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Your Most Heinous Stories of Role-Playing Games Gone Wrong

Everybody loves role-playing games (unless you’re irrationally worried about Satan.) Escaping into a fantasy world, surrounded by like-minded nerds, is just the best thing ever. Except when it isn’t, because someone is deciding to be a total Gelatinous Cube. Here are some of your worst RPG horror stories. »9/01/15 4:46pmTuesday 4:46pm

Spherical Satellites Aboard the ISS are Gary Gygax Approved

It's too bad Gary Gygax »11/06/08 5:40pm11/06/08 5:40pm is no longer with us, because it would be interesting to get his opinion on SPHERES (for Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites). These prototype devices are currently floating around aboard the ISS as part of an experiment developed by MIT students. The goal is…

The Ancient Romans Were Gamers: 2nd Century Glass d20 Sold for $17,925

We can only guess what the ancient Romans might have thought about the latest revision of the Dungeons and Dragons rulebook (super approachable; they'd love it!), but we do know they were gamers. That's because an incredibly old, incredibly valuable Roman glass d20 was sold at auction by the famous Christie's auction… »6/15/08 5:00pm6/15/08 5:00pm

MIT Students Create Giant 20-Sided Die In Honor of Gary Gygax

I haven't played Dungeons and Dragons since I was a little kid, but I remember the time I spent geeking out with my friends fondly. So, when D&D co-creator Gary Gygax passed away earlier this month, I couldn't help but feel a little bummed. Apparently, a group of students at MIT felt the same way—which is why they… »3/25/08 7:40pm3/25/08 7:40pm