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Dungeons & Dragons' New Adventure Book Brings Fresh Voices to the Forgotten Realms

Typically, a Dungeons & Dragons adventure book is all about creating a world for your heroes to go on epic campaigns—detailing the vast settings of places like Eberron or Icewind Dale, or setting up cities like Waterdeep or even the Magic: The Gathering land of Ravnica. While its newest adventure revisits a classic D&D…Read more...
Tags: Science, Hasbro, Dungeons And Dragons, Wizards Of The Coast, Tabletop Games, Chris Perkins, Candlekeep Mysteries


Take a Break From the Screen and Roll on Over To One of These Video-To-Board Game Adaptations

Top Pick: Dark Souls: The Board Game | $77 | AmazonRead more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Board Games, Tabletop Games, Video Board Games, Roll And Tear


New Marvel Sets Coming to Unmatched and Gen Con Makes 2021 Plans in the Latest Gaming News

Welcome back to , io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. ‘Tis the holiday season, and with it comes an exciting set of Unmatched Marvel games, a brand-new Root expansion, and some possibly good news about Gen Con 2021.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Marvel, Disney, Board Games, Conventions, RPG, Tabletop Games, Gen Con, Gaming Shelf, Star Wars Legion, Unmatched, Io9 Features


30-minute interview with Frostgrave creator, Joseph McCullough

As part of a week-long series on the tabletop fantasy skirmish game, Frostgrave, gamesite OnTableTable kicks things off with an interview with the game's creator, Joseph McCullough. Frostgrave 2nd edition was recently released and there is a new adventure book for the game, The Red King, and a new set of miniatures to accompany it. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Fantasy, Tabletop Games, Red King, Joseph McCullough, Frostgrave, Wargames, Joseph McCullough Frostgrave


Joe Manganiello Takes the Internet's Toughest and Most Fun Dungeons & Dragons Questions

Joe Manganiello is an actor and a huge nerd. He’s got one big love: Dungeons & Dragons. He’s very ready to talk about it, too. Read more...
Tags: Science, Joe Manganiello, Role playing games, Dungeons And Dragons, Wizards Of The Coast, Tabletop Games


Tabletop gamer's gift guide for 2020

Looking for gifts for tabletop gamers? Here are some of my suggestions, based on games I've enjoyed this year… and games I would love to see under my Alcoa aluminum tree this year. What were some of your favorite games of 2020? — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Gift Guides, Dungeons & Dragons, Tabletop Games, Alcoa, Tabletop Gaming


Turn Your Doodles into Detailed Monsters with Google's 'Chimera Painter' Web App

I spend a lot of my free time drawing, and a lot of my drawings happen to be of monsters. It’s a fun hobby, and comes in handy when it’s my turn to DM a tabletop roleplaying session. However, I know there are many folks out there who wish they could bring the creatures lurking in their imaginations to life, but they…Read more...
Tags: Google, Art, Drawing, Webapps, Lifehacks, Tabletop Games


How One Superhero RPG Wants to Bring Kamen Rider to the Tabletop

In 2017, Cave of Monsters Games’ Henshin! brought the Spandex-clad, candy-coated world of Super Sentai (Power Rangers, for those less familiar with its tokusatsu roots) to tabletop roleplaying. Three years later and with a deluxe release of the original game having made waves on Kickstarter, now the team wants to do…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Kickstarter, Tabletop Games, Kamen Rider, Tokusatsu, Roleplaying Games, Rider Konchu, Henshin, Cave Of Monsters Games, Sam Kusek


Haunted Mansion: Call of the Spirits Welcomes Foolish Mortals to a Charming, Simple Game

Disney theme park rides continue to be a source of entertainment—even outside of the parks themselves. The Jungle Cruise movie is set to come out (at some point) and Disney recently announced Space Mountain and Haunted Mansion were getting films. But first, a new board game is inviting creepy ghosts to come out and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Haunted Mansion, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Board Games, Nostalgia, Card Games, Tabletop Games, Spooky, Space Mountain, Funko


The Cast of Critical Role on Why They Love Roleplaying Games

Hand in hand with the meteoric resurgence of tabletop gaming in the past few years is the rise of the Actual Play show, as hundreds of thousands of fans watch or listen along to teams of hosts doing the actual gaming and storytelling for them. The biggest bang in all of that boom is perhaps Critical Role, and a new…Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Exclusive, Penguin Random House, RPG, Dungeons And Dragons, Tabletop Games, Book Excerpt, Ten Speed Press, Critical Role


Batman Gets an RPG and Hasbro Revives HeroQuest in the Latest Gaming News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. This time around, we’ve got a solo mission for Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, a new roleplaying game for Batman, and a survival game starring The Thing. Check it out! Read more...
Tags: Science, Hasbro, Batman, The Princess Bride, Board Games, RPG, Fallout, Tabletop Games, John Carpenter, The Thing, Gaming Shelf, Heroquest


