Dungeons and Dragons

The surrealist horror film Mandy pits Nicolas Cage against murderous hippies

<i>Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief</i><i>,</i> <i>breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.</i><p>Director Panos Cosmatos once said that his 2010 debut film <i>Beyond the Black Rainbow</i> was “a sort of imagining of an old …

Horror Movies

A Day In the Life of a 12- (Almost 13!) Year-Old Brooklynite

<i>We asked a Gen Z sample size of one to break down an average day in terms of the tech and media she consumes. "I personally don't consider myself</i> …

Advertising Industry

5 lessons for teaching law and technology

• Home<br>• Law Scribbler<br>• 5 lessons for teaching law and technology<p>Law Scribbler<p><i>This piece was co-authored with Keith Porcaro, a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman</i> …

Law

At Least Part Of The Planned Hasbro Cinematic Universe Isn't Happening

A couple years ago, Paramount and Hasbro Studios gathered a bunch of writers together for one sacred purpose: to write some movies about a bunch of …

Geek

More One-Shot 'D&D' Adventures for Fifth Edition

Reading Time: 6 minutes<p><i>One-shot D&D adventures for 5th edition DO exist, and I set three relatively new Dungeon Masters the task of testing some …

RPGs

The Best Mods For Divinity: Original Sin 2

<i>Divinity: Original Sin 2</i> is one of the best RPGs I've ever played. It's massive, complex and beautiful, but its many layers are riddled with kinks …

Geek

Here's Your To-Do List Alignment Chart

Your to-do management system says a lot, maybe everything, about you. We’ve organized the major systems according to their Dungeons and Dragons …

What Happened to Youth Sports Just for Fun?

Reading Time: 6 minutes<p>Something sad happened in our family this month. My oldest son, a high school freshman, is about to give up on high school …

Geek

Monsters of Ice and Fire: Daenerys’ Children and the Medieval European Dragon

We all know what a dragon is, right? And we surely all know what a monster is. So I trust we can keep this a one-paragraph kind of affair, right? End …

George R.R. Martin

Hasbro's ROM & MASK Movies 'Not Likely' to Happen

Fans eagerly awaiting more news on the Hasbro Cinematic Universe might want to take a seat. There’s a good chance movies like <i>Rom: The Spaceknight</i> and</i> …

Movies

Jim Zub Pens More D&D Comic Book Adventures With Evil At Baldur’s Gate

The city of Baldur’s Gate has become the centerpiece of much of the central lore of <i>Dungeons & Dragons.</i> Many fans first discovered the strange city in …

RPGs

The 100 Most Important Pop Culture Moments of the Last 10 Years: #21-40

We’re counting the 100 biggest, most important moments... wait, you read the headline, right? And probably saw the three other articles counting down …

Comics

Papercraft RPG Popup Dungeon Gets New Trailer

Make Any Hero You Darn Well Please<p>Freedom is both a blessing and a curse when it comes to RPGs. Too many options and you end up doing nothing at all, …

RPGs

Things To Do: 6 can't-miss Vancouver arts events this week, January 17 to 23

StaffEditor’s choiceGeek chicWe’re drawn to all the elements here: homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, fantasy role-playing games, and—most of all—dragon …

Geek

Unpacking the Meaning of the ‘Starter Pack’ Meme

The joke is based almost entirely upon stereotyping people, and—predictably—this can lead into morally dubious territory.<p>Where to start, with the starter pack? Know Your Meme traces the meme back to late 2014, and since then it caught on less as a message than as a format, with Twitter, Facebook, …

Memes

Family Mashup: Milestones, lost memories and mediocrity

While “This Is Us” returned from its midseason break with another packed-to-the-rafters episode, “Modern Family” utilized a quieter but nevertheless …

TV

Popup Dungeon shows off its ‘build your own dungeon’ tool

Popup Dungeon is a roguelike dungeon crawling role-playing game, which is nothing new — but this one includes a customization tool that enables players to modify the game’s characters, weapons, abilities, and enemies. Developer Triple B Titles successfully raised $100,000 through a Kickstarter …

Business

Riverdale Recap: The 5 Most Amazingly Bonkers Things That Happened in "The Blackboard Jungle"

Ladies and gentlemen, <i>Riverdale</i> has returned.<p>And unsurprisingly, it does not appear that there were any kind of new year's resolutions made to slow …

TV

Will Players Always Scorn Mobile Games? — An Interview with Game Developer Tim Harris

Ever since the emergence of downloadable smartphone games, mobile gaming has continued to spread like wildfire with no end in sight. Globally, mobile …

Mobile

11 Tabletop RPGs That Need To Make A Comeback

One of the few truly great trends in 2017 was the return of tabletop role-playing. <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> got a boost from <i>Stranger Things</i>, but TSR’s …

RPGs

Your First Look at the Official Art for the Second Critical Role Campaign

<i>Critical Role is Geek & Sundry’s live Dungeons & Dragons show, featuring Dungeon Master Matthew Mercer and his troupe of fellow voice actors. Catch</i> …

RPGs

What we want from Borderlands 3

Back in 2017, Gearbox's Randy Pitchford got on stage during an Unreal Engine 4 presentation to show what, <i>hypothetically</i>, a new game that happened to …

PC Gaming

World Society And Social Media | I'm Just Sharing

When I wrote my post last July asking if social media is causing our children to lose their compassion, I couldn’t have predicted anything like this …

Social Media Marketing

Dungeons And Dragons: 15 Dark Secrets Even Hardcore Players Never Knew

Through shows like <i>Stranger Things</i>, the role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons has been popularized in ways it hasn’t experienced since its debut in …

RPGs

Dungeons, dragons and draft: How a fantasy game went from geeky to mainstream

'People can be a bit shy when getting into role-playing and into character' and that's where the beer helps<p>It's a Sunday afternoon and a bar in …

RPGs

Review: Unepic (Switch eShop)

Once relegated to the dustiest of basements and the back corners of hobby stores worldwide, <b>Dungeons & Dragons</b> has been enjoying something of a …

Nintendo

Artist Deven Rue Puts Critical Role on the Map

<i>Critical Role is Geek & Sundry’s live Dungeons & Dragons show, featuring Dungeon Master Matthew Mercer and his troupe of fellow voice actors. Catch</i> …

RPGs

A Monster Manual-inspired zine and art show

Secret Headquarters, Los Angeles's best comics shop (previously, has published "Monster Manual," a limited-run, 64-page zine collecting the art from …

Mark Ingram

10 Terrible Movies That We Love Anyway

There are plenty of bad movies out there, and mostly audiences feel that their time has been wasted by sitting through them. Then there are movies …

L. Ron Hubbard

15 Things Even Die-Hard Fans Don't Know About Dark Souls

FromSoftware has managed to tap into the deepest and darkest desires of gamers across the world. They were once best known as the creators of the</i> …

Dark Souls