Adventures in 5e, The Actual Session

In the last two articles we’ve talked about character creation and module prep… now let’s get into how the actual play session went!

Quite honestly, I wasn’t sure how this adventure was going to go. In the last two years when we’ve done our holiday game with the kids we’ve done a more traditional dungeon . . . → Read More: Adventures in 5e, The Actual Session

The Gassy Gnoll: Gaming with the Kids (Teach Your Kids to Game Week)

The Gassy Gnoll sometimes loses track of time. You know how it is. The world just keeps spinning, we get locked into our little routines, and forget to do the simple things. Like spending time with the mini-Gnolls.

Well, this week is “Teach Your Kids to Game Week” – and like any good geek dad, . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Gaming with the Kids (Teach Your Kids to Game Week)

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)

Ten Links in the Chain: Gaming Links – 10-MAR-2013

Wow it’s been a rough few weeks. Sick for a week. Traveling for work for a week. And came home with a cold for a week. I’d say it was time for the madness to end, but soccer season is starting for my wife and daughters so there’s no chance of that for a while. . . . → Read More: Ten Links in the Chain: Gaming Links – 10-MAR-2013

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)

The Gassy Gnoll: After-Action Report (Thanksgiving 4e Session)

Last week this gassy old gnoll talked about the prep he was doing to run a 4e game for his family and his best friend’s family the night before Thanksgiving. I’m here to say that not only was it a success, but we might do it again over the Christmas holiday while the kids are . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: After-Action Report (Thanksgiving 4e Session)

The Gassy Gnoll: Secret Lives of Gingerbread Men with Nine Kids (New Year, New Game)

The “New Year, New Game” efforts from the great folks at Gnome Stew and DriveThruRPG suggests something we should do as gamers anyway – try new games. Though not every game is for everybody, by trying new games, settings, tools, and techniques we can keep ourselves from falling in the ruts we sometimes fall into. . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Secret Lives of Gingerbread Men with Nine Kids (New Year, New Game)

The Gassy Gnoll: Teaching Kids to Game (Teach Your Kids to Game Week)

When the Gassy Gnoll began playing D&D in the fall and winter of 1982, I’m sure there were concerns on the part of my family. I’d always been a voracious reader even before kindergarten. I was even starting to experiment with writing some stories in elementary school. But Dungeons & Dragons was one of those . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Teaching Kids to Game (Teach Your Kids to Game Week)

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