dungeons & dragons

  • All the Fictional Characters Who Helped Us Survive 2023

    All the Fictional Characters Who Helped Us Survive 2023

    It’s been a year of ups and downs, so in 2023 we’re particularly grateful for one source of reliable joy: sci-fi, horror, and fantasy entertainment. Here are the fictional characters—be they live-action, animation, made of plastic, or from galaxies far, far away—that helped guide us through. Weird Barbie, Barbie Her unevenly chopped hair, magic marker…


  • The 20 Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Films of 2023

    The 20 Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Films of 2023

    Fans of genre movies had an absolute blast in 2023. Hollywood studios and streamers alike provided us with a seemingly never-ending slate of excellent fare. The animated films were fire. Some superhero films were super. And along the way, there were lots and lots of happy surprises. Below, you’ll find io9’s picks for the best,…


  • 66% of Baldur’s Gate 3 Players Too Cowardly for Druid Bear Sex

    66% of Baldur’s Gate 3 Players Too Cowardly for Druid Bear Sex

    Baldur’s Gate 3 is an epic game of choice and consequence—who lives, who dies, who tells your story, who fails every possible perception check they can. But I fear, fellow wanderers across virtual Faerûn, some of you are making the choices of cowards. Now that Larian Studios has offered its latest—and seemingly concluding—major content patch…