Today is International Tabletop Day! It’s time to grab some buddies and head to a local game store, coffee shop, or book store and play some board games. Here’s how to find a gathering spot near you.
Plenty of io9 readers are already obsessed with role-playing games; to you guys, we say take five. It’s the rest of you that we’re talking to, those who might be looking to get into the hobby but might be a bit daunted by the rules and the guidelines and the sheer number of games available. Don’t worry! We know…
Nothing bogs down an epic Dungeons & Dragons session like four people thumbing through a player’s handbook for 10 minutes. With a few sticky label tabs, you can find what you need without slowing your games down.
When it comes to roleplaying games, there are two titans that dominate: Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition and the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. They have a lot of similarities, but both games bring something very different to the table. Whether you’re an experienced gamer, or never touched a d20 before, here’s everything you need to know to make the right choice for you.
Fighters. Mages. Priests. Rogues. These are the primary four character classes in Dungeons & Dragons, and they have served the role-playing game well for over 30 years. But there are many others in addition to these — some awesome, some weird, and some just ridiculous. Here are 24 real D&D specialty classes that should force any player to make a saving throw against shame.