Instead of random papers and dice and miniatures shoved into a bag, Mitch Barchi has designed this absolutely beautiful Adventurer’s Kit to hold it all. As a lifelong roleplayer, he made it to hold everything a person needs to get started in an RPG. The laser-cut box holds a moleskin notebook, a pencil, a set of polyhedral dice, some vintage unpainted Heroscape monsters, and even a pamphlet for the World of Dungeons RPG system.

Unfortunately, this kit isn’t for sale, but it maybe it will inspire you to create your own version for your favorite RPG.

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The characters from Charlie Brown fit right into any environment, and the art featured in Dorkly’s list of the best Charlie Brown mash-up pieces proves it. The illustrations feature Charlie Brown, Linus, Snoopy, and the rest of the gang in well-known television series, comics, and movies. The above image by Matthew J. Fletcher putting Charlie Brown into the role of Star-Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy is perfect.

See a couple more of our favorites after the break.

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We have twelve numbered Doctors now, and that’s enough Time Lords to mark every hour on the clock. Reddit users and fans of Doctor Who realized that and came together to modify art by Matt Ferguson into one piece featuring 12 different images of the Doctors. The rotating wallpaper can be put on your computer and synced up with the clock so that a different Doctor is in the spotlight every hour. Fancy!

Art updated by Redditors CritterNYC and stevensydan.

Head on over to Reddit for advice on how to synch it up with the clock on your computer.

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LEGO has done versions of Boba Fett’s ship before, but none of them have looked quite like this. The new Slave I will be out this fall and features 1,996 pieces. Eurobricks user just2good shared the first images of the box, bricks, and minifigs, and I can’t get over how slick it looks. The ship comes with Boba Fett, Han in Carbonite, a Stormtrooper, and a Bespin guard.

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Lord Of The Rings fans, prepare your wallets because Lincoln Center is hosting Lord of the Rings trilogy screenings accompanied by the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus conducted by Ludwig Wicki.

Lincoln Center will screen all three films twice over the course of 5 days and tickets start at $69 per screening.

They also have ticket packages which include post-concert receptions, a commemorative program book signed by Howard Shore, and more — depending on how much you want to spend.

While the tickets are available now, the concerts aren’t until April, so you’ll have plenty of time to plan your trip.

(via The Mary Sue)

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Everyone has a favorite character on Game of Thrones, including author George R.R. Martin. According to an entry on his LiveJournal page, he gets asked the question constantly and finally had enough:

Tyrion is my favorite character. Okay? OKAY? Can we PLEASE put that one to rest?? I love all my viewpoint characters, Arya and Sansa and Bran, Jon Snow and Brienne, Arianne and Cersei and Jaime, Theon, even Victarion and the Damphair, ALL of them, but I love Tyrion the bestest. Tyrion son of Tywin, the Imp, second son of Casterly Rock. How many bloody times do I need to say it?? I swear, from now on, whenever anybody asks me, “who is you favorite character,” I am going to start naming characters from other people’s books. Cugel the Clever. Flashman. Gatsby. Hotspur. Solomon Kane. A different one each time…

I don’t think anyone is really surprised by the news, but it’s always nice to have confirmation. However, should I ever find myself in the position to speak with George R.R. Martin, I’m going to have to ask just to see which random characters he starts naming.

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There have been plenty of rumors circulating about the deleted Stan Lee cameo from Guardians of the Galaxy and how Disney said it couldn’t be used in the film. Director Peter Gunn posted the above image on his Instagram account and explained that Disney had nothing to do with the decision to cut the scene.

Read Gunn’s explanation for why he chose to cut the scene after the break.

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When Robin Williams passed away, World of Warcraft fans petitioned Blizzard to add a character in tribute to the late comedian and we found out later that hints showed up in Blizzard’s source code but we still wondered what Blizzard had planned.

Now we know. Sharp eyed Wowhead user Haldur spotted a genie named Robin off the Talador coast in the new Warlord Of Draenor expansion beta.

According to Wowhead, “You can summon Robin by rubbing the Ever-Burning Lamp. When first summoned, he exclaims ‘INFINITE COSMIC POWER’ and then shrinks and waves goodbye, saying ‘itty bitty living space.’”

There also seem to be some references to other well known Williams characters, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled if you play the new expansion.

Speaking of eyes, I have something in mine. I think I’ll take a trip to Talador when I play tonight and see if I can spot Robin, just to say hi.

(via Kotaku)

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So, who do you think would win in a fight: Mario or Minecraft Steve? Filmmaker Andrew McMurry, who has a thing for filming epic video game free-for-alls (including this one clip that explores the dire consequences of stealing gold bricks from an army of superhero Lego), answered that all-important question in his latest video. As far as brutal gaming beat downs go, this one is pretty memorable.

Watch the pixelated fight after the break…

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