Welcome to NAGA!

The Nashville Area Gamers Association is an open community of gamers who work to foster games in Nashville by connecting fellow gamers and providing support for gaming related events and activities. We aim to be a resource for existing gaming communities as well as foster new ones.

The Motto: "More opportunities for more games".

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Here are some of the local Meetup groups:

  NAGA Meetup (Add your events!)  Board Game Lovers  Greater Nashville RPG & Board Gamers Group  Middle TN Tabletop Game Designers

Photos from the last year of conventions:

 Photos: Nashcon 2013  Photos: GMX 2013  Photos: TN Game Days 2014  Photos: MTAC 2014 Friday  Photos: MTAC 2014 Saturday

Event Calendar

This is a combined calendar of several different groups in Nashville. Add your game to this calendar by joining our Meetup Group. We're happy to list any active traditional game event in Greater Nashville.

Monday Night Board Games @ The Game Keep

Monday, January 22nd at 6:00pm The Game Keep

Join the Nashville Board Game group for some games!


Monday Board Games and Fun with Friends

Monday, January 22nd at 6:00pm Frontline Games

Let's play games and have some fun.

Join us for board games and lots of fun with a great group of people. You do not have to know how to play the games as most can be learned first time you play. Join us for a fun night. Feel free to bring games or just join in on games being taught by others.

Where adults (18 years of age and older) can meet up to play board games and card games and make new friends. Bring games of your own to play with others or just come and learn new games. These games are easy to learn, so join in the fun!

This group tends to favor Euro style or worker placement style board games and other modern day favorites on http://boardgamegeek.com/browse/boardgame

An example of typical board games played at the meet up include: Dominant Species, Eclipse Ascension, Small World, Carcasonne, Dixit, Kingsburg, DC, Survive Escape from Atlantis, Power Grid, Lords of Waterdeep, Stone Age, 7 Wonders, Settlers of Catan, Thurn and Taxis, Citadels, Dominion, Pandemic, Caylus, Agricola, Ticket to Ride Europe, Risk Legacy, and Dice Town.

All of these games are a ton of fun, and we always have someone there who knows how to play them. We are always more than happy to teach games to people who are new. We would love for you to come out and give it a try.


Games at Brentwood Panera

Monday, January 22nd at 6:15pm Panera Bread

We are meeting at Panera by Target in Brentwood. Games start at 6:15pm. But I will be there at 5:45 for food. REMINDER: please keep your RSVP updated, it helps with planning.


Antioch Board Game Night

Tuesday, January 23rd at 6:00pm Starwood Pizza

Greetings fellow gamers!

We've got a new location!

The great folks at Starwood Pizza have enthusiastically agreed to have us to regularly host Game Night at their wonderful restaurant.

Make sure you RSVP so we have an idea of how many tables/chairs to ask them to set up.

Feel free to bring your own games (not a requirement)! Don't know how to play a game? No problem! We'll teach you, or you teach us! It's all about having a great time, meeting new people, and experiencing new games!

Just like before, I'll be hosting house Game Night at my house every OTHER Tuesday. Don’t worry though, we’ll be sure to include the location with each event posting.

Thank you to all of our amazing members and friends.

We look forward to seeing you there! :)


Track & Hull Club

Tuesday, January 23rd at 6:00pm The Game Keep

The Track & Hull Club is a historical miniature gaming group that plays strategic games, primarily historical recreations or situations. We meet weekly at the Game Keep for miniature gaming.


Boardgames Downtown

Tuesday, January 23rd at 7:00pm The Cumberland

Open boardgame evening - we welcome those new to boardgames and seasoned gamers, everyone and anyone is welcome to join us.

We usually have a group of 6 - 12 people any given Tuesday. (Most people have stopped signing up here, and some are not meetup members)

Feel free to bring a favourite game, you can also bring yourself something to drink, or snacks, we have ice, a fridge, microwave, and a water cooler in the games room.

I have a small selection of games available: Dominion (all sets), Five Tribes, Splendor, Stone Age, Ubongo, Evo, Raiders of the North Sea, Alhambra Big Box, Ticket to Ride, Castles of Mad King Ludwig, Munchkin, Portal, Incan Gold, Piece of Cake, Genial and a number of smaller quicker games. Right now there is often a group playing Red Dragon Inn.