The Princess Bride: Adventure Book Game Is Almost as Epic as the Movie

When it comes to board games based on popular movies, TV shows, or franchises, Ravensburger is the company to beat. It’s proven that with its latest triumph, The Princess Bride: Adventure Book Game, which manages to envelop you in a story and world that’s worth telling.Read more...
Tags: Science, Review, Fantasy, The Princess Bride, Board Games, RPG, Tabletop Games


Creators of Combat Wheelchair Miniatures on the Challenges of Pushing RPGs to a More Inclusive Future

There’s a popular saying in the cosplay community: “Cosplay is for everyone.” This expands to nerd culture as a whole, but sometimes fandoms need a boost. This is where designer Sara Thompson’s The Combat Wheelchair Dungeons & Dragons mod comes into play. io9 has an exclusive look at two miniatures created in tribute…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Accessibility, Disability, Exclusive, Board Games, RPG, Miniatures, Dungeons And Dragons, Tabletop Games, WHEELCHAIRS, Representation, Adaptive Devices, Sara Thompson


Disney Enters a Silent Shadowed Kingdom and Fallout Adds the Enclave in Gaming News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. This week, we’ve got a creepy Disney game where players can’t talk to each other, a Mariposas promo pack to honor a young girl, and the arrival of the Enclave to Fallout: Wasteland Warfare. Check it out!Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Board Games, RPG, Fallout, Tabletop Games, Mariposas, Gaming Shelf


Metal Gear Solid Sees Another Delay and Trivial Pursuit Embraces Horror in Gaming News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. In this latest edition, we’ve got a board game about gods celebrating the wonder of dinosaurs, some awesome roleplaying dice inlaid with (fake) mosquitos, and another delay for one of IDW’s most anticipated games. Check it…Read more...
Tags: Science, Board Games, Dungeons And Dragons, Tabletop Games, IDW, Metal Gear Solid, Gaming Shelf


If forced to play Monopoly, use this gameplan

Monopoly is just such a beautifully designed game. The orange and yellow cards with the iconic temporarily embarrassed millionaire. The cast metal player tokens, the green houses and red hotels. The attractively colored currency. What a shame the game is not very much fun to play. Has anyone created a set of rules that makes Monopoly fun? In any case, if you find yourself being forced to play a game of Monopoly, Reddit user FatherofGray has some advice for winning. Never buy purple, brown, u...
Tags: Post, News, Tabletop Games, FatherofGray


Company makes beautiful RPG miniatures of characters in wheel chairs

As someone who spent years needing the assistance of a wheel chair, seeing these miniatures made me very happy. It's wonderful to think of special needs kids (and adults) being able to see characters they can relate to, whether they choose to roleplay that way or not. I love the attention to detail in the designs of the wheel chairs.The minis are available as downloadable STL files for 3D printing or as resin/metal casts. 25% of the sales of these minis goes to support work with the physically c...
Tags: Post, News, Disability, Rpgs, Dungeons And Dragons, Tabletop Games, Richard GouldImages


Boldly Get Into Star Trek Adventures and Become a Sentient Gun in the Latest Gaming News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about board games, RPGs, and tabletop gaming news. There have been plenty of exciting announcements following the online-only GenCon 2020, along with some really intriguing new Kickstarter campaigns. These include new miniatures based on the Dungeons & Dragons wheelchair…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Board Games, RPG, Warhammer, Dungeons Dragons, Tabletop Games, Altered Carbon, WHEELCHAIRS, Gaming Shelf, Star Trek Adventures


Racial traits in D&D are pretty problematic. "Ancestry & Culture" is a great homebrew solution.

Dungeons & Dragons is great. It also, unfortunately, has long-fed into the inherently colonialist tropes that have long dominated the fantasy genre. Wizards of the Coast has recently made some strides to disentangle their tabletop role playing games from these harmful stereotypes — things like the essential racial traits of Orcs, which peg them as dark-skinned savages that are inherently evil and dumb. This is a great step. But the folks at Arcanist Press have taken it even further by introdu...
Tags: Post, News, Culture, D&d, Dungeons & Dragons, Dungeons And Dragons, Role-playing Games, Tabletop Games, Ancestry, Wikimedia Commons CC, Eugene Marshall, Tabletop Gaming, Charlie Hall Polygon, Orcs Are Racist, Racist Fantasy Tropes, Arcanist Press


Umbrella Academy Does Card Battles, and D&D Gets a Board Game in Gaming News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. Gen Con Online has come and gone, along with San Diego Comic-Con—but they weren’t the only sources of games announcements this time around. We’ve got a new card game about The Umbrella Academy, along with a tabletop…Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, San Diego, Streaming, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Board Games, RPG, Dungeons And Dragons, Tabletop Games, Dune, Umbrella Academy, Gaming Shelf, Gen Con Online


D&D's Culturally Sensitive Strahd Revamp Is Here, But It'll Cost You [Updated]

