The Gassy Gnoll: When Did It Become Us vs. Them?

Recently I was introduced to the idea of a “DM Kill Board” where DMs or GMs could jot down the particulars surrounding the death of a PC. Level and class details are intermixed along with the circumstances of the death. And I can’t help but be a little weirded out by this trend.

When did . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: When Did It Become Us vs. Them?

Adventure Review: The Clockwork Wonders of Brandlehill by Mike Myler

Fantasy worlds often overlook the little people. Elves, humans, and the bigger races always seem to get the spotlight. Dwarves occasionally get attention, but often gnomes and halflings are left on the outskirts panhandling for loose change.

In The Clockwork Wonders of Brandlehill, designer Mike Myler takes care of that by giving you a quaint . . . → Read More: Adventure Review: The Clockwork Wonders of Brandlehill by Mike Myler

Supplement Review: Adventures in Awesfur – The Dark Totem, Part 1: The Chantry Keep (PFRPG) by Charles T. Marleau and Kristofer Konkel of Rocks Fall Games L.L.C.

If it’s one thing that can get me going as a gamer, it’s a good story. Couple that with a good setting and the opportunity to change the course of events (or even the perception of being able to change the course of events) and you have my attention as a GM and as a . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Adventures in Awesfur – The Dark Totem, Part 1: The Chantry Keep (PFRPG) by Charles T. Marleau and Kristofer Konkel of Rocks Fall Games L.L.C.

The Gassy Gnoll: Why the Villain?

The Gassy Gnoll went to see The Wolverine recently (fun movie with some great action) and it made him ponder the motivations of some of our villains. Every villain does what they do for a reason. And if the reason is consistent or (heaven forbid) reasonable, your PCs and players will identify that much more . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Why the Villain?

The Gassy Gnoll: Summer is Coming (July RPG Blog Carnival)

This month’s RPG blog carnival topic is hosted by Dice Monkey and it’s wide open. All we have to do is talk about summer and how it pertains to gaming. Sounds easy enough, so let’s see what we can come up with…

Summer can be interpreted a few ways. There’s the warm season of the . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Summer is Coming (July RPG Blog Carnival)

The Gassy Gnoll – The Nature of Nature

Peace and quiet. It’s something this Gassy Gnoll doesn’t get much of these days. It might be that his family is running a million miles an hour in different directions. It might be that he himself his spread a wee bit thin on a few fronts. But either way it’s a rare occurrence.

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The Gassy Gnoll: Happy Birthday!

Ok. So this week has been a bit crazy and I apologize for the lack of posts. End of the school year and spring soccer season always brings with it some insanity. But today I want to bring up the concept of anniversaries and birthdays in our game worlds.

Gassy Gnoll

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Ten Links in the Chain: Kickstarter News (10-FEB-2013)

Though there have been many Kickstarter projects over the last couple of months, it seems I haven’t had a link roundup for some of the ones I’ve been following in a while. Let’s fix that, shall we?

Personally, I’m out of Kickstarter money for a while. Blew through my January and February budget (and then . . . → Read More: Ten Links in the Chain: Kickstarter News (10-FEB-2013)

Game Fodder: Shave and a Haircut, Two Bits

The Gassy Gnoll slept in today, so he apologizes in advance for his tardiness. He didn’t want to leave folks hanging, so he offered his slot to me to fill. Nice gnoll, ain’t he?

As I debated getting a haircut recently I pondered the use of the ubiquitous barber in campaign worlds. Barbers have been . . . → Read More: Game Fodder: Shave and a Haircut, Two Bits

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.

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