This is a secure building, so to enter you will need to buzz the concierge and tell him/her that you are here for games. She/He will let you in, and direct you to where we are. We play in the 'games room' lounge area where the pool table is.

Parking is free at Bicentennial mall in the employee lots after hours and there is a free bus that will bring you very close, or else it's an easy 5 - 10 minute stroll. The Library Garage parking is right across the street. There is very limited on-street parking in the area, but you might get lucky.

Looking forward to gaming with you...


Open Board Games and Card Games Night

Wednesday, January 24th at 6:00pm Cheshire Hall

Play board and card games at this weekly event, open to gamers of all levels of experience -- feel free to drop in! We have a large library of advanced board games and card games. There are usually a couple games running at any given time, so you'll have plenty of opportunity to jump into a game. Regulars often stop by without RSVPing (but we encourage everybody to).

We're a residence set up for board gaming across the first floor, with multiple rooms of tables and a welcoming group of gamers. If you're looking to discover the modern gaming scene, or if you collect prestige editions, we're happy to have you at our tables.

There is parking in backyard. Please try to park next to each other to make room for everybody. The driveway is a bit steep. Street parking is also available if needed, and while not official, many people park in the back lot of a church one house over and across the street.

Doors open at 5:00pm; games usually get going around 6:00pm and end between 10:00 and Midnight.


Nashville D&D Adventurers League

Wednesday, January 24th at 6:30pm The Game Keep

• We have limited seating, please make sure to RSVP in order to save your seat!

• All new players should visit http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/basicrules and download the free players handbook and catch up on all the rules.

      The new season of Dungeons and Dragons Adventurers League begins!

                        Greater Nashville D&D Adventurers League

The D&D Adventurers League is an ongoing official organized play campaign for Dungeons & Dragons. It uses the fifth edition of the Dungeons & Dragons rules, and features the Forgotten Realms setting. You can play D&D Adventurers League games at any place that features adventures bearing the D&D Adventurers League logo. You can create a character and bring that character to games anywhere D&D Adventurers League is supported. 


The Story So Far...


The talk of the streets and taverns has all been about the so-called death curse: a wasting disease afflicting everyone who’s ever been raised from the dead. Victims grow thinner and weaker each day, slowly but steadily sliding toward the death they once denied.

When they finally succumb, they can’t be raised—and neither can anyone else, regardless of whether they’ve ever received that miracle in the past. Temples and scholars of divine magic are at a loss to explain a curse that has affected the entire region, and possibly the entire world.

The cause is a necromantic artifact called the Soulmonger, which is located somewhere in Chult, a mysterious peninsula far to the south, ringed with mountains and choked with rainforests.

This season's Dungeon Masters:

Brandy S, Rick D, Tim F, Kristina T, Jonathan R


BRING A CHARACTER OR YOU CAN CREATE ONE AT THIS EVENT. (We do not roll for stats or hit points, use standard array or point buy only.)


BRING YOUR PENCILS, PAPER, AND LUCKY DICE!

NEW AND VETERAN PLAYERS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN ANYTIME.

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Warhammer 40,000 Escalation League

Thursday, January 25th at 5:30pm The Game Keep

In the grim darkness of the far future there is only war.

After more than forty thousand years of war and strife among the stars, Humanity stands on the brink of extinction. Beset on all sides by hostile aliens and threatened from within by traitors, Humanity’s only chance for survival rests with the continuation of the cruel and bloody regime known as the Imperium. Yet few among Mankind’s untold population realize the full truth of their situation. If there is any future at all, it is a grim one…

Warhammer 40,000 is a miniature based war game where players build armies and fight battles. Escalation league play is designed to get players into the action quickly without a large initial investment in miniatures.

To participate you only need to purchase the core rulebook, your army index, and one of the starter army kits available from local gaming stores or Games Workshop’s website. Every 4-8 weeks we will purchase additional units to expand our armies to allow for more options in play. While many players will paint their miniatures to give their army a custom feel, it is not mandatory to participate in this league. Just buy and build your miniatures and join in on the action!

