Geek

5 Tips for Gamemastering an RPG System for the First Time

Inspired to try your hand at running a new roleplaying game for the New Year? Approaching an unfamiliar ruleset can be daunting, but with the right …

RPGs

How One Man’s Pirate Game Shows the Intricacies of Great Game Art & Design

Gergõ Gilicze is a graphic designer in Hungary. In an article on Analog Games, Gilicze chronicled the design of a game for his master’s degree …

Design

How To Play – New Angeles

Welcome to your first step in winning your next board game night. Our very own Ivan Van Norman is here to help you set up that beautiful board game …

Board Games

Three Exciting Titles and the Designer Behind them All

Many designers have their own style and their games tend to have a common flavor. But some are so unique and interesting that their name alone piques …

Board Games

Everything We Know So Far About The Doctor’s New Companion

Fans of the iconic BBC series <i>Doctor Who</i> are yearning for a trip through time and space right about now, as show teases like the Christmas special and …

Doctor Who

New Studio Ghibli TV Show Comes to Amazon

As if the founding of Studio Ponoc and impending release of <i>Mary and the Witch’s Flower</i> weren’t enough to assuage otaku’s fears of the Ghibli spirit …

Anime

January | 2017

Dungeons and Dragons

Happy 17th Birthday to the 'Geek!

Wow another year around the sun and BGG turns 17 today.<p>So much has happened in the past year. It's hard to remember everything, so I'll try to be …

Board Games

Acne Studios FW17 Was Luxe Geek Chic

<b>Location:</b> Paris, France<p><b>The Vibe:</b> Smart-casual menswear produced with unusual fabrics and oddly-fitting proportions. Luxe geek chic, basically.<p><b>Key</b> …

Fashion

Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy became an official couple in this comic book

It has finally happened! Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy are officially a couple, because love is love — even in comic books. In the new <i>DC Comic’s:</i></i> …

Cosplay

You’re Not a Nerd: The sad co-opting of geek culture

<i>Anghus Houvouras on the sad co-opting of geek culture…</i><p>Growing up, I was a nerd. An actual nerd. A computer loving, socially awkward small-for-my-age …

Science Fiction

Absurdly Pricey Iron Man Armor with Over 500 Moving Parts

We’d say there’s some extra “irony” here, given the subject, or we could say it’s especially “fitting.” There seems to be no way to describe this …

Making Anime Intros With No Budget

Or making anime <i>intros</i> with no budget, at least. Jintatat Rugsaraj has taken the Homemade Movies approach to various top flight shonen series and …

Anime

BBC World Service - Witness, Dungeons and Dragons

In January 1974 the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons was launched from a Wisconsin basement. Within years it was being played by millions around the world. Witness speaks to Michael Mornard, one of the first people to play the game.<p>Photo by Paul Brown/REX/Shutterstock (193168d) …

Dungeons and Dragons

PlayStation Asia President Opens Taipei Game Show With Badass Entrance in Horizon: Zero Dawn Cosplay

Sony Interactive Entertainment Asia President Hiroyuki Oda is loved and respected by local fans. He is not your usual suit, and he definitely lends …

Cosplay

D&D Rings In The New Year With A New (Experimental) Class: The Artificer

I like to think of myself as a pretty clever player who has had some pretty clever DMs, but nothing has felt so clunky as trying to create an …

Dungeons and Dragons

Sammus is somewhere between nerdcore and afrofuturism

Engadget Job Board<p>Digital Growth Manager at Wealthsimple Wealthsimple - New York, NY, United States<p>Associate Creative Director at Ramsey Solutions, A Dave Ramsey Company Ramsey Solutions, A Dave Ramsey Company - Nashville, TN, United States<p>Sr. Manager, Mobile Publishing at WB Games San Francisco WB …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Uncommon Nasa & The Unheard Nerd Team Up To Support ACLU & NPR

<b>The Unheard Nerd are honoured to team up with New York rapper Uncommon Nasa for the release of ‘Mink Swimming Pools’. All proceeds go to ACLU and NPR.</b><p>…

Three Games We’re Eagerly Anticipating In 2017

It was a good thing that 2016 was a leap year, since the extra day gave us that much more time to play all the awesome games that came out of over …

Gaming

How do the Power Rangers Trailer’s Revamped Characters Compare with the originals?

The full trailer for the upcoming reboot of Saban’s <i>Power Rangers</i> has arrived suddenly, like a bunch of teenagers with attitude teleporting back into …

Movies

God of Board Games’ New Kickstarter Project Udderly Fantastic

Reiner Knizia, the epochal board game designer who has won enough gaming awards to sink a boat, has a new game on Kickstarter that you need to know …

Board Games

This Robot Communicates Only in Animated Gifs

It seems to be human nature for people to try out new ways of communicating with each other. Although now, it seems like the trend is heading towards …

Sailor Moon R Returns to Show the Thorny Side of Love

History was the theme, in several respects, when VIZ Media put on a premiere for its new, dubbed restoration of <i>Sailor Moon R – the Movie</i> at the Ace …

Manga

A Really Cool Collection Of Wintry Cosplay Photos

(Winter Wonderland Lulu cosplay by Nimdra)<p>Cosplayers already look cool when they're strutting around in costume, except for those rare awkward …

Cosplay

Time Lapse Video of Artist Kay Pike Painting a Star Wars C-3PO Costume on Her Body

Fashion designer, mixed artist, and cosplay model Kay Pike is back with another awesome time lapse video that features Kayleen painting a <i>Star Wars</i> …

Cosplay

All-Female D&D Campaign Girls Guts Glory Creates a Safe Space for Gamer Girls

On Jan 20 in Washington D.C., a cantaloupe-colored ogre who boasts about grabbing princesses by their privates will ascend to the highest throne in …

Dungeons and Dragons

The Inspiring Journey Of Cosplay Legend Yaya Han [Video]

Myx TV is a multicultural entertainment network and its new digital series “My Motto” spotlights Asian American millennials who are succeeding in …

Cosplay

Retro Gaming in Style with a Laser Cut, 3D Printed Case

What is it that attracts makers to retro gaming? Perhaps it’s the challenge of putting the system together, or maybe it’s the fact that you can have all of the games from your childhood on console, something that wouldn’t have been possible even 10 years ago. I imagine it’s a combination for most …

Retrogaming

Part of the fun for DMs is expanding your ideas outward. Just remember to give those ideas time and space to contract, too.

Art of a good DM is realizing that the more a player's action messes with your plans, the more interesting the game will be. #wotcstaff<p>— (((Mike …

Dungeons and Dragons

Do you know what the hardest words in the dictionary really mean?

Take this quiz and test your knowledge now!<p>Do you fancy yourself as a bit of a boffin, a wordsmith with a stellar vocabulary? A dab hand at the …

Quizzes