Here we are compiling a list of some other places in the world or on the web that we think are awesome and at least somewhat related to the topics we like to talk about on this site. As you can see, it’s still very much a work in progress.
Our growing collection of books, most of which is shown to the right, has almost always come from Tabletop Empires. Our painting supplies, some dice, and board games come from here as well. But there is good reason for our loyalty to this place.
Before we found Tabletop Empires, we went through a whole bunch of troubles with other stores. At the first place we visited, we were met with a bit of rudeness from someone who couldn’t help us with any of the books in the RPG section. Then, when we finally placed an order somewhere, our order was delayed but the store couldn’t help us because they weren’t directly affiliated with their own website! Luckily, it wasn’t long before we ended up at Tabletop Empires where we met Daniel.
Since we started ordering from Tabletop Empires, we have never had a single complaint. Everything we have bought has been cheaper than anywhere else nearby, which is always nice. All the items we have had delivered have arrived on time or even earlier, packed very safely, and in great condition. Daniel is knowledgeable with all of his products and it never feels like you’re merely another faceless person handing over cash here.
I have watched bits and pieces of their different campaigns with various systems, but the main reason that RollPlay is here is because I really enjoyed watching the Dark Heresy campaign with Steven Lumpkin as the GM and TotalBiscuit as a guest with his Tech Priest character, Engelbart Kappa.
Run by Matt Easton, Schola Gladiatoria is a YouTube channel which focuses mainly on historical combat and weapons use. The videos cover topics with a good amount of depth, but in terms that are easy for anyone to understand. They also bring up a lot of interesting topics that are great starting points for delving into other or more detailed topics. I definitely recommend this channel to anyone interested in learning about practical historical combat, mainly Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA).
“AnyDice is an online tool – also called a web application – that you can use to calculate dice probabilities. It is like a calculator, but for more than just numbers. You feed it a dice mechanic and it will tell you the odds for every possible result that you could get.”
Gamers Plane is a site made by a pen and paper gamer for pen and paper gamers, to build a community and expand game play. Everyone is friendly and helpful, there is a huge selection of supported systems to play with, and there are a bunch of neat tools to assist in campaigns such as dice rolling, card drawing, and music playlists. It’s still a relatively new website, but it’s an active place and there is always ongoing development on the features available. Definitely a website to keep your eye on.
“Surfarcher posts on D&D and RPGs in general. Right now his focus is on fifth edition D&D (aka D&D 5e).”
“The Angry GM provides RPG Advice with Attitude. Whether you call yourself a Dungeon Master, a Game Master, a Storyteller, a Keeper, Game Trustee, or Lord of the Game, and whatever your experience level, The Angry GM is pretty much the best damned resource for table-top role-playing game advice. As long as you don’t mind getting yelled at.”