Samuel Seward

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Dungeons & Dragons’ new setting is a Magic: The Gathering crossover

In the 20 years since Wizards of the Coast bought Dungeons & Dragons, they’ve never truly explored the one most obvious crossover between it and …

Board Games

Woman who gave birth at B.C. Women's Hospital sues after ending up a paraplegic

A woman who was left a paraplegic after giving birth to her first child is suing B.C. Women’s Hospital and Health Centre and several doctors.Samantha …

CRTC Asks Canadians to Share Their Personal Experiences With Unethical Sales Practices

The CRTC is launching an inquiry on whether aggressive and misleading sales practices are being used by Canada’s largest telecommunication companies. …

Getting into Magic: The Gathering – Color Profiles and Archetypes

<i>Interested in Magic: The Gathering? Check out our show</i> <i>Spellslingers, where Day[9] is joined by fantastic guests weekly to play epic duels of Magic:</i> …

Magic: The Gathering 101 – Deck Building Fundamentals

If you’ve caught our first episode of the newest season of <i>Spellslingers</i> (our <i>Magic: The Gathering</i> show) you’ll quickly learn <i>Magic: The Gathering</i> is an …

The Convoluted Kingdom Hearts Storyline Explained (Succinctly)

Each week on <b>Twitch</b> and <b>Alpha</b>, hosts Erika Ishii and Trisha Hershberger talk video games with special industry guests, insightful coverage and a ton of …

Black Panther Gets Special Xbox One X, But You Probably Can't Have One

Listen up, Black Panther fans. To celebrate the release of <i>Black Panther</i> on digital and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Marvel has teamed up with Microsoft to create a limited-edition Xbox One X console. The best part? They're giving it away for free. Acquiring one is a long-shot, because only five of these …

Black Panther

‘Why aren’t you married?’: In China, gay men and lesbians pair off to keep parents off their backs

By Emily Rauhala<p>, Reporter<p>Luna Lin<p>BEIJING — This year, like every year, Tiger Zhao will make the trip from the northern Chinese city where he works to his semirural home town. But this time, he won’t be traveling with a wife for cover.<p>For much of his adult life, Zhao, a gay man, has periodically …

Cheap eats in Metro Vancouver: Dine in style without breaking the bank (with map)

It seems a few of you were very generous with Christmas gift giving. At least that’s my read on your emails responding to my column with the best new …

The X-Men's 40-year history has just been compressed into one easy-to-read story

Ed Piskor’s ‘X-Men: Grand Design’ is a svelte six issues<p>When you pick up a superhero comic, even if there’s a #1 on the cover, you’re likely tapping into a history that stretches back for decades. The Marvel universe has been in unbroken publication since 1961, and in the DC universe since 1939. …

Mark Millar’s First Netflix Comic Is About Magic

Described as "magic meets the mob" (via Netflix)<p>Three months after acquiring Mark Millar’s publishing company Millarworld, Netflix on Tuesday …

Pirate Bay Founder says Zuckerberg is “the Biggest Dictator in the World”

free use: tpbtrialimages.blogspot.com<p>Peter Sunde gave a rousingly cynical speech at tech festival Brain Bar Budapest. He repeated his claim that the …

To Court Workers, Japanese Firms Try Being More Gay-Friendly

TOKYO — Once a week, the Japanese insurance company where Shunsuke Nakamura works tries to enliven its morning staff meeting by having employees give personal presentations. The topics tend to be mostly innocuous: hobbies, pets or wine recommendations.<p>Mr. Nakamura used his turn, though, to come out …

Get a lifetime of online privacy on any of your devices with VPN Unlimited, now 90% off

The web can be described as many things, but private isn’t one of them. Just recently, the United States Congress voted to allow ISPs to sell their …

This Is Why The US Voted Against A UN Resolution Condemning The Death Penalty For LGBT People

It wasn't just about the provision protecting LGBT people from being killed via the death penalty. The US just really likes the death penalty.<p>The Trump administration is under fire from LGBT activists and human rights supporters over a vote on Tuesday against a resolution condemning the use of the …

Experts take on B.C.'s housing-affordability crisis at annual UBCM

It’s not often that data about Metro Vancouver’s much-debated housing market can make a roomful of politicians gasp, but that’s just what happened …

Interactive map shows income required to buy Vancouver houses

An interactive map published by a Vancouver programmer suggests even an above-average income isn't enough to get would-be buyers in the front door of …

Canadian Couple Denied Apartment After Woman Gives Birth To Girl Child

A couple in Vancouver, who had applied for a unit in a co-op housing complex, were the first in line to claim the apartment until the newest member …

B.C. support plan for opioid users modelled after HIV/AIDS strategy

A new pilot project modelled after a successful Vancouver-made HIV/AIDS strategy will have teams of medical professionals and other front-line staff regularly check in on thousands of people in the city on opioid-substitution therapy with the goal of making sure they don't miss a day of …

In Interview, Top Indonesian Muslim Scholar Says Stop Pretending That Orthodox Islam and Violence Aren't Linked

Indonesia, the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country, has a constitution that recognizes other major religions, and practices a syncretic form of …

B.C. tenants are about to get hit with the largest rent increases allowed in five years

Every year, the B.C. Residential Tenancy Branch sets the maximum allowable percentage by which landlords are legally permitted to increase …

Housing

6 southern B.C. hikes to take on before the summer ends

Easy to intermediate treks with views that won’t disappoint.

Hiking

Canadians feel for aboriginals, but our patience for too many insults has limits

It seems the federal Liberals are starting to pay a price for their arrogance. It is a cautionary tale for others including aboriginal militants …

The Best Way to Determine Your Moral Alignment, 'D&D' Style

Are you a chaotic neutral free spirit or a lawful good crusader?<p>Before <i>Dungeons and Dragons</i> was an amusing time waster for nerds, the cooperative …

Six Top Experts Resigned From Donald Trump's HIV/AIDS Advisory Panel

And the big question is, what are the other 15 panel members waiting for?<p>Scott Schoettes, Counsel and HIV Project Director at the pioneering LGBTQ legal group Lambda Legal, resigned late last week from the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA), along with five other council members, in …

Donald Trump

Magic: The Gathering is becoming an MMO

Cryptic Studios and Perfect World, two companies with plenty of experience making online worlds, are creating a Magic: The Gathering massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG or just MMO).<p>Wizards of the Coast, which owns the popular card game franchise, announced the project today. It …

Board Games

Official: Russia knew Syrian chemical attack was coming

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has made a preliminary conclusion that Russia knew in advance of Syria's chemical weapons attack last week, but …

Middle East

Razer Wants to Pay You to Play Games

Earnings are doubled for the first two weeks of the program.<p>Razer announced a new "Paid to Play" initiative today. Launching games through its Razer …

Just Like FFXIV, The Elder Scrolls Online Has Turned From Coal Into a Diamond

I remember the first week of April 2014 like it was yesterday. I spent most of my waking hours playing what was supposed to be the next big MMORPG, …

Gaming Industry

Pokemon Go is soon getting monster trading and real-time player battles

It seems Niantic has finally decided give loyal fans what they’ve been asking for as Pokemon Go is slated to get monster trading and real-time player battles very “soon.”<p>In an interview with Waypoint, Niantic CEO John Hanke revealed the two features are already in the pipeline but will likely land …