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
Dungeons & Dragons has been through a lot of changes since it was first introduced in the early seventies: Four editions of them, if you don’t count the “basic” set and its expansions. While I’ve been around for the entire ride (I’m one of those rare old graybeards who liked fourth edition D&D as much as the editions of my youth), I have to cop to having a few personal favorites.Read More
Erin M. Evans is the contributor for this week’s Take Five, a regular series where we ask authors and editors to share five facts about their latest books. Evans is the author of Brimstone Angels: Lesser Evils, available now.
Mere weeks after escaping Neverwinter, Farideh’s dreams are still haunted by Lorcan, the cambion devil whose power [...]
New York Times bestselling author R.A. Salvatore will be hosting a public Q&A session as part of Reddit’s Ask Me Anything Fantasy series. The discussion will kick off at 8:00 p.m. EST tomorrow, Thursday, September 27th. Here is a link to the Reddit AMA Fantasy page: http://www.reddit.com/r/fantasy. Look for Salvatore’s thread as soon as the event kicks off.Read More
Our friends at Wizards of the Coast just dropped the news that they’re launching a boatload of product in support of the classic Underdark setting for Dungeons & Dragons. Included are novels, supplements, expansions for the D&D Online video game and perhaps most intriguing of all, a new skirmish game called Dungeon Command: Sting of [...]Read More
Writer and gamer Matthew Beard is the author of The Last Garrison, a fantasy adventure novel set in the world of Dungeons & Dragons. Beard and I recently spoke about the difference between cliche and tradition, the enigmatic life of a writer and killer crow-people.
You’re a tough guy to get hold of, Mr. Beard. Where [...]
The original Book of Vile Darkness first saw print in 2002 as a source book for the third edition of the Dungeons & Dragons game. The book itself was the first – and as far as I know only – D&D source book to feature “mature content” sticker. Full of evil-themed magic, feats, skills and [...]Read More