Video Games, D&D, and Farting on the Bus: Bad for You Is Good for You

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Bad for You: Exposing the War on Fun is an illustrated tour through cultural freak-outs. The book is a historical look at the hysterical horror adults have felt about kids activities, from comics, games, technology, play, and thought. It’s a fun, surprising and biting survey. GeekDad has an interview with authors Kevin C. Pyle and Scott Cunningham. Continue reading

GeekDad Interview: Tony DiTerlizzi Talks About WondLa, Dungeons & Dragons, and Star Wars

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Tony DiTerlizzi is one of my favorite author-illustrators, and his WondLa series is a family favorite. The final book of the trilogy, The Battle for WondLa, is out this month, and I got a chance to speak with DiTerlizzi before he heads out for his book tour. We talked about all things WondLa, his upcoming Star Wars book, Dungeons and Dragons, and more. Continue reading

Five Amazing TV Moments from D&D History

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In honor of the 40th anninversary of Dungeons & Dragons, we present Five Amazing TV Moments from D&D History. In these clips — from 60 Minutes to Freaks and Geeks — we see the how the famous game has been portrayed, from being ridiculed and used as a scapegoat to being celebrated. Continue reading

Second Issue of Gygax Magazine Hits Shelves This Week

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Gygax Magazine, a tribute to the gaming magazines of yore (think Dragon and White Dwarf, circa 1985), releases its second issue this week with a stunning cover by fantasy artist extraordinaire Jeff Easley. Continue reading

Dungeons & Dragons Publishers Cast Resurrection on 3.5 Spell Compendium

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Wizards of the Coast just released a reprint of their new hardcover Spell Compendium for D&D 3.5 This sourcebook has taken spells from Dragon magazine, web articles from the WotC website, supplements such as Complete Arcane and Manual of the Planes. The quality of this printing is just supurb and is actually the best looking D&D sourcebook I own with foil artwork and and embossed cover. Continue reading

The 10 Best Classic D&D Modules I Ever Played #8: Michael Moorcock Wants His Sword Back

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We were digging through the storage shed recently, when I should chance across the dusty stack of old Dungeons & Dragons modules I’ve had with me for… well, for a very long time. For all the GeekDads who have gamed, as I scan and read through these, I’ll post them for your enjoyment and comment, if you remember them. Continue reading

The 10 Best Classic D&D Modules I Ever Played #7: My Spidey Sense is Tingling

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We were digging through the storage shed recently, when I should chance across the dusty stack of old Dungeons & Dragons modules I’ve had with me for… well, for a very long time. For all the GeekDads who have gamed, as I scan and read through these, I’ll post them for your enjoyment and comment, if you remember them. Continue reading