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Preview of Dungeons & Dragons Young Adventurer’s Guides—Time to Indoctrinate Your Tiny Nieces and Nephews

Take a peek inside two upcoming titles—Monsters & Creatures, and Warriors & Weapons—that are part of the new ‘Dungeons & Dragons Young Adventurer’s Guides’ series from Ten Speed Press.

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Dungeons & Dragons Streamers & Creators Discuss the Game’s Evolution of Representation

"Women" as a monolith is not the end-all of inclusion. Going into the recent mega-event of D&D Live: The Descent, I was curious to see how the streamers and creators present felt about the evolution of intersectional representation.

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Dungeons & Dragons Will Stream a Massive Live Event Beginning Today

Dungeons & Dragons fans are in for quite the weekend. D&D Live 2019: The Descent will stream 50 hours of D&D content straight into your screens and brains! The lineup that Wizards of the Coast has planned is unreal.

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These Are the Most Popular Dungeons & Dragons Spells

These are the most-used Dungeons & Dragons spells across classes. How does your own wizardry stack up?

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Where Is Riverdale Going With Their Weird Satanic Panic/D&D Knockoff Plotline?

With G&G, we still don't know who (or what) is pulling the strings, but the cult of the game is widespread, spanning generations, and, if Jughead is right, encompassing far more about their lives than anyone has ever realized. And it is dangerous. Multiple people have died because of the game. But without acknowledging the real-life counterpart to this story, it all feels a bit too silly.

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Artists on Their Way to a Wizards of the Coast Brainstorming Session Detained by ICE

Over the weekend, three artists known for their work on Magic: The Gathering were detained at Seattle's SeaTac airport on their way to a Dungeons and Dragons brainstorming session/ "concept push" at Wizards of the Coast.

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What It’s Like to Be a Woman Playing Dungeons & Dragons on the Internet

It’s a general rule of the internet that whatever toxicity exists in person is magnified online. I was surprised, then, when every woman I spoke to that plays D&D for internet audiences said that the opposite was true in their communities.

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Heads Up, D&D Fans, You’re Gonna Want to Check Out This 3-Day Livestreamed Extravaganza

Starting tomorrow, an all-star cast of comedians, actors, and well-known online players are coming together for The Stream of Many Eyes, a three-day D&D extravaganza.

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How Women Are Driving the Dungeons & Dragons Renaissance

More than 40 years into its existence, 2017 was Dungeons & Dragons’ biggest year ever, and not by a small margin. 12-15 million people played D&D in North America in 2017. The company behind the game, Wizards of the Coast, saw a growth in sales that was about 40% over their numbers the year before. And while it’s still early, all signs point to 2018 being even bigger.

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A Neural Network Gifts Us With New Dungeons & Dragons Creatures Like Vampire Bear, Walfablang, and Meme Ball

Janelle Shane has done it again, this time training a neural network to produce some amazing Dungeons & Dragons monster names.

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Who’s Your Favorite Tabletop RPG Character You’ve Ever Played?

Tell us: Of all the characters you've ever played, who's your fave?!

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A Neural Network Invents D&D Spells, and Decides “Dave” Is the Most Magical Name Of All

Research scientist Janelle Shane has trained a neural network to generate Dungeons & Dragons spells, with wonderful results like Curse Clam, Dance of Sack, Poxsare, and Cursing wink.

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Monday Cute: DM Doggo Is Best Doggo (Tied With All Doggos Ever, of Course)

They're all good doggos.

I mean, they're all good doggos, but I'm really feeling happy watching these doggos play through some lovely Dungeons & Dragons scenarios.

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Let the Good Times Roll: Joe Manganiello Wrote a Dungeons and Dragons Movie

There's nothing dicey about this at all. Way to take the initiative. Don't anybody DM me about these jokes.

Joe Manganiello wrote a Dungeons and Dragons movie. Go ahead and let that sink in for a bit.

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#GOPDnD: Trump’s America Makes for a Hilariously Disastrous D&D Campaign

Fake dice!

This campaign could very well go on until Trump is out of office, or until the GOP stops flouting both the will of their constituents and basic logic. Since neither is likely to happen anytime soon, we may as well laugh while we watch the world burn.

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Things We Saw Today: Cleverbot Makes for a Pretty Good D&D Player

Cleverbot apparently passed a Turing Test then didn't pass a Turing Test a few years ago, but none of that matters now because Jane Ritt ran a small D&D adventure with it and now we know what Cleverbot's true purpose in life is.

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Why Your Life Needs More of The Adventure Zone

In case you enjoyed Monster Factory; good, good goofs; or unexpected tidal waves of feeling.

Three idiots, nee adventurers, walk into a tavern and accept a quest that promises untold amounts of fortune, glory, and definitely not any betrayal or untimely death. It goes real bad. Thus begins The Adventure Zone, a comedy D&D podcast that thoroughly won the heart of this total tabletop newbie.

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Things We Saw Today: Mama Tiger Shows Off Baby Tigers to the World

This video's everything you'd expected it'd be: a big mama tiger being a mama tiger to some lil tiger cubs.

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The Mary Sue Interview: The Ladies of Geek & Sundry’s Critical Role Explain How D&D Changed Their Lives

Every Thursday at 7 pm PST, a group of, in their own words, "nerdy-ass" voice-actors get together to play their Dungeons & Dragons campaign live as part of Geek & Sundry's hit series, Critical Role.

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Things We Saw Today: Make Your Own Wildfire Jack-O-Lantern!

For an inspired twist on a classic Halloween decoration that will impress friends and terrify trick-or-treaters, make your Jack-O-Lantern breathe green fire with this step-by-step guide!

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