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5 Books Every Gamer Should Read

The Incredible History of the Electronic Gaming Revolution<p>Writer Jonathan Hennessey and artist Jack McGowan’s <b>The Comic Book Story of Video Games</b> is a …

Culture

Why New D&D Players Will Love ‘Xanathar’s Guide To Everything’

<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> …

RPGs

It’s A Meme, Mario! 15 Hilarious Nintendo Memes

We’re sure you fondly remember Nintendo from your childhood, but Nintendo goes way further back than that. No, even further than you think. Nintendo …

Mario Kart

Critical Hit

LOOKING around, the doomed man became keenly aware that there was nowhere to hide despite the multitude of locations that surrounded him. Time was …

Board Games

Jason Segel Opens Up About Life Outside of Hollywood, New Book ‘Otherworld’

<b>Jason Segel</b> lives on an orange grove in Ojai, California, now and we volunteer to be his roomie. The actor stopped by <i>On Air With Ryan Seacrest</i> on …

Entertainment

Hand of Fate 2 Review - A Terrific Anxiety-Inducing Card Game

Hand of Fate 2 Review – A Terrific Anxiety-Inducing Card Game<p>November 17, 2017<p>Share This<p>Hand of Fate 2 Review<p>If you like card games and RPGs, <i>Hand of</i> …

Board Games

PSA: You're Allowed to Make Winter Squash Savory (and You Should)

Save the cinnamon-sugar and marshmallows for holiday cookies.<p>I grew up assuming that I loathed squash. It wasn't a vegetable I recall being in our …

Recipes

Zwift: The Deeper Dive

Zwift is not hard to join; not hard to commence; but it’ll take you a good while to plumb its depths. Last week I wrote you a primer on the easiest, …

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“It’s weird,” the trailer for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s <i>Rampage</i> starts, “you, like, hang out with animals more than people.” First of all, it’s not …

Movies

The Flare Path: Emotionally Authentic

Because Luke Hughes has a master’s degree in neurophysiology and psychology from Oxford, and uses terms like “emotional authenticity” when talking …

PC Gaming

The rise of D&D liveplay is changing how fans approach roleplaying

From Stranger Things’ Dungeons & Dragons obsession to the YouTube and Twitch players becoming online celebrities, role-playing games are becoming public entertainment<p>One of the great era-appropriate quirks of Netflix’s ‘80s-nostalgic fantasy adventure <i>Stranger Things</i> — which recently returned for a …

RPGs

Brandon Sanderson Discusses the Past and Future of the Stormlight Archive

Brandon Sanderson’s fans have come to expect big things with each new novel he releases. Like, literally big things: his latest, <i>Oathbringer</i>, the …

Science Fiction

The art of larp

Live-action role-play is much more than Dungeons & Dragons. It's even starting to infiltrate the art world<p>‘It’s all wizards and elves, right? Dungeons & Dragons stuff?’ Such is the general response when you mention larp, or live-action role-play — the peculiarly Scandi pastime that conjures up …

RPGs

Excerpt: Intellect Devourer | Dungeons & Dragons

An intellect devourer resembles a walking brain protected by a crusty covering and set on bestial clawed legs. This foul aberration feeds on the …

RPGs

Tomb of Annihilation Set For Dice Masters Now Available

Seems we’ve got a couple <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> releases today that aren’t actually <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> releases. In this case, it’s the <i>Tomb of Annihilation</i> …

Board Games

Twitter, BuzzFeed join for breezy online morning show

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter and BuzzFeed initially planned to start their new morning show, "AM to DM," each weekday at 8 a.m. Then they considered their likely audience, and scheduled it for 10.<p>Now there's time to wake up leisurely, have coffee and fire up your smartphone. Hosts Isaac Fitzgerald and …

Buzzfeed

Heroes Wanted: Dragonfire Dungeons & Dragons Deck-building Game Now Available

Sometimes you want to get your <i>D&D</i> on and your group’s not there. Maybe you’re waiting for them to show up. Maybe you weren’t able to get everyone …

RPGs

Stuff We Love: Spinning for a saving throw with a stylish dice ring

Ever since I started playing <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i>, I’ve accumulated a number of dice that come in all different designs. However, sometimes I don’t roll …

RPGs

Hand of Fate 2 Review

The original Hand of Fate succeeded largely on the strength of its concept. It combined the rules of a roguelike with a deck-building card game to create something unique, and the devious, ever-present Dealer made the whole thing feel like a single-player Dungeons & Dragons experience where the …

Gaming Reviews

The Lingering Soul - Class/Post-Death Option

<b>Publisher</b>: Dungeon Masters Guild<b><br>The Lingering Soul</b><i>An Optional Class or Death Alternative for 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons.</i>Mortality. All who draw …

RPGs

Podcast Roundup

Tuesday. I know that Arthur could never get a handle on Thursdays. I feel that way about Tuesday. Sure, the week’s well and started, but it’s like …

Board Games

D&D Subraces for Elves: Winged, Wild, and Fierce

<i>Between the time this article was written (Sunday 11.12.2017 afternoon), sent to editor (Sunday 11.12.2017 evening), and scheduled to appear in front</i> …

RPGs

3 Collaboration Skills You Need for Today and Tomorrow

Collaboration is more important than ever given the rate of digital transformation organizations are going through today.<p>While collaboration has …

Geek

How the 'Stranger Things' characters have changed since season one

<b>Warning: Spoilers ahead for "Stranger Things" season two.</b><p>Netflix's breakout series "Stranger Things" has been captivating audiences with its numerous '80s movies references and stellar young cast since its debut in 2016.<p>For the actors, it was exactly a year between the start of filming on season …

TV

The Holiday Gifts We’d Love to Give in 2017

Giving a gift is easy. Giving a gift that is well-received is much trickier. That’s why we’ve invited our staff to share the gifts they’ve personally …

Product Reviews

The Developer Turning 'Skyrim' Into a Text-Based Adventure

A developer gives himself a tough goal and gets part of the way there.<p>In a fascinating exploration of the differences between visuals and text, Google developer Filip Hracek has described his attempt to turn the popular video game <i>Skyrim</i> into a text-based adventure.<p>At first glance, this might seem …

RPGs

Here's what the 'Stranger Things' cast looks like in real life

Jane (best known as Eleven) is the star of the series with her telekinetic/psychic powers and a tragic backstory.<p><i>Netflix</i><p>By season two, her shaved …

TV

The end of Stranger Things S2 slays whatever early-season nitpicks existed | Ars Technica

Reviewing episodes 7-9: OK, maybe we’d skip 7 on a rewatch.<p><b>Warning</b>: This post contains spoilers for <i>Stranger Things 2</i> through episode six. You can …

TV

Please don't send me nostalgic memes about growing up in the 1970s – it wasn't all so great back then

"Congratulations to the ones born in the 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s and EARLY 80s," read the meme, posted on a Facebook page called "Healing Heart", …

Memes

The Heartbreaking Detail You Might've Missed in Stranger Things 2

<i>Stranger Things</i> might be known for its Easter eggs designed for children of the 1980s, but the most interesting, significant, and impactful one of …

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