The Gassy Gnoll: Book Bloat

The Gassy Gnoll has come to an odd realization recently. He doesn’t like book bloat.

What is “book bloat” you ask?

Way back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, I started playing AD&D 1st edition in 1982. The first book I had was the 128-page hardcover Player’s Handbook (PHB). It was 128 pages offering everything I . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Book Bloat

News from Around the Net: 20-MAY-2011

Yes! It’s Friday finally… I’m excited about this weekend and the city-wide gaming event I’m going to try and cover for GKR. I may include some pics, some video, and some text, but I’m not quite sure how it will ferment by the time it gets posted next week. It’ll be an adventure.

That said, . . . → Read More: News from Around the Net: 20-MAY-2011

News from Around the Net: 18-MAR-2011

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for some news and link love around the RPG interwebz…

The last couple of weeks have been tough as the world watches Japan struggle in the aftermath of earthquakes, tsunamis, and potential nuclear disaster. It’s nearly impossible to not feel sympathy for the plight of the people affected . . . → Read More: News from Around the Net: 18-MAR-2011

The Gassy Knoll: The Angry Birds RPG Theory

A few weeks ago I ran across an article going in depth explaining why the game Angry Birds has been so popular and successful from a human factors standpoint (“Why Angry Birds is so successful and popular: a cognitive teardown of the user experience” by Charles L. Mauro on the Pulse>UX Blog). Author Charles Mauro . . . → Read More: The Gassy Knoll: The Angry Birds RPG Theory

News from Around the Net: 04-MAR-2011

Yes, it’s Friday and that means it’s time again for a quick turn around the Interwebz to find some great content.

Before I start that, Happy GM’s Day! To honor the occasion, the great folks at RPGNow and DriveThruRPG have teamed up with a variety of great publishers to offer discounts on a wide selection . . . → Read More: News from Around the Net: 04-MAR-2011

News from Around the Net – 18-FEB-2011

Once again, it’s time for more links. And it was a busy week around the ‘net!

Over at Initiative Or What? they’ve come up with the beginnings of a RPG acronyms list. Been a while since I’ve seen one and have to admit I didn’t know many of them! Check it out here Cheapass Games . . . → Read More: News from Around the Net – 18-FEB-2011

Book Review: Warrior, Rogue & Mage by Michael Wolf and Stargazer Games

Warrior, Rogue & Mage: Core Rulebook (Revised Edition) (WR&M) came to my attention a couple of months ago as a lightweight rules system for fantasy roleplaying. Written by Michael Wolf and released by Stargazer Games in mid-2010, its simplicity makes it easy to learn, play, and extend in a variety of ways. Whether you’re playing . . . → Read More: Book Review: Warrior, Rogue & Mage by Michael Wolf and Stargazer Games

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