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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Major Gaming Events in 2016

Tabletop Day - Saturday April 30th (The Library)

NashCon - Weekend of May 27th (Click for NAGA discount admission!)

Origins - June 15th - 19th (Columbus, Ohio)*

GenCon - August 4th-7th (Indianapolis, IN)*

Mind's Eye Society - Weekend of October 15th

GMX - First weekend in November

PhreakNIC - Weekend of November 4th

* National events listed for those who road trip; carpooling is common.

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.

Monday Night Board Games @ The Game Keep

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

Join the Nashville Board Game group for some games!


Monday Board Games and Fun with Friends

Monday, April 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.


Antioch Board Game Night

Tuesday, April 25th at 6:00pm Camino Real

A diverse, adult board game group that meets weekly (Tuesday evenings, 6:00 p.m.) at Camino Real to play all kinds of board games.

Come on out and join us for board game night on Tuesday at Camino Real!

Make sure you RSVP so we have an idea of how many tables/chairs to ask them to set up.

Happy hour is from 3 p.m. to close! We are starting at 6:00 p.m. so everyone has a chance to order and eat, and then we will start playing at 6:30 p.m.!

Everyone is welcome to bring their board games, although it is not a requirement. Plus, if you don't know how to play a game, no worries... that's what we are all here for, to learn new games, meet new people and have fun! Hope to see you there!"

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1533090900337368/

The event location changes rarely but 99% of the time its at the same place, the area the event is in however is always 100% in the Nashville/Antioch area.

The link above is for the groups official FaceBook page.


Track & Hull Club

Tuesday, April 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.


Boardgames Downtown

Tuesday, April 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, April 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, April 26th 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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Strategy and Tabletop RPG Night

Friday, April 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.


5e Nentir Vale ( not AL )

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

This will be an on going campaign. Please rsvp early and feel free to ask questions.

This is meant to be a heroic adventure, where the players will be front and center for major events. I roll from last sessions end to next sessions start with as little downtime inbetween as possible, no time skips. This is as open world sandbox as I can get, and I try to be as flexible as possible. 

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Thanks all,

Jesse


Nashville Tabletop Day - 2017

Saturday, April 29th at 9:30am Nashville Public Library

Nashville Tabletop Day is a celebration of board gaming in conjunction with International Tabletop Day. Nashville Tabletop Day brings together people from all over Nashville and the Southeast to game and have fun in a safe, inviting environment.


On April 29th Meeple Mountain will be partnering with the Nashville Public Library and Geek & Sundry for International TableTop Day!

Last year we maxed out our event space with over 160 people, so this year we've upped the ante and are hosting the event at the Nashville Public Library Downtown branch which can accommodate twice that number of people! We will have free lunch for the first 200 people and door prizes throughout the day, so you'll want to be there! Secure your FREE ticket before they are gone! Make sure to share this with your friends! This is going to be big!

Register for tickets at http://www.nashvilletabletopday.com


Pathfinder Society at Game Keep

Saturday, April 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.


Bistro Meetup

Monday, May 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, May 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.


Monday Night Board Games @ The Game Keep

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

Join the Nashville Board Game group for some games!


Track & Hull Club

Tuesday, May 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.


Boardgames Downtown

Tuesday, May 2nd 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.


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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April 19th, 2017

Wednesday, April 19th at 9:26pm

(Posting because several of my players follow me here): Recovering from surgery nicely now, no more unexpectedly cancelled games.

If we're working on a gaming website/project, I'll be reconnecting tomorrow. Thanks for your patience, all. I thought I'd be down for a day or two, and it wiped me out for most of a week.

April 13th, 2017

Thursday, April 13th at 11:07am

For the couple people waiting on fun projects (three entirely unrelated gaming projects), I'll kick out this note: I just went through some fairly intensive oral/facial surgery that put me down a bit more than expected. I usually get a ton of work done right after something like that, but this has me taking pain pills, clinging to my bed, and just enduring until I heal.

