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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 4:46pm 21 minutes ago

All the Most Thrilling Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Coming This Fall

Your “to read” pile is about to get much more massive. This fall’s science fiction and fantasy books include new titles by legends like Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, Stephen King, Jim Butcher and Tanya Huff. You’re not ready for this! Which is why we’re getting you ready, with our guide to fall books. » 8/28/15 5:30pm Friday 5:30pm

How the Hell Is This JPG of Han Solo Worth $225?

Would you spend almost $225 for a single digital image of Han Solo from the original Star Wars? For most people, the answer is obviously “No.” But many of us who are using the app Star Wars: Card Trader, from Topps, would kill to have that singular image in our collections. And some people will pay dearly for it.
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Stephen Colbert Will Host Elon Musk and Uber's CEO His First Week

When Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show launches on September 8 there will be a few surprising guests on his couch: Both Elon Musk and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick are booked for a very tech-focused first week. But that’s not the only hint that Colbert’s show might promise to be the most nerd-friendly late night show ever. » 8/24/15 3:00pm 8/24/15 3:00pm

Search Your Feelings; You Know You Want This Frozen Han Solo Backpack

Who cares about ergonomics and proper weight distribution when you can get a backpack from Comic Images featuring your favorite Star Wars characters? If carbonite can keep a human alive and well-preserved, your textbooks, tablets, and laptop should be perfectly safe in this Han Solo pack. » 8/24/15 9:16am 8/24/15 9:16am

A Girl Was Bullied For Liking Star Wars, And Was Helped In The Best Way 

Layla was being teased at school in Virginia for wearing an R2-D2 jacket and Guardians of the Galaxy shirt. After hearing about this, the local chapter of the 501st Legion, Garrison Tyranus, decided to step in and help out by issuing her a set of Stormtrooper armor. » 8/23/15 4:40pm 8/23/15 4:40pm

Pre-Ordering this Interactive Yoda Is as Close as You'll Ever Get to Jedi School

First revealed back in February shortly after Toy Fair 2015, we now know quite a few more details about Spin Master’s interactive Legendary Yoda toy thanks to Walmart who’s finally made it available for pre-order and officially available on September 4—AKA Force Friday. » 8/19/15 9:00am 8/19/15 9:00am

"We're Creating A Jaw-Dropping New World": More Details About Disney's Star Wars Land

Yesterday, we learned that Disney is adding some absolutely massive Star Wars expansions to their Florida and California parks. Now here’s a video showing the highlights of Bob Iger’s keynote speech—along with more concept art that wasn’t officially released. » 8/16/15 2:40pm 8/16/15 2:40pm

What Alien Or Droid Is Alan Tudyk Playing In Star Wars: Rogue One? [Updated]

Here’s your first image of the cast from Gareth Edward’s Star Wars film, Rogue One. And it turns out that Firefly’s Alan Tudyk is playing a “performance capture” character in the film. Time to start speculating: Is he an alien, or a droid? Or something else? » 8/15/15 5:45pm 8/15/15 5:45pm

The Blizzard Inside These Bluetooth Star Wars Snow Globes Reacts To Your Music

Late-August is a little early to start setting out your holiday snow globes, except when they’ve got Star Wars characters inside. But these aren’t just ordinary snow globes, they’re also Bluetooth speakers, and the blizzard inside gets more intense as your music does. » 8/14/15 6:50pm 8/14/15 6:50pm

The Dad of the Year Built His Daughter a Custom Speeder Bike Rocking Horse 

It looks like the 2015 Best Parent of the Year Award is all but a lock for Australian Instructables user ‘Tez_Gelmir’ who built this custom Return of the Jedi Speeder Bike rocking horse for his daughter. And Tez gets bonus points for meticulously documenting its construction, and sharing those details with the world. » 8/14/15 10:13am 8/14/15 10:13am

And so Begins the Slow and Steady Leak of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys

The internet was barely trickling into most homes when Star Wars: The Phantom Menace arrived in theaters, so it was easy to keep all of the accompanying toys and collectibles under wraps. But as is apparent from these The Force Awakens figures popping on eBay, it won’t be so easy for Disney and Lucasfilm to keep… » 8/13/15 6:10pm 8/13/15 6:10pm

Luke Skywalker Is a True Jedi Master in his First Photo from The Force Awakens (Updated)

I wish I had something clever or profound to say about the first photo of Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker taken in 30 years, or about it being the first time we’ve ever seen Luke wearing traditional Jedi robes. But I don’t. My stomach is full of tiny Star Wars-obsessed butterflies and I’m just really, really happy right… » 8/13/15 5:38pm 8/13/15 5:38pm

Cool chart breaks down how Star Wars influenced other movies and TV shows

Imagine life without Star Wars. It kind of sucks, right? But that’s just because we think about not knowing Darth Vader and R2-D2 and Han Solo and light sabers and Death Stars. But imagine not just not having Star Wars in our pop culture but also not having all the things that Star Wars influenced. All the things we… » 8/12/15 1:10pm 8/12/15 1:10pm

Here's Star Wars re-done in a True Detective intro style

The second season of True Detective was a steaming pile of hot plot garbage that smeared itself across our eyeballs and dripped its word vomit dialogue into our ears for 8 weeks. It was everything bad about the first season. Well that’s not true. The intro credit sequence was still fantastic. Here’s something to help… » 8/11/15 7:00am 8/11/15 7:00am