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.

Strategy and Tabletop RPG Night

Friday, February 22nd 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.

Cheshire Hall:

The house has a huge pale blue side that we hang a Tennessee flag from as a landmark for new players.

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, and many people informally park at the church across the street.


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

Friday, February 22nd at 6:30pm The Game Keep

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

Get your D&D Adventures League Player’s Pack here: http://www.dmsguild.com/product/208178/DD-Adventurers-League-Players-Pack. It contains everything you need to get started playing Adventures League with us!

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

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.

BRING YOUR PENCILS, PAPER, AND LUCKY DICE!

NEW AND VETERAN PLAYERS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN ANYTIME.

Follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/827483734063971/)


Pathfinder Society at Game Keep

Saturday, February 23rd 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 the Requiem

Saturday, February 23rd at 5:00pm Cheshire Hall

Nashville Unveiled (http://nashvilleunveiled.com/) is a twice monthly live action roleplaying game. The players take on the roles of humans and/or supernatural creatures such as vampires, wizards, and other creatures of legend that inhabit a fictional version of the modern day world. It is basically the current world with a subtle and supernatural twist. Think "Harry Potter," "Stranger Things," or "Supernatural." 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 4pm, 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.

Links:

http://nashvilleunveiled.com/

Contact:

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


Monday Night Board Games @ The Game Keep

Monday, February 25th at 6:00pm The Game Keep

Join the Nashville Board Game group for some games!


Monday Board Games and Fun with Friends

Monday, February 25th 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.


Track & Hull Club

Tuesday, February 26th 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.


Open Board Games and Card Games Night

Wednesday, February 27th 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, February 27th at 6:30pm The Game Keep

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

Get your D&D Adventures League Player’s Pack here: http://www.dmsguild.com/product/208178/DD-Adventurers-League-Players-Pack. It contains everything you need to get started playing Adventures League with us!

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

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.

BRING YOUR PENCILS, PAPER, AND LUCKY DICE!

NEW AND VETERAN PLAYERS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN ANYTIME.

Follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/827483734063971/)


Strategy and Tabletop RPG Night

Friday, March 1st 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.

Cheshire Hall:

The house has a huge pale blue side that we hang a Tennessee flag from as a landmark for new players.

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, and many people informally park at the church across the street.


MCMH Classic Dungeons & Dragons

Friday, March 1st at 7:00pm Cheshire Hall

Table is: CURRENTLY FULL (we have guest openings periodically; watch this space for one to open up)

Classic D&D, the way it was played at the dawn of the 1980s! 3d6 down the line, pit yourselves against the dungeon, with creative thinking and careful planning rewarded with gold and glory. This is very different than modern roleplaying: the table works together as a team of players in collaboration, and you aren't limited to just what is on your sheet -- propose any epic plan of action, and you can do it... if you can roll well enough. And if you can't, well, it's easy to roll up a new character.

We use B/X with a sprinkle of AD&D and modern OSR publications that have expanded and added a new depth to classic play. And yes, that photo is of our table.


Pathfinder Society at Game Keep

Saturday, March 2nd 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.


"The Saturday Group" - An RPG tabletop group

Saturday, March 2nd at 3:30pm The Game Cave

We are the Saturday Group and we have or will play the following: Empire of the Petal Throne (meaning the world setting of Tékumel), DnD varients, and Shadowrun. We are open to discuss other games as well.


Board Game Day

Sunday, March 3rd at 12:00pm The Game Keep

Board Game Day! The first Sunday of every month!

Come play some new board games or your favorite Euro games at the Game Keep!

Join us and the Nashville Board Game group for an afternoon of fun at the Game Keep!


Monday Night Board Games @ The Game Keep

Monday, March 4th at 6:00pm The Game Keep

Join the Nashville Board Game group for some games!


Monday Board Games and Fun with Friends

Monday, March 4th 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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February 15th, 2019

Friday, February 15th at 10:30pm

Dang it.
Anybody know where the Mirrorheart spell is from? A zine, maybe a +James V West post? It's part of a set of mirror themed spells. I have a PC's death or 3hp on the line and need the wording.

February 1st, 2019

Friday, February 1st at 1:59pm

I am making a screen for somebody with some of +James V West's art. I made this animation out of the layered file I used to size the graphics.

January 19th, 2019

Saturday, January 19th at 11:00am

Last night I ran D&D. B/X plus some OSR stuff like Black Pudding. During it was one of those moments we play old school games for.

When the party was about to be in danger of being annihilated due to some tactical errors in what was a minor side adventure, it happened. A normally very quiet player literally stood up and announced he had a plan. And it was an epic, amazing, perfect "makes sense," incredibly clever, and game pushing combo of available resources that flipped things around for the party.

This was not like my story-oriented games where "that sounds cool, so it will work." It wasn't one of the funny or silly or really great moments driven by dice or decision. This was a thought out and novel "this does this, and that does that, so can I use both and do this new thing with them?" Nothing game breaking, but it pushed and bent things in a wonderful way: player knowledge of the world being used creatively.

I'll write up the details, but they really don't matter. It's about that moment of pride and glory when that player busted out the plan he's been sitting on as a last resort for months, and the hearty appreciation from the rest of us at the table.

It was one of those moments we play old school games for.

January 18th, 2019

Friday, January 18th at 3:03pm

Today's random game art: GDW's Dark Conspiracy (1991).

I absolutely love the eyes. I picture tentacle dude as moving silently most of the time, and then standing perfectly upright and still when talking, sounding exactly like Patrick Warburton.

The front guy perfectly establishes the feel of the setting. I can hear him clack empty bottles and chant, "Waaaariors, come out to plaaaAAAaay... Waaaariors..."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRM2YcGpmxg#t=0m42s

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December 8th, 2018

Saturday, December 8th at 10:21am

Contra Costa County decides tied election — with a roll of the dice

"At 11 a.m., incumbent Larry Enos and challenger Milan “Pete” Petrovich took turns rolling a 20-side die — taken from someone’s Dungeons and Dragons board game[sic] — three times for the Byron-Bethany Irrigation District Director 1 contest."

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