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An Oral History of D&D Magazine Rolled & Told: An Interview With Steenz

Rolled & Told is a magazine that combines tabletop gaming with stories, tips & tricks articles, and comics to create a one-of-a-kind periodical for the discerning player. To learn more about the series, we asked Christina “Steenz” Stewart, editor for all six issues in the first collected volume, our burning questions about the process of gathering the Rolled & Told adventuring party!

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Queer Representation, Vampires, & What We Do in the Shadows

Whether it’s a human familiar who has spent a decade serving a Staten Island vampire in hopes of a being turned himself, a troupe of werewolves ready to mark their territory at any cost (provided they aren’t distracted by a squeaky toy), or a soldier of the Ottoman Empire so relentless he was named for his relentlessness, everyone needs characters to whom they can relate—and the FX comedy series What We Do in the Shadows delivers just that.

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Star Wars Master & Apprentice Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan Novel Is a Great Lesson in “What They Grow Beyond”

When Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi first appear onscreen in The Phantom Menace, they are already working together with the ease of well-worn familiarity, but the early days of the relationship between the two Jedi, depicted in the novel Master & Apprentice by Claudia Gray, were considerably more strained.

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Riverdale High Reading List: 16 Literary References to Catch You Up With Riverdale’s Finest

In addition to packing in more pop culture references than an all-day Buffy binge, The CW's Riverdale is one of the best-read shows in town. Watching the latest episode may take precedence over your homework, but sometimes it’s worth ordering another cup of Pop’s coffee and spending the night reading a good book in a booth at the Chok’lit Shop.

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