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When Hawk the Slayer came out in 1980, Jason Kingsley became an instant fan. The film features magic swords, elven mindstones, giants, dwarves, sorcerers and a massive battle between pure evil and noble good. Think Dungeons & Dragons in real life, on the big screen. For weeks after Hawk the Sl...

July 28th 2015 at 6:14pm 0 Comments
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MacRumors alerts us that Hasbro and mobile developer DeNA/Mobage are bringing Dungeons & Dragons to iOS. The app is called Dungeons & Dragons: Arena of War and will be released sometime in late August. The app's website indicates that users who pre-register now will be able to "...[upgrad...

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I was never one for these tabletop strategy games or D&D but thanks to WoW I have become quite a tactician. Tactics are so integrated in the game that they come into play figuring out how to down Hogger without aggroing too many of his numerous minions, to sneaking through hostile territory and...

July 10th 2009 at 8:00am 0 Comments

This short machinima is excellent comedy of the absurd. The reference to identifying things comes from a feature in Diablo, where new magical items would have to be identified by a character called Deckard Cain before you could use them. "Unidentified" starts out with a scenario showing how it m...

June 5th 2007 at 12:01pm 0 Comments

Four hours into a Reno 911 marathon, we stumbled across a short, cautionary tale that highlights the dangers that await those who would dabble in the dark arts of D&D. It's no Dark Dungeons (Gor Bless you, Jack Chick), but we hope this clip proves just as educational. Forward to timestamp 1...

January 16th 2007 at 7:15am 0 Comments
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Those lucky cats at IGN got their hands on an alpha build of Dungeons & Dragons: Tactics. While we know the game, which is developed by Kuji Kuju Entertainment and is published by Atari, will include the 3.5 rule set and will feature more than 200 unique spells and 650 items, IGN has uncovered e...

October 28th 2006 at 10:35am 0 Comments
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Pen-and-paper legend Ian Livingstone OBE sat down with MMORPGDot to talk about his move into PC gaming. It's an interesting sideways shift; the interview examines the differences between pen and paper media and computer games.Ian concludes with the titillating information that he wants to produce th...

February 13th 2006 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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This short film by Ryan Wood, Fear of Girls, is a delightful portrait of two elite tabletop D&D players and their attitudes to the outside world. MMO players as well as D&D gamers may find echoes of themselves in the protagonists.Interestingly, the discussion about this film on Slashdot inst...

January 30th 2006 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Atari and Codemasters have launched a dedicated European website for Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach (aka DDO), the massively-multiplayer incarnation of D&D. However, as usual European gamers seem to be losing out--the "online portal" currently consists of a link to their forum...

January 13th 2006 at 6:00am 0 Comments