Derek Minto

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I Finally Figured Out How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Chickpeas—And They’re Seriously Good on Everything

These oven-baked chickpeas are great on soups, salads, and grain bowls—or for munching on by the handful.<p>Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you …

Chickpeas

Delving into the West Marches RPG Campaign Style

About a year ago there was a notable resurgence of an old <b>RPG campaign style</b> dubbed <b>West Marches</b> within the tabletop roleplaying game community, …

Board Games

Easy chicken paprikash might be the best dish my mom ever taught me

Depending on your mother’s kitchen prowess, you may or may not have treasured recipes of hers that withstand the test of time. I have many such …

Cooking

A Deep Dive Into The 3 Pillars of Encounters With GM Tips

<i>GM Tips, hosted by the talented veteran Game Master Satine Phoenix, is our show to help Dungeon Masters and Game Masters improve their craft and</i> …

4 Common DM Mistakes (And How To Avoid Them)

Being a DM isn't easy. The players only have to keep track of one complete character history and roster of actions (two or three at the most), while …

Engaging Players around the RPG Table is a Group Effort

For a Game Master running a session for a group of players, whether it’s fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons, Kids on Bikes, Weave or any of the …

Board Games

Exploring D&D Party Roles with the Healer

Our <b>Running D&D Games without Filling Party Roles</b> series continues. This time we look at the healer. When I think healer in fifth edition Dungeons & …

Exclusive new pages from D&D’s next sourcebook, Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes

More options for fans of halflings and gnomes<p>Dungeons & Dragons’ latest sourcebook, <i>Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes</i>, goes on sale at your friendly local games store on May 18. Like <i>Xanathar’s Guide to Everything</i> and <i>Volo’s Guide to Monsters</i>, it’s a new take on developing content that blends a hefty bit of …

Dungeons and Dragons

Turns out eating potatoes and pasta isn’t bad after all: study

Eating lots of potatoes, rice and pasta help you lose weight faster than counting calories alone, a study found.<p>Researchers say the foods fill …

Nutrition

Stream of Many Eyes, a Rubber Chicken, and You — Memorable Campaigns for D&D

A cult strives to bring their dragon goddess into the world to wreak havoc. Demons from the Abyss invade the Underdark. Evil elementals build a …

Dungeons and Dragons

Stuff We Love: 'Roll a D6' music video will make you want to play Dungeons & Dragons immediately

YouTube recommends all sorts of clips for me, and rarely do I click on them; I still live in regret after clicking on a link that led me to "Two …

Board Games

Amazing meatless foods you should grill tonight

<b>Who needs steak and burgers when you can enjoy grilled Romaine salads, caramelized doughnuts, and chewy pizzas off the barbecue?</b><p>There's nothing like …

Cooking

GMs: How To Level Up Your Map-Making Skills

<i>GM Tips Our series to help Storytellers and Game Masters improve their craft and create memorable roleplaying experiences. Last week we tackled</i> …

Board Games

30 Summer Salads You Need to Try

Between stopping for salty street food, noshing on fried carnival fare, and one-too-many ice cream truck rendezvous, sometimes all you need is a …

Behind the scenes of the making of Dungeons & Dragons

Columnist Nicole Brodeur got to take a step inside Wizards of the Coast headquarters in Renton, see what the makers of Dungeons & Dragons are working …

Board Games

Dungeons & Dragons: The 10 Strongest (And 10 Most Worthless) Classes, Ranked

<i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> is meant to be a game about teamwork. The reason each character has to choose a class is so that they can be given a set of unique …

Board Games

Be Classy: Some Thoughts on D&D Party Roles

Salutations, nerds! Today we’re going to take a moment to talk about party roles and classes, specifically doubling up on them within the fifth …

Board Games

Making a Villain of the Warlock with a Little Help from our Friends

<b>Warlock</b> is probably one of the most popular fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons character classes. It didn’t come into existence as a character class …

Board Games

This grilled corn and tomato salad is the perfect healthy cookout side dish

It may not be summer yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the flavors of the sunny season. This salad from the new book, <i>Michael Symon’s Playing</i> …

Cooking

How To Make A Game: Four Great Online Resources for Aspiring Designers

<i>Love board games? So do we! Join host Becca Scott here on Geek & Sundry for Game the Game, where she breaks out the best games in tabletop and plays</i> …

Board Games

These Gamers Built An App To Help You Find Local Gaming Events, Clubs & Groups

<i>We’re counting down the days until International Tabletop Day 2018, happening this year on April 28th! As we get closer to the big day, we’ll be</i> …

Board Games

Dungeons & Dragons isn't a weird game for nerds. It's a creative outlet for people like me.

Call it nostalgia, a return to analog or way to connect with your friends. More people are playing and loving the game of my childhood.<p>There are a few reasons that I think there's been a surge of interest in Dungeons & Dragons in the last few years. The cultural icons of my generations — and I'm …

Board Games

10 Things to Prep in the Slow Cooker to Stock Your Freezer

If you're not doing this already, it's time to add your slow cooker to your weekend meal prep routine. It is nothing short of life-changing when it …

Cooking

How to Marinate Chicken Right, Plus Amazing Marinade Recipes

When you marinate chicken, the meat is your blank canvas; the marinade, your palette with which you paint on the deliciousness. And there are so many …

I Made Meghan Markle’s Engagement Chicken and Now I’m in Love

<i>Over Easy</i> <i>is a weekly food column by a 20-something woman who can barely cook an egg and just wants to learn how to throw together an elegant</i> …

I Played D&D With Two DMs And It Was Awesome

When members of our <i>Dungeons and Dragons</i> group have a birthday, we play a one-off game in their system of choice, usually with an accompanying …

The Amish Funeral Pie That’s So Sweet You’ll Forget To Cry

Funeral potatoes, that warming casserole that comforts the grieving, are such an entrenched part of Southern culture that Walmart has started selling …

Baking

Tourtiere (French Canadian Meat Pie) Recipe

"This French Canadian meat pie is hearty, satisfying, and easy to make so it's a great choice for a holiday main course. Visually impressive, …

Perfect Adventures for the New Dungeon Master

<b>Perfect Adventures for the New Dungeon Master</b><p>Playing Dungeons & Dragons for the first time is a daunting task, especially for a new Dungeon Master. …

GMs: 3 Tips for Running Your RPG/Storytelling Game Online

<i>GM Tips Our series to help Storytellers and Game Masters improve their craft and create memorable roleplaying experiences. Last week, we covered</i> …