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Tabletop RPG Blogs: A List of 123 Awesome Blogs


tabletop rpg blogsIncredible things are happening on tabletop RPG blogs these days. Diverse opinions, gamemaster tips, homebrew rules, maps, and amazing artwork are all just a few clicks away.

It shouldn’t be surprising that a hobby so passionately enjoyed has produced a ton of high-quality blogs. I’ve collected a list here of some gems.

Tabletop RPG Blog List

My Top Five RPG Blogs

I’m starting off with blogs that are truly excellent. These are the blogs I check every chance I get.

Dyson’s Dodecahedron
https://rpgcharacters.wordpress.com/

Great info on games and some random tables, but the maps! Beautiful maps of various fantasy locations are the feature of this blog. Mainly, OSR games and content for fantasy RPG settings.

Roleplaying Tips
https://roleplayingtips.com/

Seriously, it is hard to imagine how one person can produce so many useful gamemaster tips. The blog focuses on fantasy settings, mainly D&D. However, most of the content and tips can be adapted for a variety RPGs and settings. Join his email list, you won’t regret it.

Ars Ludi
http://arsludi.lamemage.com/

Ben Robbin’s blog is mainly about RPGs of his own creation. Fortunately, his games are amazing. He also has some great articles and content about GM-less games. If you do not own his RPG, Microscope, get it now.

Campaign Mastery
http://www.campaignmastery.com/

The length and the depth of the articles here is outstanding. Mainly, D&D and Pathfinder with tons of GM tips and game philosophy.

Questing Beast
http://questingblog.com/

Simply amazing fantasy maps and resources. Excellent video reviews of RPGs. All from the creator of Maze Rats.

Other Great RPG Blogs

I’m still looking into these blogs. Some I just discovered or were suggested on Reddit r/rpg. The shear amount of roleplaying game material is nearly overwhelming.

The Nine and Thirty Kingdoms
http://9and30kingdoms.blogspot.com/

This blog focus on D&D with a few other RPGs thrown in for good measure. Some very nice articles. Appears to be other infrequently updated.

Adam Jury 
http://adamjury.com/

Adam covers a wide variety of role-playing game topics, including publishing, the Open Game Licence, and more.

Age of Ravens
http://ageofravens.blogspot.com/

Game play reviews on a wide array of systems including, Feng Shui 2, GUMSHOE, and many others.

Alcyius
http://alcyius.com/dndtools/index.html

Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 material mainly. It hasn’t been updated in quite awhile.

All Watched Over by Insane Machines in Space
http://bellasbarandgrillescifantasydnd.blogspot.com/

D&D custom classes and other articles. Updated infrequently.

Big Ball of No Fun
http://bigballofnofun.blogspot.co.uk/

Hasn’t been updated in a couple years but there are loads of articles geared to fantasy settings.

I’ll See It When I Believe It
http://blog.trilemma.com/

Incredible isometric dungeon maps and adventures. All geared to generic fantasy settings.

Blog of Holding
http://blogofholding.com/

Random tables and truck loads of D&D articles.

About Bruce Heard and New Stories
http://bruce-heard.blogspot.com/

A former TSR D&D writer now kickstarting his own RPG projects.

The Chromatic Cauldron
http://chaudronchromatique.blogspot.co.uk/

Original stats, session recaps, and system reviews. Very nice content updated regularly.

Cooking with Charles
http://cookingwithcharles.blogspot.com/

Covers a wide swath of topics from food to RPGs. Hasn’t been updated in a few years.

Corruption Points
http://corruptionpoints.tumblr.com/

Memes, funny RPG culture references, and GM prep tips.

The Cuticle Chewer’s & Well-Pisser’s Fantasy Report
http://cuticlechewerswellpissers.blogspot.co.uk/

It’s a strange world, my friends. Comments on a variety of systems, mainly fantasy settings with some Lamentations of the Flame Princess.

