Category: Gnome Gnews

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Last night Gnome Stew won its sixth ENnie Award, the gold for Best Blog. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners, especially Evil Hat Productions for charting a course of transparency and customer-centric business practices that kicks major ass. Thank you to all of the Stew’s readers and fans (some of whom have been reading the blog since the Treasure Tables days, nearly 10 years ago!), to the judges for nominating us, and to the Gnome Stew team for being awesome. Six years on, the […]

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Gnome Stew, Odyssey: The Complete Game Master’s Guide to Campaign Management, and Engine Publishing were nominated for three ENnie Awards this year, and I’d like to ask you to vote for us online. Voting doesn’t require an account or login, and it only takes a few seconds (you don’t even have to vote in every category): Head on over to the ENnie Awards voting booth Scroll to Best Blog and rank Gnome Stew a “1″ Scroll to Best Aid/Accessory and rank Odyssey: The Complete Game […]

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If you’ve been waiting for Unframed to be available on DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, it’s now available for sale there. You can buy Unframed on DTRPG or head to Engine Publishing’s publisher page to buy Unframed as part of a discounted bundle with our other titles. Happy improv!

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The 2014 ENnie Award nominations were just announced, and I’m crazy-excited to see the Stew up for Best Blog and Engine Publishing‘s Odyssey: The Complete Game Master’s Guide to Campaign Management — written by the Stew’s own Phil Vecchione and Walt Ciechanowski, with art direction by John Arcadian, editing by me, and proofreading by Robert M. Everson (with special thanks to capitalist tool and ex-gnome Kurt Schneider) — up for Best Aid/Accessory! Wow, that sentence kind of got away from me. Voting opens July 20, […]

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“I think of myself as an experienced and veteran GM, but this book had new, exciting, and most importantly useful things to teach me.” — Age of Ravens review“Twenty three short essays from twenty three exceptional Game Masters and creators that will invariably aid you in your quest to make your games better because they reflect what happens, rather than what you have planned.” — Sean’s Pick of the Day review If you’ve been waiting to preorder Gnome Stew’s latest book, Unframed: The Art of […]

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Our latest system-neutral GMing book, Unframed: The Art of Improvisation for Game Masters, is now available for preorder in the Engine Publishing online store! When you preorder Unframed, you’ll immediately receive the digital edition, weeks before it’s available anywhere else. Preorder Unframed now! Preorders for Unframed will run through June 27, 2014. What’s Unframed all about? An anthology of 23 essays by a diverse group of award-winning authors, designers, and experienced game masters, Unframed gives you the tools and inspiration to improvise better, “wing it” […]

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Preorders for the latest book from Engine Publishing and Gnome Stew, Unframed: The Art of Improvisation for Game Masters, will open on June 2! I’ve received the printer’s proof, which looks great (camera phone photo below), and our layout wizard, Darren Hardy, has wrapped up work on all the various digital versions. I will of course announce preorders here on Monday. In the meantime, here’s one final preview: a sample of D. Vincent Baker’s essay, “Coherence and Contradictions.” (I’ll compile all the samples for launch […]