An In-Depth Look At How Dungeons & Dragons' New Miniatures Are Made

A new D&D adventure comes out on April 7th, pitting players against the forces of elemental evil in "Princes of the Apocalypse." Gale Force Nine gave us an exclusive look at the process of creating the miniatures being released to accompany the adventure, from concept art to completed mini. » 3/26/15 11:00am Thursday 11:00am

Shadow Of The Demon Lord Is An RPG Made By All-Stars

In the dark horror-fantasy of Shadow of the Demon Lord, players fight to survive in a world beset by fiends and wracked by a looming demonic apocalypse. And the people creating it are some of the best designers and writers in tabletop gaming. » 3/26/15 8:00am Thursday 8:00am

Shadowrun, The Cyberpunk Fantasy Game That Couldn't Keep Up With Reality

Classic cyberpunk/fantasy role-playing game Shadowrun has gone through five editions and dozens of novels, and since its creation in 1989 the high-technology and corporate dystopia it depicts has been surpassed by the real world several times. Here's a look at one of the most iconic RPGs of all time. » 3/19/15 8:00am 3/19/15 8:00am

Sid Meier's Starships Puts You in Command of a Small Space Fleet

We all dream of sitting in the captain's chair, issuing commands and sending our spaceships to explore new worlds or making brilliant tactical maneuvers to destroy the space pirates. Sid Meier's Starships sets out to fulfill those dreams, and it does succeed, but on a smaller scale than I was hoping for. » 3/12/15 8:00am 3/12/15 8:00am

The Thunderbirds Cooperative Board Game is Go!

It's the official 50th anniversary of Thunderbirds, a beloved British TV series from the '60s featuring a family of mildly creepy marionettes as they save the world. A new series starring equally creepy CGI characters will debut in April, and publisher Modiphius is joining the celebration with their co-op board game. » 3/05/15 8:00am 3/05/15 8:00am

It's The 1950s And All The Men Are Zombies In The Dead Scare RPG

When a Russian bio-bomb turns most of the men in America into flesh-eating zombies, women and children have to fight to survive using any available means. The Dead Scare tabletop RPG will let you explore an alternate history, subvert gender roles, and splatter zombie heads. » 2/26/15 8:00am 2/26/15 8:00am

Win These RPG Contests By Designing Monsters or Whole New Worlds

Some of the biggest companies in tabletop gaming are holding contests right now, including a monster design challenge, D&D trivia, and one for scifi mini settings. Here's how you can win fabulous prizes from Monte Cook Games, Wizards of the Coast, and Kobold Press. » 2/20/15 7:20am 2/20/15 7:20am

Help Author Sara Amundson Create a Legion of Bizarre Monsters

Sara Amundson needs monsters. Lots of monsters, and the weirder the better. Her "Make a Monster Project" is a call for monster ideas, which she turns into flash fiction, reads aloud in a video series, and possibly includes in her Dreamer urban fantasy novels. » 2/19/15 8:00am 2/19/15 8:00am

How Will The Infinity Gauntlet Be Adapted for Marvel Movies?

We know that the Avengers: Infinity War movies will focus on Thanos and his quest for godlike power, an idea pulled straight from The Infinity Gauntlet limited series. What parts of Gauntlet will the MCU use, and what parts are too weird or confusing to make it to the screen? » 2/12/15 8:00am 2/12/15 8:00am

RPG Company Roll20 is Hiring a Professional Dungeon Master

Would you like to design deathtrap dungeons, run epic adventures, and portray nefarious NPC villains as your actual job? Then this might be the greatest job listing of all time. » 2/05/15 2:48pm 2/05/15 2:48pm

On Magic: The Gathering's Pro Tour, It's All About The Team

This weekend, 400 players will gather in Washington D.C. to compete in Magic: The Gathering's Pro Tour for the $40,000 top prize. How do you get to the Pro Tour, and what is it like preparing for the most high-stakes Magic tournament of all? » 2/05/15 8:00am 2/05/15 8:00am

New Magic CCG Expansion Fate Reforged Returns To An Era Of Dragons

In the latest Magic: the Gathering expansion, Fate Reforged, the mad planeswalker Sarkhan Vol has stepped into a portal on his home plane of Tarkir, where dragons are extinct. He emerges 1,000 years in the past, in an age where dragons rule the skies. » 1/29/15 8:00am 1/29/15 8:00am

Gravity Ghost is Gorgeous, Graceful, And Enchantingly Fun

In indie video game Gravity Ghost, you control a young girl who leaps and spins through space, jumping from one tiny planet to the next, the arc of your flight bent by the gravity imposed by the objects around you. It's beautiful and soothing, yet fun and challenging, and quite unique. » 1/28/15 3:30pm 1/28/15 3:30pm

The Gorgeous RPG Shadows of Esteren Gets A Whole New Occult Sourcebook

Shadows of Esteren is a tabletop fantasy RPG with some of the most gorgeous art and design we've ever seen. The upcoming Occultism book lets characters gain esoteric knowledge, but life is Esteren is plenty dangerous even when you know the unknowable. » 1/21/15 12:00pm 1/21/15 12:00pm

Here's How I'd Change The Witcher Board Game To Make It Not Suck

In the board game version of the popular Witcher video game series, you and your friends travel around a war-torn realm, completing quests for victory points. Though it has some very clever elements, the game is crippled by poor design decisions. Here's how I'd fix it. » 12/19/14 7:20am 12/19/14 7:20am

The New Dungeon Master's Guide Is Like a Hacker's Manual for D&D

The final installment of the core D&D books has arrived, and it's really a hell of a book. I would even argue that this is the best Dungeon Master's Guide of any edition of D&D, ever. This is mainly because they've finally figured out what the DMG is: It's the hacker's guide to D&D. » 12/15/14 8:00am 12/15/14 8:00am

Classic Space Battle Sim FreeSpace Returns as a Tabletop Game

FreeSpace Tactics is a tabletop space battle game based on the classic late-90s video game Descent: FreeSpace – The Great War. Take control of an advanced space fighter and have a thrilling dogfight between the Terran Alliance and the Vesudan Empire. » 12/12/14 5:05pm 12/12/14 5:05pm

Cypher System RPG Opens Up New Worlds With Shotguns & Sorcery

Numenera and The Strange have been a massive success for Monte Cook Games, and now the core rules that drive both games will be licensed to other game designers and released as a multi-genre RPG toolbox. The first official license is the fantasy noir Shotguns & Sorcery. » 12/02/14 8:40am 12/02/14 8:40am

New Commander Decks Reinvent Characters from Magic's Past

This year's batch of Magic: the Gathering Commander decks are, as usual, perfect for weird, casual, multiplayer fun. This time around they're all monocolored decks, and they've brought back some familiar faces in new forms. » 11/25/14 9:00am 11/25/14 9:00am

An Astounding History of Scientific Space Art from the Past 200 Years

Ron Miller's new coffee table book The Art of Space is a gorgeous history of scientific illustrations, full of retro rockets and stunning planetscapes. It's also a glimpse back at the cutting-edge astronomy of yesteryear. We've got a gallery of some of the most striking work from the book. » 11/20/14 8:00am 11/20/14 8:00am