Supplement Review: The Stealer of Children by Peter Spahn from Small Niche Games

Of late, I’ve had the opportunity to review several quality books from small publishers and seen how well a product can be produced even on a budget. That said, occasionally I come across a product with a great concept where something fails to grab my attention and hold it the whole time. The Stealer of . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: The Stealer of Children by Peter Spahn from Small Niche Games

The Gassy Gnoll: A Summer Campaign (RPG Blog Carnival)

This month’s RPG Blog Carnival topic is “Campaigns I’d Like to Run,” hosted by Lowell Francis over at Age of Ravens. If you haven’t checked out his site, I’d encourage you to do so. He’s written about his own campaigns, other sites, and even long series of posts focusing on the history of particular genres . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: A Summer Campaign (RPG Blog Carnival)

Interview: Mark Hoge, Founder and Director of Renaissance Adventures

Do you remember your childhood? Did it include learning to play Dungeons & Dragons or some other tabletop RPG or CCG? Were you one of the fortunate kids who had an opportunity to go to a camp and learn how to play and run RPGs? How about learning how to LARP? As kids, we “Live . . . → Read More: Interview: Mark Hoge, Founder and Director of Renaissance Adventures

Ten Links in the Chain: Gaming (7-DEC-2012)

Yes, I’m a bit behind on these. My apologies. Unfortunately the stomach flu knocked everybody at my house out for a few days. Thankfully, we have all rebounded nicely. ๐Ÿ™‚

That said, it’s time for some new links don’t you think?!

Because I’m a few days behind, these ten “links” are overflowing so we’ll see . . . → Read More: Ten Links in the Chain: Gaming (7-DEC-2012)

The Gassy Gnoll: Cultivating a Beginner Mind (Teach Your Kids to Game Week)

Where were you the first time you were introduced to a role-playing game? What game was it? Could be any game and could have been anywhere. For me, it was Dungeons & Dragons at my friend Jayson’s house on a Saturday afternoon in 1982. I believe I played with Bob, Jayson, Dwight, and Sean quite . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Cultivating a Beginner Mind (Teach Your Kids to Game Week)

Strong-Arm Tactics: Daddy DM

There are many men my age who worry about what life will be like once children enter the picture. They fret over whether they will be able to raise them properly, whether they will be able to provide for them and support them, on how they should interact with them, and a multitude of other . . . → Read More: Strong-Arm Tactics: Daddy DM

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

The Gassy Gnoll: Gaming with my Girls

Several years ago, I ran a (brief) 3.5e campaign consisting of my wife, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, and a friend of all of ours. Though we had a great time, it was short-lived due to scheduling issues, life getting in the way, and who knows what else. When it faded to black, I started debating with myself . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Gaming with my Girls

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