Dungeons & Dragons has been around for a very long time. The popularity of the game seems to continue to grow as more people try the Fifth edition and love it. The future of D&D seems to be in good hands since Wizards of the Coast has a good number of items that could end up on your favorite gamer’s Christmas list.
There is an adult coloring book, game adventures/supplements, several choose your own adventure style books, and books to help children learn while interacting with a D&D style story.
This October will see something that should have been released years ago. A William Shatner Christmas Album.
Titled Shatner Claus and arriving on October 26th, it is filled with well known and beloved songs for the season. Featuring a cast of incredible supporting players like Henry Rollins, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Brad Paisley, Iggy Pop, Todd Rundgren, and many more, it looks to be an eclectic mix of old music in varied styles.
This is not Shatner’s first foray into music, in fact, his first album came out while Star Trek was still on the air, in 1968. Here is a look back at his oeuvre in the musical arts.
After the firing of James Gunn for, admittedly offensive, old tweets that Gunn already apologized for 6 years ago, many have been outspoken against Disney’s knee-jerk decision. But none have been quite as outspoken as Dave Bautista, Drax from Guardians of the Galaxy. Bautista has, on frequent occasion, called Disney out for its rash and hasty decision to fire Gunn, calling for Gunn’s reinstatement and tweeting at Disney with tweets directing them to the man behind the movement to get Gunn fired, conspiracy theorist Mike Cernovich.
Disney is known for their squeaky clean, family-friendliness. There are parents throughout American who trust Disney with protecting their children from anything obscene or inappropriate, to the point of allowing their children to watch only Disney films exclusively. It’s this image that Disney wants to preserve, and in doing so fired James Gunn for a series of jokes that were, admittedly, off-color, black humor that wasn’t appropriate for public consumption. But when we look closer at Disney’s not-so-distant past, the company and the man it’s named for aren’t so squeaky-clean either. As fans, family, and friends clamor for Gunn to be given a second chance we look back on Disney’s own sordid past. How many chances has The House of Mouse been given?
The genre of Cyberpunk is not a new one. The genre pulls from the Punk subculture and early Hacker culture, while usually exploring the not-so-distant dystopian future of humanity. In film, it started with Blade Runner. The pencil and paper RPG Shadowrun has found success for years. Numerous films, tv shows, video games and nearly every other medium has dipped its toes into the Cyberpunk genre. While the genre seemed to hit its peak in the 90s, there’s been a solid resurgence in the interest of the genre. What cyberpunk-y goodness lies out there for fans to consume? Jack-in, Chummer.
What do Wayne Brady, Tim Duncan, Mike Myers, Stephen Colbert, Stephen King, Vin Diesel, and Wil Wheaton all have in common? They all play the grand daddy of all tabletop Role-Playing Games (RPGs), the venerable Dungeons and Dragons (D&D).
After 44 years, the game is still going strong and in 2014 released its most recent iteration, The Fifth Edition. This has brought many new players into the fold as people create online methods to run and play the game without having to actually be in the same room. But the best way to enjoy the game is still in-person around a table with old (and new) friends. However, getting started seems only slightly easier than reading War and Peace by Tolstoy.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Here are some helpful tips for those interested in dipping their foot in the D&D pool as a player for the first time.
A decade ago, Guardians of the Galaxy director, James Gunn, made some offensive tweets and ran an offensive blog. About 6 years ago, he was called out on it by Tumblr users and The Mary Sue. This week the internet dragged it all back up. This time, the outcry was bigger. This time, despite already apologizing some years ago, actively working towards being a better person, his past bit Gunn in the ass – big time. What started the 2nd Coming of his offensive tweets? What fate did Gunn meet and how did he meet it?
San Diego Comic Con is in full swing and everyone is abuzz about the exciting panels, news, and nerdy splendor.
Yet in all this wonderful frenzy, some great panels may get lost in the fold. This is why today will feature a fantastic, unforgettable, enjoyable event: The Line Webtoon panel. (more…)