This week on the Vintage RPG Podcast, we crack the cover of the classic Players Handbook (1978) for first edition Dungeons & Dragons. We talk a lot about Trampier’s iconic, forbidding cover, of course, but also dig into the equally iconic interior illustrations, the philosophical state of the game at the time, the D&D multiverse, […]

If the initial driving design decision for Forgotten Realms was “Make it BIG,” the City System box set (1988) is the BIGGEST. It exists to flesh out the iconic city of Waterdeep (introduced the year prior in Waterdeep and the North). This is, basically, a box of maps. Ten of them fold out and fit […]