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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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.

Open Board Games and Card Games Night

Wednesday, April 23rd at 6:00pm Cheshire Hall

Open board game and card game night - 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. Doors open at 5:00pm; games usually get going around 6:00pm and end between 10:00 and Midnight.


DnD Encounters

Wednesday, April 23rd at 7:00pm Grand Adventures


40K Gaming

Thursday, April 24th at 12:00am Grand Adventures

Whether you're loyal to the Emperor, a traitor to the corpse god, or an alien race bent on domination, you can find an opponent today.


Flames of War

Friday, April 25th 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.


40K Gaming

Friday, April 25th at 12:00am Grand Adventures

Whether you're loyal to the Emperor, a traitor to the corpse god, or an alien race bent on domination, you can find an opponent today.


Strategy and Tabletop RPG Night

Friday, April 25th at 5:00pm Cheshire Hall

An evening spent on intense games.  This can include tabletop RPGs (Pathfinder, WoD, Shadowrun . . .) and strategy board games (Axes and Allies, Duel of Ages, Risk . . .).  One-shots, campaigns, and intense board games welcome.

We encourage people to show up early, possibly with a game in mind. From Pathfinder to Fiasco, Exalted to Labyrinth Lord, 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. We are able to open earlier as we get a feel for this new addition to the regular event schedule. Like every other open NAGA event, this is participatory, so feel free to suggest and put forward ideas.


WoW TCG Battlegrounds

Friday, April 25th at 6:30pm Grand Adventures


Magic Tournament!

Friday, April 25th at 7:00pm Grand Adventures


40K Gaming

Saturday, April 26th at 12:00am Grand Adventures

Whether you're loyal to the Emperor, a traitor to the corpse god, or an alien race bent on domination, you can find an opponent today.


Nashville Unveiled - Enraged

Saturday, April 26th at 1:00pm Cheshire Hall

Nashville Unveiled - Enraged is a once a month live action roleplaying game in Nashville, Tennessee. The players take on the roles of werewolves or their wolf-blooded kin 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 and owned by The Onyx Path Publishing). It is basically the current world with a subtle and supernatural twist. Think "X Files" or "Fringe" meets " Supernatural" or "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," only the stories are usually told from the perspective of 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 (noon), 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 will 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 you 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 an aging, near death's door werewolf, struggling to keep hold of his status and Renown.

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

((This is a shared universe with the other Nashville Unveiled games, and has an overarching story based on Werewolf: The Apocalypse, as well as meshed with the ongoing stories from the other games.))


Magic Two-Headed Giant

Saturday, April 26th at 2:00pm Grand Adventures


Nashville Unveiled - Vampire, Blood and Smoke

Saturday, April 26th 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

 


Warhammer Fantasy

Sunday, April 27th at 12:00am Grand Adventures


WoW TCG Battlegrounds

Sunday, April 27th at 1:00pm Grand Adventures


Monday Board Games and Fun with Friends

Monday, April 28th 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.


Warmachine/hordes

Tuesday, April 29th at 12:00am Grand Adventures


Regular Open Events

In order to help gamers meet and form groups, we host regular open events that allow gamers to meet and find like minded players. We currently host a board game, card game and strategy night, a tabletop RPG day and a live action day.

Open Board Game Night

Every Wednesday we host a Open Board Game Night, which can range from card games through all manner of board games, through to strategy wargames. 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.

Open Nights on Our Meetup »

Open Tabletop RPG Day

Alternate Saturdays we host a Open Tabletop RPG Day, focused on dice and pencil games, from OSR to Indie. We encourage people to show up, possibly with a game in mind. From Pathfinder to Fiasco, Exalted to Labrynth Lord, you'll be able to find other people interested in playing.

Open Nights on Our Meetup »

Nashville Unveiled

Do you like murder mystery parties or improve 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 2013 Caravan is already shaping up for the largest gaming convention in the world. It takes place this year from August 15th through August 18th.

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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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April 22nd, 2014

Tuesday, April 22nd at 11:03am

#MTAC2014  - Saturday photos from MTAC 2014!  The gaming spilled out into the con on Saturday, and so did the NAGA camera, with somebody wandering the halls taking photos.  The first half of the gallery is mostly general shots of the convention, followed by photos of the game room.  Sunday to come...

