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.

Antioch Board Game Night

Tuesday, May 22nd 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, May 22nd 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, May 22nd 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 10 - 15 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 or Secret Hitler. Often attendees bring their favourite game, but there are always plenty of games to choose from, you're welcome to come with or without a game.

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, May 23rd 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, May 23rd 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/)


Come Game in Berry Hill

Thursday, May 24th at 5:30pm Berry Hill Community Center

• What we'll do
Come out to the Berry Hill Community Center for fun times and board games. It's a fun crowd - everyone is always willing to try a new game. The venue is cozy and not over crowded so you can hear each other explain rules and carry on a conversation too!

• What to bring
You can bring a game or two or just show up - there's usually a tub or two on hand full of games to play.

• Important to know
Most of the people that go don't RSVP so don't worry if there's not a lot of responses, people will be there and have been for close to ten years running!


Strategy and Tabletop RPG Night

Friday, May 25th 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.

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, May 26th 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.


Monday Board Games and Fun with Friends

Monday, May 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.

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.


Monday Night Board Games @ The Game Keep

Monday, May 28th at 6:00pm The Game Keep

Join the Nashville Board Game group for some games!


Track & Hull Club

Tuesday, May 29th 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, May 29th 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 10 - 15 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 or Secret Hitler. Often attendees bring their favourite game, but there are always plenty of games to choose from, you're welcome to come with or without a game.

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, May 30th 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, May 30th 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, June 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.

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, June 1st 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/)


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.

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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.

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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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May 4th, 2018

Friday, May 4th at 12:49am

Tandy and Tyrone are among my absolute favorite characters in comics. They were the reason I always said I loved street level Marvel, and I read titles like Daredevil because of Cloak and Dagger, not the other way around. I have played a large number of variations on Cloak in roleplaying games over the years.I admit I am a bit worried that it was solely due to my being the right age at the time they came out and that I have aged out of really connecting to it. In which case, I'm okay: let another generation have at the story. It's a good one.

Original Post from Marvel Entertainment:

It always came down to two people, the divine pairing. #CloakAndDagger


April 26th, 2018

Thursday, April 26th at 5:20pm

Here's a composition book that is nicer looking, reasonably priced, and ready for campaign notes with everything from old school dungeon maps to social connection maps and character background material, especially if you like a nice dark grid. I'll probably keep using my planner size hole punched paper, but I have a shelf of old composition books that I've filled over the years. I wish I had ones like these.

https://www.staples.com/Rediform-Blueline-Business-Composition-4-x-4-Quad-Black-7-1-4-x-9-1-4-96-Sheets/product_384619

April 19th, 2018

Thursday, April 19th at 5:12pm

Last week, at the Music City Murderhobos table...

We have only had one character that has survived from the early days. Gale, a hyper cautious elf played by +Laura Bailey. Gale's constant checking of rooms and careful watch on the ceiling for death descending from above came to an end last Friday when they tried to get down the hallway choked with Beholder vines (or as I'm going to release them as an OSR monster, Oglethorn).

They are ultra nasty in that they deal damage by hp remaining, and spread it around (think the eye-lichen from Labyrinth shooting death rays). So when Page, a Chainmail Chick played by +Sarah Edwards waded in with a sword, I rolled 10d6, giving her half the damage. She took only six freaking points on 5d6! Check out the attached photo of the amazing damage roll. The rest round-robined around the table.

Figuring out that this was a very bad idea to melee, the party ducked into the room to the south (with two dead bodies that had been killed by the vines). All except Gale, who paused to check the room for what Laura was convinced was an even worse trap. Alas, the next attack was 9d6, focused on Gale. RIP Gale, who got a Death Certificate.

While Laura was rolling up a Ranger, the party fireballed the tunnel. An expensive solution, but there was 30 feet of the vines on the walls, ceiling and ground. Plus it was riled, and had essentially pinned them in the room.

Next up, the heap creatures in the next room down the corridor. I can't tell you why it worked (the party is still figuring it out), but they wound up being courted by +Brennan W's gnoll PC, who did "the traditional gnoll mating dance" including "butt scoot." Rexx was converted to slimosexual thanks to a Slügs enounter, and that has produced a tremendous number of very strange situations. Including a baby pudding that is pregnant with half-gnolls.

So the acidic heap of rot now follows them around, about 10' wide, slowly undulating, at a slow walk. It was all fun and games until they got stalled in front of a clearly trapped door at the bottom of a stairwell... with the heap behind them. Knowing it was made of rot, they opened a portable hole they had whose other end is somewhere in a lake, pouring water out to fill up to the first step. The heap paused, felt the water a bit, then stopped on the steps. Huzzah for creative solutions!

In silver filigree, the obviously expensive door had ostentatious flourishes and overwrought patterns, all around the huge silver name of the Wizard whose laboratory lay beyond. Along the edges were magic glyphs that our Magic User and Blood Druid read to mean "electricity" and "observe," from which they gathered the door would shock anybody who didn't say something that was the passphrase. And the party had just filled the small chamber they were trapped in with water.

Trying several guesses, it was Sarah's Chainmail Chick that suddenly tried, "Fairik is awesome," realizing that anybody who went in for that fancy a door had some serious ego issues. And yep -- the passphrase was anything praising the wizard.

Afterwards they got attacked by prehistoric water stirges the size of kittens. I'm really having fun coming up with dino-era versions of the traditional monsters. On the way in to the inverted city, I ran through all the white apes, cave bears, neanderthals, and actual dinosaurs, and I wanted the interior to be different.

March 27th, 2018

Tuesday, March 27th at 7:40pm

This looks nice, although I'll probably want to... wait. Number One Best Seller in which category?!?

Oh, Amazon. How we all look alike from your mega-algorithm panopticon vantage point.

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March 14th, 2018

Wednesday, March 14th at 2:31am

One of the fun things about the modern hobby is having access to a draft Google Document. There is B/X Essentials monster manual crafting afoot by +Gavin Norman, with little alerts popping up now and then in the corner of my monitor. I'm looking forward to the results. It's like the digital and roleplaying equivalent of smelling something delicious wafting in from the kitchen and looking forward to enjoying the results at the table.

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