RPGs

How to Host a Halloween RPG Session

Halloween is the one time of year where you can be a total nerd in public and nobody is allowed to say anything- or whatever they said in Mean Girls. Whether you play regularly or have a hard time organizing...

It’s Time to Fight Your Friends: Healthy PvP in RPGs – Turn Order

Most traditional Role-Playing Games assume that the Player Characters are going to be "a party," that is to say a group of individuals working together as a team to overcome obstacles and achieve shared goals. Sure, there may be...

Horrifying RPGs for a Horrifying Month! – Turn Order

Earlier this week we introduced you to a few board games to get you in the October mood. Today we're back to add some RPGs to the mix!  Monsterhearts 2 Powered by the Apocalypse Get your spooky fix with a side of teen...

So Close to Something Great: Using Dark Souls Miniatures in Your 5e RPG!

We have previously covered the Dark Souls RPG and showed off some painting guides for the Dark Souls Miniatures. As the minis are advertised as "5e Compatible", Luke is here to share his experiences incorporating them into a game...

Stoneshard: A Not-Quite D&D Fourth Edition Game You Should Check Out

The worst thing about Dungeons & Dragons Fourth Edition is that we didn’t get a video game out of it. There were a lot of reasons for that -- much of it was timing, some of it was plain...

Where to Play Tabletop RPGs Online – Turn Order

Who doesn’t love TTRPGs? Sitting down with handfuls of dice, your meticulously curated character sheets, and hallucinating an adventure with your friends while sitting around the dining room table. But what if you all can’t make it around that dining...

Kids on Bikes: The System So Obvious It’s Brilliant

In the ever-expanding world of RPGs, it can be hard to find a new system that doesn’t feel like an offshoot of D&D or Powered by the Apocalypse—at least not a system that feels playable. That’s not for nothing;...

A D&D Crash Course for Everyone Secretly Wishing They Were in the Hellfire Club

Since the first scenes of episode one, Netflix’s Stranger Things has paid homage to Dungeons & Dragons. They do everything from showing the kids with their minis and dice in the basement to naming villains after creatures straight out...

Prepare to (Maybe) Buy: A Turn Order Review of Dark Souls: The Roleplaying Game

Dark Souls The Roleplaying Game: A Turn Order Review In the wake of my dead board gaming group (You can check our Oath review Oath review for a bit about that), and the continuing pandemic, I found myself at a...

Wow, that Escalated Quickly: Goonhammer Reviews Kingdom Hearts

Welcome back to GOONHAMMER '02, our week-long look back at 2002 and the games and media that defined the year. Today we're looking back at Kingdom Hearts, one of the more interesting franchise-spawning titles that year. The Chirurgeon: Let me...