D20 Despot
http://d20despot.blogspot.com/

Quite good OGL Pathfinder content. Tons of it.

The Daily Bestiary
http://dailybestiary.blogspot.com/

A Pathfinder beast is profiled nearly every day.

Dice & Dungeoneering
http://diceanddungeoneering.blogspot.com/

D&D 3.5 and Dungeon World articles. Hasn’t been updated in a couple years.

Dice Monkey
http://dicemonkey.net/

A very slick site with many articles, actual plays, and more. There’s a lot of fantasy and D&D, but some Star Wars D6 and more.

DM Bullets
http://dmbullets.blogspot.co.uk/

Dungeon World, Mouse Guard, and D&D 5E. Looks to be updated infrequently.

DnD Hackers Guild 
http://dndhackersguild.weebly.com/

D&D and Low Fantasy Gaming articles. It may be dead.

Dreams in the Lich House
http://dreamsinthelichhouse.blogspot.com/

Dungeons and Dragons, Call of Cthulhu, fantasy and horror RPG articles. Very high quality.

Dungeon Elementary
http://dungeon-elementary.tumblr.com/

RPGs with elementary school kids and professional GMing stories.

Dungeon of Signs
http://dungeonofsigns.blogspot.com/

A great collection of articles, tables, game theory and art. Appears to be mainly D&D with some Spelljammer. Updated regularly.

Dungeon’s Master
http://dungeonsmaster.com/

Fine articles for D&D players and gamemasters. Hasn’t been updated in a while.

Dyvers
http://dyverscampaign.blogspot.com/

D&D articles and short stories plus other goodies.

Elfmaids and Octopi
http://elfmaidsandoctopi.blogspot.com/

Self-described, “slightly nasty old school gaming blog.” You’ve been warned…

Expanding Universe
http://expanduniver.blogspot.co.uk/

A rare sci-fi focused blog. Traveller and Glorantha seem to be favorite topics.

False Machine
http://falsemachine.blogspot.com/

D&D and fantasy themed articles. Plus some handy random generators.

Games with Others 
http://gameswithothers.blogspot.com/

Monsterparts, D&D, LotFP, plus other fantasy RPGs. Hasn’t been updated in a couple of years.

Gloom Train
http://gloomtrain.blogspot.com/

Mostly D&D 5E articles with stats and homebrew rules.

Goblin Punch 
http://goblinpunch.blogspot.com/

A well-written top-notch tabletop RPG blog. D&D and fantasy focused.

Gorgonmilk
http://gorgonmilk.blogspot.co.uk/

One of the homes of the Wormskin RPG zine and Dolmenwood setting. Lots of OSR related material.

Grognardia 
http://grognardia.blogspot.com/

An OSR mecca with lots of articles. However, it hasn’t been updated in five years or so.

Hack & Slash
http://hackslashmaster.blogspot.com/

An amazing collection of RPG articles, charts, tables, NPCs, and thoughts on game theory. Very active.

Harbinger of Doom
http://harbinger-of-doom.blogspot.co.uk/

Loads of original D&D 5E content.

Hill Cantons
http://hillcantons.blogspot.com/

The interwebs home of the Hydra Cooperative. Fun articles spanning fantasy and sci-fi. Plus incredible original adventures and RPG settings. Do yourself a favor, check this out!

Iron Tavern
http://irontavern.com/

Dungeon Crawl Classics actual play podcast, maps and other tidbits. No updates since 2015.

Jeff’s Gameblog
http://jrients.blogspot.com/

OSR, a variety of fantasy systems, and RPG news articles.

Look, Robot
http://lookrobot.co.uk/

Interesting stories, advice, and tips covering a wide range of gaming topics.

Love the Labyrinth
http://lovethelabyrinth.blogspot.com/

Numenera, but doesn’t seem to be active any longer.

anyway.
http://lumpley.com/

The blog of the creator of Apocalypse World and other innovative role-playing games.

