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Playing Prequels

The ship is facing off against an entire House’s army. The gate to the unknown is behind them, but no one has ever come back. With her standard confidence, the pirate queen takes her lover’s hand, smiles at him, and says “We will come back. We will be the first.” A crack pilot, she flips the ship...

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Welcome New co-Head Gnome Angela Murray!

Please join us in welcoming a new addition to the management team here at Gnome Stew – our new co-Headgnome Angelay Murray! You know Angela from her many phenomenal articles on the site and as the de-facto host of the Gnomecast. Angela will now be joining John as co-Headgnome and will be...

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Gnomecast #62 – Post Twitch Stream Tech Talk

  Join Ang, Chuck, John, and Matt for a discussion about the technology needed for presenting a gaming stream. This episode was recorded following Gnome Stew’s first actual play stream on Twitch, and if you missed the stream, you can catch the recording of “The Gnomes Do...

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Gnome Stew Notables – Mabel Harper

About Mabel, in her own words: I’m a transgender woman of color who enjoys pictures of cats, long walks on the beach, playing guitar, and writing about skinless horrors. I’ve been writing fiction and designing my own tabletop RPG material and have been blogging some of it at a blog...

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Play-by-Post for the Modern Era

Pretty much as soon as 1) the internet and 2) roleplaying games were both widely accessible things, people were playing roleplaying games on the internet. Even without the definition of a singular roleplaying game or ruleset, how many of us gamers today got our start in places like freeform forum...

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PC Backgrounds, Part 3

What’s a PC background? What is its purpose? How long should it be? For answers to these great questions, head on over to part 1 of this series. You can also find the second part where I do a deep dive into what goes into a backstory. Fears Everyone fears something. It’s part of being...

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