Role Playing Games


Free League Publishing Announces Symbaroum Game Masters Guide

Free League Publishing Announces Symbaroum Game Master's Guide

Free League Publishing, the creator of the official ALIEN role-playing game, has announced their plans to release the Game Master's Guide for Symbaroum, the acclaimed dark-fantasy RPG. The Game Master's Guide is set to be released on June 2nd of this year. The Game Master's Guide for Symbaroum will feature three major sections for aspiring Symbaroum's Game […]

Dastarque: On Dungeons &#038 Dragons Homebrew Worldbuilding

Dastarque: On Dungeons & Dragons Homebrew Worldbuilding

Dungeons & Dragons is a remarkably complex game when it comes to using one's freedom to imagine. Sure, there are rules that need to be adhered to generally, and those are much simpler to comprehend as both a Dungeon Master and as a party member. But when it comes to the creative expression of worldbuilding […]

Gameplay Review: Spell Saga A Tabletop Novel Game

Gameplay Review: Spell Saga, A Tabletop Novel Game

Hello, loyal readers! Today, we would like to share our experience in playing Spell Saga, a game by SUBHEATHEN Publishing. It is our hope that it might give you the personal initiative to take the steps to get ahold of it yourselves. Spell Saga, a solitaire-style, self-proclaimed "tabletop novel", is a game that begins its own […]

Unboxing Review: Spell Saga A Tabletop Novel Game

Unboxing Review: Spell Saga, A Tabletop Novel Game

Spell Saga, a self-proclaimed "tabletop novel"-style game, is the brainchild of SUBHEATHEN Publishing, a relatively-new publisher comprised of Todd Michael Rogers and Lauren Rogers. The game is meant to be a solitary event played by just one person, and while it allegedly takes a bit of time to get the hang of, it is meant to evoke […]

Opinion: On Dungeons &#038 Dragons Homebrew Campaigns And Alignment

Opinion: On Dungeons & Dragons Homebrew Campaigns And Alignment

Hello, dear readers! This article series is meant to showcase my personal thoughts on how to make an immersive homebrewed world in Dungeons & Dragons from the ground up. The article ties into my own setting of Dastarque, but should serve as a good example for all you aspiring homebrewers on how to make these […]

Spell Saga A New Game For One Player Redefines Solitaire Card Games

Spell Saga, A New Game For One Player, Redefines Solitaire Card Games

Once in a blue moon, a tabletop game is produced that is not meant for more than one player at a time. Games like this, similar to Solitaire, are meant to provoke critical thinking and analysis in the player, rather than the competitive spirit. But what happens when a solitary tabletop game aims to provoke […]

Deadlands Kickstarter Fully Funded On Its Final Hours Of Backing

Deadlands Kickstarter Fully Funded, On Its Final Hours Of Backing

The Kickstarter campaign for Deadlands, a Weird West role-playing game made by Pinnacle Entertainment Group, has been funded completely! It is now on its last 34 hours of backing, having made over $485,000 of it's $10,000 goal as of the time of us writing this article. At present, every single stretch goal on this Kickstarter campaign […]

Opinion: Regarding Dungeons &#038 Dragons Session 0 &#038 Consent

Opinion: Regarding Dungeons & Dragons, Session 0, & Consent

Dungeons & Dragons is arguably the most difficult game to create content for. With so many Dungeon Masters trying to sculpt their perfect game, there's a huge propensity for bad DMs to "railroad" players – a term meaning keeping all agency in the game to themselves, with minimal input by the other players. Alternatively, they […]

The Altered Carbon Role Playing Game Now Up For Pre-Order

The Altered Carbon Role Playing Game Now Up For Pre-Order

The Altered Carbon Role Playing Game, a new RPG by Renegade Game Studios, is now up for preorder on Renegade's website! We here at Bleeding Cool covered this RPG's Kickstarter campaign back in early February, and now it's finally coming to fruition. Hunters Entertainment and Skydance Television teamed up with Renegade to get this game off […]

PaizoCon Will Be Online Due To COVID-19 Will Happen May 26-31

PaizoCon Will Be Online Due To COVID-19, Will Happen May 26-31

Paizo, the minds behind such tabletop role-playing games as Pathfinder and Starfinder, have announced that their annual convention, PaizoCon, will be held online this year due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. This comes after an announcement on March 27th stating that the convention would be canceled outright. What this convention includes is a number of web-seminars […]

