Category: RPG

Why play the Cleric?

When it comes to choosing a Character Class, why be the Cleric? After all, the Fighter fights better (hence the name, I guess. Clever that), the Wizard has blastier spells and even the Paladin...

The Dying Earth has died.

Goodbye Jack Vance, and may you Rest in Peace. All who play role-playing games owe you a debt of gratitude for sparking the imagination of those who, in turn, sparked ours. You shall die...

In Talislanta, Fashion is a skill

If there’s only one thing to take away from Talislanta, this probably isn’t it. Yet the fact that Fashion is an actual skill in the skill list speaks volumes about both the level of detail...

Neverwinter du Jour: Zanne Silentread

“Why am I in Neverwinter? Because I have nowhere else to be.” Half-Elves are, by nature, a displaced and homeless people. Neither truly elf nor human they are all too often treated as outcasts...

Wheels within wheels

One of the neat things about D&D Next is that many of the Classes aren’t so much Classes in their own right as meta-Classes containing a slew of subclasses inside them. This is solid...

Flames of WarZ, anyone?

Flames of War, for those who don’t know, is probably the most popular and widely played WWII-era tabletop wargame currently available. It uses 15mm figures to simulate battles from the Eastern Front to the...

All hail Bladud, Flying Necromancer King of Briton

Good old England has had more than its fair share of crazy monarchs. We only have to glance through the history books to Henry VIII and George III to know that we do quite like...

The Free One Page 1930s Superhero RPG You Have Always Wanted

Occasionally, just occasionally, the intertubes turn up something truly wonderful. Today’s slice of the wonderful pie is Carbon City, which manages to do the seemingly impossible in awesome style. It is a free one...

Character du Jour: Doctor Oculus

“I remember,” the old man uttered, breaking the silence of the dust laden room, “he was always such a clumsy boy, forever bumping and bashing into furniture and bookshelves. But he loved the stories...

Should Classes be tied to Attributes?

There’s a chain of thought in D&D which suggests that each class should be associated in some way with one of the six attributes. Fighter, for example, is keyed to STR, Rogue = DEX,...