Dungeons and Dragons


Underwater Video Games Ignore the Perilous State of Our Collapsing Oceans

In games, the ocean is often beautiful, sometimes terrifying, but rarely threatened by environmental catastrophe as our own is.


How the Art of Dungeons and Dragons Helped Make It a Phenomenon

A new book sheds light on the hardcore hobby that once caused a panic.


How the Makers of ‘Vampire: the Masquerade’ Convinced its Customers the Game Isn't for Nazis

After being accused of pitching its game to the alt-right, the makers of a tabletop RPG have forcefully come out against hate.


Rick and Morty Are Going on a 'Dungeons & Dragons' Adventure

The ultimate nerd TV show and the ultimate nerd role-playing game are about to enter the same dimension.


'Monstrous Races' Allows You to Play D&D as an Owlbear

Tyler Kamstra’s “Monstrous Races” offers guidelines for playing as species that are far from humanoids.


Some Villains Don't Deserve Sympathy

Mind flayers are a good enemy, but empathizing with them is moral quicksand.


'Stranger Things' Is Imprisoned by the Nostalgia That Inspired It

As the show's conceit falls apart, the second season's monster has become a self-portrait.


This Guy Is Living His Best Life as a Professional D&D Dungeon Master

'Stranger Things has brought me a lot of customers.'


'Lords of Waterdeep' Is a Great Board Game Adaptation but a Bad Teacher

The game you know and love, but only if you know it enough to love it in the first place.


These Videos Help You Go Inside the Creative Mind of a D&D Dungeon Master

Jorphdan has been doing insightful post-play video diaries for his D&D campaign.


Dungeons & Dragons Finally Has Official Digital Tools

Made with Twitch in mind.


Interactive Fiction's Favorite Setting Is the Dungeon of the Mind

How the genre's earliest influences and limitations created a tradition of metaphorical imprisonment.