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Posts tagged “Dungeons & Dragons”

Warning: there is an official D&D idle game (and it’s giving away free DLC)

Well, there went two hours of my life in a haze of clicking, fountains of gold coin graphics and repeat, fleeting senses of achievement that were immediately eradicated by desire for the next achievement. "I'll just have a quick look at this official, free to play Dungeons & Dragons clicker game", I thought when I saw an announcement that Idle Champions Of The Forgotten Realms…

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Have You Played… AD&D: Heroes Of The Lance?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. I was a quintessential 90s nerd. I went through the phases so many of us did: Games Workshop, Star Wars, X-Men, Street Fighter II, Robocop, Terminator and Aliens, and of course Dragonlance. Thanks to a series of hugely successful novels, the Dragonlance/Krynn world…

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D&D Dark Sun, Ravenloft & Krynn Come To GOG

Dark Sun. Ravenloft. Krynn. All Dungeons & Dragons worlds, and all names I know so well from roleplaying games I never played. In my earliest years of PC gaming, I was limited to games I could beg, borrow or steal from classmates, but I pored through enough magazines to be aware of what was out there and what I didn't have. I can see the…

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Remembered: GOG Dig Up D&D Forgotten Realms RPGs

Youths, I know you do so enjoy disrespecting your elders, lingering outside the bowls club drinking Four Loko and 'ironically' listening to Barry Manilow. You can now up your rebellion by playing some of the ancient RPGs that fogies swear are better than games you herberts enjoy, then use that experience as inspiration for cutting subtweets. Fogies, weren't things better back in the day? As…

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Feature: Dealing with DMs

Sword Coast Legends: Being Bullied By Rats

Sword Coast Legends [official site] was one of my favourite experiences at E3. In a little booth off the main show floor, the developers are demo-ing their D&D game's dungeon master mode. I've only recently dipped a toe into D&D with a tabletop campaign but it's been excellent fun so far and I was curious as to how the mode would measure up.

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Gather Your Party: 10 Minutes Of Sword Coast Legends

Luskan! City of... of... well, mostly pirates as far as I know. But also, as evidenced in this new gameplay footage from Sword Coast Legends [official site], city of thieves, skeletons, zombies and other stock D&D nasties. There's also a zombie ogre in there, as if regular ogres weren't already possessed of disgustingly low standards of hygiene.

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Feature: "It's a nudge – go play"

Cardboard Children: Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Hello youse. Running a live session of D&D Fifth Edition is far easier than you'd think. First of all, you need an audience of nice people – we have plenty of those in Glasgow. Then you need some good, funny players. I had those too, all of them friends of mine, all of them involved in the TV comedy game in some capacity. Then you…

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Feature: There Is No Winning

Cardboard Children – On Dungeons & Dragons

Hello youse. Where would we be without Dungeons & Dragons? A few days ago I ran a live session of 5th Edition D&D at Glasgow Film Festival, and it was a really fun experience. I'll be talking about that session in some detail next week when I review 5th Edition itself, but let's spend this week just reminiscing about Dungeons & Dragons, and thinking about…

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Dungeons & Dragons & Co-op: Sword Coast Legends

Brawls! Ghouls! Fifth Edition rules! Oh, what a lively place that Sword Coast is! So vibrant. It's got real character. Of course, in a few years it'll be filled with brunch venues, bars that are also vintage clothes shops, market stalls selling £4 scotch eggs, and young people. Get in while you can, before people like you change it forever. Perhaps take a visit in…

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Post-Modern Roleplaying: Rebooting D&D

Not 100% relevant to PC gaming, but 1) D&D's rules have been enormously influential on computer RPGs 2) whatever the new edition ends up doing will almost certainly filter down to a PC game or six at some point 3) your mum. Wizards of the Coast are taking another pass at Dungeons & Dragons, after the recent fourth edition rules proved more than a little…

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Surfacescapes: D&D On Microsoft Surface

Not strictly PC gaming, but it's nevertheless fascinating. It shows Carnegie Mellon's proof of concept application for running a D&D game on Microsoft Surface and, well, that zoomable fantasy world map is about the most alluring piece of nerd-kit I have ever seen. I mean, I love maps at the worst of times, but that is simple too much. What's even more interesting about it…

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