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Meet the Gnomes at Christmas, 2010 Edition

Posted By Martin Ralya On December 25, 2010 @ 12:19 am In Gnome Gnews | 13 Comments

Every year, we like to show you the faces behind the Stew at Christmastime, and 2010 is no exception!

John in his everyday “Just heading to the mall” outfit:

Patrick and the next generation of gnomes:

Walt and his family at Disney World:

Don and his family showing their Saints pride:

Scott and his wife in their new gaming store, Crazy Squirrel (and what’s that I spy? Eureka!):

Martin and his family, Palest People in America 2010 winners:

Kurt and his daughter being attacked by beings of pure light:

Troy making plaster gaming terrain:

Merry Christmas from all of us at Gnome Stew!

About  Martin Ralya

A father, husband, writer, small-press publisher, former RPG industry freelancer, and lifelong geek, Martin has been gaming since 1987 and GMing since 1989. He lives in Utah with his amazing wife Alysia and their awesome daughter Lark in a house full of books and games.




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13 Comments To "Meet the Gnomes at Christmas, 2010 Edition"

#1 Comment By Quaid Rayn On December 25, 2010 @ 4:34 am

Merry Christmas gang, from Ireland. Thanks for another year of fantastic articles. Here’s to 2011, and many more after.

#2 Comment By Troy E. Taylor On December 25, 2010 @ 9:03 am

I didn’t know Don’s crew were such big Saints fans. It looks like there’s an NFC South rivalry in the Stew pot.

Unfortunately, this is not the year for me to pick a fight. My Carolina Panthers are in no position to brag about anything — unless it’s boasting about draft position.

#3 Comment By Zig On December 25, 2010 @ 10:45 am

Utilikilts rock!

It was on my list, but no one was willing to get me one…Maybe I shouldn’t have mentioned that a kilt is worn sans underpants…

Merry yuletide to you all!

#4 Comment By Knight of Roses On December 25, 2010 @ 1:23 pm

Merry Christmas to all the gnomes, great and small, near and far!

#5 Comment By Kurt “Telas” Schneider On December 27, 2010 @ 10:08 am

@Troy E. Taylor – Greetings from southeast Louisiana, where I was raised. Guess who I’m a fan of, especially since there’s hardly a Texas football team worth cheering this year…

#6 Comment By Troy E. Taylor On December 27, 2010 @ 10:31 am

Something tells me we’ll be decorating Gnome Stew’s site in black and gold ….

#7 Comment By Martin Ralya On December 27, 2010 @ 8:56 pm

Is football the one with the sticks that you play on ice?

#8 Comment By RF On December 28, 2010 @ 7:05 am

Nice pictures all! :)

Don, do you live in New Orleans? I’m from there (though I currently reside in Atlanta) and I would love to meet a Gnome and fellow Saints fan when I visit home. That would be gnometastic!.

#9 Comment By Walt Ciechanowski On December 28, 2010 @ 9:56 am

@Martin – no, it’s the game played on a field where everyone kicks a white ball with black spots around and the only people that can touch it with their hands are the goalies. :)

#10 Comment By Troy E. Taylor On December 28, 2010 @ 1:25 pm

Well, you play football on a field of ice if your indoor stadium has a hole in the roof … but that’s another story.

#11 Comment By Don Mappin On December 29, 2010 @ 1:09 pm

@RF – No, I don’t live in New Orleans anymore. I grew up there for eleven years. It’s my “home” in every sense of the word.

I’ve been a Saints fan back when Ken Stabler finished his career there, Bum Phillips, Bobby Hebert, Dalton Hillard, and Eric Martin played. We wore bags on our heads for a log time.

So not a bandwagon fan. I cancel gaming to watch Saints games. :)

And don’t worry about it Troy, the Panthers will get better. The NFL is all about parity now and the NFC South is one tough division!

#12 Comment By Kurt “Telas” Schneider On December 29, 2010 @ 1:21 pm

Famous New Orleans sports announcer Buddy Diliberto once said that he’d wear a dress and parade down Bourbon Street if the Saints ever made the Super Bowl.

Buddy D died in 2005, but former Saints quarterback Bobby Hebert wore a dress and led thousands of men in drag through a crowd of tens of thousands of fans when the Saints made it to the Super Bowl last year. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO8HMO8_xsM

If you can understand that, you can understand quite a bit about Saints fans… And New Orleans.

#13 Comment By BryanB On January 4, 2011 @ 6:49 pm

I think Scott and Jennifer were showing off for a Christmas photo. That’s not how they usually dress at the Squirrel. :D


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