The What’s Trending video crew sat down for a few questions with Dan Harmon at the South by Southwest music and culture festival. Among the things that they asked him about was if he’d ever direct a Dungeons & Dragons movie. Harmon, best known for his work with the television series Community, his podcast Harmontown, and his Adult Swim cartoon Rick and Morty (I highly recommend it!), is a big fan of the game and has made numerous references to it throughout his comedy career. He also runs a regular game as part of his podcast. Here’s what he had to say:Read More
The iconic tabletop fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons is forty years-old this month, and more and more people are coming out of the gaming closet to identify as fans – and sometimes avid players – of the game. Action movie hero Vin Diesel, Dame Judi Dench (She dungeon masters the game for her grandchildren!), basketball player Tim Duncan, “Jay and Silent Bob” actor Kevin Mewes, and Stephen Colbert are among the growing number of celebrities who love the game.Read More
Polygon has an awesome story on how Dungeons & Dragons enabled computer game creators to have the careers they enjoy now.
Here’s an cxcerpt. Read the rest here!
Kim Pittman started playing D&D at the age of six, inviting herself along to her older brother’s games. She has maintained the hobby and organizes a regular [...]
Those uninitiated into the pleasures of tabletop role-playing – especially fantasy games like Dungeons & Dragons - might hear the word “dungeon” and think “torture chamber”, but in a gaming context, a “dungeon” means any labyrinth-like environment populated with monsters, traps and other challenges for player characters to overcome. Adventures set largely in and around a dungeon is called a “dungeon crawl”.Read More
Alright, this one is strictly for my D&D nerds: Youtube channel Epic Level TV explains how “Attacks of Opportunity” work in Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder. Not only is it funny, I think that I actually understand the rules better now. Good work, guys.Read More
As the men and women who played Dungeons & Dragons during the games heyday have entered middle age, there’s been a growing number of them who have chosen to write about the game. Some, like Ethan Gilsdorf’, author of the highly-recommended Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks, focus on the game’s role in their own lives and that of other enthusiasts. Others, like Mark Chadbourne, author of The Elfish Gene, revisit their years with Dungeons & Dragons in the form of cringe-worthy bildungsromans. Until now, there hasn’t been a serious exploration of the business side of the game, from its birth on a Wisconsin card table to its eventual transformation into a cultural phenomenon. Forbes writer David M. Ewalt (a gamer himself) has taken up this challenge in his book Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and the People Who Play it.Read More