Tag Archives: D&D

Nerd Resurgence: D&D Features in New York Times Article

There’s no doubt about it. D&D has broken into the mainstream, and is having a spot-light moment. Continue reading Nerd Resurgence: D&D Features in New York Times Article

Unique Tabletop RPG Mechanics: The Mystery Story in Tales from the Loop

One of my favourite tabletop roleplaying settings is suburban middle America in the 1980s. Think ET, Goonies, Stand by Me, and most recently of course, Stranger Things. There are two RPGs that capture the unique feel and experience of being part of a gang of misfit kids from the 1980s solving mysteries while fellow teenagers in your small town come of age: Tales from the Loop and Kids on Bikes. Continue reading Unique Tabletop RPG Mechanics: The Mystery Story in Tales from the Loop

Unique Tabletop RPG Mechanics: House Creation in Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying Game

There is a certain ‘feel’ that people will be looking for when they decide to play a tabletop roleplaying game based on the Game of Thrones television series or A Song of Ice and Fire novels. You could easily imagine using a map of Westeros and some lore and plot points from the novels in a generic low-magic fantasy roleplaying game like Dungeons and Dragons. But there is a certain something about that setting that would be missing. Put most simply, players will want to play the ‘game of thrones’. Continue reading Unique Tabletop RPG Mechanics: House Creation in Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying Game