Are D&D Race Mechanics Necessary

With the announcement of the next edition of D&D there have been many questions about what it will contain and about what tropes, rules, and commonalities make D&D, Dungeons and Dragons. Recently the discussion was about "Should a race in D&D have its archetypes supported by the mechanical aspects of the rules?". Two of the... Continue Reading →

An Overdue Introduction

Hello everyone. I think it's about time I introduced myself, since it's been three months since my last post here on Troll. My name's Benedict, used in full to be less confusing with Mr. Troll himself, Ben Gerber. I've been a tabletop roleplayer now for twelve or thirteen years, since the days of school lunch... Continue Reading →

In Defense of 4e

  Wizards of the Coast announced this week they are working on Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition. Unlike previous releases they are now courting player input. Many long-time players were upset by 4th edition. They often referred to it as World of Warcraft with pen and paper. As a relative newcomer to D&D I think... Continue Reading →

This is not a post about 5th Edition

  Alright, it is. A little bit. As you almost certainly already know, Wizards of the Coast recently announced that the company had begun development of Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition, accompanied by a call to gamers to participate in the process of creating the new edition. Many of us DnD-ers are quite internet savvy and have... Continue Reading →

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