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Interview: Felica Day Turns Angst to Action for Separated Families

Last week, people all across the nation reacted in rage and horror as we learned the extent of the Trump administration’s brutal family separation and zero tolerance policy at the border. Images and audio of weeping children and horror stories of separated families provoked outrage for innumerable people, and one of them was genre star and geek icon Felicia Day.

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Buffy 20th Anniversary: Looking to the Future With a Slayer Fan Film

To every generation, a slayer is born…

group of fans created Lurk: A Fray Fan Film which gives a glimpse of what the adventures of a future slayer might be.

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Interview: Wil Wheaton On Why International Tabletop Day Isn’t All Fun and Games (Only Mostly)

Today is the fourth annual International Tabletop Day! Whether you're a hardcore game nerd, or a more casual player, today is a great day to either get some friends together, or attend one of the community events happening all over the world. Right now, there's a livestream happening over at the official website thanks to the good people over at Geek and Sundry, and all of this is happening for a very good cause!

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Wil Wheaton and Geek & Sundry’s Weekly Game Master Tips: Work With the Rules, Not Against Them

When gaming, the important thing is to have fun—even if that means turning an unfortunate turn of luck into a story point or giving a player a second chance.

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Wil Wheaton and Geek & Sundry’s Weekly Game Master Tips: This One’s for You, Players

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When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When a game gives you lemons, be more creative. Fashion yourself a lemon cannon and fire those things right back! Or, you know, make the best of your character's stats by turning them into personality traits. Whichever.

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Wil Wheaton and Geek & Sundry’s Weekly Game Master Tips: Making Combat Feel Real

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Combat is usually a large part of the role-playing experience, and making that combat feel real, varied, and interactive can make or break the experience. So, sit back and let Wil Wheaton give you some tips on how to get the most out of your combat system in this week's Game Master Tip.

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Wil Wheaton and Geek & Sundry’s Weekly Game Master Tips: Creating Moral Dilemmas

If your players feel like "fight evil and win" is their only choice, a game won't feel nearly as nuanced as the real world, where things are rarely that simple. This week, Wil Wheaton has some tips on presenting your players with moral dilemmas.

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Wil Wheaton and Geek & Sundry’s Weekly Game Master Tips: Unlikely Sources of Inspiration

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Good ideas don't just spring forth out of nowhere, so make sure you have some good sources of inspiration to make your next tabletop role-playing campaign!

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Wil Wheaton and Geek & Sundry’s Weekly Game Master Tips: Saying “Yes” to Player Ideas

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A good Game Master needs to be able to improvise to make players feel like they can really explore their imaginations, and like improv acting's "yes, and..." guideline, saying yes to what your players want to do can go a long way towards building characters and worlds together.

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Wil Wheaton and Geek & Sundry’s Weekly Game Master Tips: Pacing and Paying Off Character Goals

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It's a common problem: you, as a GM, have given your players exactly what they wanted because they reached the end of a dungeon or put down the big baddie. Where do they go from there?

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Wil Wheaton and Geek & Sundry’s Weekly Game Master Tips: Minis and Maps in RPGs

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Back in The Long-Ago Time of the 1980s, most people sitting down to an RPG like D&D weren't playing with miniatures and battle grids. As D&D evolved, however, so did gameplay and the incorporation of little tactile figures bopping around a grid. That's awesome if you enjoy maneuvering tactically...but does it take away from the imaginations of the players? In this week’s Game Master Tips from Wil Wheaton and Geek & Sundry, Wheaton talks the pros and cons of minis and maps.

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Wil Wheaton and Geek & Sundry’s Weekly Game Master Tips: Making Player Choices Matter

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If there's an area where tabletop gaming really outdoes RPG video games, it's in storytelling that can really react and adapt to player choices to make participants feel like they're actually involved in shaping the narrative instead of just playing an interactive movie. In this week's Game Master Tips from Wil Wheaton and Geek & Sundry, Wheaton suggests ways to work that to your game's advantage.

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Legendary Digital Brings Female Geek Presence to SXSW

Amy Poehler's Smart Girls, Geek and Sundry, and Nerdist take the stage in Austin!

South by Southwest (SXSW), one of the largest music and media festivals of the year, begins tomorrow in Austin, TX, and thanks to Legendary Digital there will be a heavy geek presence. Even better: thanks to Legendary's acquisition of both Geek and Sundry and Amy Poehler's Smart Girls last year, that presence will be heavily female!

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