The Gassy Gnoll: New Game Day is Coming! New Game Day is Coming!

The Gassy Gnoll understands far too well that the world is a weird place. But when Martin Ralya from Gnome Stew knocks (via e-mail) and asks you to spread the word about a new gamer holiday celebrating the play of new games, what are you going to do?

First, it’s Martin Ralya. Second, it’s Gnome . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: New Game Day is Coming! New Game Day is Coming!

The Gassy Gnoll: A Cult Above (Repost)

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?

Cultists by . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: A Cult Above (Repost)

The Gassy Gnoll: Zen Gaming (Gaming Unplugged 2014)

What is gaming to you? How do you define that experience for yourself? How do you define it for others? Is it possible to share your experience? Or is it only possible to share in *THE* experience?

These are all questions that have come to mind after watching The Secret Life of Walter Mitty on . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Zen Gaming (Gaming Unplugged 2014)

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

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

The Gassy Gnoll: Taking Charge of the Gaming Lesson Plan (RPG Blog Carnival)

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I had an opportunity to continue a D&D 4e adventure we started a year ago. With this particular group, we have now met three times in 12 months and only worked through about 2/3 of the dungeon so far. But that’s not the fun part…

The fun part is that the . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Taking Charge of the Gaming Lesson Plan (RPG Blog Carnival)

The Gassy Gnoll: Being Thankful for RPGs

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As Thanksgiving approaches us here in the United States, this Gassy Gnoll was moved to determine how he was thankful for role-playing games in his life over the last three plus decades.

Five Reasons I Give Thanks to Role-playing Games Friends. From the very first time I played 1e Dungeons & Dragons back in 1982 . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Being Thankful for RPGs

The Gassy Gnoll: The Fyne Arte of Assassination in Politicks (RPG Blog Carnival)

Hear ye, hear ye! The King is dead! Long live the King!

(This is my contribution to Mike & Liz’s November RPG Blog Carnival topic over at Nearly Enough Dice (great podcast btw!)… Gunpowder, Treason, and Plots! I have to say I’m not a huge fan of gunpowder in fantasy RPGs (though I think they’re . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: The Fyne Arte of Assassination in Politicks (RPG Blog Carnival)

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: Delving Into Another Man’s Dungeons…

The Gassy Gnoll has a bone to pick with dungeon designers. It’s a metaphorical bone and largely a point of inquisitiveness more than anything else because he loves a good dungeon map as much as the next guy. But who builds these things? Who maintains them? Who lives there? Curious gnolls want to know!

. . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Delving Into Another Man’s Dungeons…

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