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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We were at Geek Media Expo 6 in Franklin on Octover 24th through the 26th. There will be photos up soon of this outstanding event... thanks to all the fantastic folks at GMX for supporting gaming in Nashville and giving us such an excellent venue to play in and introduce gaming to new people, and also to our excellent presenters, merchants and guests who helped make it a smash hit. And thanks to you, the people who atteneded and had such fun playing!

We will be adding new collaboration capabilities in October 2014 to better document gaming in Nashville. As a result, this site is a touch outdated in the center column. We've grown a great deal in the past several months, adding several resources like a game library, and reached out to many new groups who are underrepresented here. We've taken feedback from local gamers and are allowing filtering of events for people who only like Eurogames or RPGs, all in an easier to use calendar. We're also working to allow groups to add themselves directly, and help document what gaming is going on in Nashville!

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.

Pathfinder Society at Game Keep

Saturday, November 1st 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.

D&D Adventurers' League - D&D @ The Game Keep

Saturday, November 1st at 1:00pm The Game Keep


DM: Andy Glover

DDEX1-5 The Courting of Fire

Designer: Jobe Bittman

Characters of Level 1-4

Playtime: 4 hours

Premiered at PAX Prime 2014

An exiled cultist and his kobold minions are spotted searching long-forgotten ruins in the Dragonspire Mountains. Rumors say he looks for a precious gift to give to a fearsome dragon that dwells there. What he hopes to attain with his gift is unknown, but can’t be good for the citizens of Phlan. A four-hour adventure for levels 1-4.

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DM: Don Cee

DDEX1-6 The Scroll Thief

Designer: Daniel Helmick

Characters of Level 1-4

Playtime: 4 hours

Premiered at Dragon*Con 2014

Scholars Square is a relatively quiet corner of Phlan, but a series of odd thefts have the headmasters of various schools in the area concerned. The headmasters’ pleas for help have gone unanswered by the Black Fist, and the Lord Sage of Phlan decides to reach out to you and your kind to bring those responsible to justice. A four-hour adventure for levels 1-4.

Magic Two-Headed Giant

Saturday, November 1st at 2:00pm Grand Adventures

Vampire the Masquerade: Sabbat

Saturday, November 1st at 5:00pm Cheshire Hall

Doors Open/Character Creation:  5:00 PM

Game Start:  6:00 PM

Nashville, in the World of Darkness, is a city of faith and vice joined in a paradoxical, perpetual dance.  The "Buckle of the Bible Belt" contains literally a church for almost every religion, yet drugs, prostitution, and other vices can be had for anyone who has the money to afford it.  Esbats, when they are gathered by Bishop Mother, are held in Nashville's infamous Hellfire Club, located in the Life & Casualty Tower in downtown Nashville.  Owned wholly by the members of the Hellfire Club, whose membership remains unknown, the 13th floor is the preferred gathering place of the city's Cainites.

The themes expressed through this chronicle are corruption, spirituality, survival, the acquisition of power and the lengths members of the Sword of Caine will go to in order to preserve it.  Some players will choose to be the most physical monster; others may seek to undermine the aforementioned "combat monkey" or simply aspire to be in control of anything and everything.  All of these concepts, among others, fit within the dynamics of the City.

Warhammer Fantasy

Sunday, November 2nd at 12:00am Grand Adventures

Board Game Day

Sunday, November 2nd 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!

WoW TCG Battlegrounds

Sunday, November 2nd at 1:00pm Grand Adventures

Monday Night Board Games @ The Game Keep

Monday, November 3rd at 6:00pm The Game Keep

Join the Nashville Board Game group for some games!

Monday Board Games and Fun with Friends

Monday, November 3rd 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.

Please patronize Freedom Deli as a thank you for letting us use their dining room as a meet up space. Thanks.

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.

Brentwood Meetup

Monday, November 3rd at 6:00pm Soy Teriyaki Bistro

We are now 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.

Board Games Night

Tuesday, November 4th at 12:00am Grand Adventures

Bring in a Boardgame, or show up to play. This is a regularly-scheduled night for playing a random variety of boardgames.

Flames of War

Tuesday, November 4th at 12:00am Grand Adventures

Flames of War Open Gaming all the time, but expect to find people here playing Flames of War for sure.


Tuesday, November 4th at 12:00am Grand Adventures

Track & Hull Club

Tuesday, November 4th at 6:00pm The Game Keep

Tonight: Ogre by Steve Jackson

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.

Comics Day

Wednesday, November 5th at 12:00am Grand Adventures

Roleplaying Games Night

Wednesday, November 5th at 12:00am Grand Adventures

Regular Open Events

Want your group listed here? We're going to be opening up this website for collaborative editing in July 2014, or you can contact Evan to get your group listed right now.

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.

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.

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GenCon Caravan

Every year we head up to the biggest four days in gaming: GenCon Indy. The 2014 Caravan is already shaping up for the largest gaming convention in the world.

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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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October 31st, 2014

Friday, October 31st at 7:29pm

We had discussed this before.  It's totally a social thing, no official games... but should be lots of fun!

October 13th, 2014

Monday, October 13th at 12:12pm

If you were worried from the sneak peek that the Circle of the Crone's new abilities in 2e were too powerful, rest assured: all the Covenants get awesomeness in spades.  Including the political ones.  Check out the Carthian Movement's upcoming abilities in this new sneak peek:

October 20th, 2014

Monday, October 20th at 1:36pm

October 2014 Calendar: GMX and Halloween

As a reminder, there is no game this coming weekend, as it is the weekend for +Geek Media Expo [GMX], and many people will be volunteering and spending the weekend at the convention, gaming until they pass out, and hanging out with a bunch of celebrity game designers.  Plus there's a bunch of awesome events planned in the analog gaming track.  I know many of you already plan to be at GMX running games, and I look forward to seeing anybody else who just goes to have fun.  There are only a few open volunteer spots left that will get a free ticket: email +Sarah Edwards at  sarah@cheshirehall.net if you want to volunteer.


The following weekend is Halloween, and we will be having drunk gaming -- including drunk board games and a drunk LARP of Dudes of Legend.  This will be on Saturday, November 1st.


October 17th, 2014

Friday, October 17th at 8:33pm

Original Post from Sumner Hosale:

Perfect game of Shadows of Camelot with a traitor present

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October 20th, 2014

Monday, October 20th at 3:03pm

Here's the list of scheduled gaming events at +Geek Media Expo [GMX] this year.

October 21st, 2014

Tuesday, October 21st at 9:09pm

I'm pretty sure that Father Henrik spent some time in Argentina and left a bit of a legacy.

October 31st, 2014

Friday, October 31st at 7:41pm

If you've gamed at the Hall in recent weeks, we've discussed this, but just in case you missed it or were wondering what time it started.

October 30th, 2014

Thursday, October 30th at 11:55pm

Original Post from Larry Neal Jr:

A big shout out and thank you to +David Lowry for hanging out with us s bit at GMX and playing some four player Star Realms and Cypher and for the coffee! We have to get together again soon sir I enjoyed it quite a bit! 

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