Dungeons and Dragons fans will be disappointed that they never had a birthday cake like this one made for them. It’s a dragon laying on an ancient spell book, with it’s tail twisted around a bright blue D20 die.
If you love playing RPGs, perhaps you’ve imagined what skills and prerequisites you’d need to have in the real world to reach your desired job or level of success. The folks at web development agency 352 Media thought of doing the same thing to their profession and created Dungeons & Developers, an RPG-style skill tree that outlines what you need to learn to become a master web developer.
It doesn’t seem like dungeon masters are going to get their hands on the Surfacescape anytime soon, but Brendon Duncan may have an affordable alternative. His 3D Virtual Tabletop app gives you access to digital maps and creature tokens on your mobile device or desktop computer through a browser.
A company called Inkwell Ideas has come up with dice that can help budding dungeon masters or spice up the adventures of long-time parties. Aside from being numbered, each face on a DungeonMorphs die contains a piece of a map.
Last year we featured SparkFun’s guide for making an electronic dice gauntlet. The instructions are still available online, but if you have more money than electronics know-how, check out this very similar product from ThinkGeek, which was probably inspired by SparkFun’s DIY project.
It’s been at least a decade since I last played a tabletop RPG, so I wouldn’t be surprised if there are programs out there that augment players’ pens and papers with mice and keyboards. But here’s one that seems very easy to use.
This is deviantART user dragonlorefury’s engagement ring. As you may have guessed, she’s an avid role-playing gamer. What you might have not guessed is that the ring was made by her father, who is a jeweler.
Gamers run on energy drinks and soda nowadays, but graphic designer Joe Grady remembers a time when he and his fellow imaginative adventurers relied on Dunkin’ Donuts’ coffee and fried rings of dough and sugar to keep them up during marathon sessions of Dungeons & Dragons.
They say a good man is hard to find. You know what’s even harder to find? A good dungeon master. If you and your merry band of PCs are lucky enough to have one, why not show your gratitude by giving your DM a D20 lollipop?
ePawn Arena combines traditional board games with digital elements to make board game type gaming more interactive. This device detects physical gaming pieces that it recognizes and interacts with, making the possibilities endless.
This wicked mage picked up his skills by reading both spellbooks and cookbooks. His spell sure comes in handy when you’re needing food badly. I wonder what school of arcane magic teaches this spell. Conjuration? Evocation?
Before these fancy electronic games, there was a time when gameplay was decided not by a team of programmers, but by one ruthless DM. When “massively multiplayer” meant having 8 players in your party at once.
Have you ever wondered what evil smells like? What about an Orc? Or a Paladin? If so, you might want to check out the RPG perfume oil series by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. The perfume oils come in 5ml vials, and are separated into three categories that players of D&D and other RPGs should be familiar with: Race, Class and Alignment.
You’ll never fail a Cleanliness check with the D20 Geeksoap.
This 4 oz bar – dice? – of soap is made of “natural oatmeal-based vegetable glycerin and moisturizers, enriched with aloe and vitamin E” and comes in several scents.