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 Gnomecast #62 – Post Twitch Stream Tech Talk Posted: Thu, 21 Mar 12:53:05  
Gnomecast, Angela Murray, Chuck Lauer
Gnome Stew's Gnomecast
  Join Ang, Chuck, John, and Matt for a discussion about the technology needed for presenting a gaming stream. This episode was recorded following Gnome Stew’s first actual play stream on Twitch, and if you missed the stream, you can catch the recording of “The Gnomes Do Mortzengersturm, the Mad Manticore of the Prismatic Peak” […]

 Gnome Stew Notables – Mabel Harper Posted: Wed, 20 Mar 12:49:51  
Gnome Stew Notables – Mabel Harper
About Mabel, in her own words: I’m a transgender woman of color who enjoys pictures of cats, long walks on the beach, playing guitar, and writing about skinless horrors. I’ve been writing fiction and designing my own tabletop RPG material and have been blogging some of it at a blog full of demons. While I have […]

 Session Zero: Confessions of an Uber Nerd Posted: Mon, 18 Mar 12:27:12  
Game Mastering, GMing Advice, Tools for GMs
Session Zero: Confessions of an Uber Nerd
Just when you thought that the idea of a session zero wasn’t nerdy enough, along I come to show you how I recently upped the nerd-ante, hopefully to my benefit, the benefit of my players, and the game as a whole. If you are not familiar with the concept of session zero, it is basically […]

 Play-by-Post for the Modern Era Posted: Fri, 15 Mar 14:00:08  
Play-by-Post for the Modern Era
Pretty much as soon as 1) the internet and 2) roleplaying games were both widely accessible things, people were playing roleplaying games on the internet. Even without the definition of a singular roleplaying game or ruleset, how many of us gamers today got our start in places like freeform forum RPs? I met a girl […]

 Trying Out The Alexandrian’s Urbancrawl System: Designing The City Of Juntial Posted: Wed, 13 Mar 09:00:08  
Small Bites, Campaign Design, city
Trying Out The Alexandrian’s Urbancrawl System: Designing The City Of Juntial
I’ve been excited by a series of articles I read on The Alexandrian from way back in 2015 on building a city based campaign with a hexcrawl feel (it was called an urbancrawl there). I’ve also been inspired by the way the Steve Jackson Sorcery! gamebook series, which was translated to video games back in 2013, […]

 PC Backgrounds, Part 3 Posted: Tue, 12 Mar 12:00:36  
Player Perspective
PC Backgrounds, Part 3
What’s a PC background? What is its purpose? How long should it be? For answers to these great questions, head on over to part 1 of this series. You can also find the second part where I do a deep dive into what goes into a backstory. Fears Everyone fears something. It’s part of being […]

 D&D Adventurer’s League and a More Narrative Style of Play Posted: Mon, 11 Mar 12:00:50  
Editorials, Game Mastering, Nature of GMing
Changing the Narrative: The Evolution of the D&D Adventurer's League
The D&D Adventurer’s League is in the midst of some important changes. While I have no inside information about what drove those changes, why they happened, or what changes might yet happen, I have some thoughts about what might have precipitated them, and why they’re REALLY important for the larger table top RPG community. Here’s […]

 Becky Annison Interview – Bite Me! Posted: Fri, 08 Mar 08:00:41  
Becky Annison Interview – Bite Me!
I have a confession. I really, really like werewolves. Way back in time, I thought Vampire: the Masquerade was neat, but vampires weren’t really my thing. Then someone handed me a copy of the first edition of Werewolf: the Apocalypse (with the paper cover that had the claw marks cut out of it… so cool, […]

 Gnomecast #61 – Meet a New Gnome: Pete Petrusha Posted: Thu, 07 Mar 13:06:17  
Gnomecast, Angela Murray, Meet a New Gnome
Gnome Stew's Gnomecast
Join Ang and get to know one of the newest Gnomes, Pete, in this “Meet a New Gnome” episode of Gnomecast! Learn about Pete’s gaming origin story and his plans for future games and Gnome Stew articles! Will Pete be able to avoid the stew this week? Download: Gnomecast #61 – Meet a New Gnome: […]

 PC Backgrounds, Part 2 Posted: Wed, 06 Mar 13:00:31  
Player Perspective
PC Backgrounds, Part 2
What’s a PC background? What is its purpose? How long should it be? For answers to these great questions, head on over to part 1 of this series. As I hinted at in part 1, there are different approaches at generating backgrounds. I’m going to delve into those approaches in part 2 (this one) and […]