The Gassy Gnoll: Where would you be without gaming?

The Gassy Gnoll is not always a pessimistic ogre. Sometimes he’s downright cheerful. When you ask? Usually when he’s gaming!

It’s funny how even after 30 years, gaming still brings a smile to my face. Playing a role-playing game pulls numerous qualities together all at once – creativity and imagination, friends and fun, plus the . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Where would you be without gaming?

The Gassy Gnoll: Book Bloat

The Gassy Gnoll has come to an odd realization recently. He doesn’t like book bloat.

What is “book bloat” you ask?

Way back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, I started playing AD&D 1st edition in 1982. The first book I had was the 128-page hardcover Player’s Handbook (PHB). It was 128 pages offering everything I . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Book Bloat

News from Around the Net: 24-JUN-2011

Ha! Friday again! We made it! [insert giddy laughter here]

This was more of a normal week than last, but just barely. That said, I’ve been gathering links for this article all week so it’s a little less insane to put it together I hope! Again, it’s an amazing mix of bits and pieces from . . . → Read More: News from Around the Net: 24-JUN-2011

Book Review: Advanced Feats: The Cavalier’s Creed by Sigfried Trent of Open Design

When I was new to roleplaying and Dungeons & Dragons, I scrimped and saved to pile enough gold together to purchase my books. All of the beautiful TSR books of the mid-1980s were worth it, from the Dungeon Master’s Guide and Player’s Handbook to books like the Monster Manual, Fiend Folio, and Deities and Demigods. . . . → Read More: Book Review: Advanced Feats: The Cavalier’s Creed by Sigfried Trent of Open Design

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