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Life on the slippery Earth

Aztec moral philosophy has profound differences from the Greek tradition, not least its acceptance that nobody is perfect<i>By Sebastian Purcell</i>Read at …

Ancient History

Beginner’s Guide to D&D: Which Character Classes Are Easier to Play?

<i>You gotta start somewhere, so why not start now? Starter Kit delivers you to the world of roleplaying games in a fun and easy-to-digest manner! Join</i> …

An 11-year-old and a 7-year old teach me about Roblox, the video game that's turning teens into millionaires

Although Roblox has been available for PCs since 2005, the game has exploded in popularity only over the last few years. The newer smartphone, tablet, and Xbox versions of the app have opened it up to a new generation of players, making it a smash hit on schoolyards and college campuses …

Twitch D&D Show 'Critical Role' Is Helping Fuel The Game's Renaissance

<i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> is no longer a basement sport. It took 40 years, but now, in 2017, <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> has emerged from its cultural cavern as the …

Board Games

Bizarre Boston Dynamics robot moves like a world-class athlete

The glimpses we caught of Boston Dynamics' astounding Handle robot earlier this month didn't tell even half the story.<p>The cutting-edge robotics …

Black humour is a mark of intelligence, and of being secretly sweet on the inside

A black sense of humour doesn't make you more likely to be a psychopath after all.<p>The darker your sense of humour, the more likely you are to have a …

I built my own PC and it was super easy — here's how to do it

I could've just bought a ready-made PC from Asus or Alienware, two of the most well-known gaming PC brands. But I like the idea of choosing the parts that go into my computer so I know exactly how much they cost and I can pick them based on my personal preferences.<p>Plus, building your own computer …

5 Screenwriting Terms That Will Make You A Better Game Master

Game masters are the directors, producers, and screenwriters of their own weekly stories, and studying how the pros write shows offers advice that …

Geek

6 Methods To Help Anyone To Be A Game Master

Like many amongst us, for some reason, I usually find myself behind the GM screen.<p>While I do play and enjoy playing, there is something about taking …

How I became my sons’ Dungeon Master

Growing up, Dan Jolin, uninterested in sport, got hooked on Dungeons & Dragons. Now, 32 years later, it’s proving to be the perfect way to connect with his two young sons<p>Some dads stand in the rain bellowing encouragement to their kids on the pitch. Others sit quietly beside their children, …

World’s strongest beer ‘Snake Venom’ launched

MORAY brewery Brewmeister have set the record for the world’s strongest beer for a second time, with their 67.5% brew called ‘Snake Venom’.<p>The …

This Experimental Home Tilts Like A See-Saw As You Walk Around Inside

It sounds like something out of a funhouse, but this modernist retreat is actually a study in how architecture affects relationships.<p>Recently, the performance artists Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley designed and built a long, lean glass house in a bucolic field at the OMI International Arts Center …

Performing Arts

Awesome Online D&D Resources to Make Your Games That Much Cooler

It is a glorious time to be a <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> player. Not only is the game experiencing an upswing in popularity, but the Internet has made it …

Board Games

Five Podcasts that Prove Radio Drama Still Exists

Nearly 80 years have gone by since Orson Welles’ audio drama “The War of the Worlds” premiered on CBS, back when CBS was a radio network and not a TV …

6 Tips You Must Know Before Your First Time As A GM (A Cautionary Tale)

I am no expert GM by any means, but I have learned a few things that are ‘too much’ for any new GM. These tricks should allow your new campaign to go …

Lesson Planning Survival Tips! 40+ Resources - e-Learning Feeds

<i><br>I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think. – Socrates</i><p>Within the garden of learning is the students’ gained knowledge put into use. …

The psychology of ‘friends with benefits’

Among the many things we have found in our research is that people get into these relationships for a range of reasons and, as a result, sometimes have wildly different expectations for what they hope will happen to their FWB in the future.<p><b>For instance, some people hope that their FWB will become a</b> …

Stranger Things: A Dungeons & Dragons History Check

The 1980s were grand years for the <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> game, and its players. Millions of young people were influenced by the game in a variety of …

5 Hobbies That Will Strengthen Your Relationship

In any relationship, it's important to enjoy time apart to pursue the things you individually love. But our experts say that creating shared experiences, via hobbies, can bond a couple together in incredible ways.<p>"Having shared interests and hobbies means that you will be spending intentional time …

Reading has been proven to help sharpen one extremely important emotion

"Fiction might be the mind's flight simulator," Keith Oatley wrote in a new review of the research on reading and mental health, published Tuesday in Trends in Cognitive Sciences.<p>Research into the psychological impact of literature suggests that when we read stories in which characters are rich and …

Why Constant Learners All Embrace The 5-Hour Rule

By Michael Simmons,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/29C3Z2U<p><b>With Ian Chew</b><p>At the age of 10, Benjamin Franklin left formal schooling to become an …

D&D 5th Edition Resources

All the official Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition resources from Wizards of the Coast in one place (and other useful stuff too).<p>Basic Rules, Character …

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

Everything you need to make your Dungeons & Dragons game awesome

So, you’re running a Dungeons & Dragons campaign! Congratulations! Being a Dungeon Master is a completely different experience from being a player …

I’m bringing sexy backs

We all know the big three sexy features: Legs, Butts, and Boobs.<p>But we think a close fourth is the back. A real sexy sexy …

House of Leaves — The Most Meta Mystery Story Ever?

Mark Z. Danielewski says his novel is easier to read than it is to explain. It’s been sold as an existential horror story, but he’d prefer it be …

Bi Women Are More Likely To Be Depressed Than Lesbian Or Straight Women, Study Finds

Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and questioning young people experience unique mental health challenges compared to their heterosexual peers, according to a …