Tabletop Features

Commander Masters key art featuring the Ur-Dragon rather than the new commander masters cards

Best New Commander Masters Cards

Commander Masters is coming soon, and we're looking at the new preconstructed decks and the best of the new Commander Masters cards that come with each

July 27, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

An image of the MTG LOTR Tales of Middle-Earth MTG starter set and some additional cards that can be used to upgrade the deck.

How to Upgrade LOTR: Tales of Middle-Earth MTG Starter Set Decks

The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth MTG Starter Set released, and we take you through some of the cards you could use to improve your starter deck

July 18, 2023 | 05:49 EDT

An image of MTG Tales of Middle-earth bundle of new products, including a pre-release set and more.

MTG Tales Of Middle-earth Product Showcase

From bundles to jumpstart packs and beyond, we're checking out a barrow's worth of treasures from the new Tales of Middle-earth Magic: The Gathering set!

June 23, 2023 | 07:40 EDT

Lord of the Rings Tales of Middle-earth art of Doors of Durin

The Best Lore Deep Cuts in Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth MTG

Find out more of the history behind the cards in Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth as we look at the new MTG Set's deeper cuts from Tolkien's writing

June 16, 2023 | 11:53 EDT

The One Ring in Magic The Gathering

Should You Let The One Ring Tempt You In MTG Tales Of Middle-earth?

The Fellowship may not have wanted to use the One Ring or let it tempt them, the Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-earth MTG set may tell a different tale.

June 16, 2023 | 11:47 EDT

Photograph showing the cover of Monster Hunter World Iceborne: The Board Game with a blurred photo in the background.

A Day With Monster Hunter World Iceborne: The Board Game

We were recently invited to spend a day with Monster Hunter World Iceborne: The Board Game, and now we'll share the details with you!

May 18, 2023 | 09:49 EDT

The Party reacting at the table for The Ravening War with the logo on top

Investigating the Scrumptious Scoundrels of Dimension 20: The Ravening War Character Analysis

Now that we've met all of the party for the latest Dimension 20 season it's time to dive into some Ravening War Character Analysis

May 10, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

An Image of Anjali Bhimani and her character Lady Amangeaux from The Ravening War

Anjali Bhimani Talks With Us About Lady Amangeaux and Dimension 20: The Ravening War

Anjali Bhimani talks with us about The Ravening War, her character Lady Amangeaux, and the state of the world in Dimension 20: A Crown of Candy's prequel.

May 9, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

An image of the box and contents of Star Wars Shatterpoint, a new skirmish board game featuring lots of gray plastic sprues.

Star Wars Shatterpoint First Impressions

We're unboxing the new highly anticipated Star Wars Shatterpoint to see what's inside, what it's like to build everything, and what we think of the ruleset

May 4, 2023 | 04:48 EDT

Fablecraft Exploration Gameplay Showing Video Chat

FableCraft Creators Talk About Their Accessible Digital TTRPG

FableCraft is a new Digital-first TTRPG that focuses on creating a low barrier of entry for anyone interested in embarking on a roleplaying adventure.

March 29, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

Warhammer 40K 10th Edition

Warhammer 40K 10th Edition FAQ

With the announcement of a new edition of Games Workshop's flagship tabletop game, we answer all your questions in our Warhammer 40K 10th Edition FAQ.

March 24, 2023 | 10:48 EDT

An image of the Sally Face Strange Nightmares game box with some additional cards

Talking with Steve Gabry About The Sally Face: Strange Nightmares Kickstarter

Sally Face: Strange Nightmares is a co-op board game retelling of Sally Face from Steve Gabry and Maestro Media hitting Kickstarter at the end of the month.

February 27, 2023 | 11:00 EST

An image of the full game box for Skyrim the Adventure Game

Skyrim The Adventure Game Unboxing - Frozen Adventures In The North

With a huge amount of content in the box, high quality components, and some neat organization features, the Skyrim Adventure Game looks to be big fun in the cold north.

February 21, 2023 | 03:47 EST

An image of a pile of new MTG cards from Phyrexia All Will Be One

The Best Cards We Pulled From Phyrexia All Will Be One

We've sorted all our Phyrexia All Will Be One cards and have pulled some of our favorites that we opened over the new Magic: The Gathering set's release weekend

February 13, 2023 | 04:44 EST

A photo of all the contents in Phyrexia All Will Be One Bundle: Compleat Edition

Phyrexia All Will be One Bundle Compleat Edition Unboxing

Will special cards and tons of packs, the Phyrexia All Will Be One Bundle: Compleat Edition offers tons of value and a great way to jump into the new set.

February 10, 2023 | 08:30 EST

Nahiri sacrificies herself to save the other Planeswalkers on the attack team - art from Nahiri's Sacrifice

Ranking The 10 Planeswalkers in Phyrexia All Will Be One

Phyrexia: All Will Be One is almost here and we rank the 10 planeswalkers in the set to sort out who's the best, and who you can probably ignore.

