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Dragons In The Stacks

At Gencon 2015, a serendipitous meeting led me to spending some time talking to Steven Torres-Roman and talking about a book he worked on called Dragons in the Stacks – A teen Librarian’s Guide to Tabletop Role-playing. Steven gave me a…

You Pick It Review – Numenera – There Have Been Eight Previous Reviews

And by 8 previous reviews, I of course mean a gazillion. When we put out the call for You Pick It Reviews, Numenera was one of the big ones on the list. I half considered letting the many other reviews: http://www.numenera.com/interviews-articles/ http://www.numenera.com/reviews-play-reports/ Numenera…

You Pick It, We Review It 2013

That time of year has come around again and Gencon is just a week away. One of the biggest things at Gencon is the dealer’s hall -  bursting with a plethora of gaming products and goodies. All of the Gnomes attending Gencon are planning to…

curse the darkness Review

At Marcon this year, aside from making $100 dollars for charity the hard way, I played in a playtest of a game called curse the darkness (lowercase, as if it were being whispered). It is being created by Matt McFarland and you can find more…

You Picked It: Microscope

Back before Gencon, Phil threw out an article asking for Gnome Stew fans to pick games for us to pick up and review. Phil reviewed Vornheim – The Complete City Kit and I am now reviewing Microscope. We got no compensation or free copies for…

Review and Video Interview – The One Ring: Adventures over the Edge of the Wild

Just before Gencon, Charles Ryan of Cubicle 7 shot an invite to the Gnomes to come by the booth and talk with the designers of The One Ring. We shot a couple of potential questions back and forth and I decided to haul along my video equipment…

Review: Courts Of The Shadow Fey

A while back (quite a while back actually) I was given a complimentary PDF copy of Courts of the Shadow Fey for review purposes. The concept was interesting and I was looking for an excuse to get my group to give 4th ed. D&D a valid try.…

Review: The Bones & Things We Think About Games

This review has been a long time in the coming. I’ve had both of these books on my shelf for a while* and I’ve been sitting on doing the review for no real particular reason. Neither of these books were comp copies and this review is unsolicited.…

Review: From Here To There, 9 Adventures For The Road

So imagine this situation, it is about 1 day until game time and your encounter with the BBEG or a very important plot piece or fight is slated to happen in the next game. Unfortunately, the characters aren't quite ready to take it on or the…

Review - Hamlet’s Hit Points

On Thursday I read about a new book by called Hamlet’s Hit Points coming out through Gameplaywright Press. Their book Things We think About Games is a carry everywhere book for me. It sits in my very-manly-not-a-purse courier bag alongside…

Runepunk Review

Way back when, at Gencon 2009,  I was comped a copy of Runepunk. I’ve been meaning to sit down and write a review, but I never feel right about doing a review unless I’ve gotten deep enough into the product to really understand it.…

Gnomish Valentine's Day - With A Little Help From Geek's Dream Girl

So the Gnomish festival of Lupercalia (a very long  feast of drinking, dancing, and slaughtering halflings), which was turned into something having to do with hearts, flowers, and naked flying babies called Valentine's day, occurred about…