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Critical Role's Candela Obscura Quickstart Guide Released Ahead of Premiere

Update: Today on May 25th the QuickStart Guide was released for Candela Obscura including a video giving viewers a brief rundown of what the character sheet looks like and how to make sense of it.…

May 9, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

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Matthew Mercer Leads Dimension 20: The Ravening War, Prequel To A Crown of Candy

The fairy tale horror season of Dimension 20: Neverafter has just come to a close and with that, a new story is about to unfold in the Dome. Dimension 20: The Ravening War is a prequel set 20 years…

April 19, 2023 | 01:35 EDT

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Pathfinder Creator Paizo Releases First Draft of Open RPG Creative License & Asks for Feedback

Paizo, well known for the Pathfinder tabletop system, has released the first draft of its Open RPG Creative License (ORC).  The draft is a 4-page document available on Paizo's own website and it's a…

April 7, 2023 | 10:02 EDT

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Pathfinder Creators Stay the Course on ORC License Despite WOTC's OGL Retraction

Following an industry-shaking series of leaks about its intentions to create a new OGL which would have seriously limited independent creators' ability to generate and monetize content using D&D'…

January 28, 2023 | 11:46 EST

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Top 10 D&D Alternatives You Should Be Playing

If you haven't been paying attention to the TTRPG space, it seems Hasbro are forcing the end of an era. Their recently leaked OGL 1.1 not just puts greater restrictions on people wanting to create…

January 16, 2023 | 04:07 EST

2022 TechRaptor Awards Tabletop Game RPG of the Year

2022 TechRaptor Awards - Tabletop Game of the Year

We've played so many incredible Tabletop games this year, from amazing wargaming releases to board games and tabletop RPG's that kept us coming back to the table again and again. Now it's time to…

January 13, 2023 | 11:00 EST

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Paizo Announces OGL Replacement Open RPG Creative License

Paizo Publishing is the latest company to come out swinging against Wizards of the Coast and the leaked Open Gaming License (OGL) 1.1 that has been causing an uproar around the industry, and the…

January 12, 2023 | 09:26 EST

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Blade Runner The Roleplaying Game Preview

Blade Runner is something of a powerhouse of 80s cinema, with a whole slew of modern-day media products citing it as an influence. Trying to turn Philip k. Dicks’ Seminal cyberpunk story into a movie…

December 21, 2022 | 11:00 EST

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Dragonlance: Shadow of the Dragon Queen Review

If there's a part of Dungeons & Dragons worldbuilding and mythology that people might be aware of without even realizing they're looking at Dungeons & Dragons it's Dragonlance. Over 190 books…

December 7, 2022 | 10:00 EST

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Beneath The Waves Review

Deep sea exploration is one of the trickiest things to represent in a TTRPG. Not only are the logistics and challenges of plumbing the depths complex and tedious, not a lot of compelling fantasy or…

December 4, 2022 | 11:00 EST

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Cy_BORG RPG Preview

Cyberpunk has always been a pretty popular part of tabletop gaming. I mean the genre specifically, though obviously the original release of Cyberpunk in 1988 was a huge part of that popularity. Since…

December 7, 2022 | 11:00 EST

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Ultimate Faeries Provides Encyclopedic Fae Knowledge

In the world of fantasy TTRPGs, the use of faeries is generally under-appreciated. While there have been adventures and productions in the land of the Fair Folk – the Dimension20 campaign A Court of…

November 22, 2022 | 01:18 EST

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Transformers: The Roleplaying Game Review

My time with Transformers: The Roleplaying Game was an utter delight. Not only was it an exercise in nostalgia, it was a chance to put my own spin on the war drama of transforming giant robots with…

November 25, 2022 | 10:00 EST

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Ruins of the Lost Realm Review

Tolkien created an absolutely gargantuan universe when you account for the depth of the lore and history he created. That’s why Ruins of the Lost Realm is a great opportunity to get an in-depth and…

November 15, 2022 | 05:12 EST

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The One Ring RPG Second Edition Review

Tolkien’s work can be challenging to adapt, regardless of the format. Whether it’s radio, TV, games, or movies, the complex mythology is almost impossible to squeeze down into any format more short-…

November 14, 2022 | 12:32 EST

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Everything We Know About D&D Dragonlance Shadow of the Dragon Queen and Warriors of Krynn

After taking players to the far-off reaches of space with Spelljammer the next campaign book that we'll be receiving is putting players' feet back on solid ground, but not into a familiar setting…