We will be playing using the new 8th Edition ruleset that has been recently released. Players will need to own a copy of the core rulebook as well as the index appropriate for their army. Digital copies of the indexes are available as well in ePub and iBooks formats for use on mobile devices.

New players are encouraged to join in! Many of us will be starting out with brand new armies and the rules are new as well so everyone will be on an even playing field. Returning players can feel free to use this as an opportunity to build a new army one piece at a time. If bringing an existing army keep in mind that most players are starting with low point value armies so plan your troop build out accordingly.

Come join in on the action!


Strategy and Tabletop RPG Night

Friday, January 26th at 5:00pm Cheshire Hall

An evening spent on the more in depth games.  These can include tabletop roleplaying games, and strategy or long play board games (like Ogre, Duel of Ages, or Battlestar Galactica).  One-shots, campaigns, and long board games or card games are all welcome.  New players are always welcome and there are pretty much always a few seats free at a game.

Participants are encouraged to organize together in advance as groups for a particular game to better allocate tables.  While there are usually some gamers hanging out for a pick-up game, the idea of the evening is to organize for specific, longer games that aren't as feasible on the more casual Wednesday open gaming night.  Which isn't to say that it's a serious tone... we're a friendly group, and there's a bunch of laughter and cheering on most nights.

We encourage people to show up early, so games can get rolling earlier rather than later.  If you're planning a particular game, please note when it starts.  From Pathfinder to Fiasco, Arkham Horror to Railways of the World, you'll be able to find other people interested in playing just about anything under the sun.  Feel free to plan games in the comments section here.

Note: Doors open at 5pm with an eye toward play starting by 7pm. Like every other open event, this is participatory, so feel free to suggest and put forward ideas.  This is a Cheshire Hall event, part of NAGA, which includes many different gaming groups.

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Where is the new location? West Inglewood: that’s basically the bit of East Nashville directly north of downtown. Take 24/65 north, and turn right (east) on Trinity Lane. Turn left at the third traffic light (1 mile off the highway) and follow Jones Ave past the two quick turns left and right. The house has a huge pale blue side that we’re hanging a Tennessee flag from as a landmark for players.

It’s also easily accessed from Gallatin Pike or Ellington Parkway in East Nashville: we’re between the highway and all the foodie places you could want, a block from East Nashville Beer Works, a minute from fast food, a dozen restaurants, and two minutes from Kroger.

But… I use my phone for directions: The address is 2005 Jones Ave, Nashville, 37207

What about parking? There is ample parking in the backyard: it is one of the reasons we selected the location. The driveway is a semi-steep incline. Street parking is available.

The Games? Room? The NAGA Game Library is at the new location, and we have a much better layout: multiple large rooms, plus a socializing kitchen, a big backyard, and so on. Events will continue as they have in the past, just in a better location.

How far is it from the old place? Easy for current gamers: The new location is the same travel time for anybody who takes 24 from the south and nearly the same if you take 65 from the south (Franklin/Brentwood). It is closer if you take 40 from the east or 24/65 from the north, and the same if you come in from west of the 440/40 split (Dixon). If you are nearby, it’s about 15 minutes from here, plus traffic if it’s rush hour.

Cheshire Hall is at 2005 Jones Ave, 37207 as of August 2017 - Spread the word!


Friday Night D&D Adventurers League @ The Game Keep!

Friday, January 26th at 6:30pm The Game Keep

• We have limited seating, please make sure to RSVP in order to save your seat!

      The new season of Dungeons and Dragons Adventurers League begins!

                        Greater Nashville D&D Adventurers League

The D&D Adventurers League is an ongoing official organized play campaign for Dungeons & Dragons. It uses the fifth edition of the Dungeons & Dragons rules, and features the Forgotten Realms setting. You can play D&D Adventurers League games at any place that features adventures bearing the D&D Adventurers League logo. You can create a character and bring that character to games anywhere D&D Adventurers League is supported. 

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The Story So Far…

The talk of the streets and taverns has all been about the so-called death curse: a wasting disease afflicting everyone who’s ever been raised from the dead. Victims grow thinner and weaker each day, slowly but steadily sliding toward the death they once denied.

