April 1, 2020

An in-depth look at the origins of the shadow and the influernce of A. Merritt's novel, Creep, Shadow, Creep!, in Dungeons & Dragons.

The original pulp appearance of Creep, Shadow, Creep! in 1934 (right), and a 1942 reprint (left).

Most classic undead monsters featu...

November 30, 2019

This article explores the original sources that inspired one of the game's greatest antiheroes.

Erol Otus' depiction of a drow priestess from the D3 Vault of the Drow.

Drow, or dark elves, are one of the most iconic monsters found in Dungeons & Dragons. They were first i...

October 27, 2019

This article offers some insight to how and why this adventure was developed and created.

I like dragons. Red ones, blue ones, exotic ones that live in the clouds, or tiny faerie dragon ones. Everyone that plays Dungeons & Dragons loves dragons. They cause a great excit...

October 19, 2019

How long does a ghoul paralysis last in 1st edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons? That depends on what book you look in.

Older editions of Dungeon & Dragons have many odd quirks. Many finds these idiosyncrasies endearing, while others find them frustrating. One of those...

May 20, 2019

Wherein I take a look at the Fiend Folio that never was.

In 1983, TSR updated their Advanced Dungeons & Dragons hardcover books with new cover art and the iconic orange spine design. However, they did so for only four of the five books out at the time (1). Sadly, the Fi...

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