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80 Flips | 2 Magazines | 122 Likes | 2 Following | @MatthewDM | Thought provocation is just that. The articles, that in my wandering the internet superhighway (anybody call it that anymore?), I find interesting.

Animated Dungeons & Dragons Boards Look Like The Future

Paper? Cardboard? Plastic models? That’s some 20th century <i>D&D</i> shit. The adventures of the <i>future</i> look like this.<p>Dynamic Dungeons is a one-man effort …

'Dungeons Dragons' to Announce New Settings for Fifth Edition Later This Year

<i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> plans to announce several additional publications in 2018 which will add new campaign settings for players outside of the …

Get Serious About Online Misogyny Before More Women Are Killed

This week, a young man plowed a rented white van into a crowd of pedestrians, killing 10 and injuring another 13 in the name of a poisonous ideology. Eight women and two men died.<p>The attacker had been radicalized online, spending time in forums that served as an echo chamber for his increasingly …

Why Do We Play? RPG Game Master and Player Differences Explored

In a recent video from Nerdarchists Dave and Ted, they explored the question of why we <b>Game Master</b>. It’s a fantastic video if you haven’t checked it …

Board Games

Dare YOU face the orcs? 80s game books Fighting Fantasy return

We were so into interactivity, because it’s empowering, rather than passive reading, which is a linear experience<p>The Evangelical Alliance warned that by interacting with demons you’re bound to be possessed by the devil<p>Ian Livingstone calls it the “five-fingered bookmark”: that grip known to …

Books

The US destroyed Tokyo 73 years ago in the deadliest air raid in history

01:00 Hrs Local, Tokyo, Japan. March 9-10, 1945.<p>All of Tokyo is a funeral pyre.<p>Burning at over 1,100° Fahrenheit, rising flames create their own hurricane vacuum that inhales everything combustible to fuel the growing, miles-wide conflagration.<p>Fluttering to the ground in a wobbly topple incendiary …

Send the Barbarian in First

Looking out from behind the screen that hides my story notes and dice, I wait for a decision. The group at the table—some of them fathers my own age, …

Roleplaying Failure

<i>“I missed again? Uh! Sonnofa . . . !”</i><p>Failure in the form of rolling poorly is unpleasant. It can lead to irrational behavior, such as conducting …

Steve Townshend on Dungeons and Dragons Improvisation

by Mike Shea on 21 May 2012<p>Recently on D&D Insider, Chris Perkins wrote an excellent article called Triple Threat discussing the importance of …

This Cool Webseries Teaches You How To Be A Great Dungeon Master

Whether you’ve played <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> before or not, if you’ve spent about four seconds watching <i>Critical Role</i>, it’s impossible to not feel a bit …

Board Games

D&D Rules Developer's 9 Insider Hacks For Players and DMs

<i>Dungeons & Dragons</i>’ lead rules designer Jeremy Crawford has a tough job. To keep the game in top form, he’s got to make sure its exhaustive ruleset …

Board Games

87 DM tips.

My Little Book of Dungeon Maps

I've started doodling a little book of dungeon maps, towns, countrysides, etc. With these there's no planning or prep, they are just whatever pops …

Here's Richard Feynman's Simple Technique For Sorting Science From Pseudoscience

In this fast-paced world of social media news, it can be exhausting to constantly have to figure out which of the legit-sounding headlines popping up …

Richard Feynman

Checkmate: how do climate science deniers' predictions stack up?

The years 2017, 2016 and 2015 will make up the three hottest years on record for the planet. But there’s no convincing some people<p>When the global temperature readings are in for 2017, it’s going to be a very hard sell for climate-science deniers: 2017 will likely be ranked either side of 2015 as …

Climate Change

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Health Care

'Dungeons & Dragons' now has a Kindle-like app to ease the book burdens

This would have been so freaking handy when I was in high school.<p><i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> isn't the easiest game to lug around, thanks largely to its …

New supernova analysis reframes dark energy debate

The accelerating expansion of the Universe may not be real, but could just be an apparent effect, according to new research published in the journal</i> …

5 Tips For Getting Into Character

<b>1) Start thinking like your character</b><br>For me, this is the hardest advice to follow. You have to let your thoughts disappear. Your character is the one …

Google Play Music

Choose Monsters Based on the Story

A Short Summary for Narrative-Based Encounter Building• Choose the type and number of monsters appropriate for the story and situation.<br>• Judge the …

Fight Club

A Most American Terrorist: The Making of Dylann Roof

“What are you?” a member of the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston asked at the trial of the white man who killed eight of her fellow black parishioners and their pastor. “What kind of subhuman miscreant could commit such evil?... What happened to you, Dylann?”<p>Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah spent …

General Hospital

A Lesson on Slavery for White America

Look at the following series of tweets from the president of the United States, reflecting Thursday on the tearing down of Confederate statues in the …

The Make: Guide to Dungeon Master Crafting

As you may know, there’s something of a roleplaying and tabletop game Renaissance going on. More people than ever are starting D&D groups, doing family boardgame nights, and painting and fielding tabletop miniatures. The RPG, board, and miniature game markets have seen significant and steady growth …

Why the Scariest Nuclear Threat May Be Coming from Inside the White House

Donald Trump’s secretary of energy, Rick Perry, once campaigned to abolish the $30 billion agency that he now runs, which oversees everything from our nuclear arsenal to the electrical grid. The department’s budget is now on the chopping block. But does anyone in the White House really understand …

Samuel Huntington, a prophet for the Trump era

Sometimes a prophet can be right about what will come, yet torn about whether it should.<p>President Trump’s recent speech in Warsaw, in which he urged Europeans and Americans to defend Western civilization against violent extremists and barbarian hordes, inevitably evoked Samuel P. Huntington’s …

20 Poorly Hidden Secret Dungeon Doors

'Dungeons & Dragons' For People Who Don't Play 'Dungeons & Dragons' - GeekMom

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>Thanks to Twitch and YouTube, the world is suddenly a much smaller place. We can watch people go on vacation, open up boxes of …

Board Games

D&D Monster A-Z (Inktober 2015)

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