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.

A Righteous Ruler - Pathfinder Homebrew Campaign

Tuesday, September 25th at 6:00pm The Cedars at Elm Hill

Hello everyone!

On Sept. 25 I will be holding Session 0 for a new campaign. Well, it's not new to me. I've been wanting to run this campaign for a few years, but haven't had one key element: living in one spot long enough to run it. Things have changed, so here I am, seeking 3 players for a (hopefully) fun romp through a custom world.

Game will be held every other Tuesday night starting with session 0 on the 25th. If you cannot make a firm commitment to every game session, please don't ask to come. I'm willing to work with players to accommodate the occasional necessary absence, but constant flakes will be asked to leave and a replacement found.

I run a fairly role play heavy game, with only one or two combats per session (usually). While this is a campaign with lots of plot points designed and hidden by me (the GM), I try to run a fairly sandbox feel game, providing subtle hints and clues instead of telling you where to go (ok, maybe I'm not always subtle, but if you choose to go another direction I *probably* won't kill your character for it).

Please contact me if you have any interest in joining this game (send me a message on here). I have a player handbook for this campaign (only 3 pages), with hard copies to be handed out at first session, but I'm happy to email it to anyone who wants a peek!


Antioch Board Game Night

Tuesday, September 25th 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!

Thank you to all of our amazing members and friends.

We look forward to seeing you there! :)


Track & Hull Club

Tuesday, September 25th 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, September 26th 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, September 26th 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.

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Strategy and Tabletop RPG Night

Friday, September 28th 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, September 28th 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, September 29th 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.


Infinite Edge (MES Space) - Twilight of Doubt

Saturday, September 29th at 12:00pm Cheshire Hall

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!


Mind's Eye Society, Vampire: The Masquerade

Saturday, September 29th at 5:00pm Cheshire Hall

This is an improvisational LARP taking place within the Mind's Eye Society continuity of Vampire: The Masquerade, utilizing the By Night Studios LARP system.

Cost: None!
Time: 5pm to 10:30pm CST

If you're a visitor, you will need to provide a copy of your character sheet 48-72 hours prior to the game. Sheets and questions can be sent to ca.vst@nashvillenocturne.com.

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!


D&d Shipwrecked!

Sunday, September 30th at 12:00pm The Game Cave

Greetings Adventurers! This will be the first session of a new D&D campaign titled shipwrecked and will be hosted on either saturday or sunday, depending on everyone's schedule. You will start out lvl 1, and will be allowed all races, classes! Good for newcomers! If you have any questions you can text me at 615.717.5524.


Monday Night Board Games @ The Game Keep

Monday, October 1st at 6:00pm The Game Keep

Join the Nashville Board Game group for some games!


Bistro Meetup

Monday, October 1st at 6:00pm Soy Teriyaki Bistro

We are meeting at Soy Teriyaki Bistro. So if you are hungry you can indulge in their interesting fusion fare. As usual games start at 6pm. But I will be there at 5:30 for food.

RSVPs open two weeks before the meetup starts.


Monday Board Games and Fun with Friends

Monday, October 1st 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, October 2nd 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, October 3rd 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.


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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September 1st, 2018

Saturday, September 1st at 9:12pm

This is wonderfully in depth and a fun read. And yes, I still have yet to play the game.

September 1st, 2018

Saturday, September 1st at 6:57pm

First play impressions of Frog Juice (Edit: Photo in comments, as I can't edit this and add one).

This is a pretty card game with fun art. It is a super simple game that touts being educational (basic arithmetic). For adult players, there are some strategies, but the game appears to have a fair amount of luck due to the scarcity of points and their importance. I suspect luck beats strategy. That said, it's a quick play and has a pleasant rhythm, in the way that a table of Euchre can be. It's a perfect "killing time while chatting" game. The rules make it seem like a much more complex game, but there is essentially a card game that could be played with regular cards, plus a few extra cards that have special mechanics.

The basic game is played with the number cards, each having a spell component pictured (Frog Juice, Monkey Powder, Newts, etc). Each player has a hand that refills to 4 at the start of their turn, and there is a central spread of cards. During your turn you can use special cards (witches can cast spells, witch wash blocks, etc), pass, or:

- Pull a single card with cards from your hand that add up to the same value.
- Pull a single card with a single card from your hand that matches value.
- Pull multiple cards with a single card whose value equals the sum of the cards.

You can also (as a separate action on your turn) place or try to fill spell cards by playing cards from your hand or asking for those cards from other people's hands. Without getting too deep into a list of all the special cards, this is an example of how the special cards add some strategy: keeping the spell components of other players out of your hand becomes important, and you have to decide if you want more cards to go for the two "most cards" points or play a less useful match to prevent a player score a point for the finished spell.

If you don't want any supernatural spells and witchcraft, this isn't for you, but it is strictly children's book level stuff. I'd drop this from a box of games for a church family game day, but I personally wouldn't have a problem with any child of any age playing it. If your kid is into Harry Potter, this is perfect. Or if you're sitting around waiting for players to gather to play Lords of Waterdeep, this will kill time pleasantly.

August 28th, 2018

Tuesday, August 28th at 11:37am

Nice find.

Original Post from Joe Kushner:

The board game section of Amazon is dangerous. This one is $19.99 and is normally $79.99. Some interesting #miniatures with it: Toy Vault Abaddon Board Game by Richard Borg by Toy Vault https://amzn.to/2MZSNQY via +Amazon.com


August 22nd, 2018

Wednesday, August 22nd at 9:14am

There are a ton of bad maps out there. There are even a bunch of good free maps. But almost all are dungeons or caverns. Over on his Patreon +matt jackson has started doing some nice inns and other buildings. These aren't in the super-slick color tile style aimed at miniature play, but rather the really useful classic line drawing style that makes for a great reference at the table.

Disclaimer: I have one building named for me, as I suggested an abandoned location for adventurers to sleep in and potentially defend against a night time attack. Because that's how Mr. Jackson rolls: he listens to his Patreon supporters. And yes, this is a blatant "if you like his work, stuff the tip jar" note.

His Patreon is located here: https://www.patreon.com/msjackson/ And G+ won't pick up one of the building images I'm talking about for this post. There is one in his new zine, Lapsus Calami, also found at his Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/lapsus-calami-01-20716068

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