Role-playing games

2.12.18

Why 'Neverwinter Nights' Remains the Most Faithful D&D Adaptation Ever Made

Revisiting the virtual homes built at the crossroads of PC and tabletop role-playing.

11.13.17

It Takes More Than a 'Tolerance' Mechanic to Make an Anti-Colonial RPG

'Dragons Conquer America' wants to tell a magical story of resistance to the Spanish Conquest, but its perspective is merely a more enlightened colonial one.

11.1.17

The Story Behind the Street Fighter RPG You Never Heard Of

Believe it or not, it was made in the 90s by White Wolf, the company behind gothic fantasy games like 'Vampire: The Masquerade.'

9.5.17

How 'The Secret World' Role-Playing Community Became Too Real

Blurred boundaries and a baked-in distrust of authority and narrative poisoned a great role-playing experience.

6.7.17

'Runescape' Is Having a Pride Event, and Players Plan on Rioting

Thursday's event will send players across the world to make a rainbow-colored scarf. Scandalous!

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5.24.17

Create the Medieval D&D City of Your Dreams

'Medieval Fantasy City Generator' lets you make your next fan 'Witcher 3' city to bone in.

3.13.17

Wizards of the Coast announces D&D Beyond, a digital 5th Edition toolkit to rival Roll20

Beta sign-ups are now live, unlike your party after their first encounter with the Gelatinous Cube with a gun in it.

3.6.17

In Praise of the Impressive Impatience of ‘Nier: Automata’

Most role-playing games tease their stories over tens of hours, giving away nothing in the opening few. Not here.

1.28.17

‘Dragon Quest VIII’ Is the Ideal Starting Point for the Famous RPG Series

Got into ‘Dragon Quest Builders’ in 2016, did you? Get familiar with a Slime or two? This is what to play next.

10.17.16

Why 'Skyrim' Forever Remains in the Shadow of 'Morrowind'

Fans of The Elder Scrolls maintain the third game is the series' best—and its makers have paid attention since the missteps of 'Oblivion.'

10.17.16

Why 'Skyrim' Forever Remains in the Shadow of 'Morrowind'

Fans of The Elder Scrolls maintain the third game is the series' best—and its makers have paid attention since the missteps of 'Oblivion.'

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