Art & Arcana Brings D&D to Life on the Page

Art & Arcana Brings D&D to Life on the Page

Art & Arcana: A Visual History is a huge, gorgeous compendium of what helps make Dungeons &Dragons so wonderful. Leafing through it brings up so many memories that I can’t gush adequately about it. The art is all so familiar, evoking the glorious campaigns our DM ran, the several editions

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Re-Read This: Of Dice and Men

Re-Read This: Of Dice and Men

Revisiting another blast from the past     Of Dice and Men The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and the People Who Play It David M. Ewalt Scribner: 288 pp., $26         Back in 2013, when David Ewalt’s Of Dice and Men came out, I had not

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D&D/MTG Crossover Coming from Wizards of the Coast

D&D/MTG Crossover Coming from Wizards of the Coast

Wizards of the Coast has quite a crossover coming. Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica will blend Magic: The Gathering with Dungeons & Dragons in what appears to be a new Dungeon Master’s Guide to the new campaign setting. As WotC teases it, “A perpetual haze of dreary rain hangs over the

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Dungeons & Dragons: Art & Arcana Illustrates D&D History

Dungeons & Dragons: Art & Arcana Illustrates D&D History

Dungeons & Dragons: Art & Arcana, coming from Penguin Random House, will tell the story of D&D in a fantastically illustrated special edition. Using original artwork from the red box through today’s current 5e offerings, Michael Witwer, Kyle Newman, Jon Peterson, and Sam Witwer recount the evolution of the RPG.

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Official D & D Beyond App Coming From Wizards of the Coast

Official D & D Beyond App Coming From Wizards of the Coast

For those tabletop RPG players who like a little data with their dungeon crawling, Wizards of the Coast has finally developed a character management app that works with the current Dungeons and Dragons 5E rules. D & D Beyond is meant to be a time-saver by offering needed information on stats,

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Chroma Squad RPG Builds On Power Rangers Momentum

Chroma Squad RPG Builds On Power Rangers Momentum

Proving once again that the Mighty Morphing Power Rangers will never fade away, Bandai Namco has announced a new RPG inspired by the show. Chroma Squad is about a team of actors creating their own Power Rangers-type TV show, and who just happen to have to fight monsters using giant

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Persona 5 Release Delayed

Persona 5 Release Delayed

The wait for the upcoming Japanese RPG Persona 5 just got a little longer. While the game was released in Japan back in September, the English version of the game was slated for release on Valentine’s Day, 2017. Now it has been pushed back until April 4. The first four Persona

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D & D Inducted Into Toy Hall of Fame

D & D Inducted Into Toy Hall of Fame

The greatness that is Dungeons & Dragons has been officially recognized. The seminal tabletop RPG (first published in 1974) has been inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame at the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY. Now in its 5th edition, D & D opened up new worlds

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Musings on “In the Walls of Eryx”

Musings on “In the Walls of Eryx”

The popular focus on H.P. Lovecraft has long been on his Cthulhu Mythos. “In the Walls of Eryx” stands apart from that particularly haunted universe. Instead, its universe is a bit closer to home.

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The Witcher 3:  Wild Hunt – Should I Buy This Game?

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Should I Buy This Game?

Just thinking of the Witcher series by CD Projekt RED brings to mind one thing:  an RPG for adults. Disney is never going to be doing the movie adaptation of Geralt of Rivia, the Witcher’s protagonist. This classification is one of the many things that made the series grow from

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