Nerdery, Tech

The Ultimate Device for Illustrating 10×10 Rooms in Which an Orc Is Guarding a Chest



You’re looking at a Dungeons & Dragons dungeon map, created by Photoshop and projected onto a flat surface by a laptop. If you check out the detailed description over at Pen, Paper & Pixel, you’ll discover that the program can be used to reveal only what the players can see (very useful when they’re in the dark holding torches) and can even reveal traps… after they’ve been sprung on your hapless adventurers. It’s damn impressive, if you ask me. Thanks to Yahaboobay for the tip. (Via Engadget)

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.