When they finally succumb, they can’t be raised—and neither can anyone else, regardless of whether they’ve ever received that miracle in the past. Temples and scholars of divine magic are at a loss to explain a curse that has affected the entire region, and possibly the entire world.

The cause is a necromantic artifact called the Soulmonger, which is located somewhere in Chult, a mysterious peninsula far to the south, ringed with mountains and choked with rainforests.

This season's Dungeon Masters: Brandy S, Robert R, Dan P, Rick D, Kayla J

BRING A CHARACTER OR YOU CAN CREATE ONE AT THIS EVENT. (We do not roll for stats or hit points, use standard array or point buy only.)

BRING YOUR PENCILS, PAPER, AND LUCKY DICE!

NEW AND VETERAN PLAYERS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN ANYTIME.

Follow us on Facebook


Nashville Unveiled - Mage, Antebellum Ashes

Saturday, January 27th at 12:00pm Cheshire Hall

Antebellum Ashes is a twice monthly live action roleplaying game in Nashville, Tennessee. The players take on the roles of Mages that inhabit a fictional version of the modern day world. We create stories set in the World of Darkness (a fictional fantasy universe created by White Wolf Publishing). It is basically the current world with a subtle and supernatural twist. Think "X Files" or "Fringe", only the stories are usually told from the perspective the supernatural inhabitants of the world.

New Players are welcome. No experience needed: we'll help you get started. We're a friendly and open group. Some level of costume is fairly common, but certainly not required. While the event begins at 1pm, the doors open at 12pm, and it is recommended you arrive early to prepare your character.

Live Action Roleplaying is similar to a murder mystery dinner party. It is a cross between improvisational theater and a board game. Players in the group create a character that they play out over many games, developing their character and his or her relationship to the other characters.

Characters move around in a given area and interact socially with each other, sometimes with props or clues regarding the current stories that they are participating in. When two players take actions that conflict, it is resolved through non-physical means (a deck of cards and their character sheets). This is not the "foam weapon" style sometimes seen, but rather a story and character oriented event.

You are not confined to having your character match your physical appearance: an 18 year old hipster might play a 62 year old business tycoon. Or a 45 year old woman might portray a 600 year old vampire or a priest who happens to be a werewolf. Recently, we had a mother of two portray a five year old girl.

Finally, just in case you might be concerned: this is a form of entertainment. We do not actually think we have magical powers any more than an actor playing Peter Pan on stage believes that she can actually fly.

Where is the new location? West Inglewood: that’s basically the bit of East Nashville directly north of downtown. Take 24/65 north, and turn right (east) on Trinity Lane. Turn left at the third traffic light (1 mile off the highway) and follow Jones Ave past the two quick turns left and right. The house has a huge pale blue side that we’re hanging a Tennessee flag from as a landmark for players.

It’s also easily accessed from Gallatin Pike or Ellington Parkway in East Nashville: we’re between the highway and all the foodie places you could want, a block from East Nashville Beer Works, a minute from fast food, a dozen restaurants, and two minutes from Kroger.

But… I use my phone for directions: The address is 2005 Jones Ave, Nashville, 37207

What about parking? There is ample parking in the backyard: it is one of the reasons we selected the location. The driveway is a semi-steep incline. Street parking is available.

The Games? Room? The NAGA Game Library is at the new location, and we have a much better layout: multiple large rooms, plus a socializing kitchen, a big backyard, and so on. Events will continue as they have in the past, just in a better location.

How far is it from the old place? Easy for current gamers: The new location is the same travel time for anybody who takes 24 from the south and nearly the same if you take 65 from the south (Franklin/Brentwood). It is closer if you take 40 from the east or 24/65 from the north, and the same if you come in from west of the 440/40 split (Dixon). If you are nearby, it’s about 15 minutes from here, plus traffic if it’s rush hour.

Cheshire Hall is at 2005 Jones Ave, 37207 as of August 2017 - Spread the word!


