The Lord of the Rings is the ur-text of generic fantasy settings.But for a new RPG, one designer is tailoring an entire game system to the source.
Splitting the party.
After being accused of pitching its game to the alt-right, the makers of a tabletop RPG have forcefully come out against hate.
Bethesda made a sandbox. With mods, spreadsheets, dice rolls, rules, and records, he made it his own world.
Revisiting the virtual homes built at the crossroads of PC and tabletop role-playing.
In correctional facilities across America, inmates cluster around tables in the common room to play games like Dungeons & Dragons. And they do it without dice.
An FBI memo written during the Unabomber investigation describes roleplayers as 'armed and dangerous,' 'extremely intelligent individuals' and 'overweight and not neat in appearance.'
The 200 Word RPG Challenge shows that creativity has no minimum word count.
Using folktale and gothic horror tropes, the RPG explores horror from a woman's point of view.
Through games and their fellow players, trans gamers are finding wellsprings of support and new ways to express their gender identity.