David Everett Fisher

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Reza Aslan: Why I am a Muslim

<b>(CNN) —</b> As a writer and scholar of religions, I am often asked how, knowing all that I know about the religions of the world, I can still call myself a believer, let alone a Muslim.<p>It's a reasonable question. Considering the role that religion so often plays in fueling conflicts abroad and …

Religion

Take a New Oath with These Free, Experimental Rules for D&D’s Paladin Class

Dungeons & Dragons has released new, experimental rules for the Paladin, offering even more options particularly for Paladins who don’t have the …

Board Games

Zodiac Signs and Types of Witches

There are many ways to define how good you are in each types of Magic. One is astrology. You Zodiac sign can say many things about you especially …

The 10 Things That Go Wrong When You're On Shrooms

And why those low points might be good for you in the long run.<p>You may have heard that psychedelics are enjoying a recent surge in popularity. Scientists in the US and the UK have been using psilocybin—the active ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms—to treat addiction, depression, and existential …

Make Your D&D Characters Easier To Manage With These Online Resources

The internet is a central part of modern life. We shop there, we talk there and we watch cat videos there. Many <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> players play there, …

Board Games

Describing Words Finds Adjectives For the Noun You're Writing About

When you’re writing, adjectives give you the most flexibility to create a vivid picture. It’s also easy to slip into a cliche series of mundane, …

Creative Writing

Many out-of-print D&D classics resurrected for print on demand

Dungeons & Dragons is now enshrined in the National Toy Hall of Fame and is well into its 5th Edition, but if recent releases like <i>Volo’s Guide to</i> …

Dungeons and Dragons

Why you should start using Google Keep right away

Google Keep is probably the best Google service that most people don't use.<p>Services like Keep, Evernote and Microsoft OneNote are often called …

5 Holiday Themed RPG Modules for Your Group

The vaunted phenomenon of the holiday special in ingrained in the pop culture zeitgeist. Whether it’s Charlie Brown and his funky little tree, …

Make Your RPG Less Roll Playing and more Role Playing

<i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> was invented with two concepts perpetually locked in an ongoing tug of war throughout its existence: storytelling versus …

Game Master Tips with Matt Mercer – Getting Players to Roleplay

It’s called a Role Playing Game, but sometimes, you need to give your players a little nudge to get that roleplaying element going. In this episode …

10 Learnings from 10 Years of Brain Pickings

Fluid reflections on keeping a solid center.<p>I remember my first awareness of mortality as a child in Bulgaria. I was nine and my father was relaying an anecdote from his youth. I asked him when it had taken place. With unconcerned casualness, he replied: <i>“About a decade ago.”</i> I was astonished that …

10 Graphic Novels You Should Start With | Comics Amino

These are my opinions on what graphic novels are good to start with I'd you are just beginning to read comics. They are great books in general.<p>This …

Comics

How the Writer Researches: Annie Proulx

Annie Proulx is 80 years old and still not sure where she belongs. Standing in the atrium of her home in the Snoqualmie Valley, the Pulitzer …

5 Tips For Creating RPG Villains With Bite

If you’re big into tabletop RPGs, then you’ve hopefully read my guides to building characters with personality. If not, you should get on that. This …

Board Games

You Can Be The Best D&D Player Ever. Here’s How.

There’s a whole lot of advice on how to be a great Dungeon Master out there, but not a lot on how to be a great D&D <i>player,</i> which is a little bit …

Stop Writing Adventures and Use These

Artist and adventure designer Michael Prescott is creating beautiful, detailed, system-neutral adventures that fit on a single sheet of paper. Funded …

My favorite online research tools for writers

Here’s how I researched material for a book I was ghostwriting. You might like these tools, too.<p>You can’t find everything on the Internet…yet. But …

Google Maps

The Ready to Write Bag

If you really want to be prepared to write anywhere, you need all kinds of electronics, writing utensils, and notebooks. Case in point, Lifehacker …

10 Ways to Increase Your Fiction Writing Productivity

<b>Know what you’re writing.</b> Even if you’re a seat-of-your-pants, anti-outlining writer, you should know in advance what you’re sitting down to write. …

The best tabletop RPGs of 2015, finalists from Board Game Geek

The year's best games featured Sherlock Holmes, Bronze Age fantasy and troublesome rabbits<p>The members of BoardGameGeek.com, the go-to source for tabletop gaming community and information, announced the winners of their annual Golden Geek Awards over the weekend. The Golden Geeks are voted on by …

RPGs Way Better Than D&D

Tabletop games have been making a comeback since the recession. The trend not only increased the sales of <i>Monopoly</i> and <i>Risk</i>, but brought hobby games …

Use Google to Buff Your RPGs

It’s well known that Google is much more than just a search engine, but did you know that many of Google’s products are perfect for giving your RPG …

Trying Scrivener

<i>How do you organize your writing? Do you write with a pen or pencil, in a notebook, or on an old-fashioned typewriter, for the feeling of it?</i> …

Writing

10 Foods That Fight Depression And Anxiety

Depression

10 Ridiculously Simple Tips for Writing a Book

“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.” <b>–Mark Twain</b><p>As the author of four books, people often ask me, “how do you get …

Connan Mockasin Added to Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, Food Options Announced

Pitchfork Music Festival Paris takes place from October 31 to November 2 at Grande Halle de La Villette. The festival features performances from The Knife, Disclosure, Panda Bear, Glass Candy, Sky Ferreira, Hot Chip, Danny Brown, Darkside, Savages, Ariel Pink, Mac DeMarco, and dozens more. (Find …