When tabletop gaming becomes a job, it's time to go back to the source for inspiration
Welcome to The Escapist's new weekly column about tabletop RPGs. We've lined up some of the most respected writers in tabletop gaming - James Maliszewski, Allen Varney, Matt Forbeck, Monte Cook, and more - and we're launching with a special focus on what fans are calling 'the old school renaissance.' So put down your gamepad, pick up your D20 and return with us to the days of High Adventure!
Before Champions was an MMOG, it was a tabletop game.
You may have heard of Dungeons and Dragons, but have you heard of Trolls & Tunnels, another tabletop game released at the same time and that was just as popular? James Maliszewski interviews creator Ken St.Andre on Trollworld, storytelling and the evolution of games.
Chris Brackett brings us Dungeon World, a free, tabletop, fantasy RPG.
D&D was originally created by Gary Gygax, but it evolved into a an entirely different monster with the help of its players.
Retro-clones allow you to play the classic RPG games without having to shell out the extra cash.
Finally, old school tabletop RPGs are back! But the road to revival had been long and complicated.