Christopher Pol

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Why You Should Use Vignettes in D&D

For several years now, I’ve prefaced almost all of my RPG sessions with a vignette scene. I’ve become a huge proponent of them because when used …

RPGs

Optimised D&D 5e Index goes open source on GitHub

Have you struggled with the Dungeons & Dragons 5 Index? It’s easy to do as there’s simply so many different ways you might want to interrogate the …

President Obama's "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee" Episode Is Hilarious

The newest episode of the series has Seinfeld driving around with the POTUS and commiserating over Larry David's sunscreen use.

Here are the important numbers that make up the TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal has been struck between the U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim economies, marking the largest trade deal signed …

10 Stress-Free Suppers for the Entire Family

Planning family meals shouldn't make you want to pull your hair out. Here are ten easy recipes that don't require any hard-to-find ingredients or too much advance planning. And the best part about these stress-free suppers: even picky eaters will polish off their plates.<p><b>1. Grilled Moroccan …

Shrimp Puffs

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a miniature-muffin tin with cooking spray.<p>Split each biscuit in half and place each half in a muffin cup, …

Recipes

Jeb’s growing list of unfortunate comments

A look at some of Bush’s most ill-worded comments since launching his campaign.<p>A day after a massacre on a U.S. college campus, Jeb Bush said “stuff happens” but that it should not lead to tighter gun restrictions.<p>This isn’t the first time the 2016 contender, who has been struggling to connect with …

The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written

Whether you're a Swords and Sorcery type of fantasy reader, a fan of battles and betrayal, or you just want a few more goddamn elves in your life, there's something for you here. These are the truly great fantasy series written in the last 50 years.

Books

Let's throw the dice: what video games can learn from board games

Two years ago, when I left video games criticism to work full-time in table top games, a lot of people, my mum chief among them, were startled.<p>These days, it’s easy to explain. Board game cafes are springing up all over the world, and investors are pouring millions into the industry.<p>But I didn’t …

Board Games

For $200, Samsung's latest Gear VR headset is a no-brainer

If you're the owner of a new Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, an extra $200 will get you Samsung's Gear VR Innovator Edition, one of the first virtual reality headsets available to the public. Like others following the Oculus Rift story, I assumed that all VR headsets still presented issues like …

Top 10 Republicans Not to Dislike After the First Debate

To the credit of the Republican party (and to the financial credit of Citizens United which affords 17 candidates to run) they are a strong field. Ten times stronger than the last cycle. Although the system is pretty much broken and the election is almost 450 days away, which is crazy, the debate …

Introducing 2016 Election Central: Your Guide to the Presidential Race

The 2016 presidential election will dominate the news, conversation and debate in America over the next 450+ days leading up to Election Day 2016. With a record 17 Republican candidates, five Democratic candidates and a constant stream of debates, there will be no shortage of political jousting, …

Dynamic Duos: How To Get More Nutrition By Pairing Foods

What are the makings of a great salad? You need fresh greens, of course, and then a layer of colorful vegetables like tomatoes and carrots.<p>That's a good start. But to help the body absorb more of the nutrients packed into this medley, you may want to add something else: a cooked egg.<p>A small study …

Nutrition

“Tandoori” Carrots with Vadouvan Spice and Yogurt

4 Servings<p>What’s vadouvan, you ask? It’s just one of our new favorite exotic spice blends, a French-Indian formula that includes onion, shallots, and garlic added to a currylike mix.<p>January 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons vadouvan<p>2 garlic cloves finely grated, divided<p>½ cup plain whole-milk Greek …