Learn to Play D&D and Other Tabletop Roleplaying Games

This is a tabletop roleplaying resource site. Learn what Dungeons & Dragons and other tabletop RPGs are about, how to play, what games may be of interest to you, and how to improve your gaming sessions. You can get started with one of these:

Three for Thursday: Alignment


Alignment is an evergreen topic in RPG forums, possibly because if you put 5 roleplayers into a discussion about alignment, you’ll get 11 conflicting opinions about it. For example, the image above is a mashup of two alignment diagrams for one of my all-time favorite TV shows, Deadwood.

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Three for Thursday: Campaign Ideas


Most game masters have at least a few campaign ideas rolling around in their heads. It’s a natural outgrowth of the GM mentality, because you’re always on the lookout for new ingredients to add to your game. Read more

Three for Thursday: Desert Island Games


As a kid I read an illustrated version of Robinson Crusoe, and ever since I’ve found desert island questions irresistible. You know, “You’re stranded on a desert island with only one tool. What would it be?” Read more

A Golden Age for Dungeons & Dragons and Other Tabletop RPGs

I’ve been playing tabletop RPGs since the early 1980s, and now is hands down the best time to get into the hobby. The 5th edition of Dungeons & Dragons has been a smash hit. Streaming shows like Critical Role and Starter Kit have lifted the veil on how roleplaying games work. Celebrities are going public with their love of roleplaying. Online tabletop roleplaying is taking off, Kickstarter has enabled scores of high-quality games to get published, and the number of sophisticated gaming blogs and podcasts has soared. So whether you’re new to tabletop roleplaying, a lapsed gamer rejoining the fold, or a gaming veteran, there are endless options to explore.