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 Gnome Stew Notables – Caitlynn Belle Posted: Fri, 16 Nov 13:11:44  
The gnome spotlight header, a daker skinned female gnaome gives a thumbs up in front of a brink wall in a spotlight. The text reads Gnome Spotlight Notables - Caitlynn Belle
Welcome to the next installment of our Gnome Spotlight: Notables series. The notables series is a look at game developers in the gaming industry doing good work. The series will focus on game creators from underrepresented populations primarily, and each entry will be a short bio and interview. We’ve currently got a group of authors […]

 Gnomecast #53 – Thankful for RPGs Posted: Thu, 15 Nov 13:58:06  
Gnomecast, Angela Murray, Camdon Wright
Gnome Stew's Gnomecast
Join a whole stewpot full of gnomes ready to share their Thanksgiving messages with you. We at Gnome Stew and Misdirected Mark would like to thank you, all our podcast listeners and blog readers, for making this the best year in gaming yet! Download: Gnomecast #53 – Thankful for RPGs Keep up with all the gnomes […]

 Making a Game Into a Book – Editing Posted: Wed, 14 Nov 16:00:46  
Game Making
Making a Game Into a Book – Editing
I’ve worked on the publishing side of tabletop RPGs for almost seven years, now. One part of that process which is newer to me is one that I think is the most vital: editing. A good editor will help a game designer make sure their words shine. And that means doing a lot of different […]

 Tachyon Squadron Review Posted: Tue, 13 Nov 13:00:54  
Tachyon Squadron Review
I was extremely young when my family took me to see Star Wars at the drive-in, and there were a lot of details I didn’t remember until years later when I viewed the movie again on HBO — but I remembered Luke flying in his X-Wing. A year later, with slightly better cognitive functions, I […]

 Getting Started on the DMs Guild – Part 1: Your First Product Posted: Mon, 12 Nov 15:04:59  
Game Making
A screenshot of the Dungeon Masters Guild homepage
In early 2016, Wizards of the Coast and OneBookshelf launched the Dungeon Masters Guild, a site with a new kind of license that allows fans of D&D to publish and sell their own D&D content. I began publishing on the Guild in October of the same year, and in the last two years, I’ve made […]

 Bringing The Streaming Fan To The Table Posted: Fri, 09 Nov 13:12:39  
A screenshot from Curious Beginnings | Critical Role | Campaign 2, Episode 1
Or how I learned to stop worrying and embrace fans of streaming RPG games It has finally happened to you. You, the veteran Dungeon Master, are adding a new player to your gaming group. You’re taking in a new player into your home game, your inner sanctum. Your baby. Maybe a player at the table […]

 Troy’s Crock Pot: If You’re Gonna Fail, Fail Spectacularly Posted: Wed, 07 Nov 09:02:44  
Troy’s Crock Pot: If You’re Gonna Fail, Fail Spectacularly
I was recently invited to a friend’s house to take part in their playtest of the second edition of Pathfinder RPG. The first week went fine.  Gameplay quickly revealed that my player character —  Spindle, a gnome bard — had little affinity for the shortbow he was carrying. It was hardly surprising. Singing and inspiration […]

 Craft Free Magic Items In 3, 3.5 And Pathfinder? Yes Please! Posted: Mon, 05 Nov 13:00:00  
Specific RPGs, 3.0, 3.5
Craft Free Magic Items In 3, 3.5 And Pathfinder? Yes Please!
I was reading the Pathfinder item creation rules recently and I was struck by one piece of the RAW. Aside from some exceptions, creation of magic items requires “materials” equal to half of the end market value of the item produced. These items are specifically left vague. One presumes this is for several reasons: So […]

 Pathfinder Playtest Review, Part 4 Posted: Fri, 02 Nov 12:00:26  
Pathfinder Playtest
This is part 4 of my review of the Pathfinder Playtest from Paizo. You can see part 1 here, part 2 here, and part 3 here. In this part of the review, I’ll finish up my comments in this series with Game Mastering through Appendices. If you’re interested in reading along with me during the […]

 Gnomecast #52 – Savage Worlds Adventure Edition Interview Posted: Thu, 01 Nov 12:45:20  
Gnomecast, Angela Murray, interview
Gnome Stew's Gnomecast
Join Ang and Wen for an interview with Jodi Black and Shane Hensley of Pinnacle Entertainment Group about the Savage Worlds Adventure Edition Kickstarter! Have they earned themselves enough Bennies for them to avoid the stew? Download: Gnomecast #52 – Savage Worlds Adventure Edition Interview Keep up with all the gnomes by visiting, following @gnomestew on […]