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Meet the Gnomes at Christmas

Posted By Martin Ralya On December 23, 2008 @ 5:31 am In Gnome Gnews | 14 Comments

Gnome Stew will be taking a holiday break starting December 24th, and returning to normal on January 5th. But don’t despair: There will be new articles appearing regularly while we’re on hiatus (in the form of us gnomes revisiting our favorite ones from the archives), with the possible exception of New Year’s Day (when we’ll all be so sloshed even WordPress won’t help us).

There are over 260 GMing articles on Gnome Stew to explore while we’re away/asleep/drunk, as well as hundreds and hundreds of excellent comments from GMs.

Today, the gnomes thought it would be fun to share a bit of each of our holidays with you. So here we are: seven out of nine members of the creative team behind Gnome Stew, who brought you those 260+ articles over the past seven months, in full-on Christmas mode. If pics from our other two slackers deadline-challenged gnomes roll in, I’ll add them to this post.

Walt, with his lovely family. I can’t quite place the location, but there’s something familiar about it…

Troy, who wins for actually having GNOMES in his yard!

Scott, the “x-moose.”

Alysia, Charlie, myself, and our impending baby (this was our Christmas card photo this year).

Telas and his family — as Telas puts it, “This is on our Christmas cards, and shows the women in my life walking all over me (as usual).”

Patrick and his wife at a holiday party/in Patrick’s classic-car-themed Batcave.

…and John, who was forced into this Christmas sweater, possibly at gunpoint.

Thanks for reading the Stew, and Merry Christmas from all of us gnomes!

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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14 Comments To "Meet the Gnomes at Christmas"

#1 Comment By lady2beetle On December 23, 2008 @ 7:36 am

I believe those are elves, not gnomes? But I could be wrong. ;) At any rate, tell Mickey and his little friend Merry Christmas!

#2 Comment By Martin Ralya On December 23, 2008 @ 7:47 am

You know, I was in my happy place until YOU CAME ALONG!

Just kidding. ;) You’re right, they’re elves…but they should be gnomes.

#3 Comment By Patrick Benson On December 23, 2008 @ 8:10 am

Gak! I forgot that we moved this post up! I’ll get you a picture today. Like within a couple of hours. Really!

#4 Comment By Rafe On December 23, 2008 @ 9:26 am

Happy Holidays, you whacky gnomes!

#5 Comment By Troy E. Taylor On December 23, 2008 @ 10:02 am

Gnomes … elves …. whatever. The little guys just won’t leave!

#6 Comment By John Arcadian On December 23, 2008 @ 10:29 am

@lady2beetle: They are gnomes. They just have a lot of ranks in disguise and bluff!

@Troy E. Taylor: They also have high ranks in In-Law!

#7 Comment By Troy E. Taylor On December 23, 2008 @ 3:02 pm

Not gnome in-laws ….. aaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrghhhhhhhh!

(Runs away screaming …)

#8 Comment By BryanB On December 23, 2008 @ 4:40 pm

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all who cook and/or eat the savory gnomestews.

#9 Comment By Symbolis On December 24, 2008 @ 2:02 am

Nice set of mugs. :)

Though, this made me think…any plans for a (occasional, or even one-off) GnomeCast so we can hear your angelic voices?

Happy

#10 Comment By Symbolis On December 24, 2008 @ 2:03 am

Okay. It ate the brackets.

Happy [Holiday Name Here]

#11 Comment By Martin Ralya On December 24, 2008 @ 10:25 am

Oddly enough, we’ve talked about doing a podcast — and a bit of audio has even been recorded. These past couple of months, time has been a constraint for many of the gnomes; I could see podcasting coming up again next year, especially if there’s interest among our readers.

Thanks for the Christmas wishes, all. :)

#12 Comment By GeeksDreamGirl On December 25, 2008 @ 11:50 am

“impending baby”? That sounds so ominous!!

Baby of Sleep Slaying +15

#13 Comment By Martin Ralya On December 25, 2008 @ 4:24 pm

BABY OF DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM is what I meant to say. ;)

Just kidding, of course — she’s going to be totally awesome.

#14 Comment By Patrick Benson On December 25, 2008 @ 8:26 pm

The lack of a podcast is totally my fault. I’ve recorded interviews with some of the gnomes, and I am hoping that I can use the holidays to finish polishing those up for a 2009 release.


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