Horizon Zero Dawn is an epic new video game created by Guerrilla Games. Sony Interactive Entertainment released this 2017 Triple A game exclusively on PlayStation 4. This title is a major coup for Playstation as Sony continues to dominate the console market with the most Triple A games being available (or available exclusively) for their […]
There have been a number of little topics that I’ve been meaning to talk about, but none of them are big enough to warrant their own article, so I’ve decided to compile them here.
Monster synergy. It’s something you do not hear all that much. Surely we all know that different goblinoids will work together, or that some creatures like Ettins and Ogres will work for others for the right bribe. However, when it comes to some, they are generally overlooked except in the most obvious cases. We have […]
As a newer player to Dungeons & Dragons, I know it can seem overwhelming to learn all the rules and rolls of starting a new game, and even more overwhelming to conquer the anxiety of being “the noob” around all your super cool nerdy friends, so I want to add some advice from the extensive […]
One rule to bind them all … After 30 years of playing tabletop roleplaying games, mostly as a Gamemaster (let’s go with that as a good generic term for any game), and having read through hundreds of rulebooks, sourcebooks, manuals and guides along with countless forums and hundreds (thousands?) of hours of YouTube videos, I’m […]
Some of you may have watched some of the Tabletop Roleplaying Games (TRPGs) I have run for the Nerdarchy Primarchs Ted, Ryan, Dave and Nate in New Jersey. Fate Accelerated – Orks and Star Carriers D&D 5E – Thrycion Grey Riders D&D 5E Modern – Nerdarchy Saves The World FFG Star Wars – After the […]
You know what I don’t like about superhero movies? The “big bad” is always getting whacked. I mean, how do you kill Doctor Doom or the Red Skull? The cool thing is that, just like in the comics, they can always come back.
There is evil, the serpent that tempted Eve to taste the fruit of the tree of knowledge … and then there is evil that tempts you with a smile, a suit, and promise of what you truly desire. This evil is dangerous because it does not hunt you, you offer yourself to it with a […]
A couple of months ago, I laid out an article about the usefulness of a tutorial quest for new players. I’ve since referenced it a number of times in other articles, but I haven’t talked about the results, which I promised to do after finishing the quest with my party. A promise that I haven’t […]
For those of us Dungeon Masters who care more about the narrative than the combat parts of the game, trading blows can be a total drag. But I’m about to tell you, the narrative doesn’t have to stop just because combat started. There is no doubt that a huge part of Dungeons & Dragons is […]
It’s not just an awesome Queen song. It’s about wanting to play more than one character in your life, or giving meaning to the life of your character. Hey, guys, Professor Bill here, and I want to talk about one of my favorite parts of role playing … choosing my own death. It doesn’t have to […]
“Floshar’s Fate,” a free Dungeons & Dragons 5E adventure built specifically to play on the Geek And Sundry Heralded International Tabletop Day 2017 (April 29) is coming your way from Nerdarchy. If you are a Dungeon Master, think about planning now to play the adventure with your players. If you are a Nerdarchy fan and […]
Synergy Well, thanks to a project I have taken on with the other Nerdarchy writers, I have something I must say. Simply put, I want to speak on team synergy and delegation. It may be a boring topic, but let’s see what we can do about that. After all, we are in the entertainment industry […]
Many starting Dungeon Masters struggle with how to make a new monster not already in an existing reference manual. The general advice is almost always “just re-skin it.” That can be tricky when that new monster doesn’t really fit into one category or another. So, in an effort to assist starting DMs, here’s an example […]
We’ve covered character names, but this part is more to do with the names of locations, and as a result is going to be more for Dungeon Masters than for players. Not completely, though! I’ve been in many a campaign where at some point the PCs clear a town of zombies and have to name […]