November 7, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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Wizkids Critical Role Unpainted Miniatures Wave 3 Review

Everyone DMs differently. Whether you use paper tokens, VTT, theater of the mind, or miniatures no two tables are the same. What helps shape these tables isn’t just the preference of the DM and the…

October 5, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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One D&D Expert Class Playtest Now Live

Wizards of the Coast have released the One D&D Expert Class playtest. The tabletop publishing giant has been getting feedback from players around the world for what will be the next generation of…

September 29, 2022 | 03:39 EDT

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New D&D Mini Packs Announced by Wizkids

New D&D mini packs are on the way from Wizkids. The company's line of miniatures formally called "Nolzur's Marvelous Miniatures" are almost ubiquitous due to their lines producing characters and…

September 27, 2022 | 03:28 EDT

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Top 5 PocketQuest 2022 Tabletop RPGs

Recently, DriveThruRPG held one of its very first game jams, PocketQuest 2022. The goal for this game jam was to make a small pocket-sized RPG, about 10-20 pages, all based around a central theme. It…

October 1, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Brandon Sanderson Announces Stormlight TTRPG

A Stormlight TTRPG is coming. This marks the second major TTRPG adaptation of fantasy author Brandon Sanderson's work, the last one being the Mistborn Adventure Game. While details are scarce about…

September 22, 2022 | 03:51 EDT

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Wizards of the Coast Launches D&D Classroom Materials

Teachers around North America may be getting D&D classroom materials. Wizards of the Coast have announced they want to bring the benefits of TTRPG groups and the thrills of D&D into the…

September 20, 2022 | 02:57 EDT

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Using Essence20 To Make The Perfect Transformers Crossover

Back in August, Renegade Game Studios released PDFs for Transformers: The Roleplaying Game. This will be the third official TTRPG published by the studio using their brand new Essence20 system. While…

October 6, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Wizkids' Spelljammer: Adventures In Space D&D Miniatures Review

It feels like Spelljammer: Adventures in Space has only just hit DMs' hands, and just when you might be looking through Boo's Astral Menagerie and the Light of Xaryxis adventure, Wizkids is ready…

September 20, 2022 | 04:34 EDT

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One-Shot Wonders Funded Within 24 Minutes On Kickstarter

Today, the Kickstarter campaign for One-Shot Wonders went live. It is for a D&D 5e book that contains "over 100 unique session ideas" for gaming tables that want a single self-contained adventure…

September 16, 2022 | 03:27 EDT

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Pathfinder Strength of Thousands Bundle Brings Aid to Children

Paizo and Humble Bundle have partnered once more for the Pathfinder Strength of Thousands bundle. The tabletop publisher has continued to be a healthy competitor in the TTRPG space due to its ongoing…

September 13, 2022 | 03:36 EDT

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Pathfinder Dark Archive Sourcebook Review

A rogue beast is rumored to stalk the woods outside a small hamlet. Elsewhere, whispers of a secret society dealing in dark magic abounds. And then there's that foolish mage who seems to have made a…

September 13, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Monty Python TTRPG Is Coming To Kickstarter

A Monty Python TTRPG is on the way. The beloved British comedy group has been the creative force behind many enduring skit shows and farcical films. Monty Python's Flying Circus, The Meaning of Life…

September 8, 2022 | 02:34 EDT

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Modiphius Announces Fallout TTRPG Starter Sets

Fallout TTRPG starter sets are on the way. Modiphius Entertainment has produced several different TTRPGs based on official licenses ranging from the world of Dishonored to award-winning work on Frank…

September 6, 2022 | 03:01 EDT

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Wizards Revises D&D Hadozee Race Following Controversy

Update 09/04/22 11:20 AM: Wizards of the Coast has made an official statement regarding the D&D hadozee race changes. An official post on the D&D website states that not all content regarding…

September 2, 2022 | 03:17 EDT

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Under The Autumn Strangely: Pastoral Horror and Shared Stories

Recently, I became aware of a Kickstarter project for a TTRPG called Under The Autumn Strangely. The campaign pitched it as a story of people exploring a landscape called the Never Was, a place…

September 12, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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How Anansi's Tapestry of Lives Is Trying To Enrich DM's Worlds And Promote People's Voices

The lifeblood of the TTRPG world is in the fans and creators. Those that take the core rules, bestiaries, and expansions and delve further into them creating new experiences and tools to help players…

September 12, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Chaosium Releases Pendragon Quick-Start Rules

