That *New Game* Smell

They say the first step to resolving an addiction is to admit you have a problem. Well, here’s my problem: I’m addicted to new settings.

I look at new systems whether they are set in an existing RPG framework or a brand new one. I’ll look into systems and worlds whether I’m currently running and/or . . . → Read More: That *New Game* Smell

The Gassy Gnoll: Too Many Santas (A Growing Glut of Gaming Kickstarters)

The Gassy Gnoll has recently discovered a disturbing trend. His piles are growing. And yes, some things I’ve purchased or received from publishers seeking reviews, but the biggest pile seems to be of the products showing up from Kickstarters. Some of these items have been months in the making. Others seem to show up as . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Too Many Santas (A Growing Glut of Gaming Kickstarters)

The Gassy Gnoll: Woe Be the Motivation

The Gassy Gnoll is a busy guy. He has a job (that doesn’t involve slaying orcs unfortunately – more like Gnoll the Software Bug Killer). He has a family (a wife and two daughters who are all going a million miles an hour in different directions). He’s recently started doing some publishing again through his . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Woe Be the Motivation

The Gassy Gnoll: Re-publishing Oddness

It’s a given that there will be some weirdness every day, regardless of whether it’s in the gaming community or not. There are distinct degrees of weirdness in my book… From “They took knives to a gunfight?” to the bizarre “He dressed up as a big rabbit and attended the board meeting…” And it doesn’t . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Re-publishing Oddness

The Gassy Gnoll: Animals in RPGs (RPG Blog Carnival) – Part 4, Heroes and Monsters

Here we are at the fourth and final installment of my ruminations on Animals in RPGs for this month’s RPG Blog Carnival. We’ve covered familiars, omens, and hunting, so let’s cover the last area – heroes and monsters.

This article comes down to two simple questions… Why can’t heroes be animals? Why can’t monsters be . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Animals in RPGs (RPG Blog Carnival) – Part 4, Heroes and Monsters

Game Discounts and Giveaways – June 2011

Get ’em while they’re hot!

Courtesy of the great folks at DriveThruRPG, I get to offer 20% off the following products. Yes, I may be a bit late to the party offering these discounts, but hey – better late than never!

In this month’s mix, you’ll find ninjas, giant robots, warriors, post-apocalyptic war, knights, and . . . → Read More: Game Discounts and Giveaways – June 2011

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