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.

Pathfinder Society at Game Keep

Saturday, July 22nd 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.


Wrath of Kings Escalation League!

Saturday, July 22nd at 1:00pm The Game Cave Hendersonville

Welcome, Generals, to the Game Cave's first Wrath of Kings League! This will be a casual escalation league with the goal of building from a small, Patrol size force up to a full Battle size army! The league will take place over four weeks. Week 1 will be a Patrol size encounter. Week 2 and 3 will be Skirmish size encounters, and week 4 will be Battle. Models must be assembled, but painting is NOT a requirement.

The league will start on Saturday, July 15. Pairings will go up on Friday evenings, and like our Guild Ball Leagues, each pair will be responsible for scheduling and playing their match, and then reporting the results here on the event page. There will be a drawing at the end of each week for a prize! If you can't play your week's game, you won't be booted from the league or penalized, but you will be ineligible for that week's giveaway.

I , Steven, will be your TO for this event, so if you have any questions send them my way! I'll be posting more info about each game size, rules, etc. For Arikania!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1921444138121921/

WRATH OF KINGS:
http://wrathofkings.com


Saturday X-Wing

Saturday, July 22nd at 2:00pm Comix City Too!

This is a newer meetup for us and we are trying to get more folks interested in X-Wing. If you enjoy Fantasy Flight's game feel free to meet us at CCT. New players are always welcome to come learn!


Sunday Warhammer

Sunday, July 23rd at 12:00pm Comix City Too!

Hey all! This is our casual 40K day. We are always looking to play with new people. If you are interested feel free to hit us up here or on Facebook.


Bistro Meetup

Monday, July 24th 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, July 24th 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, July 24th at 6:00pm The Game Keep

Join the Nashville Board Game group for some games!


Track & Hull Club

Tuesday, July 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.


Antioch Board Game Night

Tuesday, July 25th at 6:00pm My Place

We're attempting to cut costs by instead of having game night every week at a restaurant (which can get expensive for some) we alternate weeks at the restaurant and my house, thus only going to the restaurant 2 times a month as opposed to 4. As far as parking goes there will be plenty of space to do that in front of my or anyones house (People in the neighborhood are perfectly ok with people parking in front of their houses). Just try to avoid blocking (or using) driveways (including mine).

This will be a B.Y.O.R (bring your own refreshments/snacks) event

I'll be trying to keep this particular trial run limited to 12 people which should be ok since thats the max we usually get on a packed/"big" night anyway. Thus the "limitation" isn't really limiting at all. So anyone coming be sure to RSVP so I can get accurate counts. On the subject of RSVPing there are some in my official Facebook group that dont come/post here and some here that dont come/post on the FB group page so RSVPs here aslone wont always reflect the full/accurate total nor does RSVPs alone on the FB group. I'll handle the mediating between the two. Though as Ive said before since we've never went over 12 before in 2 years doing this even withe the discrepancy of RSVP's between both groups. I dont for see the limitation being met or exceeded.


If there are any questions, please do feel free to message me or post here. Thank You.


Boardgames Downtown

Tuesday, July 25th at 7:00pm The Cumberland

Open boardgame evening - although additional meetup numbers are limited due to space restrictions. We usually have 4-6 other non-meetup people from the building who come.

Feel free to bring a favourite game. 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.

This is a secure building, so to enter you will need to buzz the concierge and tell him that you are here for games. He will let you in, and direct you to where we are.

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.


Open Board Games and Card Games Night

Wednesday, July 26th 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.


Nashville D&D Adventurers League

Wednesday, July 26th at 6:30pm The Game Keep

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

• All new players should visit http://dnd.wizards.com/playevents/organized-play and download the free players handbook and catch up on all the rules.

      The new season of Dungeons and Dragons Adventurers League begins!

                        Greater Nashville D&D Adventurers League

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. 


THE NEW SEASON CONTINUES:

When the shadows grow long in Waterdeep and the fireplace in the taproom of the Yawning Portal dims to a deep crimson glow, adventurers from across the Forgotten Realms, and even from other worlds, spin tales and spread rumors of dark dungeons and lost treasures. Some of the yarns overheard by Durnan, the barkeep of the Yawning Portal, are inspired by places and events in far-flung lands from across the D&D multiverse, and these tales have been collected into a single volume.

Enjoy, and remember to keep a few spare character sheets handy.

Tales from the Yawning Portal includes the following adventures:

Against the Giants, Dead in Thay, Forge of Fury, Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan, Sunless Citadel, Tomb of Horrors, White Plume Mountain

This season's Dungeon Masters:

Robert R, Kristine T, Mike S, Josh L, Jonathan R


BRING A CHARACTER OR YOU CAN CREATE ONE AT THIS EVENT. (We do not roll for stats or hit points, use standard array or point buy only.)


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, July 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.


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

Friday, July 28th at 6:30pm The Game Keep

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

      The new season of Dungeons and Dragons Adventurers League begins!

                        Greater Nashville D&D Adventurers League

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. 

THE NEW SEASON CONTINUES:

When the shadows grow long in Waterdeep and the fireplace in the taproom of the Yawning Portal dims to a deep crimson glow, adventurers from across the Forgotten Realms, and even from other worlds, spin tales and spread rumors of dark dungeons and lost treasures. Some of the yarns overheard by Durnan, the barkeep of the Yawning Portal, are inspired by places and events in far-flung lands from across the D&D multiverse, and these tales have been collected into a single volume.

Enjoy, and remember to keep a few spare character sheets handy.

