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These Cartographers Are Making Awesome Fantasy RPG Maps For Your Campaigns

Finding other encounter and campaign maps for your RPG is as easy as a Google search, <i>they say</i>. However, rummaging through a few million maps and …

Board Games

Best ways to use your Android phone with your PC

Getting your Android phone to seamlessly connect to your PC isn't as daunting as it used to be. There are several services that let you mirror …

Tabletopia is slick as hell, and it’s free on Steam

Play Scythe, one of the year’s best board games, right now<p>Over the past few years, I’ve seen a lot of online tabletop solutions come and go. Some, like <i>Tabletop Simulator</i>, are popular but open the door to copyright infringement. Who wouldn’t want to click a button and download hundreds of dollars …

How to Make Your Company Machine Learning Ready

In recent years, there has been a staggering surge in interest in intelligent systems as applied to everything from customer support to curing cancer. Simply sprinkling the term “AI” into startup pitch decks seems to increase the likelihood of getting access to funding. The media continuously …

Machine Learning

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Add All 19 Of These New Science Fiction And Fantasy Books To Your September Reading List

September's new books feature aliens, superheroes, time travel and what sounds like a wonderfully genre-busting new novel from Alan Moore. This list …

Science Fiction

Dungeon Dealer: Unlimited Crawls in a Deck of Cards

In a perfect tabletop world, every session of your favorite dungeon-crawling RPG would feature an intricately crafted 3-D map with all the with …

Want To Be A Dragon? A Cave? Vast Says Go Ahead

Some games you just have to take a step back and marvel at them. Whether it’s gorgeous components, sophisticated mechanisms, or pure ambition. <i>Vast:</i> …

5 Delightful & Frightful Anime Shows Based on Fairy Tales

Fairy tales inspire tribute, parody, and radical reinterpretation. They’re building blocks of culture and storytelling.<p>If you have your own take on a …

58 Books That Will Make You Better, No Matter Who You Are | Inc.com

<i>What books do you recommend that college students read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Ryan Holiday, best-selling author of Ego Is the Enemy, on Quora:</b><p>I'm going to go crazy on this one. I …

Books

Codenames Wins Top Board Game Award And More You Should Play!

Earlier this month the winner of this year’s <i>Spiel Des Jahres,</i> Oscars of tabletop and essentially a kingmaker, was announced and it was the amazing</i> …

Board Games

These Three Games Will Have your Whole Table Laughing

Some games are all about analyzing the strategy, making clever considered moves, and deeply reflecting on the current state of the board. Those games …

Oregon Trail card game and an adult version of Codenames found at Target (update)

Reddit posts hint at a raft of new tabletop games headed to a retailer near you<p>A Target shopper found a batch of new, exclusive tabletop games and posted pictures straight to Reddit. Among the new titles is an adults-only version of the popular party game <i>Codenames.</i> Another shopper also found an</i> …

5 Fantastic Story-Driven Board Games

One of the joys of tabletop gaming is the sheer variety. There are any number of ways to design a game, which always keeps things interesting. …

Board Games

The 18 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix that your typical Friday night is probably spent trying to find something to watch, as opposed to actually watching something.<p>The streaming service has a huge, rotating selection of movies both old and new. It is hard to navigate through Netflix's massive library …

Die Hard

The Art of Minimalism in Mobile App UI Design

Design is one of the most important drivers of user engagement. As users’ preferences shift toward a simpler interface, stripping the UI to its very …

UI Design

23 Foreign Horror Movies That’ll Scare The Shit Out of You

These movies don’t fuck around.<p><i>WARNING: Some images/themes in this post are highly disturbing. Continue at your own discretion.</i><p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

10 Great Science Fiction and Fantasy Audiobooks

Looking for a way to add more SFF to your reading list? I’ve got ten great audiobooks that you can listen to on the go, whether that’s your daily …

15 of the best video games you may have missed in 2016

Five Recent Books Hovering at the Edge of Genre

I love books that stretch genre boundaries. Many of the novels I would name as personal favorites tend to fall into that narrow space between …

Frontier, a different kind of space opera, from Image Comics and Jonathan Hickman

Star Trek, but depressing<p>The first words Jonathan Hickman used to describe his new series, <i>Frontier</i>, were "It’s like <i>Star Trek</i>, but super depressing."<p>The rest of his description did not disappoint.<p>Sometime in the future, humanity was kicked out of our alliance with a peaceful galactic community for …

7 Chrome Extensions That Will Change Your (Internet) Life

Chrome extensions are like internet unicorn glitter: one little button can make your entire web experience magical. Whether you’ve got terrible …

We Played Apple’s New Game That Teaches Kids How To Code

One recent evening, I spent my 40-minute commute guiding a friendly cyclops around a maze in search of gems. After moving the creature with a series …

Commuting

7 Standalone Novels for Fantasy Lovers

<i>While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of our favorite posts from the last several</i> …

How to create a user experience flow chart (UX Flow Chart)

LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Reddit GooglePlus<p>Will Little<p>March 18, 2013<p>Next up in our web and mobile development tutorial series, here we'll examine the …

The best pop music of 2016 (so far)

So much about the first few months of pop in 2016 has been about mourning.<p>David Bowie,Glenn Frey,Merle Haggard, <b></b>Paul Kantner, George Martin, Prince, Scotty Moore, Maurice White, Bernie Worrell and the just-starting-out Christina Grimmie are among those who have left us.<p>But while the music community …

10 Great Movies That Owe a Deep Debt to Philip K. Dick

Blade Runner, The Adjustment Bureau, Total Recall, Minority Report—there is no shortage of Hollywood adaptations of Dick stories. Yet the author's shadow stretches so far that a plethora of excellent films trace their roots to the master.<p>Science-fiction author Philip K. Dick died in 1982, yet he …

Science Fiction

This Japanese Card Game Will Eat Your Dreams

I know you toss and turn at night, wracking your brain over trying to find that perfect two player co-op experience. While portable card games are …

Board Games

Apple Now Has A Neural Network API

Unlock Apple's machine learning with a few lines of code<p>Neural networks are all the rage recently—they're a way to get software to make decisions based on an overwhelming amount of data and the fundamental component of deep learning, which allows computers to recognize photos, speech, and text with …