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There were 20 entries in the second annual New Year, New Game challenge. That’s a big drop from the first year’s 57, but there were still some excellent ideas (that followed the rules!) in the mix. Our two winners offered up wildly different ideas joined by a common thread: They sound like really cool games to play in. Without further ado, the winners are… Second Prize In second place is Gnome Stew reader Cloudyone, whose “Abandoned Heroes” pitch went like this: 冷落罗汉 (The Abandoned Heroes) […]

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Today is the last day to enter our 2013 New Year, New Game challenge and submit your post for the 2013 NYNG blog carnival. Sometime tonight I’ll shut the contest down and start pulling everything together for the big wrap-up post for the blog carnival. Don’t wait too long! (Comments on this post have been turned off so that no one accidentally tries to enter the contest here, which wouldn’t count.)

Welcome to the second annual New Year, New Game challenge! New Year, New Game (NYNG for short) is a Gnome Stew venture that began in 2012 — an annual challenge to GMs all over the world: Run a new game this year. NYNG runs from January 14 to January 28 this year. Last year’s NYNG contest resulted in 57 game ideas for 39 RPGs and 15 blog posts about running new games. I’d love to top both of those numbers this year. We hope NYNG […]

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Way back in like October of 1873 we had a contest to coincide with purging spam user accounts from the site. Since spam was the impetus, we asked readers to say something funny to prove that they were human. There were 159 comments, so we got to see the elusive fat-gnome-on-fire gnome comment icon (sweet!), and many of those comments were quite funny. Behind the scenes, the gnomes each voted for our favorites. In true gnomish fashion we disagreed entirely, necessitating a second round of […]

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That title is like word salad, right? Two things are happening, one important and one fun, and I was trying to fit them both in. The fun one involves a chance to win a $25 gift ceriticiate to DriveThruRPG, but let’s start with the important one. The Important Thing: Spam Account Purge We have spam comments locked down, but spammers are ingenious at registering spam accounts. Usually those accounts don’t have any comments associated with them, so accounts with zero comments are quite likely to […]

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Gnome Stew now has a mailing list. Here’s the skinny: Want to receive occasional emails from Gnome Stew, emphasis on occasional? If you change your mind, you can unsubscribe any time. We’ll never share your email address with anyone, period. Every now and then, we’ll share something with you that we think you’ll be interested in — like the opening of preorders for our next book, Phil Vecchione’s Never Unprepared, or if a meteor is about to strike the Earth. Things like that. We think […]

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This is the fourth year that the annual One Page Dungeon Contest has been held online, and it’s well worth checking out. The idea behind one-page dungeons is that…wait for it…they have to fit on one page. It might not sound like you could get much dungeon on a single page, but you can. Like any limitation, the format forces you to be creative within its constraints, and that’s fertile ground. There are two reasons why I think you’ll be interested in this contest. The […]