Trick-or-Treat!

It’s Halloween. If you’ve lived in the United States around kids for any amount of time during October, you mean this means three things… costumes, candy, and trick-or-treating. I spent many years enjoying this phenomenon and I’m happy to say that I enjoy seeing my kids enjoy this pattern now too. I’m not a fan . . . → Read More: Trick-or-Treat!

The Gassy Gnoll: Taking Charge of the Gaming Lesson Plan (RPG Blog Carnival)

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I had an opportunity to continue a D&D 4e adventure we started a year ago. With this particular group, we have now met three times in 12 months and only worked through about 2/3 of the dungeon so far. But that’s not the fun part…

The fun part is that the . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Taking Charge of the Gaming Lesson Plan (RPG Blog Carnival)

The Gassy Gnoll: Being Thankful for RPGs

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As Thanksgiving approaches us here in the United States, this Gassy Gnoll was moved to determine how he was thankful for role-playing games in his life over the last three plus decades.

Five Reasons I Give Thanks to Role-playing Games Friends. From the very first time I played 1e Dungeons & Dragons back in 1982 . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Being Thankful for RPGs

The Gassy Gnoll: Celebrating Independence (or Why Aren’t There Fireworks in Fantasy RPGs?)

The Gassy Gnoll is about to go to the mountains for a few days, but he’s spent some time wondering about independence lately. Here in the US many folks are planning to launch fireworks (unless there’s a fire ban, which we’re under in my state). Basically this involves launching some sort of explosive into the . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Celebrating Independence (or Why Aren’t There Fireworks in Fantasy RPGs?)

1st Annual International TableTop Day coming March 30th, 2013

Let’s start with a disclaimer… Sure, I may have added “1st Annual” to the title of this post, but I sincerely hope that’s the case.

If you’re not familiar with TableTop, it’s a show hosted by Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Big Bang Theory, Leverage) on Felicia Day‘s Geek & Sundry YouTube channel . . . → Read More: 1st Annual International TableTop Day coming March 30th, 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: A Holiday Collection Follow-up

Right before the holidays in December 2012, the Gassy Gnoll bemoaned the lack of campaign holidays and I said I’d post a round-up of some of the ideas that were suggested and several other links and suggestions that came up in discussions on the topic. And I actually had a few folks chime in with . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: A Holiday Collection Follow-up

The Gassy Gnoll: Returning to the Fold… (Or “What I did on my holiday break…”)

Here we are at January 14th and I am still attempting to gather my wits as I go back to work after a long overdue break. Suffice it to say, I don’t have an article today.

So instead of apologizing for what was a fantastic vacation, let me focus on a few of the things . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Returning to the Fold… (Or “What I did on my holiday break…”)

End of 2012 Accounting and New Year Hopes for 2013

Happy New Year’s Eve folks!

We’re on the cusp of yet another transition from one 365.25 day period to the next…

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Will 2013 be better than 2012? Who can say? But we can with certainty say that it will be different. After all, the only constant in life is . . . → Read More: End of 2012 Accounting and New Year Hopes for 2013

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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