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Gnome Stew Notables – Laura Simpson

  Welcome to the next installment of our Gnome Spotlight: Notables series. The notables series is a look at game developers in the gaming industry doing good work. The series will focus on female game creators and game creators of color primarily, and each entry will be a short bio and interview....

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When It’s Time To Say Goodbye

My favorite gaming groups are, at their best, a place that feels like home. They are filled with the gaming versions of younger siblings, crazy relatives, loving friends, and supportive people. Each meeting is a chance to tell new stories and deepen friendships. They aren’t perfect but they are...

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Gnomespotting – Gnomes At Origins 2018!

Origins Game Fair 2018 in Columbus, Ohio is startlingly close! Did you know that many, many Gnomes will be there running incredible games, hanging out, being on panels, and doing awesome gaming stuff? Well we will! Here is a listing of the Gnomes who will be at Origins 2018 and what we’ll be...

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Troy’s Crock Pot: NPC aspirations

Part of a GM’s job is to provide NPCs and to breathe life into them. A lot of time is often spent figuring out their distinguishing characteristics. What color hair do they have? Do they wear it short, down or up?  Do they walk with a limp? Do they speak with a certain dialect? Don’t forget their...

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Steal This Area: Alhasa

A brief plug: for the foreseeable future, I plan on writing about one of these a month. If you think you can do a better job than I do at making maps (and who can’t?) and want to sell me one and have your work featured here, send an email with the subject line “details” to...

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Gnome Stew Notables – Hannah Shaffer

Welcome to the next installment of our Gnome Spotlight: Notables series. The notables series is a look at game developers in the gaming industry doing good work. The series will focus on female game creators and game creators of color primarily, and each entry will be a short bio and interview....

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Life is Too Short

I had a Monday afternoon game that recently died a sad and ignoble death. Over the course of about a year, myself and a few other folks played a couple of different one shots and three short campaigns before things became untenable and the group died. As much as we all wanted to game, it became...

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Troy’s Crock Pot: Summertime World Building

World building for your campaign — whether it is for an ongoing series of adventures or just a few ideas percolating in your noggin — is always a fun exercise. Imagine a world different than ours and consider all the roleplaying possibilities. Is this going to be a game set in a fanciful,...

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Resisting The Shiny

We live in blessed times. There are almost endless games we can partake in, but we certainly are not gifted with endless time. When you factor in actually getting a group together by finding a host, coordinating schedules, arranging a GM, and, ultimately, settling on a game to play, it’s a...

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