February 10, 2023 | 07:39 EST

Elesh Norn Proclaiming the end of the Magic Arena Early Access for Phyrexia All Will Be One

5 Things To Know About Phyrexia: All Will Be One

Phyrexia: All Will Be One is almost here, but here are 5 things you need to know before you dive into the set online or in person

February 4, 2023 | 12:13 EST

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Frosthaven Unboxing Is Lengthy And Almost Perfect

We're going to take you through just what's inside this massive box in this Frosthaven unboxing from playable characters to the piles of monster tokens.

January 23, 2023 | 01:24 EST

Cover artwork for the Numenera RPG by Monte Cook Games

Top 10 D&D Alternatives You Should Be Playing

Are you someone quitting D&D in protest against the OGL 1.1? We at TechRaptor have 10 D&D alternatives you should check out.

January 16, 2023 | 04:07 EST

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The TechRaptor Wargaming Gift Guide

Need the perfect gift idea for the wargamer in your life? Check out our wargaming gift guide for recommendations on box sets, accessories, and more!

December 13, 2022 | 04:07 EST

Sleeper Agent on Dominaria for Magic: The Gathering

Must-Pick Sleeper Agents in MTG Brother's War Limited

The Brother's War is full of big robots and the game-changing Planeswalkers that Magic: the Gathering is known for, but what uncommon cards are worth picking in your first drafts? Check out our selections for the best Limited sleeper agents of the set!

November 11, 2022 | 04:19 EST

Artwork from the Dragonlance Book highlighting a Red Dragon force making their way into battle

Everything We Know About D&D Dragonlance Shadow of the Dragon Queen and Warriors of Krynn

We had a chance to sit down and hear from Wizards of the Coast about Dragonlance: Shadow of the Dragon Queen and Dragonlance Warriors of Krynn.

November 7, 2022 | 12:00 EST

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Top 5 PocketQuest 2022 Tabletop RPGs

Recently, DriveThruRPG held its very first TTRPG game jam, simply titled PocketQuest 2022. Here is our top 5 smaller RPGs from that jam to check out.

October 1, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

Dominaria united Key Art featuring Karn, Jodah and Radha

Most Interesting Cards In Dominaria United

Dominaria United's most interesting cards get looked at here, as we consider what we should be building with the newly released set and where the cards fit

September 15, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

Key Art for Anansi the God of Stories from the cover of the book

How Anansi's Tapestry of Lives Is Trying To Enrich DM's Worlds And Promote People's Voices

Anansi's Tapestry of Lives is a D&D 5e sourcebook with a focus on creating rich NPCs and micro settings for DMs to drop into their worlds.

September 12, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

Dominaria United Mythic Rares from preview including Serra Paragon, Vesuvan Diplimancy, Sphinx of Clear Skies, Liliana of the Veil, Shelodred, the Apocalypse, Jaya, Fiery Negotiator, Shivan Devastator, Silverback Elder, The Worldspell and Ajani, Sleeper Agent

Early Thoughts on Dominaria United Limited

An early opportunity to try out Dominaria United Limited on MTG Arena gave some insight into the format and things to know about before the pre-release.

September 2, 2022 | 01:24 EDT

The main character of Cult of the Lamb about to play Knucklebones with Ratau

How to Play Cult of the Lamb Knucklebones in Real Life

Having so much fun playing it in-game immediately got me thinking though... how easy would it be to play Cult of the Lamb Knucklebones in real life?

August 30, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

The Key Art for One D&D the next generation of Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition

How is One D&D Already Different From D&D 5th Edition

We got a chance to look at One D&D, the next generation of Dungeons & Dragons so we decided to break it down and give our thoughts.

August 18, 2022 | 12:04 EDT

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Magic The Gathering Dominaria United New Features and Art Revealed

Magic The Gathering's newest set, Dominaria United is going to release on September 9th, bringing Magic The Gathering back to Dominaria.

August 18, 2022 | 10:00 EDT

Copies of the regular and alt art slipcase for Spelljammer: Adventures in Space

Spelljammer DM Tips You'll Want To Use

We cover a few Spelljammer: Adventures in Space DM tips here so you can know what might be an interesting idea to bring to your next game.

August 16, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Everything We Know About Spelljammer: Adventures In Space

Spelljammer: Adventures in Space is the next Dungeons & Dragons 5e setting and we had a chance to hear from Chris Perkins what it's all about.

August 3, 2022 | 05:10 EDT

The Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves logo on a black screen

Every Classic D&D Moment In The Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Trailer

The first official trailer for Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves has come out. How many Classic D&D tropes and ideas were in it? A lot, apparently.

