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Welcome to Gnome Stew, the Game Mastering Blog

Posted By Martin Ralya On May 12, 2008 @ 12:11 am In Gnome Gnews | 13 Comments

Today is launch day on Gnome Stew, and we couldn’t be happier to have you here — welcome to the Stew!

Gnome Stew is a brand new blog written by GMs, for GMs. We think about GMing in every waking moment (okay, GMing and hot, hot gnome sex meals), so we figured we’d put our obsession to good use. Here on Gnome Stew, it’s all game mastering, all the time, from system-neutral GMing advice and ideas to system-specific suggestions to help make running your games easier and more fun.

There will be plenty to read and explore here starting just a bit later today, so I won’t bore you with a long introduction. Instead, I’ll just hit on three things:

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Thank You!

Gnome Stew, like any blog, can’t work without its authors, its readers and its early adopters. I want to thank the nine authors who joined me in launching this crazy thing: John Arcadian, Patrick Benson, Walter Ciechanowski, DNAphil, Scott Martin, Adam Nave, Matthew J. Neagley, Kurt ‘Telas’ Schneider, and Troy E. Taylor. You guys are awesome.

From all of us here at Gnome Stew, a huge thank you to our readers — now, and in the coming days and weeks as we shape the Stew into a kickass GMing blog. And a special thank you to the 250+ folks who subscribed to our RSS feed and emails — and to the 60+ readers who registered accounts before there was even anything to do with those accounts — before Gnome Stew launched. That early momentum gave us a great boost.

Enough blathering from me — let’s talk GMing. We’ve got a range of posts coming your way today, with more to follow. Thanks again.

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 "Welcome to Gnome Stew, the Game Mastering Blog"

#1 Comment By Yax – DungeonMastering.com On May 12, 2008 @ 12:32 am

Welcome back to the blogosphere Martin! I’m looking forward to reading everyone’s articles.

Love live the Stew!

#2 Comment By ChattyDM On May 12, 2008 @ 3:25 am

Welcome back Martin,John, DNAPhil and the Treasure Table Gang.

Good luck to all of you guys, I hope you have fun doing this.

#3 Comment By ChattyDM On May 12, 2008 @ 5:14 am

Quick Question Martin, has the Gravatar been turned on yet, because mine isn’t showing up yet.

#4 Comment By Martin Ralya On May 12, 2008 @ 7:56 am

Thanks, guys!

@Chatty: Do you have some kind of weird porno Gravatar, because I think I restricted the rating to PG? ;)

Seriously, though, they should be working. I’ve never used them before, though, so I’ll take another look at the code — thanks for the tip.

#5 Comment By Martin Ralya On May 12, 2008 @ 7:58 am

Ding, found it! Thanks again, Chatty.

#6 Comment By zacharythefirst On May 13, 2008 @ 4:59 am

Man, the gang is back together! Awesome, awesome, awesome! :)

#7 Comment By Grogtard On May 13, 2008 @ 4:43 pm

Welcome to the net Gnomes!

#8 Comment By Beatnik Gamer On May 13, 2008 @ 4:48 pm

There’s just one thing I want to know:

Is Gnome stew a stew made >forof< gnomes???

#9 Comment By Martin Ralya On May 13, 2008 @ 6:26 pm

@Beatnik: For AND of, of course!

#10 Comment By Professor Tanhauser On May 13, 2008 @ 9:09 pm

So Gnomes are cannibals?!?!?!?!?!

#11 Comment By Kurt “Telas” Schneider On May 13, 2008 @ 9:11 pm

Shh! They’ve got a bad enough image as it is!

Congrats on a successful return to the GM Blogosphere, Martin!

Telas

#12 Comment By Martin Ralya On May 13, 2008 @ 9:11 pm

Yes, and may I say that your avatar looks quite succulent…

#13 Comment By Omnus On May 21, 2008 @ 7:38 pm

Glad to have you here! There can never be too many GM blogs!


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