How To Elevate Discussion In The Comments

We've all read some really great comments on stories published throughout the Gawker family of blogs. Comments that are funny, comments that are touching and comments that make you reevaluate the way you think about things. Then there are the comments that make you want to burn down the internet. These comments… » 7/18/14 1:46pm 7/18/14 1:46pm

Kacy Catanzaro Makes History on American Ninja Warrior

This is off-topic but it's great. We might need to amend io9's list of Greatest Female Samurai and Ninjas to include Kacy Catanzaro. She became the first women to ever qualify for the final stage of American Ninja Warrior known as Mt. Midoriyama. Catanzaro made history with every obstacle she completed during the… » 7/15/14 11:42pm 7/15/14 11:42pm

The Beginner's Guide To Roleplaying Games: Part 1

Welcome to Part 1 of our Beginner's Guide to Roleplaying Games. We will be discussing the premise of RPGs, some history of RPGs and also the different genres of RPGs that are available. There will also be a discussion about some of the supplies you will need to play an RPG including the different types of dice used. » 7/10/14 1:30pm 7/10/14 1:30pm

The Beginners Guide to Roleplaying Games: Intro

There was a post on The Mary Sue that featured the dice shaming meme and a commenter had a great idea. They mentioned that they are becoming more interested in tabletop games and would appreciate someone writing an intro for potential new players. There's no way to write that for The Mary Sue, but it can be written… » 7/08/14 12:37pm 7/08/14 12:37pm

5th Edition D and D Basic Rules Overview

The Basic Rules for the 5th Edition of Dungeons & Dragons were released on July 3rd. The 110-page free download contains enough information to start up a basic adventure. It mostly appears that the development team has rolled a lot of rules back to the way they were in the 3rd Edition, but there were some places where… » 7/06/14 7:00pm 7/06/14 7:00pm

Is Abed A Good DM: 2nd Edition

For "Advanced Advanced Dungeons & Dragons", the tenth episode of the 5th (but not final) season of Community, the show revisited Dungeons & Dragons. Just like in the first episode, playing the tabletop RPG was used as a means to solve a problem. In this case the Save Greendale Committee used the game to try to restore… » 7/02/14 5:11pm 7/02/14 5:11pm

Wild Ideas About The Future of Pacific Rim

I'm sure everyone saw the news yesterday that Pacific Rim 2 is a go for April of 2017. The gap between now and then will be filled with an animated series that sounds like it will be more of a prequel to the first movie. To celebrate I've come up with some ideas for what I would like to see in the future of the PR… » 6/27/14 3:39pm 6/27/14 3:39pm

The Return of the Original Guardians of the Galaxy

Issue #14 of the ongoing Guardians of the Galaxy series included a back-up story featuring the original line-up of the Guardians: Major Vance Astro, Starhawk, Charlie-27, Yondu and Martinex. The back-up story was written by Dan Abnett, one of the creators of the current team. At the time there was speculation as to… » 6/25/14 1:51pm 6/25/14 1:51pm

How To Train Your Dragon 2

How To Train Your Dragon was the movie that I took my family to see over four years ago. It was the night before we left California and moved to Italy. It was a movie for a family to watch together. My daughter has just turned four and my son had just turned twelve. Their ever differing tastes have made it difficult… » 6/12/14 11:11pm 6/12/14 11:11pm