Magic: the Gathering Officially Comes to D&D

For years, gamers have wondered why two of the biggest fantasy brands in the world, Magic: the Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons, couldn’t come together, especially since they’re both made in the same building.

From Thieves to Seas to Apocalypses: On Kickstarter Right Now

Some weeks, you just have to say to yourself, “wow, there’s a lot of good games out there.” Nowhere has that hit me so strongly by seeing all the games being funded on Kickstarter this week.

Let Your Ambitions Drive You to “House of Bards” for Fate Core

In House of Bards, the kingdom of Costracinni exists in a constant state of war. And war means turmoil, but for the ambitious back on the home front, that’s just another word for opportunity.

The Decade of Blogging Nerdily: Critical Hits is 10

Our first post went up October 6th, 2005. Ten years later, we’re still blogging. Here’s a look back at the last decade, along with some reminiscing, our favorite posts, stats, and what’s happening next.

Preview: “Out of the Abyss” Adventure for D&D

The next big campaign for D&D 5e is Out of the Abyss, and it involves unleashing every demon ever into the midst of the Underdark. That sounds like a bad thing.

Storytelling and Pacing: Why a D&D Movie is Doomed and Could Still Be Awesome

While other companies made their big announcements and rolled out their newest projects at Gen Con last week, the biggest news in RPGs broke on the Monday following Gen Con: a settlement was reached in the proceedings to sort out who had the rights to a D&D-based movie.

Announcing: “Sentinels of the Multiverse” RPG

In partnership with Greater Than Games, we here at Critical-Hits Studios, Inc. are pleased to announce that we are designing the official Sentinels of the Multiverse Roleplaying Game.

Breaking: “Dragon+” Magazine App Comes to the iOS Store

After months of speculation following the launch of D&D 5e and the cessation of the digital versions of Dragon and Dungeon magazines as part of the D&D Insider program in 4th edition, the new version of Dragon has seemingly emerged: on the iOS app store.

Goodbye, Sir Terry

Sir Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld series, passed away today at the age of 66, following a battle with early onset Alzheimer’s disease.

Dungeons & Dragons “Monster Manual” Preview: The Bulette!

Our unofficial mascot here at Critical Hits, since the beginning, has been the powerful combination of an Umber Hulk riding a Bulette.