Role-playing games

Neverwinter Nights

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.
Bruno Dias
2.12.18
Dragons Conquer America

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.
Dia Lacina
11.13.17
Tabletop

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.'
Ian Williams
11.1.17
The Secret World

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.
Cass Marshall
9.5.17
open thread

Why Mind Control Is the Most Frustrating RPG Character Ability

Pass me my tinfoil hat.
Rob Zacny
7.26.17
virtual pride

'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!
Leif Johnson
6.7.17
Free Games

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.
Cameron Kunzelman
5.24.17
Dungeons and Dragons

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.
Jordan Mallory
3.13.17
Nier Automata

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.
Mike Diver
3.6.17
Dragon Quest

‘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.
Scott Craig White
1.28.17
Gaming

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.'
Jim Trinca
10.17.16
Morrowind

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.'
Jim Trinca
10.17.16
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