People love to share their passion for tabletop roleplaying. This list is just a sample of what’s available, and as you follow these links you’ll find links to more. Note that while these are sorted into broad categories, most of them cover a range of topics. In particular, expect to see reviews in most of these blogs.
- Role Over Play Dead | A Blog About Tabletop Role-Playing Games – Poh Tun Kai provides in-depth actual play accounts, news of the Malaysian RPG scene, and more.
- The Reef – An aging geek girl’s personal blog – Sophie Legacie provides thoughtful game reviews and analysis of the state of the roleplaying hobby.
- Transitory States – Khairul Hisham teaches English, creates paper minis and other RPG art, uses RPGs as a vehicle for teaching, and in his spare time posts on a variety of RPG-related topics.
- Deeper in the Game – From the creator of the Same Page Tool comes tons of thoughtful material ranging from rules analysis to discussions about gaming culture.
- Lich Van Winkle’s Return to Gaming – Meticulous, informative, and thoughtful posts from a lapsed gamer who returned and has plenty of observations about gaming then and now.
- Mythcreants – Fantasy & Science Fiction for Storytellers – The Mythcreants crew critiques various aspects of writing and roleplaying.
- Papers and Pencils | Thoughts and theories on tabletop games. – Beloch Shrike explores and illuminates all sorts of topics for GMs and players alike.
- POC Gamer – Graeme Barber reviews games, discusses worldbuilding, and examines how racism affects the hobby.
- The Voyager’s Workshop – Fantasy artist Wouter Goedkoop combines art and gaming in his posts, exploring why we play and how to make it more enjoyable.
- Thoughty – Brie Sheldon interviews game designers and explores what happens at the table between players.
- Burn After Running – If you want to learn how to build and run better one-shot adventures, this is the place.
- Dyson’s Dodecahedron – Dyson Logos creates dungeon maps and shares his process as well as the amazing results.
- Gnome Stew – Dedicated to the art of game mastering, this outstanding blog offers advice and resources suitable for any GM.
- Sly Flourish – Though aimed at D&D dungeon masters, Mike Shea’s game mastering tips are invaluable regardless of the game you’re running.
- The Alexandrian – Actor, writer, and gamer Justin Alexander provides lots of goodies for game masters, and highlights the connections between roleplaying and other media.
- Angel’s Citadel – This blog is focused primarily on Cypher System games.
- Sanity Zero – A veteran Call of Cthulhu Keeper provides reviews, actual plays, and more.
- The Data Haven - Look here for lots and lots of Shadowrun goodies.
- The Iron Pact – This is a treasure trove of information and resources for Symbaroum.
- No Rerolls – Situated at the intersection of miniatures wargaming and tabletop roleplaying, this blog provides plenty of inspiration.
- Bat in the Attic – Rob Conley covers a wide range of topics from the perspective of sandbox-style OSR gaming.
- Tenkar’s Tavern – Erik Tenkar reviews games, spreads the word about the latest OSR goings-on, and holds forth on related topics.
- Age of Ravens – Lowell Francis tries lots of different games and writes about them with clarity and depth.
- Andrew Logan Montgomery – Excellent reviews and other RPG material from an astute observer. There’s plenty here if you’re interested in RuneQuest and the world of Glorantha.
- Life and Times of a Philippine Gamer – Here you’ll find reviews, actual play reports, and more.
- Red Dice Diaries – John Large posts YouTube game reviews and explores how to play a variety of games.
- Stargazer’s World – German RPG veteran Michael Wolf has been at this blog for over ten years, and has brought in several other contributors. SGW provides news, reviews, tips, and more.
- Setting First – If you’re really into verisimilitude, there may be some useful bits for you here.
- Train to Baikonur – It’s all Degenesis all the time.
Need to See More?
- The Tabletop RPG Blogs List at DiceGeeks is ginormous.
Blogs are old school, but just like Maxell audio cassette tapes, they can be pretty cool.