Video Wednesdays: The Movie of the Cartoon of the Game

Remix, remake, resurrect. Those are the three things happening in this fan-made trailer to a nonexistent movie adaptation of the animated series based on Dungeons & Dragons. Enjoy. Advertisements

Eberron: The World in Rhyme

From Paolo Jose Cruz of Geek Fight! Trivia Night and a friend of Polyhedral comes this rap & R&B send up of Eberron. This is a spoof of “Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys, based on the mythos of Eberron, the ‘dungeon punk’ campaign setting for Dungeons & Dragons. As much as … Continue reading

Dice Play God With The Universe

Dice are the necessary evil of role-playing games. Sure, there are some role-playing games that have taken a swing at dice free mechanics, but that removes the element of chance that dice infuse into the resolution of in-game actions. As a consequence, players and GMs invest much significance into how dice are handled. These habits … Continue reading

Being Gentle for Other People’s First Time

Our apologies to our readers for the lack of posts in the past few weeks. I’ve recently re-entered the world of the working, putting in long hours as an ‘emergency associate editor’ for a magazine. That, plus new responsibilities somewhat prevented me from devoting as much time as I’d like to developing new post ideas. … Continue reading

Video Wednesdays: Dungeon Delve as Game Show

As we gear up for the Philippine summer and load up on posts for this April, we leave you with Knightmare, a British game show for kids that requires them to play like they’re in old-school gamist D&D. Link courtesy of Save Versus Death. What’s behind door number 2?

How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Setting

As those of you who follow this blog regularly may know, both of our D&D campaigns are set in the world of Eberron, the most recent campaign setting created for the D&D brand that sports what I call a ‘dungeon noir/etherpunk’ vibe. Most gamers know that Eberron was the winning entry in the fantasy setting … Continue reading

Video Wednesdays: Oh You Pretty Grognards

We now take a break from our ongoing multi-part look at Player’s Handbook 3 for Video Wednesdays. “Daddy, what’s a THAC0?”

Video Wednesdays: Two Days Late

“…’Twas merely an illusion!” “Naw, we got XP for that!” “All part of the illusion!”

February 2010 Blog Roundup: Choice Bits

I keep telling myself I’m going to do a weekly roundup of posts I like in the blogosphere, but I never get around to doing it. So here in no particular order, are ten of the many posts I bookmarked this past month. Krystal Adams of Dungeon Mastering does a pretty concise take on what … Continue reading

The Art of 4th Edition

One of the things that defined the D&D brand in the early 80s to late 90s was its visual identity, which was most often defined by artists like Keith Parkinson and Jeff Easley. It is those works – such as Clyde Caldwell’s chain-mail swimsuit warrior from Curse of the Azure Bonds and Larry Elmore’s signature … Continue reading