The Gassy Gnoll: New Game Day is Coming! New Game Day is Coming!

The Gassy Gnoll understands far too well that the world is a weird place. But when Martin Ralya from Gnome Stew knocks (via e-mail) and asks you to spread the word about a new gamer holiday celebrating the play of new games, what are you going to do?

First, it’s Martin Ralya. Second, it’s Gnome . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: New Game Day is Coming! New Game Day is Coming!

The Gassy Gnoll: Encouraging Coop in a Competitive World

The Gassy Gnoll has two daughters, both brilliant maddening messes of youth, and they fight non-stop. One irritates the other in some way darn near every waking moment they’re within 15 feet of each other. The youngest wants to be like her big sister and her big sister wants nothing to do with her.

So . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Encouraging Coop in a Competitive World

Friday Knight News – Gaming Edition: 14-SEP-2012

Is it just me or does my week often feel like I’m trapped in a Daffy Duck cartoon? I suspect I’ve ho ha ha guarded myself into a few issues without too much trouble.

Daffy Duck: [using his quarterstaff] Ho! Ha ha! Guard! Turn! Parry! Dodge! Spin! Ha! Thrust! [hits log with staff, causing it . . . → Read More: Friday Knight News – Gaming Edition: 14-SEP-2012

Friday Knight News – Gaming Edition: 11-MAY-2012

Happy Friday everybody!

Next week is my 42nd birthday (too many candles or the fire department will show up), which means I will be as old as the ultimate answer to the ultimate question of “Life, the Universe, and Everything” according to Douglas Adams. Yes, the answer is 42, though we still don’t know the . . . → Read More: Friday Knight News – Gaming Edition: 11-MAY-2012

Guest Post: The World’s Most Popular Classic Board Games from Jonny Devine

The birth of the computer chip and video games may have put a dampener on the sales of the classic ‘play-with-the-whole-family’ board game, but as that retro-esque feel comes back into prominence the appeal for the old-school board game that was so popular in the 20th century gains continued re-emergence.

Here’s a list that should . . . → Read More: Guest Post: The World’s Most Popular Classic Board Games from Jonny Devine

Book Review: The Kobold Guide to Board Game Design by Mike Selinker and Others from Open Design

Games. We all play them. It’s what makes us “gamers,” right? Whether you enjoy the occasional card, board, or roleplaying game, the one constant for me has been the “fun factor.” If I’m not having fun playing a game, it’s probably not worth playing. But until I started writing my own game materials more than . . . → Read More: Book Review: The Kobold Guide to Board Game Design by Mike Selinker and Others from Open Design

News from Around the Net: 9-SEP-11

Are short weeks more brutal than long ones? Sometimes it sure seems that way!

Part of it must be the somber reminders of 9/11 on it’s 10th anniversary this Sunday. Hard to believe it’s been that long. But it’s something I know I’ll never forget. Some images you just can’t unsee. But it’s fitting that . . . → Read More: News from Around the Net: 9-SEP-11

Event News: Second Annual Colorado Springs City Wide Gaming Event, May 21 & 22, 2011

Last spring, the Gaming Events in the Springs Meetup group organized a city-wide gaming event that had an enormous turnout – much larger than any of the stores expected. So this coming weekend marks the Second Annual City Wide Gaming Event. More events, more stores, more fun. Simple enough!

All five of the independent game . . . → Read More: Event News: Second Annual Colorado Springs City Wide Gaming Event, May 21 & 22, 2011

Convention News: PrairieCon XXXII – Brandon, Manitoba, Canada – June 3, 4, 5, 2011

That’s right – PrairieCon is back for its 32nd year! The Brandon, Manitoba gaming community encourages this festival of games to promote gaming in a friendly, non-competitive manner. Gamers can enjoy RPGs, board games, tournaments, and much more from 5pm Friday, June 3, to 5:30pm Sunday June 5, 2011. It’s held at the Brandon University . . . → Read More: Convention News: PrairieCon XXXII – Brandon, Manitoba, Canada – June 3, 4, 5, 2011

Interview: Craig Dedrick, PrairieCon XXXII in Brandon, Manitoba – June 3-5, 2011

As PrairieCon gets ready for its 32nd annual gaming convention in Brandon, Manitoba on June 3-5, 2011, Craig Dedrick has his hands full. He’s been involved with PrairieCon for more than a decade, first serving as a member of the organizing committee for PrairieCon XIX and later serving as President of that committe for PrairieCon . . . → Read More: Interview: Craig Dedrick, PrairieCon XXXII in Brandon, Manitoba – June 3-5, 2011

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