Role Playing


Nostalgia Drives the Adventure with Forbidden Lands

Nostalgia Drives the Adventure with Forbidden Lands

Think Mad Max, but with monsters and spells.The game is intentionally reminiscent of old pen-and-paper role playing games, and there are systems and charts in place for everything from character fame, progression, and even building strongholds and hiring retainers.On paper, combat gets a little bogged down with special mechanics involving slow and fast actions, but[...]

Leveling Up Your Dungeon Mastery: Pre-Game

Leveling Up Your Dungeon Mastery: Pre-Game

Role-playing games have been a big part of my life for nearly four decades: I was introduced to them by a sixth-grade teacher who leveraged my love of the fantasy genre against my disinterest in school, and I haven't looked back since. That beat-up old red box got a lot of mileage, and I've made […]

Bleeding Cool Tabletop: An Interview with Joseph A. McCullough

Bleeding Cool Tabletop: An Interview with Joseph A. McCullough

Joseph A. McCullough hit the table top world in a big way with the release of Frostgrave: Fantasy Wargames in the Frozen City in 2015. Frostgrave earned multiple awards and a loyal following since its publication. Mr. McCullough followed up Frostgrave's launch with several folios, novels, and accessories. His follow-up setting, Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago, saw […]

Review: Dungeons &#038 Dragons — Mordenkainens Tome of Foes

Review: Dungeons & Dragons — Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes

Seven months ago, after we received the new Dungeons & Dragons book Xanatha's Guide To Everything, those of us playing the game assumed we probably wouldn't see a new rulebook be added to the compendium for a while. Then, kinda out of the blue, Wizards of the Coast announced Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes. It's not odd, […]

Familiar Settings and New Options: We Review Pathfinder on Roll 20

Familiar Settings and New Options: We Review Pathfinder on Roll 20

Roll 20 has primarily been known for the work they do with Dungeons & Dragons over the years, along with several other tabletop games, in providing a digital playing area with all the accessories needed to pull off the game in one application. But the latest addition should make people who may have branched away […]

How Boogers Above A Urinal Gave Me An Idea

How Boogers Above A Urinal Gave Me An Idea

Ted Leaman writes for Bleeding Cool: It's said that inspiration can be found anywhere. I didn't really think too deeply about that saying until Gen Con 2013. I had been trolling the exhibit hall looking at different mapping options for several hours. Paper maps, 3D terrain, 3D castings, large vinyl battle maps… There were tons […]