RPG Gaming


Paradox Interactive Acquires White Wolf Publishing

By Christopher Helton Shocking news in tabletop gaming came down the other day as it was announced that Paradox Interactive, publishers of video games like Crusader Kings II and Magika, had acquired White Wolf Publishing and the related Vampire: The Masquerade and World of Darkness rights brands from CCP Games. The deal for White Wolf […]

Bleeding Gen Con: The Wrap Up

By Christopher Helton I call these posts about the actual Gen Con experience themselves “Bleeding Gen Con” mostly as a joke, but this year was a hectic and busy experience. The exhibition hall grew again in size from last year and attendance was up again. The people at Gen Con said that the con had a unique […]

Bleeding Gen Con: This Year’s Must Have Games At Gen Con

By Christopher Helton Wednesday I will be in Indianapolis, Indiana for the “Best Four Days In Gaming,” Gen Con. The convention itself doesn’t start until Thursday, but the fun starts on Wednesday night. Last year, as the lead in to my covering Gen Con for the first time for Bleeding Cool, I put together a list of some […]

Tony DiTerlizzi To Be Artist Guest Of Honor At Gen Con

by Christopher Helton Gen Con is coming. In just over a week I will be in scenic Indianapolis, Indiana, soaking in the local charm, heavy carbohydrate foods (always helpful to the geeky waistband) and, of course, The Best Four Days In Gaming. One of the high points of that will be getting to see artist Tony […]

A Storm Is Coming As TORG Returns With A New Edition

By Christopher Helton One of the big announcements at Gen Con next week will be the return of the classic roleplaying game TORG from German publisher Ulisses Spiele and Shane Hensley, creator of Deadlands and Savage Worlds, and a team of designers and writers to be announced. Speculation has been rampant online as Hensley and others have been posting pictures of […]

Green Ronin’s Inclusive Tabletop RPG Blue Rose’s Last Few Days On Kickstarter

By Christopher Helton Depending on whom you ask, Green Ronin’s Blue Rose tabletop roleplaying game is the best…or the worst…thing to happen to roleplaying. Originally published 10 years ago, the idea behind Blue Rose was to do some things differently than with other fantasy roleplaying games. First off, it would be about different sorts of fantasy that informed […]

SDCC ’15: John Carter Comes To Tabletop Gaming

By Christopher Helton Coming out of the Edgar Rice Burroughs panel at San Diego Comic-Con came the announcement that the John Carter property was being licensed for tabletop gaming. Modiphius Entertainment (licensee of Gerry Anderson’s The Thunderbirds for board roleplaying games, Robert E. Howard’s Conan for roleplaying, the DUST Adventures roleplaying game) will aggressively produce various tabletop games using the characters and settings […]

2015 Diana Jones Award For Excellence In Gaming Shortlist Announced

By Christopher Helton With Gen Con  at the end of the month, award season for tabletop roleplaying games is in full swing. Last week the ENnies were announced, to no small amount of controversy, and today the Diana Jones Award shortlist has been announced. While, like with any award, the games included (or excluded)  can generate controversy, but […]

Free RPG Day At Serenity Games In St. Petersburg FL

By Christopher Helton On a rainy afternoon in Florida, I braved the thunder and lightning to check out the Free RPG Day festivities at Serenity Games here in “sunny” St. Petersburg, FL. While Free RPG Day  doesn’t have the size or impact of Free Comic Day or Geek & Sundry’s Tabletop Day, it is still an event with meaning to local […]

Where Will You Be When Free RPG Takes Place?

By Christopher Helton Saturday, June 20th is the eighth annual Free RPG Day, and where will you be? Much like the bigger, and better known, Free Comic Book Day, Free RPG Day is when retailers and publishers come together to spread the good word of tabletop roleplaying and hopefully bring in a new player or two while doing […]


Pinnacle Entertainment Shoots The Sixth Gun Through Kickstarter

By Christopher Helton As we’ve reported already, The Sixth Gun comic from creators Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt, and published by Oni Press is going to be made into a tabletop roleplaying game. Coming from Pinnacle Entertainment, the Sixth Gun Role-Playing Game will use the popular and award winning Savage Worlds game. Last year at […]

Now You Can Roleplay A Martian In GURPS: Mars Attacks

  Want to recreate your favorite scenes from the Mars Attacks movie or trading cards in your tabletop roleplaying game campaigns? Look no further than the upcoming GURPS: Mars Attacks supplement coming from Steve Jackson Games and Topps. Building on the success of Mars Attacks: The Dice Game, and the upcoming Mars Attacks: Ten-Minute Takedown dexterity game, brings the worlds of Mars […]


Green Ronin Announces Dragon Age Tabletop RPG Core Rules

Previously available as a set of three boxed sets, Green Ronin Publishing has announced the release of a Core Rulebook for their Dragon Age Roleplaying Game. The official adaptation to tabletop gaming of the computer games from BioWare Games, the Dragon Age Roleplaying Game has been featured on Wil Wheaton’s Tabletop web series as well. Written by Green Ronin publisher Chris Pramas (designer […]

New Dungeons & Dragons Adventure Brings Elements Of Evil To Your Campaign

The newest campaign arc for the 5th edition of the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop roleplaying game from Wizards of the Coast is now available in your friendly local gaming/comic store. Inspired by one of the earliest large scale, “mega” adventures for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons,  Princes of the Apocalypse unleashes an ancient evil upon the lands of the Forgotten […]

Lankhmar: City Of Thieves Brings Fantasy Classic To The Savage Worlds RPG

With the upcoming Lankhmar: City of Thieves supplement, Pinnacle Entertainment brings the worlds of Fritz Lieber’s classic fantasy characters Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser into the Savage Worlds tabletop roleplaying game. Full of setting material covering the world of Nehwon, the characters of the stories and how to play stories like those written by Lieber, Lankhmar: City of Thieves will be the […]

Battle New Psyker Eruptions And Mutant Uprisings In Enemies Within For The Dark Heresy RPG

The universe of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay and Warhammer 40K is one of the richest settings in tabletop gaming. Stretching across novels, tabletop  games, comics, miniatures and video games, diverse hands have stirred the pot of Chaos, magic and adventure for over three decades now. Fantasy Flight Games announced the latest addition to this rich and growing setting, […]


Looking At Zak Smith’s A Red & Pleasant Land

By Christopher Helton Red & Pleasant Land is a combination of a setting and adventures, ostensibly for early editions of the Dungeons & Dragons game but adaptable by a clever GM to just any tabletop roleplaying. Tabletop roleplaying games deal heavily in clichés or rehashing old tropes or adapting other people’s ideas to the RPG […]