Five tips for creating an interesting D&D character

Role-playingI’ve been playing D&D for a long time, both as a player and as a Dungeon Master. I’ve found that creating a character that works well is harder than you might think. The game aids you with its rules, but most of the work is still up to you. Creating a good character makes the game more enjoyable for you, the other players, and the dungeon master. So, five tips for that.

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Blade Runner 2049 Review

Blade RunnerThere’s a new Blade Runner out, and I got to see it last week. Question is, can this sequel hold up critically to the original, which is considered one of the greatest science fiction movies of all time? You see, like the original, Blade Runner 2049 isn’t doing terribly well in North America.

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On Smartphone Security

HackingThis week, a weakness in the Wifi standard was revealed. This flaw was found in the standard itself, not in a device where it was just implemented wrong. That’s surprising. It means it affects just about every wifi-enabled device out there. The question now becomes: how do we make our devices safe again? I’ve ranted about IoT things before, this time I’m focusing on smartphones.

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Raising a daughter in a sexist world

Sexism

I’d never heard about Harvey Weinstein until this week. And, honestly, I probably won’t remember it a few years from now. I will remember that there are men out there who will do terrible things to appease their sexual needs. And somehow, I have to prepare my now one-and-a-half-year-old daughter for a world filled with sexists, racists, and misogynists.

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