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Gnomecast #77 – Weather!

Join Ang, Jared, and J.T. for a discussion about how to use weather in your games. Will these gnomes’ all-weather gear be enough to keep them out of the stew? Download: Gnomecast #77 – Weather! Gnomes Ang, Chris, Phil, Rob, and Senda will be in attendance at the online gaming...

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Twain – A Review and My Missing Twin

I had a twin once. We did everything together. We learned magic, the two of us. I know she’s out there, still doing it…but I lost it. And I haven’t talked to her in years.  Single player games are a new idea to many role players, and one of the most quickly growing...

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Game Hack: Triggering Skills

I’ve never been a fan of when players just say they want to use X skill, such as, “I want to use Perception to check for traps”, or “I want to make a Diplomacy check with the town guard to find out what’s going on with the prisoner.” Technically there’s...

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Let’s Make a Date!

One of the challenges in creating and running a campaign is keeping track of dates. To do this, you need to create a calendar that fits in with your campaign. Not every world will have a 24-hour day or 365 days in a year but it is important to make those choices relatively early in your campaign....

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The Indie Game Shelf – Kickstarter Edition

Welcome to The Indie Game Shelf! Usually, each article in this series highlights a different small press roleplaying game. In this installment, however, I’ve decided to take a look at Kickstarter as a prominent means of getting indie games to market. Plus, to help showcase the wide variety...

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Turn Review

It is probably no secret at this point that I enjoy games that have mechanics derived from Apocalypse World. I am often stunned at the variety of play experiences that can come from a very similar set of mechanics. Even games that approach similar genres can often bring out very different aspects...

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System Splicing: D&D 5th ed.

*System Splicing is a series looking to break down tabletop RPGs into mechanics you can apply to other games.  Splicing is about focusing on add-on mechanics rather than entire systems.  These mechanics can set the tone, support the system, and improve your experience, but are not...

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Gnomecast #76 – Meet a New Gnome: Di

Join Ang for the latest installment of “Meet a New Gnome” as the latest gnome, Di, joins the stew! Learn about Di’s gaming origins, current projects, and plans for future Gnome Stew articles. Well this brand new gnome be spared the stew? Download: Gnomecast #76 – Meet a New...

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Troy’s Crock Pot: Second time through

Ever replay a published adventure? If so, how are you making that second time through memorable? Roleplaying games have a long tradition of replay.  Like an old friend, some GMs pack a tried-and-true adventure with them on a trip to  conventions and run it for new strangers. Gnome...

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