The best of the RPG world, every day.

Playing the Game

How to Play D&D Fifth Edition (for Free)

Now, more than ever Dungeons & Dragons and other tabletop roleplaying like it are making a massive comeback. In fact, there are currently an estimated 13.7 million Dungeons & Dragons players in the world.

D&D Online: Player Prep

While the transition will likely be more labor-intensive for DMs than players, there’s still a lot that those of us in front of the screen can do to make the DM’s job easier!

Playing D&D Online

We might not be able to physically reach across the table in glee when the vile red dragon falls, or feel the tremble of the wooden table under the weight of a maximized fireball’s d6’s, but we can still create stories & battle monsters in worlds of our own design.

Mind Control, and why it sucks.

I’m not saying mind control is necessarily a bad element. But it’s something the players should use on the NPCs, or that the villains use on the players.

How to Use “No, but…” & “Yes, but…” in TTRPGs

You’ve probably heard of and used “yes, and…” at your table, but today Ryan and Dawn share two alternatives that are great additions to you TTRPG role play.

Dungeons & Dragons: 5 Things To Do When A Character Dies (& 5 To Avoid)

While it may be a sad occasion, no one’s feelings need to be hurt. Not when handled properly.

Non-Combat Cantrip Progression

Cantrips are the cornerstone of a caster’s basic abilities.

Changing Group Dynamics (Part 1) – Losing a Player

No matter how solid your group is, losing someone always changes the dynamic in some way.

The Seldom Recognized Dangers of Playing Ranged or Stealthy Characters

I’ve seen players that embrace a ranged or stealthy character, but who seemingly are unaware of the impact such play can have on their team.

How to play Dungeons & Dragons and other pen-and-paper games without leaving home

It’s a great time to start a tabletop game online