Recently we at Gnome Stew were approached by Monte Cook Games, asking if we’d like a pre-release review copy of their soon to be available Cypher System. I won the ensuing caged gnome knife-fight and have spent several long nights hunched over the eldritch tome. Show More Summary
Out Magazine today published its ninth annual ranking of the 50 most powerful LGBT people in the United States. Taking the top spot from last year's list leader, Ellen DeGeneres, is Apple CEO Tim Cook, who formally came out six months ago. Show More Summary
Numenera is a role-playing game like Dungeons & Dragons except it's new, a 2012 Kickstarter success. It's the foundation for the computer game Torment: Tides of Numenera. And now there could be a film about it. Monte Cook Games, the company that created Numenera, is working with Swedish film company Valdes/Eriksdotter to realise it. Show More Summary
Some of the biggest companies in tabletop gaming are holding contests right now, including a monster design challenge, D&D trivia, and one for scifi mini settings. Here's how you can win fabulous prizes from Monte Cook Games, Wizards of the Coast, and Kobold Press. Read more...
Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook said "sitting is the new cancer." He was talking about how the Apple Watch, which he's been using for the last few months, will gently vibrate on his wrist to remind him to occasionally get up and move. Show More Summary
Numenera and The Strange have been a massive success for Monte Cook Games, and now the core rules that drive both games will be licensed to other game designers and released as a multi-genre RPG toolbox. The first official license is the fantasy noir Shotguns & Sorcery. Read more...
Beneath our visible reality is a powerful alien network that forms a series of pocket universes, each with its own physical laws and bizarre denizens. It’s called The Strange, and this new tabletop RPG from Monte Cook Games will take you there. Read more...
The July 2013 issue of AALL Spectrum, a montly publication of the American Association of Law Libraries, is available.Among this month's selection of articles: Cooking Lessons and Legal ResearchCreating and integrating instructionalShow More Summary
Del Monte Fresh Produce NA has announced the winner of its Find Your Inner Chef National Cook Off contest.
Coral Gables, Fla.-based Del Monte Fresh Produce named Karen Gulkin of Greeley, Colo. as the second of four weekly winners.
Someone is thinking along the same lines as we and our readers are thinking: My Cook County Board Commissioner posted this regarding this story:"So if the city arrests you + you can't pay the $1000 fine, you can be jailed for 6 months…costing...Show More Summary
Serves: 4 Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 4 eggs1/4 cup 2% milk3/4 cup pasteurized part-skim ricotta cheese1 tablespoon grainy mustard1 tablespoon dried basil1/2teaspoon garlic powderPinch salt and pepper8 slices...Show More Summary
Cooke City, Montana Some of the U.S.'s best sled-accessed backcountry skiing can be found right here. Gallery The small mining town of Cooke City, Mont., sits at the northeast corner of Yellowstone National Park and is a hidden paradise for snowmobile-accessed backcountry skiing and snowboarding....
A few months ago, when Monte Cook split with Wizards of the Coast, he mentioned a new project that was in the pipeline. He opened the garage this week to let us see what he’s been working on — a far-future Earth RPG where ancient technology looks like magic, with a streamlined game system focused [...]Show More Summary
Take a 27-level dungeon with over 600 encounters, a huge chunk of which was designed by Monte Cook (and the rest by the talented crew of RPG veterans at Super Genius Games), add five related adventures with awesome names like Temple of the Black Goat, lay it all out on a website with extensive links [...]Show More Summary
While the Monte Cristo's construction varies regionally, this simple rendition covered all the bases: egg-dipped bread is griddled on both sides, stuffed with ham and swiss, and cooked together until sufficiently melty.
Imagine a book filled with essays on the art and science of designing role-playing games and RPG adventures, all written by some of the biggest names in that eldritch field of endeavor: Wolfgang Baur, Monte Cook, Rob Heinsoo, Michael Stackpole, Ed Greenwood and more. That’s exactly what this book is, and it’s pretty damn awesome. [...]Show More Summary
In the early morning hours of July 28, 2010, at the Soda Butte Campground near Cooke City, Mont., 5 miles east of Yellowstone, a female grizzly and her three cubs attacked three people while they slept in separate tents. Kevin Kammer was killed and partially consumed. Show More Summary
Want an iPad 3? Tim Cook will be introducing it next week. Take our reader survey and you’ll be entered into a sweepstakes to win one. We’ve grown a tremendous amount these last three years, from just a few thousand pageviews a month to more than 9 million in February — and that was a [...]Show More Summary
Emanuel Andren’s Monte Enebro chocolate Photo: Emanuel Andren, Mars, Elizabeth Arden, Edward Marc Chocolatier More consumers (13 percent) regard cell phones as appropriate gifts for children ages 6 to 11, up from 4 percent earlier this year. About one in three (32 percent) shoppers expect stores to offer boxes although at the same time 21 [...]