Chaosium Publishing has released brand new Pendragon quick-start rules. The tabletop studio has made several popular TTRPGs in the past, including the swashbuckling 7th Sea and the investigative…

August 19, 2022 | 03:40 EDT

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Steinhardt's Guide to the Eldritch Hunt Raises $2.6 Million on Kickstarter

Today, MonkeyDM and Loot Tavern Publishing concluded their Kickstarter campaign for Steinhardt's Guide to the Eldritch Hunt. This was a crowdfunding campaign for a third-party Dungeons & Dragons…

August 18, 2022 | 04:23 EDT

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Spelljammer DM Tips You'll Want To Use

Spelljammer: Adventures in Space intends to take Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition players off solid ground, into deep space, and further to the Astral Sea. This collection of three books contains…

August 16, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Spelljammer: Adventures In Space Review

Spelljammer is the return to an Advanced Dungeons & Dragons setting, in a sense. While there have been several changes since the 30+ years between releases Spelljammer: Adventures in Space seeks…

August 16, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Modiphius Announces Masters of Dune Campaign Book

Modiphius Entertainment have announced Masters of Dune. This is a brand new campaign book for the studio's TTRPG adaptation of Frank Herbert's iconic sci-fi novel, Dune: Adventures In The Imperium.…

August 10, 2022 | 03:02 EDT

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Free League Announces Lord of the Rings 5e

Free League Publishing has officially announced Lord of the Rings 5e. The Swedish publishing studio has been prolific recently with its latest expansion for Vaesen available for pre-order, as well as…

August 8, 2022 | 02:34 EDT

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Cubicle 7 Announces Warhammer 40k: Imperium Maledictum

Cubicle 7 have announced a new TTRPG set in Games Workshop's grimdark sci-fi universe, Warhammer 40k Imperium Maledictum. This isn't the first TTRPG set in one of Games Workshop's worlds, there have…

August 5, 2022 | 05:37 EDT

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Vaesen Mythic Britain and Ireland Available for Pre-Order

Free League Publishing's newest expansion for their TTRPG, Vaesen Mythic Britain and Ireland, is now available for pre-order. The tabletop publisher's work has expanded in recent years, their work…

August 2, 2022 | 04:42 EDT

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Epic Encounters: Hive of the Ghoul-kin and Barrow of the Corpse Crawler Review

If you're a fan of TTRPG battles with miniatures and maps, then chances are you are familiar with Steamforged Games' Epic Encounters boxes. These are fully made Dungeons and Dragons 5e combat…

August 4, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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Paizo Announces Pokemon Inspired RPG Supplement Battlezoo Eldamon

Fans of tabletop RPGs know how complicated the hobby can get. In addition to books of lore and rules, Game Masters need to manage so many different moving parts that players bring to the table. It is…

July 26, 2022 | 02:56 EDT

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Journeys Through The Radiant Citadel Review

Dungeons & Dragons has a reputation for taking over people's lives. 5-year campaigns with 6 friends, meeting for hours upon hours, living and breathing by the rules of the game. It doesn't have…

July 26, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Adventures In Rokugan Brings Legend of the 5 Rings To D&D 5e

A certain generation of tabletop RPG fans are fond of Legend of the Five Rings. Commonly abbreviated to L5R, it is a world inspired by East Asia folklore and mythology, with players taking on the…

July 22, 2022 | 04:30 EDT

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Every Classic D&D Moment In The Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Trailer

My dear adventurers, my fellow Game Masters, and my delightful dice goblins, the Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves trailer has released. This is Wizards of the Coast's most recent crack at a…

July 21, 2022 | 08:01 EDT

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TSR's Star Frontiers New Genesis Playtest Contains Racist Content

TSR LLC is still moving forward with creating TTRPGs. The third incarnation of the tabletop company has recently released playtest material for the sci-fi RPG, Star Frontiers New Genesis. Putting…

July 21, 2022 | 04:59 EDT

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Journeys Through The Radiant Citadel DM Tips You'll Want To Use

Just when you thought you could stop getting excited over all of the fascinating things reading through Critical Role: Call of the Netherdeep could teach you, we have another Dungeons & Dragons…

July 21, 2022 | 10:00 EDT

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Wonders of the Multiverse Hints Return To Planescape

Wizards of the Coast has released new Unearthed Arcana for Dungeons and Dragons called Wonders of the Multiverse. This playtests material for the world's most popular roleplaying game not just allows…

July 19, 2022 | 03:32 EDT