The Gassy Gnoll: When Did It Become Us vs. Them?

Recently I was introduced to the idea of a “DM Kill Board” where DMs or GMs could jot down the particulars surrounding the death of a PC. Level and class details are intermixed along with the circumstances of the death. And I can’t help but be a little weirded out by this trend.

When did . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: When Did It Become Us vs. Them?

The Gassy Gnoll: GMing for a Ship of Fools (April RPG Carnival)

Time to join the carnival! The topic for the April RPG Carnival is hosted at the Elthos RPGand the question for the carnival is: “What is the most memorable experience you have had GMing for your own Ship of Fools?”

The Gassy Gnoll has already spoken about his own experiences with letting campaigns get out . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: GMing for a Ship of Fools (April RPG Carnival)

The Gassy Gnoll: Running Games in Established Settings (September Blog Carnival @ Dice Monkey)

Somehow the Gassy Gnoll got busy this week, so he’s going to respond to the Dice Monkey’s topic for the September RPG Blog Carnival – “Running Games in Established Settings” – with a couple of lists.

Points FOR Established Settings Common ground. If you use one of the big settings such as Forgotten Realms, Greyhawk, . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Running Games in Established Settings (September Blog Carnival @ Dice Monkey)

Interview: Mike Nystul – Axes and Anvils

Occasionally doing reviews and interviews I’ve had opportunities to talk/type to or visit with in person some amazing people in the role-playing game universe. Here at Game Knight Reviews I’ve had the pleasure of exchanging e-mails with folks like Creighton Broadhurst, Joseph Goodman, Martin Ralya, Johnn Four, Wolfgang Baur, and many others. But until now . . . → Read More: Interview: Mike Nystul – Axes and Anvils

Friday Knight News, Gaming Edition: 16-MAR-2012

What a week! But on the plus side, tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day! I know this may not mean much to a lot of people, but it’s my second favorite holiday behind Thanksgiving. I not only get to cook (the Crock Pot is an amazing magical device) one of my favorite meals of the year . . . → Read More: Friday Knight News, Gaming Edition: 16-MAR-2012

Book Review: Plans ‘N’ Places: Two Roads to Choose From I from 3rd Supplement

Maps. Rarely do I play in a game without one. Whether it’s a roleplaying game with a battle map or atlas, or a board game with a game board, maps help keep people in the context of what they’re playing. That’s in addition to simply adding flavor and mystery. But most of the time, especially . . . → Read More: Book Review: Plans ‘N’ Places: Two Roads to Choose From I from 3rd Supplement

News from Around the Net: 27-MAY-2011

How is it that it takes so long to get from Monday to Friday and yet it’s Sunday almost before we blink?

Once again the week was full of news around the interwebz. And as always, the diversity is astounding. From gorgeous art and maps to music during game sessions, from how we as GMs . . . → Read More: News from Around the Net: 27-MAY-2011

The Gassy Knoll: The Angry Birds RPG Theory

A few weeks ago I ran across an article going in depth explaining why the game Angry Birds has been so popular and successful from a human factors standpoint (“Why Angry Birds is so successful and popular: a cognitive teardown of the user experience” by Charles L. Mauro on the Pulse>UX Blog). Author Charles Mauro . . . → Read More: The Gassy Knoll: The Angry Birds RPG Theory

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