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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 crazy ideas need to be encouraged. That said, not every...

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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 its own life. Letting other people see and share...

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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...

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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 30 Articles Article!” Several months of...

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Troy’s Crock Pot: Let’s Meet in a Tavern

    So, the household’s budding roleplayer, a sixth-grader, asked innocently — and insightfully — enough about this trope: “Why start in a tavern?” Fair enough question, considering he’s never been in a tavern, let alone one catering to adventurers. But even as a young gamer, he’s...

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The Edition Wars Inside My Brain

Did you hear the big gaming news last week? Paizo announced they’re working on a second edition for Pathfinder. Cue the Sturm und Drang of the conflicting excitement and irritation that the announcement of a new edition always elicits. Have they released another wave of the endless Edition Wars...

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