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EN5ider #370 - Enchanted Trinkets: Exposed True Names
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This Enchanted Trinkets article on EN5ider today is unique even for this series: true names as magic items. Granted a hell of a lot people know these true names, but hey you buy a piece of a fiend for just 70 gold and you get what you get...
Epic Monsters: Four Horsemen - Strife
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Once more Epic Monsters is headed for the end times—not of the column, thank heavens, just the world. Without further ado let’s get into it with the first of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Strife!
My Gaming Goals for 2021
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It's a New Year and, while we're still filled with hopeful enthusiasm, an opportunity to start fresh on our gaming goals. Here's mine.
Level Up’s Monsters: The Stat Block
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Hi! I’m Paul Hughes, a lead developer on Level Up: Advanced 5th Edition. At blogofholding.com, I’ve done statistical analysis on the Monster Manual (5E Monster Manual on a Business Card)...
Chaosium's Lords of the Middle Sea Cover Art
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In July last year Chaosium announced Lords of Middle Sea: The Roleplaying Game was in development. Based on Lynne Willis's 1978 futuristic proto-Steampunk board game, set in the post-apocalyptic...
The 10 Most Anticipated Tabletop RPGs of 2021
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After thousands of votes, we now have our annual list of most anticipated tabletop RPGs for the coming year. As I do every year, I recently took nominations for the most anticipated tabletop RPGs...
[VOTING IS OVER!] Vote For The Most Anticipated RPG of 2021!
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As we do every year, it's time to vote for the most anticipated tabletop roleplaying game of the coming year! Here is last year's Top 10 (spoiler: the winner was the Dune RPG, which hasn't...
Let's Look At Loke Battlemats
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When the time for combat comes in an RPG the Game Master must decide whether they want to run it using the theater of the mind or on the table with a map or battle grid. While I usually use the...
War of the Burning Sky 5E #11: Under the Eye of the Tempest
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A 5E fantasy adventure for 19th-level characters and beyond, Under the Eye of the Tempest is the 11th (and penultimate!) adventure in the critically-acclaimed War of the Burning Sky adventure...
Worlds of Design: What the Future Holds for RPGS - Part 2
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Even self-proclaimed “Futurists” and science fiction authors have weak track records in forecasting the future, and I’m neither! In this concluding part, I discuss trends in actual play, and in...
News Digest for the Week of January 1
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Hello everyone, Darryl here with this week’s gaming news! Even during this holiday season, we have the release of the Terminator RPG quickstart, more previews from EN Publishing’s Level Up 5e, and...
Look At Our 'Level Up' Cover Art!
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This gorgeous wraparound cover art is by Alba Palacio. It features four of our ‘iconic’ characters engaging in an exploration challenge — a statement which shows the importance we’re giving the...
Worlds of Design: What the Future Holds for RPGs - Part 1
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This is approximately the 100th “Worlds of Design” column, so a good time to consider the future of role-playing games. In this column I’ll talk about the connection with computers, and in Part 2...
Level Up: Let’s Talk About Archetypes
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We’ve shown you several draft Level Up classes (and we’re busy revising those based on the extensive survey feedback we received). What we haven’t mentioned yet, though, is archetypes. As you...
RPG Print News – Kobold Publishing, Osprey Games, and More
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This week play a Little Grey Alien in Dungeons & Dragons, enjoy other PC supplements, as well as adventures some complete with miniatures and game mats. There are character journals for players...
RPG Crowdfunding News – Epic Battlemaps, The Cursed King, Epic Goblin Campaign!!!, and more
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This week, I review a variety of RPG crowdfunding projects and quickstarters that end in the first half of January.
Are You Burned Out?
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Running a game can be hard and quite a responsibility. While players sometimes consider participation optional, without a GM there is no game. Given that, the GM has to do at least some prep work...
Download the Terminator QuickStart!
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In The Terminator RPG Quick Start, each player assumes the role of a Resistance Fighter. This document contains seven pre-made fighters for players to use which can be found at the end of the...
2020: The Year That Wasn't
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2020 has been a weird year that has had some unexpected results for tabletop gaming. Here’s a look back.
EN5ider #369 - Dangerous Scenarios: Fool's Gold
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We stand upon the precipice of a new year and with that in mind EN5ider is forging ahead with a new type of article you'll see more of in 2021: Dangerous Scenarios!