​The 20 Most WTF Magical Items in Dungeons & Dragons

Every Dungeons & Dragons character seeks magical items for their abilities. But some wizards aren't interested in making powerful relics; they're interested in making nonsense, because they're crazy, or things that will screw your character over, because they're jerks. The result? These ridiculous artifacts from D&D's… » 6/26/14 6:58pm 6/26/14 6:58pm

io9's March Madness: Science Fiction vs. Fantasy!

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Are you ready for another edition of io9's March Madness? In previous years, we've crowned the best movie, the worst movie, and the best TV show. But this year, we're going bigger. The most famous series in science fiction and fantasy will battle it out, to see which genre reigns supreme! Check out our full bracket,… » 3/12/14 3:07pm 3/12/14 3:07pm

How Clark Olson Beats Everyone Else In Fantasy Everything

The guy who just beat everyone else in America at all the fantasy sports, again, is a computer science professor who is not so much into trades but who is really, really into spreadsheets. Clark Olson, the 2012 winner of ESPN's omnibus Uber Challenge fantasy game, again, tallied the high score across an Olympiad of… » 2/16/13 4:15pm 2/16/13 4:15pm

The Deadspin 2012-2013 Fantasy Football Awards

A few months ago, we compiled a Fantasy Football Almanac of results from 1970 to 2011. Now we're ready to update the almanac for the 2012 season, with awards for the best players and some new data as well. Take a look, then add your comments, analyses, quibbles, and rants in the discussion below. » 2/01/13 10:15am 2/01/13 10:15am

Presenting The Deadspin Fantasy Football Almanac: An Unofficial Record…

Last week, Drew suggested someone compile a record book for fantasy football. Here's a start: I looked at NFL player stats since the AFL-NFL merger (1970) and came up with some retroactive awards. » 10/25/12 2:00pm 10/25/12 2:00pm

No fantasy scoring system is more valid than any other, but I used the following, from Pro Football Reference's fantasy… » 10/25/12 2:00pm 10/25/12 2:00pm

Steven Jackson Will Crumple Like A Duraflame Log: The Deadspin 2012 NFC…

I used to plan my fantasy football drafts meticulously. I used to create spreadsheets with my own personal rankings of players, established only after poring over any number of inexplicably pricey preseason fantasy guides (Eight dollars, Street & Smith's? BLOW ME) and scouring numerous online mock drafts. I don't do… » 8/21/12 9:15am 8/21/12 9:15am

So This Is Why Black People Don't Play Fantasy Football

As we've seen with our "Life Lessons" segment, some people take sports way too seriously. But none as serious as fantasy football players. Each week, we'll feature some of the whiniest, bitchiest, nastiest, most sociopathic emails from this group of very special people so you can point and laugh at them from the… » 9/07/11 4:30pm 9/07/11 4:30pm

Out-Of-Date Fantasy Advice From Someone Who Isn't Really Paying…

If you take fantasy sports seriously, you read the experts. Disclaimer: I am not an expert, but I will write about fantasy sports anyway. And if you want to win your leagues handily, I can't think of a better advisor than someone who only stays half aware of what's actually happening in sports. So whether you're just… » 3/29/11 2:00pm 3/29/11 2:00pm