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We had 65 entries in our guess how ancient the gnomes are contest, with the largest prize we’ve ever offered up for grabs: a $103 gift certificate. There were a lot of guesses in the right ballpark, as well as a few folks who thought we were all 12 years old (or didn’t read the whole contest article, which included a “floor” number) — and many more folks who think we’re an ancient, decrepit bunch of windbags. Since we are windbags, and some of […]

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The Stew turns three today, and we’re celebrating with a contest: Guess how old the gnomes are — in days — and win a $103 gift certificate! This contest is a way to say thank you to our readers, both old and new, and hopefully have a bit of fun at the same time. Without you, we’d be writing Gnome Stew articles for our cats and pet kobolds, probably in last week’s underwear, from our parents’ basements — thank you for reading the Stew […]

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To celebrate opening preorders for our book, Eureka: 501 Adventure Plots to Inspire Game Masters (now available as a PDF, DRM-free and fully bookmarked and hyperlinked, for $16.95), we held a dice contest that ended last week. The goal was to be the reader who came the closest to guessing the total of a roll of 1,414 dice (which I made on camera, viewable here) without going over. The lucky/math-savant winner would take home this pair of custom-made, metal-inlaid dice, handcrafted by Dicecreator: The winner […]

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Preorders for Gnome Stew’s first book, Eureka: 501 Adventure Plots to Inspire Game Masters, are now open: Preorder Eureka now in the Engine Publishing online store! Featuring a foreword by gaming industry legend Monte Cook, Eureka contains 501 complete adventure plots usable with almost any roleplaying game, plus GMing advice and tools for making the most of every plot. Each plot includes a hook to draw your players in, an outline detailing enough material for a complete adventure, generally in the form of 3-5 meaty […]


Gnome Rodeos are the Stew’s periodic link roundups — articles packed with pointers to excellent GMing material we think you’ll enjoy. We usually feature a few regulars plus our favorite discoveries from around the web, all with an eye to making your time behind the screen easier and more fun. If you wrote or read something you’d like to see featured here, drop us a line. There’s some awesome stuff for GMs out there, and we love to share. The Lucky Tagline Contest Winner Without […]


This is Gnome Stew’s 500th article, and we thought to ourselves, “What better way to ring in 500 than with a contest?” But first, THANK YOU for reading, commenting, linking, and spreading the word about Gnome Stew. We love writing the Stew, and we’re thrilled at how well the site has been received by GMs all over the world — and how much mileage you get out of our articles and the excellent, thoughtful comments that accompany them. We wouldn’t trade our readership and this […]

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Our first anniversary contest ended last night, and rather than dawdle like lazy little gnomes, we decided to get the lead out and announce the winner the next day — today, in fact. The only catch is that because of the way Gnome Stew is set up, we need a certain amount of pointless, filibuster-style text at the start of this article, or you’ll be able to read the winner’s name on the main page and you’ll never click through to read the whole thing […]