The Gassy Gnoll: Top 10 Quick Gift Ideas for Gamers

The Gassy Gnoll is in full holiday insanity mode here at Gnoll Central, which means he’s thinking about what gifts to pick up for his fuzzy loved ones, what’s on his wish list, and who the heck he should “give” the business end of a polearm, axe, or sword the next time he sees them. . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Top 10 Quick Gift Ideas for Gamers

Book Review: The GM’s Field Guide to Players by Cherie “Jade” Arbuckle from rpgGM.COM

As a gamer with 30 years of experience both playing and running RPGs, I’ve had my share of disagreements both at and away from the game table. Sometimes the disagreements are with the GM, but usually it was with other players. And some of my least favorite of those have been when I have had . . . → Read More: Book Review: The GM’s Field Guide to Players by Cherie “Jade” Arbuckle from rpgGM.COM

The Gassy Gnoll: Thankful for Gleeful Villains (RPG Blog Carnival: Tricks & Traps)

Finally had an opportunity to see Hanna this past weekend, which has a very interesting modern fairy tale (Grimm-style) approach to a revenge fantasy. Though Cate Blanchett did fine as the first fiddle “bad guy,” it was Tom Hollander‘s Isaacs that really caught my attention. In much the same way that Saoirse Ronan‘s Hanna could . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Thankful for Gleeful Villains (RPG Blog Carnival: Tricks & Traps)

The Gamerati Tour 2011 is Coming to Colorado Springs!

Though their name may make you think of the Illuminati, the Gamerati is not a super-secret organization bent on world domination. Well, maybe they are. But they’re not interested in taking over the *whole world* – just the roleplaying communities. To that end, Gamerati member Ed Healy has been on a nationwide tour of game . . . → Read More: The Gamerati Tour 2011 is Coming to Colorado Springs!

The Gassy Gnoll: What Makes a Game Badass? (RPG Blog Carnival)

When Jonathan Jacobs kicked off the July RPG Blog Carnival with Bad Ass Gaming, I didn’t really have anything to contribute. But then it hit me… maybe I’ll just explore what the term “badass” means in terms of my own gaming experiences.

So what does “badass” mean? Like most of English, you can’t tell what . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: What Makes a Game Badass? (RPG Blog Carnival)

Interview: Johnn Four of Roleplaying Tips and Gamer Lifestyle

When I first made a list of the folks in the RPG industry I wanted to interview, Johnn Four of RoleplayingTips.com and Gamer-Lifestyle.com fame was near the top. It’s hard to believe he started Roleplaying Tips more than a decade ago now and is well along to the 15th anniversary of the site. As a . . . → Read More: Interview: Johnn Four of Roleplaying Tips and Gamer Lifestyle

Event Report: Colorado Springs City-Wide Gaming Event 2011

On Saturday, 21-May-2011, I had the opportunity to attend the 2nd Annual Colorado Springs City-Wide Gaming event and had a blast. Though it wasn’t quite what I expected, it was tons of fun and showed off the diversity of gamers in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

For an overview of the event, you can check out my . . . → Read More: Event Report: Colorado Springs City-Wide Gaming Event 2011

Book Review: Filling the empty chair by Johnn Four (RoleplayingTips.com)

When you’re in school, it’s easy to find gamers. I remember playing with people in junior high and high school, in college and even immediately after college. But at some point it starts to get difficult. People have jobs and families and other commitments that don’t let them game as often as they’d like. Or . . . → Read More: Book Review: Filling the empty chair by Johnn Four (RoleplayingTips.com)

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