March 31st, 2017

Friday, March 31st at 10:34am

From the "big-name-authors-playing-at-the-beginning" files

Mercedes Lackey, prolific author of fantasy novels, is active on Quora. When answering the question "What roleplaying game books/scenarios/modules have truly ignited something inside you?" her answer is interesting:

"Since you asked specifically about Pen and Paper games—

"Dungeons and Dragons. I am old enough to have played this when it was in “beta” and was a set of mimeographed pages hand-stapled together from a bunch of guys in Lake Geneva Wisconsin. This was awesome. The only other games like it were strategy games for recreating historical battles with miniatures—not the sort of thing that would interest someone who really wanted to have adventures in Middle Earth.

"Castle Falkenstein. The great-great-great granddaddy of steampunk, before there were steampunk books or media. Alas, it was very hard to get a GM to run it, but the games I did have were amazing.

"Star Trek the Roleplaying game. We had an extraordinary set of gamers that ran a campaign that lasted at least a couple years, and only broke up when the GM became extremely religious to the point he was going to church four times a week."

She later goes on about some computer games as well.

Link: https://www.quora.com/What-roleplaying-game-books-scenarios-modules-have-truly-ignited-something-inside-you/answer/Mercedes-R-Lackey

March 29th, 2017

Wednesday, March 29th at 1:45pm

Here are some key screen shots of the room in the It teaser trailer. Let's see how many AD&D artifacts we can find, including some that scream "authentic fan" because I myself did them, like photocopy the Emirikol the Chaotic page and put it up on my wall as art.

(The semi-dup is to best catch the poster and the wall behind the actors)

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March 29th, 2017

Wednesday, March 29th at 1:35pm

Wow. There are some serious 1980s roleplaying references in the very first few shots of the IT trailer. Check out the hexmaps and posters on the wall. They are generally out of focus, but I'm reasonably sure they are what I think they are.

(Makes sense; the book is 1950s to the then current 1980s. If you set the modern era in 2017, you wind up in the 1980s. Also <spoiler, but think about it if you've read the book>)

March 27th, 2017

Monday, March 27th at 11:37pm

Well, this is fantastic news. I am still surprised at how mediocre the reprints and deluxe anniversary editions have been to date for D&D. That includes the wooden boxes set of the original D&D. Compare them to the luxury 20th anniversary World of Darkness, the DCC special editions or even things like the limited edition Witch Hunters or Hackmaster, and it is mind boggling that there hasn't been a serious quality reprint (rather than PoD of a scan) of the classic D&D modules, boxed sets, and corebooks.

To be fair, WotC has a different level of expectations for sales, and a smaller imprint was always needed for a niche product like this. Good for both sides for making this license happen!

March 18th, 2017

Saturday, March 18th at 9:21pm

I'm not sayin, I'm just sayin: at some point I realized that Iron Fist is a only a Jack Burton short of being epic. With everything that entails, for good and bad.

March 17th, 2017

Friday, March 17th at 6:51pm

Virtually my entire table is going to Captain D's. In the process, they are now inspiring neighboring tables, which are also going to Captain D's.

This will be a seafood game night, apparently. Darn shame they already passed through the mermaid fountain room.

March 14th, 2017

Tuesday, March 14th at 7:02pm

Hey +Draven Adams - Evey seems to have written up stats for your familiar, Fizzgig, here. In all seriousness, it isn't a terrible match for how we've been playing it. It sets off traps and then has a shot at surviving. I dig it.And it happily yells "DARF!" now and then.

Original Post from Evey Lockhart:

Snarf!

I mean, Darf!


March 12th, 2017

Sunday, March 12th at 1:54pm

+Stewart Wieck's fun little week long Kickstarter experiment is about to end in the next few hours. A $1 RPG, with another added (at a $10 pledge level) for every thousand people who back it. In case you forget, he's the fine fellow behind Mage, White Wolf in general, and now Nocturnal Media, so tossing a buck his way may well be worth your time if you like the game concept.

Nocturnal is one to follow in the future anyway, as they have bought West End Games (including D6), have the rights to a bunch of licenses -- including importing some successful non-English titles -- and basically have stacked a set of really varied and fun set of games on the way.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1861515217/innocents-a-truly-terrifying-roleplaying-game

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