Land of Nod
http://matt-landofnod.blogspot.com/

RPG magazine, original games, OGL free content, and more. Excellent.

Middenmurk
http://middenmurk.blogspot.com/

Long, thought-provoking articles drenched in history focused on fantasy settings. Hasn’t been updated in years.

Monsters and Manuals
http://monstersandmanuals.blogspot.com/

The description from this outstanding site: “Propounding my half-baked ideas on role playing games. Jotting down and elaborating on ideas for campaigns, missions and adventures. Talking about general industry-related matters. Putting a new twist on gaming.”

Insert Witty RPG-themed Title Here
http://neoookami.wordpress.com/

Session reports, short reviews and comments on many systems. Not active.

Nnnooner!
http://nnnooner.blogspot.com/

Former D&D and Pathfinder writer Dave noonan’s blog. The blog is no longer being updated. Noonan is one of the founders of Sasquatch Game Studio.

People Them with Monsters
http://peoplethemwithmonsters.blogspot.com/

Tons of D&D and Gamma World charts, tables, and articles.

Life and Times of a Philippine Gamer
http://philgamer.wordpress.com/

A diverse range of topics and systems, like Fantasy AGE, Fragged Empire, and more.

Planet Algol
http://planetalgol.blogspot.com/

From the site description: “Old school pulp sword, saucer and sorcery adventures in universes of weird science fantasy.” Hasn’t been updated since 2015.

QTE
http://quicktimevent.blogspot.com.au/

This tabletop RPG blog compares RPGs to video games. Some nice content, though it’s quite dead.

Ranger Games Publishing
http://rangergamespublishing.com/

The blog and site of an independent RPG publisher. Their game is Dice & Glory.

Some Space to Think
http://rdonoghue.blogspot.com/

Storytelling tips and tricks. The blogger is now active at The Walking Mind (below).

Telecanter’s Receding Rules
http://recedingrules.blogspot.com/

Creatures, treasure, random tables, public domain art, and thoughts on dungeon design. It may be dead, but there’s some great stuff here.

I Don’t Remember that Move
http://rememberdismove.blogspot.co.uk/

Crazy random tables and articles.

Bum Rush the Titan
http://reynaldogamingsoap.blogspot.com/

Tables and charts. Mainly D&D and Break. Doesn’t appear to be active any longer.

Rise Up Comus
http://riseupcomus.blogspot.com/

Random tables and charts. Some great halfling material.

Role, Rules, & Rolls
http://rolesrules.blogspot.com/

Lots of tools for adventures and campaigns. Dormant, if not dead.

The Dungeon Dozen
http://roll1d12.blogspot.com/

Random tables and original products. D&D focused.

RPG Stuff
http://rpg.nathanhare.net

From the description: “A blog about role playing games, actual plays, tips, and tricks.” Mainly focuses on Fate Core. Very active.

Technical Grimoire
http://schirduans.com/david/

Original RPGs, reviews and the 200 Word RPG Challenge.

Shipwreck Library 
http://shipwrecklibrary.com/

Deadlands and Call of Cthulhu. Ran by an avid blogger who is promising to re-post old material for various RPGs.

Into the Odd
http://soogagames.blogspot.com/

The company behind Into the Odd. Tips, tricks and rules for Into the Odd.

From the Sorcerer’s Skull
http://sorcerersskull.blogspot.com/

Tons of articles on RPGs, strange fantasy and sci-fi with some original games. Seems to be from the same hive-mind as the Hydra Cooperative above.

The Sword and Torch Inn
http://swordandtorchinn.blogspot.co.uk/

RPG tips, tricks and stories. Plus the the blog is written by the creator of the official My Little Pony: Role-Playing Game, I kid you not.

Swords & Stitchery
http://swordsandstitchery.blogspot.com/

From the blog description: “A blog about sewing machine repairs,but mainly my hobbies which include old school role playing games, science fiction,films, horror, and general geekery.” Tons of articles on RPGs, classic sci-fi, and sword and planet.

