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Announcing Tales from the RDI

Many times, for many years, it has been asked ‘Wouldn’t it be cool if there was a dungeon crawl game based on The Red Dragon Inn?’ It’s a question we’ve heard many times from fans like you! It’s a question we’ve lingered on, rubbing our chins thoughtfully and musing about how it would be cool, indeed. Now all of the musing is over, and we can show you what we’ve been working on to make everyone’s RDI dungeon crawl dreams a reality! Sometimes the adventurers who frequent the titular Red Dragon Inn have to -gasp- do some actual adventuring! So

OP Reopens and Season 7 Begins

Store Event Kit Ordering Re-Opens August 1st With stores reopening, and vaccination for COVID-19 reaching a majority of the US population, we feel that it’s finally safe enough to start encouraging fans of our games to meet at their favorite local game stores and play! On August 1st, kit ordering will be available once more for all of our Store Event programs, including Organized Play and Tavern League. Tell your local retailer the good news, and point them to our website if they’d like to order event kits! And there’s one more bit of news that’s fit to share… Season

Gen Con Online 2021

Gen Con Online 2021 Last year, we took part in an experiment with the Gen Con community in order to preserve the spirit of the event, even though we could not gather in person. That experiment brought in many people who wanted the Gen Con experience – both event regulars AND first-timers who had never had the opportunity before! After a weekend full of emoji, voice chat, and of course GAMES, Gen Con Online 2020 was a success. This year, Gen Con Online is back, building on the experiences of the first event, and if you can’t make it to

The Black Dragon Depths

The Black Dragon Depths story by Geoff Bottone Nerodia was the latest in a matrilineal lineage of gorgons who had built up a long and impressive legacy around the islands of the Avathian Sea. For generations, the women in her family had slithered in and around the ruins on a remote island. After they had used their abilities to lure sailors close enough to smash their ships apart on their reefs, they would swim out to the wreckage, eat some of the survivors, and petrify the rest. What food that they could not eat themselves they carried back to their

Lucky’s Rolling Barrel

Lucky’s Rolling Barrel story by Geoff Bottone For Zakhan, the Harmonious Cup served two equally spiritual purposes. It was located within the Great Temple of Greyport, and whenever he visited it, Zakhan felt the peace and oneness that he always felt whenever he was close to the divine. It was also a place where he could drink alcohol of exceptional quality, thereby allowing himself to establish a deeper connection with his chi. He hoped that, by drinking as much as Farai, the proprietor, had to offer, and by practicing his art in the quiet tasting room, he would swiftly ascend

Black Dragon Depths Wallpapers

Down in the Depths… We are just as pleased as Pixie Punch that The Red Dragon Inn 8: The Pub Crawl Kickstarter has hit the $180K stretch goal! Nerodia the Petrifier will now be included in EVERY copy of the game, and fans like you helped make it possible. As a little bit of extra celebration, you can now add the fabulous updated background art for her tavern, The Black Dragon Depths, as your wallpaper! Black Dragon Depths Wallpaper 1440×900 Black Dragon Depths Wallpaper 1920×1080 Black Dragon Depths Wallpaper 640×960 Black Dragon Depths Wallpaper 750×1334 Thee cheers for our Kickstarter

Father Farai

Father Farai story by Geoff Bottone It was late autumn, but the rendering room was so hot and humid that Farai had stripped down to his under-robes. He paced around the cramped room, which was tucked away in the basement of the Rookhaven temple of Farnir, and watched as the contents of each of the large metal vats continued to boil. He knew it would be hours and hours before he had cooked off enough liquid for the maple sap to be usable, but he couldn’t help fretting and fussing over the vats like an overprotective parent. He stoked one

RDI 8 is LIVE on Kickstarter

What does a Red Dragon Inn regular do when they’re getting a little bored with the same old drinks, the same old gambling, and the same old atmosphere? They go on a Pub Crawl! The Red Dragon Inn 8: Pub Crawl will take you to four all-new drinking establishments within the city of Greyport, where you’ll get to meet (and play as!) their enterprising owners. Get to know Lucky the Scofflaw, Father Farai, Phyll Startusk, and Samantha the Bookie in the latest stand-alone base set for The Red Dragon Inn! This set includes the exciting new Pub Crawl variant rules,

Startusk’s

Startusk’s story by Geoff Bottone Phyll’s grandmother Nanny Startusk was the premiere alchemist among the various orc villages that clustered on the shores of Lumpanok Lake. When he was a child, Phyll used to visit her small hut overlooking the lake, sit on the bench underneath the kitchen window, and watch her brew up all manner of comestibles and concoctions. “Nanny!” he would shout, sometimes multiple times each visit, “Can I help?” No matter how many times he had said it, she would always say the same thing. “Come over here and stand next to the counter.” Dutifully, and with

The Kraken Games

The Kraken Games story by Geoff Bottone As she descended the wooden steps into the first floor room, Samantha heard the sounds of early morning activity rattling in the air around her. She recognized the staccato slapping of Micah’s swift and shoeless feet as he set up chairs and tables and broached the first of the Games’ many celebratory kegs. Above her, the ‘Dog’s roof creaked and strained under Schmitty’s weight. Though she always anticipated, and feared, the awful sound of Schmitty toppling onto the boardwalk outside, the old salt kept his balance. “Ahoy!” Schmitty hollered from atop the roof.