Roll20 is a fully customizable, virtual Dungeons & Dragons platform that allows you to organize and play through campaigns with your friends whether they’re close by, in another state, or on the other side of the world. As the Dungeon Master, you can add your own tokens, maps, character portraits, and background music, or choose from Roll20′s libraries. The DM and players can draw diagrams and roll dice directly on the virtual tabletop in real time, and Roll20 also supports video, voice, and text chat. The service is completely free, though some artwork and tokens can only be purchased through the Roll20 marketplace.
Norwegian diplomat and Minister of International Development Heikki Holmas is a huge fan of tabletop RPGs and live action role-playing and he thinks that these nerdy activities have the power to change the world. And maybe he’s right.
The last full edition of D&D that came out was in 2008, and Wizards of the Coast are currently working on a Fifth Edition. But they’re not doing it alone. The company is asking for as much player input as possible to make the Fifth Edition the best edition yet. And if I know anything, I know that hardcore D&D players will offer plenty of suggestions. Here’s mine: MORE BEAR PEOPLE.
So I’m a big D&D guy. And I have on my shelf a full starter set of unused 4th Edition D&D books that are screaming to get used but aren’t (because I’m using my other books). So, WHO WANTS FREE STUFF!? Comment for a chance to win. Rules are straight forward.
The Gary Gygax Memorial Fund recently announced that it finally got approval for a Gary Gygax memorial in downtown Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, the town in which he spent his final years.
The Gygax Memorial Fund has reached a huge milestone. We have been granted land for the memorial site at Donian Park. Donian Park is a four acre open space site which encompasses a wetland and the 100 year recurrence interval floodplain along the White River in downtown Lake Geneva.
Created by Flickr user Remiel, this handy infographic finally puts the debates to rest (if there were any) about what certain Futurama character’s D&D stats, abilities and alliances would be. I want Bender on my team.