The Tao of D&D
http://tao-dnd.blogspot.com/

D&D, AD&D, homebrew rules, and maps.

Ten Foot Polemic
http://tenfootpolemic.blogspot.com/

Random tables and dungeon master tips, mainly for fantasy like, D&D.

The Alexandrian
http://thealexandrian.net/

Quality essays written on a variety of topics like, D&D: Calibrating Your Expectations, Three Clue Rule, Node-Based Scenario Design, and Don’t Prep Plots.

The Angry GM
http://theangrygm.com/

Tons of in-depth articles on a wide range of topics. Not to be missed.

The Metal Earth
http://themetalearth.blogspot.com/

Crazy sci-fi info and creatures.

The Onyx Path
http://theonyxpath.com/

A tabletop RPG company blog that provides updates on their products like, Pugmire, Chronicles of Darkness, and Cavaliers of Mars.

The RPG Academy
http://therpgacademy.com/

Loads and loads of cool podcasts and articles, mainly D&D, but some others thrown in for good measure.

The Three H’s of Gaming
http://threehsofgaming.blogspot.com/

Lots of fantasy articles focused on D&D with some Spelljammer. Not very active.

The General’s Tent
http://tyler.provick.ca/

Fantasy and science fiction wargaming and miniatures with painting techniques and more.

Unpossible Journeys
http://unpossiblejourneys.com/

Info on learning how to play tabletop RPGs. Plus resources, podcasts on a lots of systems.

Walking Mind
http://walkingmind.evilhat.com/

Written by the co-founder of Evil Hat Productions. Tons of 7th Sea articles.

Wandering Gamist
http://wanderinggamist.blogspot.com/

Interesting articles on fantasy and science fiction RPG topics. Very detailed.

War Beneath the Earth
http://warbeneaththeearth.blogspot.com/

From the blog description: “Roleplaying advice, reviews, and observations, mostly on the world’s most popular RPG and its derivatives.”

Wayspell
http://wayspell.blogspot.com/

Generic RPG articles with some other nerdy stuff.

What Would Conan Do?
http://whatwouldconando.blogspot.co.uk/

The home of “UK’s oldest” RPG magazine, Undercroft. Plus an original RPG called Troika!

Wild Magic Gaming
http://wildmagicgaming.blogspot.com/

RPG stories and crazy artwork.

Sly Flourish
http://slyflourish.com/

Tons of Dungeons and Dragons material and tips. Several great original products as well.

Death Cookie 
http://www.deathcookie.com

Massive amount of gaming articles on a variety of topics and original RPG products. Plus some cool random generators.

Department V
http://www.departmentv.net/

From the blog’s description, “Blogging about roleplaying games, martial arts, fiction and gin.” Sounds legit…

Dungeons & Drawings
http://www.dungeonsanddrawings.com/

Two professional artists re-imagining D&D creatures. Outstanding.

Frugal GM
http://www.frugalgm.com/

Great articles with a fantasy focus and tons (I mean TONS) of cheap or free gamemaster resources.

Geek Native
http://www.geeknative.com

An awesome constantly updated role-playing game news site.

Gnome Stew
http://www.gnomestew.com/

A simply incredible tabletop RPG site with articles on nearly every conceivable topic related to role-playing games.

Indie RPGs Articles
http://www.indie-rpgs.com/articles/

A collection of RPG articles from the early 2000’s.

In My Campaign
http://www.kjd-imc.org/

Fantasy-focused articles and random tables. Truly excellent. Also, a detailed rundown of ProFantasy mapping software.

Knights of the Dinner Table
http://www.kodtweb.com/

RPG web-comic and original role-playing games.

Last Gasp Grimoire
http://www.lastgaspgrimoire.com/

From the description, “Art, Smut, and Role-playing.” Crazy amount of RPG articles, creatures, and generators. Looks like the site may be going away.

