January 29, 2020

Coil Staff Picks #10

From D&D to bizarre musical instruments, this week’s picks give a nod to an assortment of perspectives and fun.

Cover Songs

by Stephen Chip

Stephen Chip provides an impressive selection of his favorite covers vs original tracks. Not to be missed is Johnny Cash’s cover of Nine Inch Nails’s, Hurt.

The Timeshare Hustle - Part 1

by Dani Torres

If you’ve ever been to a resort or looked at your junk mail, then you’ve likely been invited to an infamous timeshare pitch. Dani satisfies your curiosity as she explores why more people sign-up every year regardless of whether they’re worth the money.

Coronavirus in a Nutshell

by Niels

It is nearly impossible to escape the news about the mysterious Coronavirus. Niels provides a simple, at-a-glance look at the Coronavirus family, symptoms, and reach.

What is a musical instrument?

by Pepper Pump

Pepper Pump drives home the reality that every instrument has a story. He also amuses and delights with his selection of bizarre instruments, proving music and the imagination have no boundaries.

The Future of Cloud Gaming

by Macropolo

Macropolo takes a hard look at whether the video game industry is following in Blockbuster’s path of missing out on streaming platforms and technologies.

Dungeons and Dragons Resources/Rollers

by Michael Phelps

Calling all Dungeons & Dragons lovers on Coil - this web monetized site is for you.

Choir!Choir!Choir! - A Review

by NickelNDime

The next time you’re on dishwashing duty, first reach for NickelNDime’s Choir! Choir! Choir! review and hit play.

She was drowning, but nobody saw her struggle…

by Sandra Scala

Sandra continues to stir awareness and empathy in her latest post baring her perspective on mental health issues.

Recipes From Japan: Teriyaki Chicken

by Daniel Davis

We love Japanese culture and cuisine. This step-by-step, visual recipe makes it easy to give this teriyaki chicken recipe. We’re excited to give this dish a whirl.

I’m Making a Board Game! Functional Design and Instruction

by Isaac Hu

The creation of a board game is an ambitious project that takes serious dedication. Isaac Hu shares the journey developing his game Of Duchies and Polities.

Hot Wheels Front and Center

by Ken Melendez

Everyone knows a little (or big) kid who is mad for trucks. Ken indulges all truck lovers by taking them along for the ride at Hot Wheels Monster Truck Live.

Coil: You’ve Protected My Mental Health

by Riley Q

Valentine’s Day isn’t that far off, and we adore love letters - especially this one from Riley Q. Thank you for all your wonderful contributions to Coil and the community!

About Staff Picks

Coil Staff Picks highlight some of the team’s favorite posts from the previous week. The staff’s selection guidelines are meant to be inclusive of all genres and content and limited to original, high quality creations. All selections have been published or linked on Coil and are listed in random order.

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