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: Rules Schmules

The Gassy Gnoll is not a rules guy. Never has been. Sure, maybe there were a few moments around a table in 1982 or 1983 with my original gamer friends in junior high school where we’d argue over this or that from the Dungeon Master’s Guide or the Player’s Handbook. Sure, sometimes it becomes more . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Rules Schmules

Interview: Chris Littler of Chamber Band

From the title alone, you probably realized this isn’t a normal kind of article for Game Knight Reviews. This is the first music interview on the site and for one very good reason. Chamber Band’s debut album, Deities, is chock full of D&D. Yes, you read that right. ๐Ÿ™‚

Chris Littler dropped me a note . . . → Read More: Interview: Chris Littler of Chamber Band

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)

Supplement Review: The Vile Worm by Jimm Johnson and Jeff Lynk from Brave Halfling Publishing

So once you’ve killed broken in a few 0-level DCC RPG characters via The Ruins of Ramat from Brave Halfling Publishing, why stop there?

The next logical step is to slaughter get those new 1st level characters into another adventure! Thankfully Jimm Johnson and Jeff Lynk from Brave Halfling have just the thing… The Vile . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: The Vile Worm by Jimm Johnson and Jeff Lynk from Brave Halfling Publishing

Supplement Review: Deities & Demigods (1e)

Once upon a time I was 12 years old and started playing Dungeons & Dragons First Edition with my friends from junior high school. Many weekends between 1982 and 1985, Bob, Jayson, Dwight, Sean, and I could be found wiling away a Saturday afternoon by conquering fantastic lands and defeating horrific creatures – all in . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Deities & Demigods (1e)

Ten Links in the Chain: Publisher News (26-JAN-2012)

Yes! Two links posts within just a couple of days of each other… Amazing, isn’t it? ๐Ÿ™‚

This one is all about the publishers. Dang they’ve been busy! Announcements, product releases, and all sorts of goodies to sink your teeth into!

Before I start, I want to help shout from the rooftops about a recent . . . → Read More: Ten Links in the Chain: Publisher News (26-JAN-2012)

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

The Gassy Gnoll: Holiday Spirit – What are your campaign holidays?

As we work our way through this holiday-heavy month, I’m left wondering why we don’t see holidays as often in our RPG worlds. On Earth, as a species, humankind has always been happy to find a reason to celebrate. However, our campaign worlds whether historical, fantastic, modern, or futuristic don’t seem to share that gift.

. . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Holiday Spirit – What are your campaign holidays?

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)

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