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An RPG rundown; recommendations and reviews of the best role-playing games on the market.

  • Neal Litherland
    Published 8 months ago
    5 Tips for Playing Better Noble Characters

    5 Tips for Playing Better Noble Characters

    Fantasy stories are replete with tales of noble adventurers. From princes like Charming and Valiant, to knights in shining (or dented and hard-used) armor, to sorcerer queens and pirate lords, it seems like you can't go more than a few chapters before finding someone with a title and a piece of land to call their own.
  • Al Stover
    Published 8 months ago
    Surviving Siege of Shadowdale

    Surviving Siege of Shadowdale

    In an effort to save money while playing video games, I have been downloading free, fan made modules for Neverwinter Nights Enchanted Edition from the Neverwinter Vault. The website is a great resource for NWNEE players to find new adventures, texture packs and other elements to add to their game.
  • Neal Litherland
    Published 9 months ago
    5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Next LARP

    5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Next LARP

    LARPs come in all different sizes and genres. Whether you're a sword-swinging half-orc in a fantasy setting, a rugged survivor in the post-apocalypse, or a bloodsucking creature of the night making your play to take over the city, there are all kinds of games out there.
  • WatchMojo
    Published 9 months ago
    Top 10 Most Anticipated Kingdom Hearts III Worlds

    Top 10 Most Anticipated Kingdom Hearts III Worlds

    Time for us to explore some whole new worlds! Welcome to WatchMojo, and today, we're counting down our picks for the "Top 10 Most Anticipated Kingdom Hearts III Worlds!"
  • Edward Anderson
    Published 10 months ago
    Character Growth

    Character Growth

    Last year, I was invited to join a Dungeon and Dragons campaign that my friend DMed. It seemed like fun and a way to stretch my imagination, perhaps even learn a new skill (or genre in this case). After agreeing, my friend patiently worked with me on creating a character, but that was not necessary as I ended up taking over one that had already been established. After a couple of months, I joined a new campaign and created my own character for the first time. It was a rush, even for a writer who produces more than 3,000 words a day! After a recent session, it finally dawned on me, I am no longer terrible at role-playing.
  • Yaw Amanquah
    Published 10 months ago
    In Defense of 'Pokémon' Genwunners

    In Defense of 'Pokémon' Genwunners

    As described by Know Your Meme, "Genwunner is a pejorative term used within the Pokémon fandom to describe those who only appreciate the first-generation of video games for GameBoy, namely Red, Green, Blue, and Yellow, and tend to bash the sequel titles and monsters in the franchise." Under this definition, I wouldn't be considered a genwunner because even though I consider the first-generation of Pokémon to be the best, I still have an appreciation for the second and third generation games. However, even though I haven't personally drawn the ire of the Pokémon fandom I disagree with the notion that it is unreasonable to appreciate the first-generation of Pokémon above all others especially since there are attributes exclusive to the original Pokémon games.
  • Neal Litherland
    Published 10 months ago
    5 Tips For Playing Better Gnomes

    5 Tips For Playing Better Gnomes

    Gnomes tend to be thought of as a mixture of irritating tricksters and half-mad inventors, with a hefty dash of poor impulse control just for spice. However, there is a lot going on with gnomes just beneath the surface. For players looking to step outside the stereotypes of this inherently magical race, there are all sorts of wild possibilities for who (and what) you could become.
  • Edward Anderson
    Published 11 months ago
    Writer Create Thy Self

    Writer Create Thy Self

    "You have such great characterization." That's a compliment I get a lot for my novels and short stories. Part of that is because going into a story, I know who the characters are, and their complete backgrounds. Recently I signed up for a new RPG with a friend of a friend, and the DM sent out the character sheets. My first thought was why is this in a foreign language. My next thought was that my friend had better be prepared to help me. He was and did. And I still messed up.
  • Alex Panagides
    Published 11 months ago
    Blacklich: A New Tool for Dungeon Masters

    Blacklich: A New Tool for Dungeon Masters

    With the rapid rise of D&D, many are finding themselves in the role of Dungeon Master (or DM). As they are discovering, being a DM is a challenge. While the players only have to concentrate on their own characters, the DM needs to play the entire world. Where this challenge really becomes evident is in combat encounters. You often see DMs with multiple pages bookmarked across several reference guides so that they can flip between monster stats and abilities, ready to quickly cross reference spells and conditions, all while rolling dice, doing the math and keeping track of initiatives. It’s pretty crazy. Worst of all, what should be the most fast paced part of the game, gets bogged down and tedious.
  • Neal Litherland
    Published 11 months ago
    10 Unique Prompts for Your Next Campaign

    10 Unique Prompts for Your Next Campaign

    Being a dungeon master is not an easy task. You have to build the world, create the plot, remember the names of all the important characters, chronicle the adventure, and figure out how to deal with any and all unexpected happenings (read, player actions) that come your way.
  • WatchMojo
    Published 11 months ago
    Top 10 Things Wrong with 'Fallout 76'

    Top 10 Things Wrong with 'Fallout 76'

    War never changes, but the Fallout series certainly has. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today, we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 biggest problems with Fallout 76.
  • Neal Litherland
    Published 12 months ago
    5 Tips for Playing Better Halflings

    5 Tips for Playing Better Halflings

    With their short stature and sometimes reckless natures, halflings are often thought of as the odd-folk-out when it comes to adventuring parties. However, if you're looking to make a halfling that doesn't fit the stereotypical mold for this race (or if you just want to dig a little deeper than the Tolkien-esque surface these characters often get stuck with), then here are a few tips to get you started.