Gaming

Johnny’s Five – Five Tips To Stoke The Fire That Fuels Your Gaming Mojo

I’ve been in and out of a gaming slump for a while. It started when I moved to Mississippi and all of my gaming opportunities dried up. Though I started groups down there and ran a lot of one shots, I just never got any consistent gaming going on. Now […]

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Expose Yourself To Many Game Mechanics

Recently I was a judge of the Two Page Tabletop Contest over at Top Secret games. The parameters of the contest are simple – create a complete tabletop RPG with setting in 2 8.5 by 11 pages. Someone has to be able to pick it up and be able to […]

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Why Should I be Interested? Treat Your Game Like Selling A Product

Origins is coming up this week, and all of the gamers who will be there are going to be presented with a slew of new games to try and products to purchase. There are a ton of new things to try out and to be tempted by. When I’m in […]

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A Madison Avenue Fiasco Playset

Fiasco is a great game to use to introduce people to tabletop gaming. After running a game of Fiasco for some friends, the subject of doing a Fiasco playset themed off of Mad Men came up. I went looking for one, but couldn’t find one that quite fit that feeling […]

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International GM’s Day

Today is International Game Master’s day  (http://gmsday.com/) in the tabletop gaming industry. For me, as a Game Master, I want to thank the players. With any game, so much of the success and fun is based off of who is playing and what they bring to the table. It’s work […]

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My Perfect Party Composition – 3 Overpowered/Dual-Role Characters

Looking at the current player mix in 2 games that I’m running right now, I’ve realized that I’m running for what I consider to be the perfect party composition – 3 Slightly Overpowered/Dual Role Characters . Why is this the perfect sized party for me to run for? 3 Players […]

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Johnny’s Five – Five Questions With Andy Hopp About Unique Game Settings

There are a number of really unique settings out there, but Low Life by Andy Hopp of Mutha Oith Creations (and the kickstarter for the redredged version) has to be one of the most unique that I’ve come across. I did a G+ hangout and video interview with Andy to […]

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Thinking About The Characters’ Costumes

  With Halloween having just passed, many of you were likely to have been inundated with hordes of costumed trick-or-treaters or co-workers. Halloween is a wonderful holiday, and one of my favorites, primarily for the costumes. Donning a costume doesn’t change anything about the person wearing it, but it does […]

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Gnomes At The Gamerati Jamestown Game Day

One week from today, Saturday September 29th, Gnomes Phil “DNAPHIL” Veccione and John Arcadian will be running games and hanging out at the Jamestown Gamerati Gameday. http://gamerati.com/gamedays/jamestown.html Map Gaming Schedule   Phil “DNAPHIL” Veccione” John Arcadian   Phil and John will be running games, hanging out, and signing books. In […]

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Gnome Stew’s Video Guide To Gencon

If you’ve never been to Gencon, or another large gaming/geek convention, it’s really hard to get an idea for exactly what it feels like. When I went to my first Origins 7 or so years ago, I couldn’t even begin to conceive of what the experience was going to be. […]

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