The Mad Adventurers Society Archive
http://www.madadventurers.com/

Lots of RPG material mainly fantasy. As of January 2016, the site has been shut down.

Moebius Adventures
http://www.moebiusadventures.com/

D&D 5E content plus a wide range of original RPG products.

Nercopraxis
http://www.necropraxis.com/

OSR-focused fantasy RPG articles and more.

Paper & Pencils
http://www.paperspencils.com/

Fantasy-themed original content and excellent 1D100 random tables.

Rolang’s Creeping Doom
http://www.rolang.com/

Lots of fantasy-related house rules and material. Not very active.

RPG Alchemy
http://www.rpgalchemy.com/

Quality articles on various RPG rule systems.

RPG Bloggers
http://www.rpgbloggers.com/

A blog network for RPG bloggers. New posts aggregated on the homepage.

Salt in Wounds
http://www.saltinwoundssetting.com/

A blog dedicated to a original campaign setting for D&D 5E and Pathfinder.

Stargazer’s World
http://www.stargazersworld.com/

RPG news, advice and much more. The material covers a wide range of systems including, Traveller, Savage Worlds, and many more.

Sword Paddler
http://www.swordpeddler.com/

The site of RPG map-maker Cecil Howe. Needles to say, there are awesome maps. Read my interview with Cecil here.

Tenkar’s Tavern
http://www.tenkarstavern.com/

Reviews, Q&A’s, live streams, Kickstarter profiles, and tons more. Fantasy/D&D oriented mainly.

Total GM Kills
http://www.totalgmkills.com/

Original content for Dungeon Crawl Classics and more.

Tribality
http://www.tribality.com/

An RPG publishing company with lots of articles and products. Outstanding.

19th Level
https://19thlevel.blogspot.com/

Thoughtful reviews of RPG rule systems and articles about geek culture. A variety of genres and topics are covered.

ERSATZ ESOTERICA
https://archaism.wordpress.com/

Serious thoughts on game mechanics and consulting services offered.

Atomic Robot Lounge
https://atomicrobotlounge.wordpress.com/

Geek culture, RPGs, and more. Hasn’t been updated in a few years.

Deeper in the Game
https://bankuei.wordpress.com/

Role-playing games and gaming culture with lots of resources on theory to dungeon design. Very active.

Big D20 Games
https://bigd20games.wordpress.com/

Seems to be session recaps. Mostly fantasy.

Choice and Chance Gaming
https://choiceandchancegaming.wordpress.com/

“GM Workshop” posts with advice on an impressive array of systems.

Low Fantasy Gaming
https://lowfantasygaming.com/

Dedicated to a low magic, free RPG called (wait for it) Low Fantasy Gaming. You can download the PDF and read articles about the system.

Never Engine
https://neverengine.wordpress.com/

A massive collection of free random tables, both sci-fi and fantasy.

Osano-Wo
https://osanowo.wordpress.com/

From the description: “A game master’s quest to perfect his craft.” Original articles and re-posted articles from other RPG sources.

Wielding a Bohemian Ear Spoon
https://panzerleader.wordpress.com/

Weird web-comics and D&D.

Save vs. Weekend
https://savevsweekend.wordpress.com/

Encounters, art, campaign ideas mostly for D&D 5e.

Swords & Stationery
https://swordsandstationery.wordpress.com/

GM advice, game reviews, and session recaps. Excellent.

The Hydra GM
https://thehydradm.wordpress.com/

Interesting GM advice articles. No updates in years.

Wednesday Night Game
https://wednesdaynightgame.wordpress.com/

Very active actual play podcast. Dungeon World, Burning Wheel, and more.

Ongoing Tabletop RPG Blog Project

It was a blast checking out all of these blogs. I’m going to give a number a more deeper once over soon. Plus I found a few new blogs that may become favorites.

Did I skip your favorite RPG blog? I want to keep adding RPG blogs to this list. Please let me know of any good ones I missed. Feel free to email me at matt [at] dicegeeks.com.