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Category: General Chat

A Little More on Why Heroic Inspiration…

…should take a long walk along a short pier. In my last post, I made some small use of all those ‘how to write and format a professional screenplay’ books I bought with stars in my eyes, and punched out a scene straight from the future of my D&D table in courier font. The point […]

The Insidious Revisionism of Rerolls

INT. BARCELONA FLAT – LOUNGE – SUNDAY EVENING. The year is 2024. Four nerds are hunched over a dimly-lit table strewn with books, half-eaten pizzas and polyhedral dice. DUNGEON MASTER Ok, Mina enters the room. Roll a Perception check. JULIA 2. DUNGEON MASTER As you enter the dank chamber your torch chases away the darkness […]

Dear Jeremy… (My 6th Edition Wishlist)

So with new versions of the Dungeons & Dragons core rulebooks scheduled for release in 2024, I thought it might be fun to have my say on what I’d like ‘6th edition D&D’ to look like, just in case the game’s designers are frantically scouring the Internet for any last minute inspiration and insights by […]

Ed Greenwood Is A Legend!

I’m no D&D historian, but I think it’s fair to say that few, possibly none, have contributed more to the game’s lore than Ed Greenwood. The Canadian writer started writing novels set in his nascent Forgotten Realms as early as 1967 (aged 18 at the time), before developing the setting as the homebase for his […]

The 15 Things I Love Most About 5th Edition…

The other day someone in the comments section accused me of hating 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons. 🤔 At first I was taken back… after all I started a roleplaying blog that talks exclusively (so far at least!) about 5e D&D, not to mention the fact that I dedicate a considerable amount of my free […]

How Can I Start Playing Dungeons & Dragons?

One of the mission statements of this blog is to blow away some of the fog of mystery that surrounds this enigmatic game we call Dungeons & Dragons, and help people access this amazing past time. Aside from allaying fears about whether it’s satanic or not, or do you have to be some kind of […]

What is Dungeons & Dragons? And How Do I Play It?

If you’ve heard the words “Dungeons and Dragons” a million times without actually having any concrete idea what it is, let alone how to play it, then don’t worry… you’re definitely not alone. Most people only have a very vague (and often wildly inaccurate) notion of what Dungeons and Dragons is at best; whilst the […]

Introducing Hipsters & Dragons…

Welcome hipsters, geeks and gamers to the inaugural Hipsters & Dragons post! I’m really excited to launch this blog and share some of my gaming know-how and experience with you guys, and hopefully as well be part of bringing roleplaying (and specifically my favourite roleplaying game – Dungeons & Dragons) to a wider audience. I […]

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