Tell us: Of all the characters you've ever played, who's your fave?!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.)Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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).Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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?"Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More