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What I Prep

Last month I got on my soapbox about prep, specifically talking about how it does not matter how long your prep is, and I thought I would stay on the topic and talk about how I prep a game today.  This article will be a snapshot of my prep process because this is a GM skill that constantly...

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Gnomecast #66 – April Foolio Post Mortem

Join Ang, Matt, and special guest gnome Crystal Neagley for a behind-the-scenes discussion about the production of Gnome Stew’s April 1st project this year, The April Foolio of Fiends. Will these gnomes’ writing and art be enough to keep them out of the stew? Download: Gnomecast #66...

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Bespoke Artisanal Conventions

Last year I was chatting with a co-worker who asked about my plans for the weekend since I was taking an extra day off to make it a long weekend. When I described the gaming weekend my friends were hosting at their house, he replied, “Oh, it’s another one of your bespoke, artisanal conventions...

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The GM and the Chef

It’s International Tabletop Game Day and I am lucky enough to be at a friend’s house to run a rousing game of Pasión de las Pasiones. I walk in to the smell of something delicious and the sizzle of a hot pan on the stove. Fellow gnome Camdon is standing in the kitchen and he’s got piles of chopped...

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Troy’s Crock Pot: Running a Groundhog Day scenario

Gamemasters looking to pull themselves out of their gaming rut might consider running a scenario with a “Groundhog Day” time loop. I have an affinity for such storylines, and will eagerly watch a TV show or read novels that employ the time loop trope, should they cross my path. (Strangely, though,...

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Gnomecast #65 – Meet a New Gnome: Chuck Lauer

Join Ang and get to know one of the newest Gnomes, Chuck, in this “Meet a New Gnome” episode of Gnomecast! Learn about Chuck’s gaming origin story, his future plans for Gnome Stew articles, and some of his anticipated upcoming games! Will new gnome Chuck be able to avoid the stew...

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The Indie Game Shelf: Prism

The Indie Game Shelf: Prism Welcome to The Indie Game Shelf! Each article in this series will highlight a different small press roleplaying game to showcase the wide variety of games available. Whether you’re a veteran gamer looking for something new or brand new to the hobby and wanting to...

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