The Gassy Gnoll: A Cult Above

Recently I was chatting with a friend of mine (hey Mike!) and the topic of cults came up. Yes, we have strange conversations. But it made me wonder about them in gaming terms. Should I be using them more often? How are they used well? And how should they be used?

What is a cult? . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: A Cult Above

1st Annual International TableTop Day coming March 30th, 2013

Let’s start with a disclaimer… Sure, I may have added “1st Annual” to the title of this post, but I sincerely hope that’s the case.

If you’re not familiar with TableTop, it’s a show hosted by Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Big Bang Theory, Leverage) on Felicia Day‘s Geek & Sundry YouTube channel . . . → Read More: 1st Annual International TableTop Day coming March 30th, 2013

The Gassy Gnoll: Encouraging Coop in a Competitive World

The Gassy Gnoll has two daughters, both brilliant maddening messes of youth, and they fight non-stop. One irritates the other in some way darn near every waking moment they’re within 15 feet of each other. The youngest wants to be like her big sister and her big sister wants nothing to do with her.

So . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Encouraging Coop in a Competitive World

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)

Friday Knight News – Gaming Edition: 14-SEP-2012

Is it just me or does my week often feel like I’m trapped in a Daffy Duck cartoon? I suspect I’ve ho ha ha guarded myself into a few issues without too much trouble.

Daffy Duck: [using his quarterstaff] Ho! Ha ha! Guard! Turn! Parry! Dodge! Spin! Ha! Thrust! [hits log with staff, causing it . . . → Read More: Friday Knight News – Gaming Edition: 14-SEP-2012

The Gassy Gnoll: The Power of Music in Gaming

Music can tame this savage beast. It can raise me up. It can tear me down. It can make me feel. It requires no words, but sometimes the words are what matters most. And I know I’m not alone. Music has always been a big part of my life and I hope it will always . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: The Power of Music in Gaming

Friday Knight News – Gaming Edition: 27-APR-2012

Another week has zipped by… Where does the time go? No gaming this weekend unfortunately, but I gamed last weekend so I really can’t complain much. Every two or three weeks seems to be a good schedule. Not so far apart that I forget what we were doing and have to relearn the system, but . . . → Read More: Friday Knight News – Gaming Edition: 27-APR-2012

News from Around the Net: 04-NOV-2011

I’m going to start my Friday post off with a question… What is gaming to you? And yes, I’m hoping you’ll leave me some feedback in the form of comments on this one… Is it the gathering of friends around a table to experience an adventure in a world of imagination? Is it the creation . . . → Read More: News from Around the Net: 04-NOV-2011

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