Pathfinder Society at Game Keep

Saturday, January 27th at 12:00pm The Game Keep

The Pathfinder Society is a living campaign. On Golarion, the world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, the Pathfinder Society is an organization of explorers, vagabonds, sages, and treasure hunters determined to plumb the depths of the darkest tombs, and collect relics and lore from bygone ages. In Pathfinder Society Organized Play, you play a member of the Pathfinder Society, seeking fortune and glory all over the face of Golarion. At the same time, your character works for one of eight factions, all with their own motivations and secret agendas. The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game is an evolution of the 3.5 rules set of the world's oldest fantasy roleplaying game. You can find a free download of the Guide to PFS play here: http://paizo.com/pathfinderSociety/v5748btp... There will also be pregens on hand. Come join us! New players (and GMs!) welcome.


Nashville Unveiled - Vampire, Blood and Smoke

Saturday, January 27th at 5:00pm Cheshire Hall

Nashville Unveiled is a twice monthly live action roleplaying game in Nashville, Tennessee. The players take on the roles of humans and/or supernatural creatures such as Vampires, Changelings, and other creatures of legend that inhabit a fictional version of the modern day world. We create stories set in the World of Darkness (a fictional fantasy universe created by White Wolf Publishing). It is basically the current world with a subtle and supernatural twist. Think "X Files" or "Fringe", only the stories are usually told from the perspective the supernatural inhabitants of the world.

New Players are welcome. No experience needed: we'll help you get started. We're a friendly and open group.  Some level of costume is fairly common, but certainly not required.  While the event begins at 5pm, the doors open at 3pm, and it is recommended you early to prepare your character.

Live Action Roleplaying is similar to a murder mystery dinner party. It is a cross between improvisational theater and a board game. Players in the group create a character that they play out over many games, developing their character and his or her relationship to the other characters.

Characters move around in a given area and interact socially with each other, sometimes with props or clues regarding the current stories that they are participating in. When two players take actions that conflict, it is resolved through non-physical means (a deck of cards and their character sheets).  This is not the "foam weapon" style sometimes seen, but rather a story and character oriented event.

You are not confined to having your character match your physical appearance: an 18 year old hipster might play a 62 year old business tycoon. Or a 45 year old woman might portray a 600 year old vampire or a priest who happens to be a werewolf.  Recently, we had a mother of two portray a five year old girl.

Finally, just in case you might be concerned: this is a form of entertainment. We do not actually think we have magical powers any more than an actor playing Peter Pan on stage believes that she can actually fly.

Links:

http://nashvilleunveiled.com/

Our Meetup Group

Contact:

Evan Edwards is your Requiem Storyteller, available via evan@nashvilleunveiled.com and (814) 889-8845

Where is the new location? West Inglewood: that’s basically the bit of East Nashville directly north of downtown. Take 24/65 north, and turn right (east) on Trinity Lane. Turn left at the third traffic light (1 mile off the highway) and follow Jones Ave past the two quick turns left and right. The house has a huge pale blue side that we’re hanging a Tennessee flag from as a landmark for players.

It’s also easily accessed from Gallatin Pike or Ellington Parkway in East Nashville: we’re between the highway and all the foodie places you could want, a block from East Nashville Beer Works, a minute from fast food, a dozen restaurants, and two minutes from Kroger.

But… I use my phone for directions: The address is 2005 Jones Ave, Nashville, 37207

What about parking? There is ample parking in the backyard: it is one of the reasons we selected the location. The driveway is a semi-steep incline. Street parking is available.

The Games? Room? The NAGA Game Library is at the new location, and we have a much better layout: multiple large rooms, plus a socializing kitchen, a big backyard, and so on. Events will continue as they have in the past, just in a better location.

How far is it from the old place? Easy for current gamers: The new location is the same travel time for anybody who takes 24 from the south and nearly the same if you take 65 from the south (Franklin/Brentwood). It is closer if you take 40 from the east or 24/65 from the north, and the same if you come in from west of the 440/40 split (Dixon). If you are nearby, it’s about 15 minutes from here, plus traffic if it’s rush hour.

Cheshire Hall is at 2005 Jones Ave, 37207 as of August 2017 - Spread the word!


Monday Night Board Games @ The Game Keep

Monday, January 29th at 6:00pm The Game Keep

Join the Nashville Board Game group for some games!


