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: 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: 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!

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The Gassy Gnoll: Grumpy Spirits of Halloween

This Gassy Gnoll has become a bit of a grump as far as the kiddish aspects of Old Hallows’ Eve goes. Dressing up in a costume and traipsing around the neighborhood in search of handouts from strangers hasn’t been his thing for a long time… (He leaves that side of the holiday to Mrs. Gassy . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Grumpy Spirits of Halloween

The Gassy Gnoll: Word by Word (Writer’s Block)

Word by word. As a writer, that’s the only way to make progress. It’s like putting one foot in front of the other to get to your destination. Every word you commit to paper helps you get that much further along the path to sharing your inner journey with the outside world. Without that commitment… . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Word by Word (Writer’s Block)

The Gassy Gnoll: Strangling the Inner Critic

This Gassy Gnoll has been doing a ton of writing lately. A few reviews. A few articles. Lots of text for future Moebius Adventures products in the works. And through it all he’s discovered an annoying issue. The inner critic is always there nagging away at it all.

Poor Bart. Always getting strangled . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Strangling the Inner Critic

The Gassy Gnoll: Mapping Ancient Influences

This article – Seven Maps That Prove History Is Forever – at of all places Business Insider this past week made me completely rethink how I use maps in world design. Traditionally I start the old fashioned way when designing a world by sketching out the shape of a continent or a few continents. Add . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Mapping Ancient Influences

The Gassy Gnoll: Being Interviewed on a Podcast – Three Tips

The Gassy Gnoll had a unique opportunity this week to appear on his very first podcast ever. For someone who only likes to talk about himself in the third person (as The Gassy Gnoll), it’s a bit of an uncomfortable situation to find yourself in. Even so, his hairiness was excited and scared by the . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Being Interviewed on a Podcast – Three Tips

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