Gnomespotting - Gnomes At Origins 2018!

Origins Game Fair 2018 in Columbus, Ohio is startlingly close! Did you know that many, many Gnomes will be there running incredible games, hanging out, being on panels, and doing awesome gaming stuff? Well we will! Here is a listing of the…

Happy Valentine's Day From Gnome Stew! Remember when we wrote a romance novel?

It's Valentines day, and whatever that means for you, it means warm and tingly feelings for us! Mmmm Warm and tingly stew! Hey, remember when we teased and then actually wrote a romance novel? Like, legitimately wrote it with some saucy bits…

Trello For Campaign Management

I'm fairly surprised that Phil isn't writing this article. He's my go-to person for organizational and project management tools to use for gaming, since he does it in his day job and project manages many gaming books and projects that I've been…

Review and Giveaway: Harlem Unbound

I recently came across Chris Spivey's  Harlem Unbound and reached out to see if Chris wanted to provide a digital review copy. He sent us a copy from DriveThruRPG and I dug through it over the weekend. Check out the full review below and drop…
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The Ideal First Level Combat Scenario - 2SLDper+2BT+CR+PP

My schedule lately has been . . . less than stable, so my gaming has been coming in small chunks. I've got games I play in and run that go off once a month or once every two months, I've got one-shots that occur on sporadic weekends, and when…
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Missing Stairs - Why We Need To Listen and Why We Can't Be Silent

The beginning of this week saw the hashtag #metoo trend to increase awareness about how many women have been harassed in their lives.  On my Facebook feed alone, I'd estimate that around 85% of the women I know posted something. The actual…

Always Give Your Players A Receipt

  "The sword of duquesne gets stolen by the naked man..." Community did an excellent episode where they played Dungeons and Dragons, and it was advanced! One of the things that has always struck me about that episode was the part where…

Gnome Stew's Gencon 50 Photopalooza!

Many of us Gnomes just got back from the 50th Gen Con, but many of us Gnomes were unable to attend for one real life reason or another. We know that is the case for many gamers out there. It was a packed Gen Con, but a lot of us didn't get…

Social Anxiety at Large Conventions

  It's August 8th, 2017 and Gen Con is about a week away. I'm going through all of my pre-Gen Con rituals - planning for the Gnome Stew dinner at St. Elmo's and the ENnies immediately afterwards, getting the books and materials for the…

Simple Tricks - Using Google To Blow Your Players' Minds

While over at the house of my friend and fellow game writer and gnome, Tracy Barnett, I recently found my eyes wandering to his map of "haunted" locations in Ohio. He had picked up the map as a resource so that he could travel to different…

Review And Giveaway — Mortzengersturm,The Mad Manticore Of The Prismatic Peak

So you've read that title, you've seen the sixties-riffic art, and you're curious about what exactly this thing is. That was how The Hydra Cooperative hooked me when they sent us a request to do a review of their 5e adventure Mortzengersturm,The…

Twenty Six Point Five Shades of Scarlet - The First Gnome Stew Gamer Romance Novel!

Back in 2015, we teased a project we had been considering for quite some time, a foray into writing Gamer Romance novels that focused on Gnome Centric erotica. Too long had Vampire erotica and Elven erotica taken the mainstage, it was time…