Monday Board Games and Fun with Friends

Monday, January 29th at 6:00pm Frontline Games

Let's play games and have some fun.

Join us for board games and lots of fun with a great group of people. You do not have to know how to play the games as most can be learned first time you play. Join us for a fun night. Feel free to bring games or just join in on games being taught by others.

Where adults (18 years of age and older) can meet up to play board games and card games and make new friends. Bring games of your own to play with others or just come and learn new games. These games are easy to learn, so join in the fun!

This group tends to favor Euro style or worker placement style board games and other modern day favorites on http://boardgamegeek.com/browse/boardgame

An example of typical board games played at the meet up include: Dominant Species, Eclipse Ascension, Small World, Carcasonne, Dixit, Kingsburg, DC, Survive Escape from Atlantis, Power Grid, Lords of Waterdeep, Stone Age, 7 Wonders, Settlers of Catan, Thurn and Taxis, Citadels, Dominion, Pandemic, Caylus, Agricola, Ticket to Ride Europe, Risk Legacy, and Dice Town.

All of these games are a ton of fun, and we always have someone there who knows how to play them. We are always more than happy to teach games to people who are new. We would love for you to come out and give it a try.


Regular Open Events

Want your group listed here? We're going to be opening up this website for collaborative editing in May 2016, or you can contact Evan to get your group listed right now. You can also list events on the NAGACentral Meetup, or ask that your meetup be added to the calendar to the left.

Open Board Game and Card Game Nights

Every Wednesday Cheshire Hall hosts a Open Board Game Night, which can range from card games through all manner of board games, through to strategy wargames. There is often a pot luck dinner, and plenty of pick up games. Everybody is welcome to show up, meet other gamers and play from the extensive library of games our members have. Feel free to bring a game, or show up to look for new players. For more information, call Evan at (814) 889-8845, or Sarah at (814) 404-0008.

Another Wednesday group meets at Frontline Games in Clarksville on Wednesdays, and it's a great open group too!

See Wednesday Open Nights on Meetup »

RPG and Strategy Game Nights

Every Friday Cheshire Hall hosts a Open RPG and Strategy Game Night, which is honestly just the night for longer games -- including board games if you want. It's a little more organized, so you might want to declare a game you want to run and get some players. On the other hand, there are usually a few people who just show up that can form a table.

See Friday Open Nights on Meetup »

Nashville Unveiled

Do you like murder mystery parties or improv theater? Are you into urban and modern supernatural fantasy games? Then join the ongoing story that is Nashville Unveiled! This is a theatrical style LARP: no foam weapons, and more like a dinner party with character sheets. Well... and occasional bloodthirsty combat resolved through a variant of the classic RPG turns and dice. Alternates with Tabletop RPG Day on Saturdays.

Visit the Website »

GenCon Caravan

Every year we head up to the biggest four days in gaming: GenCon Indy. The 2016 Caravan is already shaping up for the largest gaming convention in the world.

Visit the Website »

What is NAGA

The Nashville Area Gamer Association is an open community of gamers who work to foster games in Nashville by connecting fellow gamers and providing support for gaming related events and activities. We aim to be a resource for existing gaming communities as well as foster new ones.

Our motto: "More opportunities for more games".

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January 22nd, 2018

Monday, January 22nd at 12:35pm

Your party slowly slogs toward the city gate. The sky is dark overhead and deep mud lies underfoot. A steady rain beats down on your helms and hats, oddly colored... purple? It seems benign, and likely the side effect of some magic experiment gone wrong or feud in the Wizard district.

"Halt! Who goes?" says a weary guard.

"It's alright Melvoin, I'll take care of them," says a brightly dressed noble as he steps out of the guardpost. He walks boldly toward your party with the sure gait of royalty. In the brief silence, out from under the eaves of the guardpost where it shelters from the weather, a dove cries.

(h/t to +Mark Krawec, who just posted this image by Saeed Jalabi)

January 13th, 2018

Saturday, January 13th at 11:00am

For +matt jackson (and +Will Arnold)

January 13th, 2018

Saturday, January 13th at 10:46am

You can tell this winter storm we're having is serious. Games and gaming events are being cancelled due to it.

