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Don’t Get Bit! Five Survival Tips For Travelers to Barovia


Don’t Get Bit! Five Survival Tips For Travelers to Barovia

On March 15, Wizards of the Coast will release Curse of Strahd: an epic new campaign for Dungeons & Dragons. In Curse of Strahd, adventurers travel into Barovia, a haunted land ruled by the vampire Strahd von Zarovich. Will the party defeat the vampire and bring peace to Barovia or join his undead thrall?
Planning a [...]

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Dungeons & Dragons: Return to Castle Ravenloft With ‘Curse of Strahd!’


Today, Wizards of the Coast announced Curse of Strahd, a new Dungeons & Dragons adventure set in Castle Ravenloft and the surrounding land of Barovia. Written in collaboration with Tracy and Laura Hickman, the authors of the original Ravenloft adventure published in 1983, Curse of Strahd pits players against the vampire Strahd von Zarovich. Curse [...]

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Five Surprising Facts About Dungeons & Dragons Creator Gary Gygax


You may not recognize the name Gary Gygax, but if you’re a fantasy fan then you’re living in his world. Gygax was the creator of Dungeons & Dragons: the great grandaddy of fantasy role-playing games. It’s hard to imagine what popular culture would have been like without the game’s enormous influence. Video games certainly wouldn’t [...]

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D&D ‘Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide’: a Gateway to Adventure


Since the launch of the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons, publisher Wizards of the Coast has followed a strategy of bundling their books with content for players and Dungeon Masters alike, blurring the line between “splatbooks” and adventures. It’s a smart move, and one that extends the lifespan of their titles. Adventures by themselves [...]

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How America Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Dungeons & Dragons


How America Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Dungeons & Dragons

Far be it to me to send you running into the loving, silicon arms of another website, but The Barnes & Noble Review has published an excellent article on Dungeons & Dragons and its relationship to the mainstream of American culture. It’s very much worth a read if you’re a gamer, fantasy fan, or both. [...]

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New Dungeons & Dragons Adventure ‘Out of the Abyss’ Reviewed


New Dungeons & Dragons Adventure ‘Out of the Abyss’ Reviewed

Wizards of the Coast takes players out of the wilderness and into the darkness in Out of the Abyss: the company’s first fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons adventure to be set solely in the Underdark. In this adventure, the players begin as prisoners of the drow, a race of subterranean evil elves, and presuming they [...]

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Forty-Eight Hour Marathon ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Game to Help Sick Kids!


When I was in high school, my friends and I used to have all night “Dungeons & Dragons” sessions, fighting through the likes of “The Queen of the Demonweb Pits” and “Against the Giants” until the sun came up. Back then, it seemed like anything was possible, especially if you had a six-pack of Jolt [...]

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Third Time’s the Charm? New Dungeons & Dragons Movie Coming


The Dungeons & Dragons game has had a troubled history when it comes to movie adaptations. Getting side-tracked into developing a film was one of the things that got D&D creator Gary Gygax in trouble and eventually ousted from his company TSR. When a movie finally got around to being made in 2000, it disappointed [...]

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Happy Birthday, Gary Gygax


Gary Gygax: The name loomed large in my childhood, and a good bit of my adulthood, too. I imagined the creator of Dungeons & Dragons as a divine figure, one at least as powerful as any of the gods in my copy of Deities & Demigods. (Yes, I’ve got the one with the Melnibonean and [...]

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‘She Kills Monsters’: a Dungeons & Dragons Inspired Play


If you’re anywhere near the Aurora Fox theater in Colorado, you’ll want to make it a point to go check out aplay titled She Kills Monsters.
Written by Qui Nguyen, She Kills Monsters is a story about a woman recovering after a tragedy through Dungeons & Dragons.
From The Aurora Fox:
Agnes Evans leaves her childhood home in [...]

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