Playing Tabletop Games Is Still Tough Due To COVID-19

Playing Tabletop Games Is Still Tough Due To COVID-19

Coronavirus has hit the world of popular culture and gaming like nothing else before it. With companies closing their doors at lightning-speed and reopening like molasses, it's especially clear that the tabletop gaming industry has taken, arguably, the worst hit of all. After all, tabletop gaming is, at its very heart, a social experience. If […]

Q-Workshop Releasing New Pathfinder &#038 Starfinder Dice For Paizo

Q-Workshop Releasing New Pathfinder & Starfinder Dice For Paizo

Today, Paizo has announced that Q-Workshop, a renowned producer of polyhedral dice sets, is releasing not just one, but three sets of dice in partnership with the role-playing games company. The dice are themed after some newer Pathfinder and Starfinder campaign modules, also known as Adventure Packs – Pathfinder: Extinction Curse, Starfinder: Attack of the Swarm!, and Starfinder: […]

Paizo Issues Update On Coronavirus Situation

Paizo Issues Update On Coronavirus Situation

Considering the outbreak of Coronavirus out there in the world, causing all sorts of social distancing and – dare we say – isolation, things look plenty bleak – and especially for tabletop gamers right now. Fortunately, companies like Paizo (creator of such games as Pathfinder and Starfinder) have issued responses and periodic updates to keep gamers in […]

Wizards of the Coast Issues Statement Regarding Coronavirus

Wizards of the Coast Issues Statement Regarding Coronavirus

During trying times such as these, with the spread of COVID-19 (also known as Coronavirus) many gamers, and tabletop gamers in particular, are affected heavily by the social distancing tactics taken in response to the pandemic. Wizards of the Coast is one of many tabletop gaming companies to provide a response to this pandemic outbreak. […]

2020 Tabletop Gaming Origins Awards Nominees Announced

2020 Tabletop Gaming "Origins Awards" Nominees Announced!

At GAMA 2020, the Game Manufacturer's Association's invite-only trade show, members of GAMA voted on the nominees for the 2020 Origins Awards, which promote and award tabletop gaming excellence. Some of these nominees are familiar to many of you (and some of them I'd even covered on this very site!), while others are definitely a […]

Things Tabletop Gamers Can Do To Cope With Coronavirus

Things Tabletop Gamers Can Do To Cope With Coronavirus

If you've been living anywhere besides under a literal rock during the times of between two weeks ago and now (and, let's face it, even those living under a rock might apply!), you know that COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, has been plaguing the entire world as a full-on pandemic. In fact, you're probably […]

AdeptiCon 2020 is the Latest Coronavirus Con Casualty

AdeptiCon 2020 is the Latest Coronavirus Con Casualty

Coronavirus is at it again, and most certainly is not pulling any punches. In a release made on their website, the staff of AdeptiCon 2020, the latest tabletop gaming convention to bite the dust (for this year, at least), had this to say: Since the very first AdeptiCon, held eighteen years ago, we've made it […]

LEGO Super Mario Set May Revolutionize Tabletop Gaming

LEGO "Super Mario" Set May Revolutionize Tabletop Gaming

In a world where sickness has taken center stage and isolationism has risen to an all-time high, video games have become the main source of escape for gamers looking for their fix of fun. However, on the opposite end of this spectrum, tabletop gaming is undergoing what I'd like to call a silent revolution, through […]

Gamestop 2.0: A Retail Renaissance Pt. 5

"Gamestop 2.0": A Retail Renaissance! Pt. 5

Hey there! By now, I hope you've seen my earlier article concerning an overview of Gamestop's experimental revitalization and rebranding project in Tulsa, Oklahoma, known there as "Gamestop 2.0". If not, this can be found here. I'd highly recommend you give it a look if you want an overview of what marvelous things await the […]

Gamestop 2.0: A Retail Renaissance Pt. 4

"Gamestop 2.0": A Retail Renaissance! Pt. 4

Hey there! By now, I hope you've seen my earlier article concerning an overview of Gamestop's experimental revitalization and rebranding project in Tulsa, Oklahoma, known there as "Gamestop 2.0". If not, this can be found here. I'd highly recommend you give it a look if you want an overview of what marvelous things await the […]