Over the years, Wizards of the Coast has received justified criticism for its use of racist tropes in Dungeons & Dragons. One target of that concern was the Vistani people, part of the game’s Ravenloft setting, seen in modules such as the Curse of Strahd, a story about a Dracula-type villain which features the Vistani…Read more...
Tags: Science, Racism, RPG, Dungeons And Dragons, Wizards Of The Coast, Tabletop Games, Representation, Strahd


D&D's Culturally Sensitive Strahd Revamp Is Here, But It'll Cost You

Over the years, Wizards of the Coast has received justified criticism for its use of racist tropes in Dungeons & Dragons. One target of that concern was the Vistani people, part of the game’s Ravenloft setting, seen in modules such as the Curse of Strahd, a story about a Dracula-type villain which features the Vistani…Read more...
Tags: Science, Racism, RPG, Dungeons And Dragons, Wizards Of The Coast, Tabletop Games, Representation, Strahd


Steven Universe Rocks Out and Hello Neighbor Does Hidden Identity in the Latest Gaming News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. San Diego Comic-Con at Home and Gen Con Online 2020 are right around the corner, and with those events we might see some new announcements and releases. In the meantime, there’s plenty of cool stuff on the horizon,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Board Games, RPG, Tabletop Games, Steven Universe, Pandemic, Hello Neighbor, Gaming Shelf, San Diego Comic Con At Home, Boss Monster


Marvel Villainous Is Perfect for Those Who Thought the Disney Version Was Too Nice

If playing Disney Villainous is like being in the fifth grade, Marvel Villainous is the first day of middle school. It feels the same, but it’s totally not. There are rules and norms you had no idea existed but are now the most important things in the world—and there’s a chance the classmates you came along with may…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Board Games, Marvel Comics, Marvel Studios, RPG, Tabletop Games, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ravensburger, Marvel Villainous, Disney Villainous, Disney Version Was Too Nice


The Adventure Zone TV Show May Feature a New Voice Cast

The novel coronavirus pandemic may have slowed down television production across the world, but animation is one area where things are still happening. The McElroy brothers are hard at work on the pilot for Peacock’s The Adventure Zone animated series—a show that may come with a few surprises, including a potential…Read more...
Tags: Podcast, Science, Nbc, Interview, Animation, Streaming, RPG, Dungeons And Dragons, Tabletop Games, Peacock, McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Representation, Voice Acting, The Adventure Zone, Travis Mcelroy


The Star Trek Roleplaying Game is Getting a Whole New Rulebook Just for Playing as the Klingons

When it launched a few years ago, Modiphius’ Star Trek Adventures roleplaying game gave fans a ruleset for boldly going as their very own crew of Federation officers, managing their own ship, going on away missions, and exploring the galaxy. But its latest expansion isn’t about giving Federation characters more things…Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Cbs, Role playing games, Tabletop Games, Klingons, Star Trek Adventures, Modiphius Entertainment, Modiphius ' Star Trek Adventures


Solo roleplaying a Thousand Year Old Vampire

It is amazing to see some of the quality and ingenuity coming out of the indie roleplaying game community these days. Innovative ideas are bankrolled by crowdfunding campaigns and turned into beautiful books, games, and miniatures. Some of these efforts are truly unique and inspired. Such is the case with Tim Hutchings' Thousand Year Old Vampire. Just as a piece of book art, this $45 book is something to behold ($10 PDFs are also available). It is absolutely gorgeous. Thousand Year Old Vampire ...
Tags: Post, News, New York City, Vampires, Indie games, Tabletop Games, Roleplaying Games, Tim Hutchings, Giodorno


Inside Dungeons & Dragons' Chilling New Adventure, Rime of the Frostmaiden

Pack your bags with as many winter clothes and things to bludgeon giants with as you can, adventurers: Wizards of the Coast has unveiled the latest adventure module for Dungeons & Dragons’ fifth edition. We’re heading off to Icewind Dale to uncover grand mysteries and sinister secrets.Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Hasbro, RPG, Dungeons And Dragons, Wizards Of The Coast, Tabletop Games, Icewind Dale


Kickstarting Sugar Heist, a delightful card game about stealing candy from babies

Sugar Heist is a fun-looking new card game from YouTube comedian/animator Alex Clark and TV writer Zach Craley ( Heroes Reborn, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, and Spider-Man ) with a simple goal: trade and steal cards so you can build up a giant stash of candy. "We guarantee that Sugar Heist is THE BEST way to bring together family and friends," the creators write, "so you can betray their trust and steal from them." Here's the epic origin story behind this wacky game:  Sugar Heist was inspi...
Tags: Video, Games, News, Youtube, Alex, Card Games, Tabletop Games, Zach, Pam, KAT, Alex Clark, Zach Craley, Tabletop Gaming, Stealing Candy From Babies, Sugar Heist, Craley


Talisman Finds the Force, a D&D Online Summer Camp, and More in Gaming News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. There are a lot of exciting crowdfunding campaigns out right now as developers try to prepare for life after the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, we’ve got the new Arkham Horror: The Card Game campaign and a creative way…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, The Hobbit, Board Games, RPG, Tabletop Games, Altered Carbon, Talisman, Gaming Shelf