Fixing the Fighter: A review of Path of War


It’s generally accepted that one of the flaws of Dungeons & Dragons 3rd edition was the all-powerful dominance of spell-casters at higher levels. For many, as a quick visit to the Paizo forums will show, the need to fix the Fighter is still an issue with its ultimate successor, Pathfinder. Path of War is Dreamscarred […]

Getting started with D&D 5: A review of Hoard of the Dragon Queen

Hoard of the Dragon Queen

Hoard of the Dragon Queen is designed as the inaugural campaign for the new Dungeons & Dragons. It is set in Forgotten Realms, on the Sword Coast and much of the action takes place between Neverwinter and Baldur’s Gate. Even if you’re new to D&D those are two names which you might recognise. This is […]

Alien invasions with the Ultimum tabletop RPG


Ultimum is an ambitious Kickstarter for a tabletop RPG enhanced with lots of hi-tech options. The pitch video gives a clear idea of the project scope. Give it a watch and then read on for our interview with lead designer Christian Muckler. If you need more insight after that then pop over to our peek […]

Designer Adventurer’s Kit


This impressive design is the work of Mitch Barchi. He writes; The Adventurer’s Kit had been inspired by my lifelong passion for roleplaying games like Dungeons and Dragons or World of Dungeons. My goal was to create a portable kit that anyone could pickup and play a quick, or introductory, roleplaying session with little to […]

Was OSR just a scarecrow? A review of D&D 5e Player’s Handbook


This is a review of the Player’s Handbook for the 5th edition of Dungeons & Dragons. It’s taken me a while get my sweaty fingers on the book… a long while. In the meantime there have been plenty of reviews and the great majority are overwhelmingly positive. But what does this mean? I’m a roleplayer […]

Mapping Minas Tirith

Minas Tirith

Have you ever been a mapper in an old style dungeon crawl? It’s not easy. If you have then you’ll have an additional level of respect for this very detailed map of Middle Earth’s Minas Tirith. It’s fair to call out old RPGs for this map as it was surfaced over at Reddit as an […]

Fantasy Ground puts Pathfinder top, eclipsed only by the D&D collective


At the start of the month Geek Native shared some stats from the virtual tabletop software Roll20. It showed that Dungeons & Dragons dominated the list of RPGs gamers wanted to play. The catch? To give D&D the lead you had to add up the share of all the slices of D&D. You had to […]

Cosmic pizza battles: Solar Slice

solar slice

This is a board game in which the controllers of Earth – pizza delivery companies – discover alien life and battle to control the franchise rights. [Back this Campaign] Pledges for Solar Slice go $1, $2 and then $45. The jump goes from expressing an interest, getting digital assets to re-create your own version of […]

War of the Worlds meets Achtung Cthulhu in this great video

Great Martian War

This is a must see video. It’s called the “Great Martian War” but this gamer took one look and immediately saw War of Worlds meets Achtung Cthulhu. The footage here comes from World War 1 footage… with, yeah, aliens added. It gets better. If you pop over to you’ll find more of the same. […]