First Pictures of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

By | May 31st, 2016|Fiona's Posts, Pop Culture, Theater|

Pottermore released the first images of Harry, Ginny, and Albus Severus from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child today. The play, which will open in London next week, stars Jamie Parker as Harry, Poppy Miller, as Ginny, Sam Clemmett as Albus Severus, and Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley as Hermione and Ron, respectively (though they [...]

Critical Role Recap: Episode 54 – “In The Belly of The Beast”

By | May 31st, 2016|Critical Role Recap, Nick's Posts, Pop Culture|

Thar be spoilers! Check out the full episode here at GeekandSundry.com. If you follow me on Twitter, you will know that I am a bit of a fan of Geek and Sundry's Critical Role. Okay. So, maybe a lot of a fan...   Image Source And with the break last week I figure everyone can [...]

Rethinking firearms in D&D

By | May 30th, 2016|Game Mastering, Roleplaying Games, Tom's Posts|

I plan on having firearms as a prominent feature of a D&D campaign I'm currently planning, and I've been thinking about how I want them to work. I would classify the technology level of the world I'm planning to be roughly “early-modern,” specifically around middle 18th-century levels. The world will be one full of fairly [...]

Top Ten Most Iconic D&D Monsters

By | May 28th, 2016|Tanner's Posts|

For those among us who love playing Dungeons & Dragons, we know that heroically battling various monsters is just part of the experience. Monster Manuals are filled with hundreds of unique monsters for intrepid explorers with various expansion books that can add hundreds upon hundreds more. While there are a plethora of villains to give [...]

One Hour To Prep: 8 Game Master Tips for Procrastinators

By | May 27th, 2016|Game Mastering, Lists, Nick's Posts, Roleplaying Games|

It's D&D day! You haven't prepared a session yet but you will have plenty of time after work. Right after you make yourself a burrito and rewatch an episode of Rick and Morty. You grab a quick 20 minute power nap to energize yourself before immortalizing to paper the awesome session you will undoubtedly create. Totally [...]

Is There Really a Problem with Women’s Beer?

By | May 27th, 2016|Craft Beer, Fiona's Posts|

Recently, High Heel Brewing became a topic in craft beer circles due to their efforts to create a woman-targeted brewery. The brewery is run by several women, which is definitely unique to craft beer. This is a positive aspect of the brewery, and I think that just about everyone would agree. Gender disparity is a [...]

Rick and Morty Rewatch – S1E1 (Part 2)

By | May 26th, 2016|Pop Culture, Rick and Morty, Rick and Morty Rewatch, Television, Tom's Posts|

Earlier this week, I talked about the opening sequence of S1E1. “How is Morty supposed to do well in his classes if you keep taking him away for high-concept sci-fi rigamarole?” This moment nicely tells you what the show is about (high-concept sci-fi rigamarole), and introduces you to Jerry's role on the show: the dumb [...]

Movies My Mom Wouldn’t Let Me Watch Part 1

By | May 26th, 2016|Fiona's Posts, Lists, Movies My Mom Wouldn't Let Me Watch, Pop Culture|

Growing up, I wasn't allowed to watch certain movies. Mostly it was my mom placing the restrictions on me. While this seems reasonable, as I grew up and started watching these films, I started to suspect that my mom banned certain films just because she didn't feel like watching them. I got this from the [...]

I hope the new Ghostbusters is good.

By | May 26th, 2016|Movies, Pop Culture, Tom's Posts|

A lot of people seem to expect that the new Ghostbusters movie is going to suck. I watched the trailers, and it seems like a mixed bag. If the best jokes and moments are in the trailer, then it might be pretty weak. But if the trailer is just a taste, then the movie could [...]

The Demand for Diversity

By | May 26th, 2016|Fiona's Posts, Pop Culture|

Recently, there has been an amazing trend on Twitter where users are getting more vocal about their ships and including more diversity in popular movies. Both #GiveCaptainAmericaaBoyfriend and #GiveElsaaGirlfriend have gotten popular enough that people have begun to take notice. The most notable thing about this trend is the demand for diversity in places where [...]