April 21st, 2014

Monday, April 21st at 11:06am

#MTAC2014 - Friday photos!  Mostly of the game room, but there are some shots of the con in general in there too.  By Friday, and throughout the weekend, the Analog Game Room was packed and a roaring success.  Thanks to all who volunteered and attended: tell us your stories!

Click here for a quick gallery view: http://goo.gl/btQTI5 or click below for a slideshow and full screen photos.

Saturday's photos are on the way...

April 20th, 2014

Sunday, April 20th at 10:03am

As we enter the final day of #MTAC, here are a few early photos.  It's been crowded and loud, but certainly running strong.  Look for a huge number of photos coming up tonight!

April 14th, 2014

Monday, April 14th at 10:53am

This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper

Sincere condolences to the developers and those who were working at CCP.  And as for the WoD in general, may Rich and the gang at Onyx Path prosper and continue for years to come.

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April 12th, 2014

Saturday, April 12th at 2:50am

I missed this when it came out last year.  Anybody see it?

April 7th, 2014

Monday, April 7th at 9:01pm

Want to try a few pre-release games to see if you might want to get them?  +David McMillan is bringing a couple pre-release Kickstarter games to this Wednesday's Open Game Night.  In his words:

"First up is a game called Bullfrogs. You control an army of frogs fighting for lilypad dominance in the swamp. I know the theme is kind of odd, but the game actually plays very well and there's a lot of hidden depth and strategy. Take a look here if you'd like to know more: http://goo.gl/eFpoFg

"Second up is a game called Sakura. In Sakura, you control a warlord bent on bringing all of feudal Japan under your dominion. This is done through a resource gathering and worker placement mechanic along with some dice combat thrown in for good measure. If you'd like to know more, you can check it out here: http://goo.gl/FylClP

April 1st, 2014

Tuesday, April 1st at 4:27pm


March 29th, 2014

Saturday, March 29th at 2:11am

#Requiem  2014-03-15: Sword of Damocles

“Not all the water in the rough rude sea
Can wash the balm from an anointed King”
― Shakespeare, Richard II

The Lancea turned inward, either on a matter of faith, or as a matter of unsettled issues within the Covenant.  Whatever their steps within the Danse Macabre, they returned with one fewer member, the Lady Donatella having fallen to final death on this night.

Meanwhile, Elijah continued the shadow campaign he had been working for months, shoring up support from various political groups and families to slowly accrue the needed base to declare a bloodless Praxis.  His timing was obvious in retrospect: as the Sanctified saw to the needs of their Covenant, the Harbinger stepped into court, gaining the last few alliances by seating key figures into his new city.  With the Gangrel tending toward Lazarus and the Invictus allied with the previous Prince, it was Owen's acceptance of Seneschal (or was it the removal of Paulene?) and the resulting casting of the Ordo Dracul and Mekhet blocks to Elijah that secured the city to the new Prince's favor.

The arrival of the Lancea was bitter but not bloody, as the city as a whole accepted the new Prince.  However, as raw tempers and awakened beasts rose in volume, it was the Master of Elysium who saw that there would be no further discussion, with loud music filling the Patron's Club that was his to control and blocking all attempts at communication.  With dawn approaching, the kindred of Nashville headed home to their havens.

Unheard in the din of amplified speakers was the soft voice of a Daeva singing a ditty: "The sword of Damocles was hanging over Lazarus’ head, but Elijah cut the thread."  Even quieter was the mouthed phrase that flitted across the half-smile on Lydia's face: "And it hangs there still."

March 28th, 2014

Friday, March 28th at 8:03pm

The Masquerade game is currently on hiatus due to a change in Ernie's work schedule.  As of right now, the April 5th game is thus tentatively cancelled (pending further changes), although that is also International Tabletop Day, so we could probably do some kind of event for that to keep the momentum going. 

Feel free to contact Ernie for more information (although he's also sick currently).  

March 28th, 2014

Friday, March 28th at 6:16pm

GenCon 2014 is coming, and the focus is always on games, but like any convention, there are also plenty of people in costumes.  Including Nashville's own +Amber Roberts as Pathfinder's iconic character, the barbarian Amiri, at last year's GenCon.  You can skip to see her wielding Amiri's frost giant sword right after Velma by clicking here: http://goo.gl/IHkDSI or read about the character of Amiri here: http://goo.gl/VuoQ1P

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