RPGs and fantasy movies often send their characters on a quest for a mythical object. The Minute Hour and animator slouch take a jab at the trope with a cartoon about a man and his quest to capture an orb that possesses such mysterious powers that even we shall not understand them by the end of the video.
Run away! Monty Python teamed up with game maker Exalted Funeral to create a tabletop role-playing game inspired by the British comedy troupe’s classic films, stage shows, and TV series. According to its makers “Its chief weapon is surprise. Surprise and being disguised as a tabletop role-playing game.”
After wowing us with their 60-sided RPG dice, Flying Horseduck is back with a series of 120-sided metal dice. Each 53mm die is CNC-milled from solid aluminum and weighs an impressive 0.5 pounds. Available in d20 and d120 variants in five colors plus a hefty 1.4-pound stainless steel version.
These precise and substantial RPG dice from Flying Horseduck roll random numbers between 1 and 60. Each 37mm piece is carved from solid aluminum using a 5-axis CNC mill. They also make d4, d6, d10, d12, d20, spindown d60, and life-or-death versions, each with 60 sides.
The action RPG Black Myth: Wukong is looking even better than it’s first gameplay video. The environmental effects are truly impressive, but it’s the fighting and enemy design that has us really excited for this game, inspired by the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West.
One of the most annoying mechanics in RPGs and adventure games is how NPCs send you on ridiculous side missions in order to give you something you need to progress through the main storyline. RDCworld1 pokes fun at this irritating cliché as a player attempts to get some armor and a sword they need to level up.
CraftyKobolds makes these awesome digital tabletop game boards. They incorporate a crisp 43″ 4K UHD screen, a handcrafted hardwood frame, and plexiglas protection. You can download boards or make your own with tools like Dungeon Draft and Dynamic Dungeons. Available in black walnut, cherry, and oak.
Gaming accessory maker Wyrmwood’s modular organizer system is ideal for all kinds of tabletop gaming. Its hexagonal wood trays are can holdcards, tokens, dice, and more and snap together using magnets. It’s already a successfully-funded Kickstarter, and Wyrmwood is accepting additional pre-orders now.
Do you love tabletop role-playing games? Tabletopy is a Windows PC app that adds a soundtrack to your games for added immersion. The soundboard includes more than 160 ambient soundscapes, music, and sound effects to help set the scene for various locations and actions. Listen to a 5-minute sound sample on Soundcloud.
Austin Powers is back, and this time he’s in Mass Effect: Part 2. eli_handle_b․wav returns with another hilarious mashup of these very different franchises. This time, the swinging 1960s bachelor becomes the latest subject of The Lazarus Project, mows down a Geth Colossus, and has a sexy photoshoot with Kelly Chambers.
Fans of Dungeons & Dragons will love this boxed set of postcards featuring images from the vast catalog of D&D art. There are 50 different designs from various editions of the classic RPG. Each image is repeated twice so you can frame half of them, and mail the other half to your friends.
The guys from RPG-themed tea company D&Tea turned up at Anime NYC and ECCC with what they say is the world’s largest dungeon map. Based on a design by RPG cartographer Dyson Logos, the enormous fabric map looks like it’s at least 30 feet long, assuming the person lying in the middle is roughly 6 feet tall.
3Dice makes unique see-through dice with tiny objects inside of them. The latest collection includes mini game consoles, dragons, retro tech, survival, and endangered species. Despite the shapes inside, they are perfectly balanced thanks to state-of-the-art 3D-printing tech.
Toronto artist ByCookieCrafts makes precision-cut geometric wall art out of wood. Among their selection of shapes are these 7-piece sets which look like RPG dice. They come in sizes from 2″ to 10″ tall, in black-stained maple, natural maple, walnut, or mahogany. We also like their Pokémon and playing card suit designs.
The action-adventure RPG Black Myth: Wukong isn’t arriving until 2023, but it’s already looking incredible. This extended gameplay trailer gives us a look at the spectacular environments, enemies, and visual effects, powered by Unreal Engine 5. The game is targeting a solid 60FPS at 4K resolution too.
Spidermind Games developed an innovative production process to create some of the coolest-looking dice we’ve ever seen. Each one features a colorful marbled dragon’s eye agate stone encased a crystal-clear resin shell. Each set of nine dice includes a colored dragon egg for storage, along with a felt dice bag.
Joel Haver makes fun of what it’s like to pick up and start playing a role-playing video game that you haven’t played in a while. His observations on the mundane side quests and the NPCs are especially on-the-nose. Along the way, he worked in a few references to his previous game parody videos.
If you love tabletop role-playing games, you know how setting up a terrain system takes lots of time and space. Upzone offers a complete terrain system that folds up flat when not in use. The sets come in three styles: Dungeon Zone, Cathedral Zone, and Ancient Zone, each of which forms a 60″ x 44″ playing surface.
The AdapTableTop is a modular tabletop system that lets you build gaming surfaces of varying colors, sizes, and heights. Its platforms attach to interlocking towers which let you place cards, drinks, game pieces, and other accessories under your game board. All kits include .STL models for 3D printing unique thematic legs.
River Horse and writer Ben “Questing Beast” Milton present an adventure game inspired by Jim Henson’s classic fantasy movie, Labyrinth. The game book plays out over 100+ scenes, and includes both a basic rule set for beginners, or can be played with your favorite RPG rules. Ben has an in-depth look at the game here.
D&D and Adult Swim present a great introductory tabletop RPG game, inspired by the insane multiverse of Rick and Morty. The set includes an adventure book, character sheets, rule set, a dungeon master screen, and a set of colorful dice. For up to 5 players, levels 1 to 3.
It’s been a long time coming, but Diablo IV is finally in the works. Blizzard’s cinematic first look at the game is dimly lit by torch, filled with creepy monsters, packed with tension. The story takes place many years after Diablo III, as Sanctuary faces its darkest days. Gameplay trailer here.
Tabletop game players, it’s time to upgrade your dice set. Designed by Andy Kurovets, these highly-tactile D6 dice feature bubbly textures that make them look like something boiling in the primordial ooze. They were 3D-modeled for balance, and come in three unique shapes, in deep blue, blood red, or earth brown.
The latest trailer for Obsidian’s sci-fi RPG The Outer Worlds is disguised as a recruitment video for the Halcyon Colony. Come live and work on Terra 2 – a “gently terraformed” world with minimal hiring standards, run by awful corporate overlords, and teeming with scum, villainy, and a variety of terrifying creatures.