The Gassy Gnoll: Fireball, Fireball, Fireball!

Why do I feel like the Most Interesting Man in the World this week? (Thank you Dos Equis.) Might it be that I started playing a new wizard in 4e D&D last weekend and the first spell I selected was Fireball?

What is it about Fireball that makes it the “must have” spell in D&D? . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Fireball, Fireball, Fireball!

Ten Links in the Chain: Gaming Links – 10-MAR-2013

Wow it’s been a rough few weeks. Sick for a week. Traveling for work for a week. And came home with a cold for a week. I’d say it was time for the madness to end, but soccer season is starting for my wife and daughters so there’s no chance of that for a while. . . . → Read More: Ten Links in the Chain: Gaming Links – 10-MAR-2013

The Gassy Gnoll: GMs, We Salute You! (RPG Blog Carnival)

It was GM’s Day this week and the blog carnival topic is about “Epic Moments of GMing” so it must be time to talk about GMing! But what can I say?

It has been a while personally since I last ran a campaign, I have run a few games for family and friends over the . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: GMs, We Salute You! (RPG Blog Carnival)

The Gassy Gnoll: Why aren’t our characters pumping iron, doing katas, or practicing skills?

The Gassy Gnoll has been a slovenly soul for a few years now, growing plumper and slower so that eventually he would be the one devoured at the back of the pack because he really didn’t give a damn. But something changed a few months ago and now he wants to get back into some . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Why aren’t our characters pumping iron, doing katas, or practicing skills?

Ten Links in the Chain: Reviews (3-FEB-2013)

Sure, I do reviews here at Game Knight Reviews. But I know that there are other great sites out there that also do reviews. And sometimes, in the sea of gaming sites, it’s tough to find those reviews. Yes, Google is your friend, but sometimes you don’t know what you’re looking for until you find . . . → Read More: Ten Links in the Chain: Reviews (3-FEB-2013)

Ten Links in the Chain: Publisher News (26-JAN-2012)

Yes! Two links posts within just a couple of days of each other… Amazing, isn’t it? ๐Ÿ™‚

This one is all about the publishers. Dang they’ve been busy! Announcements, product releases, and all sorts of goodies to sink your teeth into!

Before I start, I want to help shout from the rooftops about a recent . . . → Read More: Ten Links in the Chain: Publisher News (26-JAN-2012)

Interview: David Caffee of Chaos Trip Studios and the Slayers of the Great Serpent Kickstarter Campaign

David Caffee, creator of the Altered Earth 4e science-fiction game from Chaos Trip Studios and several other titles, has been making games and adventures for years. But now he’s doing things a little differently with the Kickstarter for a new series of books built around his Slayers of the Great Serpent epic fantasy campaign. This . . . → Read More: Interview: David Caffee of Chaos Trip Studios and the Slayers of the Great Serpent Kickstarter Campaign

Supplement Review: 3 Generations After The End from Gamer Assembly

Do we as a species have a morbid fascination with the end of the world? Even if we don’t, nothing lasts forever and some kind of end awaits us at some random point in the future. Whether you believe it to be plague, pestilence, fire, war, zombies, or the eventual destruction of Earth when the . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: 3 Generations After The End from Gamer Assembly

Supplement Review: The Defenders of Midgard (4e) by Richard Green & Brian Liberge from Open Design

Sure, I read tons of articles and books for RPGs across the spectrum of theme, setting, and system, but for the last couple of years I’ve mostly been playing D&D 4e. And though I love everything from Open Design/Kobold Press, most of the Midgard-based resources have been based on the Pathfinder RPG (and would likely . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: The Defenders of Midgard (4e) by Richard Green & Brian Liberge from Open Design

Ten Links in the Chain: Gaming Links (29-DEC-2012)

Time for another links collection before the end of the year!

This group is all about gaming – from new twists on rules or creatures to worldbuilding, random tables, and more. The RPG blogging community is truly a cornucopia of strange and wonderful content, wouldn’t you agree?

1. The Mysteries of Inspiration and Improvisation

How . . . → Read More: Ten Links in the Chain: Gaming Links (29-DEC-2012)

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