It's one thing when the weather means you work from home. It's another when you decide it's too hairy on the roads to get your bouncing dice fix.

December 30th, 2017

Saturday, December 30th at 2:37am

I glanced over and noticed the sheet of notes about walls in my office where I'm looking at putting bookcases looks more than a little bit like a half drawn dungeon map. Complete with a bit of hatching that looks like it is threatening to go full Dyson Logos if left unchecked. Or... checked, I suppose.

See? These gaming skills are useful in real life, people!

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December 20th, 2017

Wednesday, December 20th at 4:56pm

Star Trek Discovery, Rainn Wilson on Mudd: “This is what I would like to see in season two, episode four or so: They bump into Mudd, he's got a merchant ship, he's got a crazy crew on the merchant ship, and he's getting into all kinds of trouble traveling around the galaxy trying to do little dealsm,” Wislon[sic] said. “And, boom! We’ve set ourselves up for a spin-off show. The Harry Mudd spin-off show. That would be my ideal.”

http://comicbook.com/startrek/2017/12/20/star-trek-discovery-harry-mudd-rainn-wilson/

December 16th, 2017

Saturday, December 16th at 9:47am

Something I've been meaning to ask: OBS (meaning DriveThruRPG, RPGNow, etc) never remembers my login. It has been years now, multiple browsers, and yes, I have cleared cookies, html5 storage, etc.

Does anybody else have to log in each time they visit? It seems like it will remember for a couple hours, but that's it. Am I alone in this, or is it widespread enough that I shouldn't try to figure it out on my end?

It reminds me of a good friend whose entire library is unwatermarked. We don't know why; I'll buy and download something and it will be stamped on each page, and his downloads just come down with no visible marks whatsoever.

December 8th, 2017

Friday, December 8th at 1:00pm

A replacement printer came in, and so I zipped off a copy of +Chris Longhurst's Bear Essentials. It is full of bear-themed monsters for Pathfinder. The fact that I don't play Pathfinder is a testament to how well designed the goofy and useful monster concepts are. Plus I have an oddly large number of players who love bears.

One word: Bearholder.

The new printer is the house printer and is used by a fair number of games. +Brennan W got this one, after +Chris Roberts' one died that replaced mine that died. I think a possible metric for "how many games run in this space" can be determined by how many printers you go through in how much time. It's also on wifi and scans -- perfect for players who lose their sheets.

Link to PDF: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/220684/Bear-Essentials?affiliate_id=358889

November 15th, 2017

Wednesday, November 15th at 3:02am

Over on Twitter, I am enjoying #SixWordDungeon. h/t to +Michael Prescott for the heads up. It's a nice exercise in stripping down an idea to just the essential core. Some are places while others are hooks leading it to read like a terse hexcrawl index.

Mine tonight were:
* Ex-dragon's blood trail implicates peasant hut.
* A rotten tree, hollowed into roots.
* In Tara amid sleepers; Aillen approaches.
* Chambers inside a bridge, troll's home.
* Collapsed wizard tower pancaked by earthquake.

https://twitter.com/hashtag/SixWordDungeon

October 28th, 2017

Saturday, October 28th at 8:48pm

There's this delightful and quite quite plausible fan theory about a link to TOS that is not at all obvious. But then, it's right there in the name. Spoilers in the following link for the episode "Lethe" of Star Trek Discovery: https://www.inverse.com/article/37820-star-trek-discovery-original-series-lethe-corwnell-theory

It could always be trashed in the next episode, of course.

#StarTrek #StarTrekDiscovery

October 28th, 2017

Saturday, October 28th at 8:29pm

Inspired by +Eric Franklin, this may be fairly Trek heavy at the outset.
Here's a pretty good article that I don't quite agree with, but the general sentiment is important: great story keeps a legend alive, and there are plenty of people who grew up watching Disney's The Sword in the Stone or Excallabur that later read Le Morte d'Arthur and The Once and Future King.

Heck, some connected to the Arthurian legend through a troupe of British actors clopping together coconut shells and bellowing about elderberries and herrings. Which proves there's a place for The Orville, in my mind.

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