Tales from the Yawning Portal includes the following adventures:

Against the Giants, Dead in Thay, Forge of Fury, Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan, Sunless Citadel, Tomb of Horrors, White Plume Mountain

This season's Dungeon Masters:

Robert R, Matt T, Mike S

BRING A CHARACTER OR YOU CAN CREATE ONE AT THIS EVENT. (We do not roll for stats or hit points, use standard array or point buy only.)

BRING YOUR PENCILS, PAPER, AND LUCKY DICE!

NEW AND VETERAN PLAYERS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN ANYTIME.

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Nashville Unveiled - Werewolf the Forsaken

Saturday, July 29th at 12:00pm 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.))


Pathfinder Society at Game Keep

Saturday, July 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.


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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July 12th, 2017

Wednesday, July 12th at 9:34pm

A riff off an album cover somebody shared privately (feel free to out yourself!)

July 6th, 2017

Thursday, July 6th at 4:11pm

Here's a note to game companies and devs, and a personal bit about a fellow Nashvillian. +David Lowry, who promotes games both personally and professionally (as he runs a video production company - contact him if you're looking at doing a media push for a new game or Kickstarter ) is a really cool person. He's enthusiastic but has a clear vision and judgement. He's passionate and soft spoken and knows how to work well with others. He has that attitude of aiming for excellence, but no arrogance.I can't say I know him incredibly well, although I have spent a fair amount of time with him. Having had many casual chats with him over board games, I think this photo he shared sums up a fair amount about who he is.I enjoy being able to give positive nods to the good people. He's one.

July 5th, 2017

Wednesday, July 5th at 11:06pm

+Sarah Edwards and I were talking, her eye landed on the 5e PHB on my shelf and she said, "I realized what bugs me about fifth edition: It's like duplo. All safe, with round edges, and everything always fits neatly together." It's construction for kids, designed by a corporation. Not a bad thing at all, but it seems a bit infantilizing.

Upon reading this post, she added, "no interpretation, no way to think outside the box." Notably, she's an educator.

July 3rd, 2017

Monday, July 3rd at 9:52pm

My GMing style: I have my plan, notes, random ideas for spice, and I'm ready for the session. Then we kick it off, the players take the reins, and it's just like this.

I wouldn't have it any other way.

#DescribeYourGMingStyleInAGIF
#DescribeYourGMStyleWithAGif

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July 1st, 2017

Saturday, July 1st at 10:44am

TIL: Magic Mouth in 5e is just an illusion. I had one a couple months back in the Music City Murderhobos' megadungeon that was part of a trap, speaking a command word repeatedly to fire off a spell (the mouth was permanent, the rod had charges), and the party was so ticked off that not only did they rip out the tongue, +Brennan W's gnoll pulled all the teeth as a battle souvenir for his deity "Dentatia," leaving a bruised pair of lips over a bleeding, ruined maw. They never put two and two together and realized that magic mouth can not, by itself, cast a spell, so they never found the rod inset in the same niche.

I prefer the earlier version where it is a real mouth. The party's reaction was also fitting. Because magic should be scary, uncertain, and dangerous, best dealt with using a sword and ended quite emphatically, not a simple illusion.

Also, Dentatia (am I getting that right, Brennan? It's from memory) is turning out to be quite the memorable deity, especially for one that has yet to technically make any kind of appearance.

+Jordan Pugh +Emily Blackburn +Draven Adams +Laura Bailey +Sarah Edwards +Talyna Kellum 

June 30th, 2017

Friday, June 30th at 10:07am

"Thieves’ Cant, also known as Flash or Peddler’s French, existed in many forms across Europe. The cant flourished in England during a 16th-century population boom, when less work was available amid greater competition and crime appeared to be on the rise, according to Maurizio Gotti in his 1999 book The Language of Thieves and Vagabonds."

A bit after the medieval setting, but here's the actual history in the nutshell high level summary that Atlas Obscura is so good at.


June 28th, 2017

Wednesday, June 28th at 3:10pm

Adventure Notes are now available in a single bundle, providing color and black and white campaign design and tracking forms in US letter, A4, Digest (half letter), A5, and now new Pocketmod format. It's worth a gander for anybody who is planning or running a game.

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/141376/Adventure-Notes-Bundle?affiliate_id=358889 (AL is mine)

Adventure Notes are by +Steve Keller. The photo below was just taken on my desk as I tried out the new pocketmod format. The grid lines are much more clear in real life than in this photo.

#GMTools

June 24th, 2017

Saturday, June 24th at 4:31pm

If you haven't been watching this, give it a few hours and see if it sticks. Since many of the folk I know on G+ are gamers, and many of those are roleplayers, I'll put it in gaming terms. In the coming year a long running national organized play campaign is starting up that lists it as the main influence, and if you're local to Nashville, +Sarah Edwards has been jonesing to run a short tabletop set directly in the universe.It starts action packed and potentially fairly vapid -- interesting characters, but it could be pegged as the kind of high action show that never moves beyond the action and shiny effects to get an interesting plot or has character development. Only... it does. I looked forward to season two after one, and season three even more. It's building a compelling universe with some great never say die reluctant heroes.

June 20th, 2017

Tuesday, June 20th at 11:00pm

Brainstorming ideas for MU darts made from magic unicorn rat horns - I have a player with a Magic User who is making darts out of Ratatoskr horns (rodents with unicorn style horns that deal magical damage on 20, Creature Compendium p60). He's a very clever guy who is a great tactical player, and while I can think of some fairly straightforward ideas, It would be great to hand something really creative and flexible to him.

June 12th, 2017

Monday, June 12th at 1:52pm

Any thoughts on the Hasbro game crates? I'm glad they are mainstreaming the idea, but I'm not really sure they are worth it for regular boardgamers.

https://www.hasbrogamingcrate.com/

Also, you can't link directly to their Party and Family Crates because they seem to be using web tech circa 1990s.

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