with my opponents’. It becomes a stylish dance of psychology.

Five Family-Friendly Board Games That Aren't Monopoly Five Family-Friendly Board Games That Aren't Monopoly

It’s days into your family vacation and you’ve run out of things to talk about. Your brother has hashed out all the hometown gossip, and you and your father have dutifully avoided talking politics—all that’s left to do is watch the Food Network and eat leftovers. It’s this situation that board games were made for.

The first major expansion to D&D’s 5th edition, Xanathar’s Guide to Everything, is out today. It’s full of new subclasses, spells, backstory ideas and tools for Dungeon Masters.

A Sherlock Holmes-Style Board Game, But With Anime Time Travel A Sherlock Holmes-Style Board Game, But With Anime Time Travel

“Whodunnit” board games exist in worlds beyond the stodgy European living rooms we see in Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective and Clue. The one I’m hooked on is very, very, anime.

Munchkin is coming to “digital platforms” next year, according to Asmodee Ditigal. They say the upcoming adaptation “will put everything players love about Munchkin at their fingertips.” In the meantime, I’m sure your friends who love boardgames are ready to fill you in.

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