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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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Things We Saw Today: Across the Tracks Trailer Presents a Story of Sisterhood and Colorism In the 1960s South

Director Mike Cooke's short film, Across the Tracks, tells the story of two young, black sisters in 1960s Georgia, one of whom can pass for white and chooses to when their school district becomes integrated.

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U.S. to Finally Get the Rey Star Wars Monopoly Pieces We’ve Been Looking For

Despite much controversy over the lack of a Rey token in the Star Wars Monopoly game sold in the U.S, it seems as though Hasbro has finally decided to listen to the outcry and have available Star Wars Monopoly sets that include the heroine of The Force Awakens.

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Things We Saw Today: The Golden Girls Are Getting Their Own Edition of “Clue”

It was Dorothy in the kitchen with the cheesecake and the lipstick.

Instead of solving a murder, the Golden Girls "Clue" will see players trying to figure out who ate the last piece of cheesecake, and what incriminating item they left behind while doing so. (Yes, really.)

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For Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, the Golden Globes Ain’t Got Nothing on Settlers of Catan

If you've ever played any version of the tabletop game, Settlers of Catan, you know how addictive (not to mention rift-causing) it can be. Apparently, Kristen Bell and husband, Dax Shepard are no strangers to Catan, and are really hardcore about their game nights.

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3 Actionable Ways to Make Gaming Culture Safer

The point isn’t to appeal to women, people of color, queer individuals or any other specific demographic. It's to make our culture safer for everyone.

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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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Ansel Elgort and Somehow Not Vin Diesel May Star in the Dungeons and Dragons Movie

The fault in our dice?

Deadline reports that Ansel Elgort, known for his work in YA adaptations like The Fault in Our Stars and the Divergent franchise, is in early talks to star in Warner Bros.' Dungeons and Dragons.

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Gen Con’s “Industry Insiders” Guest List Has Finally Reached Gender Parity

Gen Con 2016 has just announced their list of invited "Industry Insiders," which refers to a group of 25 Featured Presenters as well as the Industry Insider Guest of Honor, who is Michael Pondsmith. For the first time this year, the Indianapolis-based RPG convention has achieved gender parity in the "Industry Insider" guest list, which this year includes 13 women and 12 men. If you include the Industry Insider Guest of Honor as well, that would bring the parity up to 50/50.

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Things We Saw Today: The Disney Infinity Series Has Been Cancelled

Things We Saw Today: The Disney Infinity Series Has Been Cancelled

Wow, this is a bummer. Disney announced earlier today that it's shuttering Avalanche Software, a move that will put nearly 300 people out of work and discontinue the Disney Infinity series.

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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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Things We Saw Today: Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: The Board Game

You remind me of the game.

The Jim Henson Company and River Horse are releasing a Labyrinth board game! The game will be designed for up to four players, and feature character tokens for Sarah, Jareth, Hoggle, Ludo, and Sir Didymus (and therefore Ambrocious, of course).

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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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Why I Love Playing Warmachine

Editor’s Note: It has been brought to our attention that the personal accounts and opinions in this piece were fabricated, so it has been removed. We apologize for the confusion this may have caused.

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Climbing Chutes & Ladders: The Positive Representation of Women in Board Games

As in any other medium, women are often misrepresented in board games. Female characters, especially in fantasy games, are oversexualized, overly stereotypical, and/or missing altogether. Even recently, Hasbro was heavily criticized for leaving Rey, the lead female character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, out of the new version of Star Wars Monopoly.

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In the Grim Darkness of Warhammer 40k‘s Far Future, There Are Only Men, and It’s Terrible

If you love something, you must be willing to criticize it and acknowledge its flaws, and while there are many flaws with Warhammer, the one we're here to examine today is gender representation of the grim darkness of the far future. You'd better settle in, because this is a doozy.

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The Latest Smash Up Expansion Is Pretty AND Deadly

I don’t know what you’re doing right now, but if you haven’t yet played Smash Up … you are straight up invited to come over and play it with me. I need more people to introduce this game to.

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The Mary Sue Interview: Time Wars Universe Creator Bijhan Valibeigi Takes Down the Myth of “Feminine Inferiority”

"It was very hard for me to admit to myself that I was trans and queer. All my heroes were cisgendered men. Luke Skywalker, Jim Kirk, Tommy Oliver, and the Ninja Turtles were all intensely masculine, and all supported by less-central female characters. I now realize that, subconsciously, I was resisting what I had been told was a "downgrade". Who would give up a starring role in order to play the supporting cast?"

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AltspaceVR Brings Dungeons & Dragons into Virtual Reality

Can I do a saving throw against death by hype?

With our current virtual reality revolution, video games and tabletop games are finally about to collide. Sure, there have been Dungeons & Dragons-inspired video games, Dungeons & Dragons video games, Warhammer 40k games and more, but this is like nothing that came before it.

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Things We Saw Today: Vote for the Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage LEGO Set!

LEGO Ideas has launched a new campaign to have folks vote on a brand new LEGO set, and the Ada Lovelace & Charles Babbage set is totally something you can vote on.

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