Play ‘Borderlands 3’ With Your Sound and Brain Turned Off

'Borderlands 3' is inferior in every way to its predecessors, except one: the shlooting.


Years Later, the Ending of 'Dragon's Dogma' Remains Wonderfully Weird and Subversive

You know that fantasy epic about breaking the cycle of power you were looking for? Well...


Goodbye, Google+, You'll be Missed, At Least By RPG Fans

Google+ got plenty of shade in its short time on this world, but it was a boon for the RPG community.


The Strange Greatness and Missing Legacy of 'Planescape'

It's a widely hailed as a classic, one of the richest and smartest RPGs ever made. So why didn't it inspire imitation?


This Game Developer Turned 'Fallout 4' Into His Personal Tabletop RPG

Bethesda made a sandbox. With mods, spreadsheets, dice rolls, rules, and records, he made it his own world.


'Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire' Has Too Many Debts to Pay

A weight of expectation and obligation detracts from an otherwise great narrative adventure about colonialism and its politics.


The Radical Fairy Tale Politics of 'Ni No Kuni II'

‘Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom’ advocates simple rules, strong claims, and a demand for empathy and honest governance.


Please Stop Giving Video Games Such Terrible Names

‘Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden,’ I’m calling you out.


What Video Games Taught Me About Finance

Action-adventure and RPG games are packed with hidden lessons about real world wealth.


I Played A Favorite Game Long Enough to Start Hating It. This Sucks.

Once upon a time, I adored the Baldur's Gate series. After hundreds of hours of play and analysis, I can't stand it any more.


'Moby Dick' Makes for an Improbably Good, Very Strange Strategy RPG

Reviewing Picaresque's 'Nantucket'; Or, 'The Raid-Boss of the Oceans'


'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.