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Here Are Reddit’s Whiniest, Most Low-Key Toxic Subreddits

Reddit is full of shitty people. Here's where most of them hang out.
Justin Caffier
9.11.17
Fashion

I Wore a Fedora for a Week to See if It Would Ruin My Life

It did. Almost instantly.
David Allegretti
11.22.16
neckbeards

How Dungeons & Dragons Went Mainstream

We spoke to experts and game developers about the shifting culture of the revered, and increasingly non-geeky, fantasy tabletop RPG.
Giaco Furino
9.3.15
neckbeards

I Spent 29 Hours Watching Marvel Movies in a Pennsylvania Megaplex

I sat through more than a day's worth of big-screen explosions and super-fandom at the Ultimate Marvel Marathon in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
Giaco Furino
5.4.15
neckbeards

Company Seeks Skilled, Motivated Dungeon Master

The online roleplaying game community Roll20 just posted a job opening that is basically a nerd's dream come true.
Giaco Furino
2.9.15
neckbeards

2014 Was a Great Year to Be a Geek

A look back at the year's best comics, board games, webseries, and gadgets.
Giaco Furino
12.18.14
neckbeards

A Brief History of Nickelodeon's 'Slime'

A look back at the falling green goop that was a mainstay on Nickleodeon in the 90s and helped define the childhood of a generation.
Giaco Furino
11.12.14
neckbeards

These People Spend Thousands of Dollars on Vintage Halloween Decorations

I spent some time talking with hardcore Halloween collectors, and they opened my eyes to the wonderful, creepy world of vintage decorations.
Giaco Furino
10.31.14
neckbeards

Board Game Creators Are Making Assloads of Money on Kickstarter

In 2013, games overtook film as the largest Kickstarter category by money pledged. But is crowdfunding some Risk clone good for the gaming community?
Giaco Furino
9.17.14
Stuff

Dungeons & Dragons Has Caught Up with Third-Wave Feminism

The newest version of the game encourages players to think critically about gender as a historical construct at the same time that they're deciding whether to be "Quarion the elvaan druid" or "Havilar the dragonborn sorcerer."
Cecilia D’Anastasio
8.27.14
neckbeards

Dungeons & Dragons Is Officially Cool Again

This week marks the release of the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons, a role-playing game that traditionally existed to create a safe space for neckbeards to pretend they're fighting orcs. But as hipsters continue their move toward adult childhood...
Giaco Furino
8.20.14
Stuff

#NotAllRolePlayers: A History of Rapey Dungeon Masters

It's no secret that D&D and women historically haven't mixed well, but creepy Dungeon Masters don't help matters. Fictional unwanted sexual advances on a fictional character in a fictional universe are a real-life bummer.
Tim Donovan
7.29.14