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100 Overland Descriptors Table

This article is a companion piece to the earlier article 100 Dungeon Descriptors Table. Just like that article, it’s a d100 list you can roll on for random descriptors. This time it’s for overland areas. Roll a few and see if it inspires you, or roll a few for...

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Heavy Metal Thunder Mouse Review

I can’t say that I ever wondered what it would be like to play Sons of Anarchy, but as mice. I can say that as soon as I saw this pitch for Heavy Metal Thunder Mouse, it didn’t take me long to back the Kickstarter, because sometimes I think...

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Pride, Ego, and Game Creation

“I have written 11 books but each time I think ‘Uh-oh, they’re going to find out now. I’ve run a game on everybody, and they’re going to find me out.’” —Maya Angelou Creating is an act of bringing a piece of your dreams into the real world to live...

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Inclusion and the Game Retail Experience

Today’s Gnome Stew article is co-authored by Camdon Wright and Wendelyn Reischl. Both are role players with experience spanning multiple decades. Wendelyn and Camdon are game masters, game creators, and well known participants in the gaming community. This article is co-written because they shared the refreshing experience at the...

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Gnomecast #37 – Sentinels and Superhero RPGs

Join Ang, Jared, and Chris in this super new episode of Gnomecast as they discuss Jared’s “Sentinel Comics: The Roleplaying Game Starter Kit Review” on Gnome Stew and superhero RPGs in general. Will these gnomes’ superpowers be enough to keep them out of the stew this week? https://gnomestew.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Gnomecast-037.mp3 Download here:...

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Top (Around) 30 Articles, 2018

A while back I noticed that the Top 30 Articles page was getting pretty long in the tooth (9 years old next month!). I brought it up with the rest of the gnomes and I guess that was code for “Hey guys! I’m volunteering to compile a new Top...

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Star Wars Dawn of Rebellion Review

Depending on who you talk to, recent Star Wars media has produced some mass market offerings that have firmly embraced the type of story near and dear to the heart of many longtime Star Wars roleplaying fans. Both Star Wars Rebels and Rogue One show Rebel operatives fighting against...

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Gnomecast Bonus Episode – The Search for 21

Join a whole stewpotful of gnomes for this very special episode of Gnomecast as dark mysteries are uncovered and secret truths are revealed. Is there anything that can keep our intrepid gnomes out of the stew this time? https://gnomestew.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Gnomecast-The-Search-for-21.mp3 Download here: Gnomecast Bonus Episode – The Search for 21 Keep up...

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Dear Me, Don’t Let Them Keep You Out

This week at the Stew, some of us were inspired by a series of disparate recent events to send some love and sentiments out to young gamers, especially those who are marginalized. We wrote these letters to our younger selves, because in you, we see ourselves, and we hope...

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