July 21, 2022 | 08:01 EDT

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Journeys Through The Radiant Citadel DM Tips You'll Want To Use

Journey's Through The Radiant Citadel is an Anthology of Adventures written by a diverse cast of authors each creating a Dungeons & Dragons adventure based on their own learned experiences or cultural background.

July 21, 2022 | 10:00 EDT

The skeletal face of Vecna looming over a burning land

The Doomed Forgotten Realms Brings Apocalyptic Thrills

What if every single adventure in Faerun ended in tragedy? This is what The Doomed Forgotten Realms explores, bringing adventure to the end of the world.

June 20, 2022 | 01:29 EDT

The GI Joe and Power Rangers Core Rulebook on a playmat

How To Use Essence20 To Make The Perfect GI Joe Power Rangers Crossover

With both the GI Joe and Power Rangers TTRPGs now out on Essence20, we asked how would a crossover work? We have the answers here.

June 7, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Every Upcoming Dungeons & Dragons Release Date

With so much D&D 5e content releasing every few months it can be difficult to keep track of so we've collected together every Dungeons & Dragons release date, as well as every upcoming Dungeons & Dragons 5e book.

May 16, 2022 | 10:00 EDT

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TechRaptor's Top Picks From The TTRPGs for Trans Rights in Texas Bundle

Recently, the TTRPGs for Trans Rights in Texas bundle released on Itch to support a good cause. Here is our list showcasing just 10 RPGs in the bundle.

March 15, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

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The Year of Tabletop Gaming 2021

With 2021 coming to a close, we look back at the world of tabletop gaming, the highs and the lows alike, while looking to the future.

December 31, 2021 | 11:00 EST

TechRaptor Holiday 2021 Tabletop RPG Gift Guide

TechRaptor's Holiday 2021 Tabletop RPG Gift Guide

It's time for TechRaptor's Holiday 2021 Tabletop RPG Gift Guide. Get that something special for the tabletop RPG player in your life (or your forever DM).

December 16, 2021 | 12:00 EST

The best new board games to play with family this Thanksgiving.

Best New Family Board Games To Play This Thanksgiving

From card games to dice rollers and everything in between, we look at the best games to play with family over the Thanksgiving holiday.

November 18, 2021 | 12:00 EST

Fantasy Horror Tabletop RPGs spiritual creature

Good Haunting: Tips On Running Successful Horror Tabletop RPGs

Running horror can be a real emotional roller-ghoster, especially if you've never done it before. TechRaptor has some ghouldance and resources for newbies for this fall.

October 1, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

D&D Dice Feature

Picking And Choosing Rules To Follow In TTRPG

How much can you remove from a TTRPG while still calling it the same TTRPG?

September 30, 2021 | 04:18 EDT

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The Wild Beyond the Witchlight DM Tips You'll Want to Explore

The Wild Beyond the Witchlight is now out, we've taken a look at some of the new features for DMs and players alike to be interested in heading into the adventure, or to bring to their own adventure.

September 22, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

Zombicide 2nd Edition

5 Massive Horror Board Games To Play This Fall

Our five favorite long, intricate, and deeply strategic horror board games to start playing now if you hope to finish by Halloween.

September 17, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

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A First Look at Warhammer+

Warhammer+ is Games Workshop's new subscription service, including video streaming content, written content, and even an exclusive miniature.

September 15, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

Acrylicos Vallejo Infinity Paint Sets

Acrylicos Vallejo Infinity Paint Sets Showcase

We take a look at the official paint sets for the Infinity tabletop wargame in our Acrylicos Vallejo Infinity Paint Sets showcase.

July 10, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

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Talking Zoop and Crowdfunding with Co-founder Jordan Plosky

Zoop is a new crowdfunding service launching today that assists creators with additional tools covering marketing, project management, and fulfillment.

June 7, 2021 | 08:00 EDT

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Van Richten's Guide To Ravenloft DM Tips You'll Want To Explore

Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft is out and with it we've gathered a number of tips for DMs to help create horror-filled experiences for their players

May 18, 2021 | 11:47 EDT

The Secret Neighbor Party Game

Video to Tabletop: The Secret Neighbor Party Game

Continuing our Video to Tabletop feature where we look at video game franchises' tabletop version, we look at The Secret Neighbor Party Game, based on the Hello Neighbor video game.

March 20, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

WandaVision DnD Feature

Creating WandaVision's Wanda in Dungeons and Dragons 5E

WandaVision has aired its final episode. That doesn't mean you can't create your own Wanda for adventures in Dungeons and Dragons though?

March 6, 2021 | 12:00 EST

Flying Colors Deluxe 3rd Printing

Sea to Shelf - Flying Colors

In our first Sea to Shelf article, we take a look at the Flying Colors Deluxe 3rd Printing and talk to its designer Mike Nagel about capturing the sea feel on the tabletop.

February 21, 2021 | 03:05 EST