The Gassy Gnoll: Running Games in Established Settings (September Blog Carnival @ Dice Monkey)

Somehow the Gassy Gnoll got busy this week, so he’s going to respond to the Dice Monkey’s topic for the September RPG Blog Carnival – “Running Games in Established Settings” – with a couple of lists.

Points FOR Established Settings Common ground. If you use one of the big settings such as Forgotten Realms, Greyhawk, . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Running Games in Established Settings (September Blog Carnival @ Dice Monkey)

Game Review: Critical!: Go Westerly by Geoff Bottone and Jonathan Lavallee from Firestorm Ink, Part 1

Somewhere between Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, Douglas Adams‘ Magrathea, and the twisted mind of Neil Gaiman lies the world of Critical!: Go Westerly by Geoff Bottone and Jonathan Lavallee. This is a book to be savored slowly over a few readings so you manage to catch 80% of the puns, and even after the first two . . . → Read More: Game Review: Critical!: Go Westerly by Geoff Bottone and Jonathan Lavallee from Firestorm Ink, Part 1

Supplement Review: The Shattered Blade Thieves: A Torn World Character Pack by Jack Cull from Torn World

When I started GMing many moons ago, I always had a collection of running lists on paper. I’d have a vague picture of the setting in broad strokes, but not have all the details worked out before a campaign began. So the running lists would serve as places to put down those details as they . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: The Shattered Blade Thieves: A Torn World Character Pack by Jack Cull from Torn World

The Gassy Gnoll: Another Adventure with D&D 4e

It’s strange, but the Gassy Gnoll is happy. Ok, maybe it’s not that strange. Like many infants, the Gassy Gnoll smiles when he releases his noxious fumes into the atmosphere. But why does it seem strange? He’s been without a gaming group for months now and he seems to have finally found a new group!

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Adventure Review: The Lost City by Logan Bonner from Open Design

Many moons ago, I was addicted to games like Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment on the PC. The combination of strong story and adventure development led me to explore much of the Forgotten Realms over the course of days, weeks, and months, and enjoy the D&D-ish mindset playing solo. But it always seemed . . . → Read More: Adventure Review: The Lost City by Logan Bonner from Open Design

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