Welcome to NAGA!

The Nashville Area Gamers Association is an open community of gamers who work to foster games in Nashville by connecting fellow gamers and providing support for gaming related events and activities. We aim to be a resource for existing gaming communities as well as foster new ones.

The Motto: "More opportunities for more games".

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Major Gaming Events in 2016

Tabletop Day - Saturday April 30th (The Library)

NashCon - Weekend of May 27th (Click for NAGA discount admission!)

Origins - June 15th - 19th (Columbus, Ohio)*

GenCon - August 4th-7th (Indianapolis, IN)*

Mind's Eye Society - Weekend of October 15th

GMX - First weekend in November

PhreakNIC - Weekend of November 4th

* National events listed for those who road trip; carpooling is common.

Here are some of the local Meetup groups:

  NAGA Meetup (Add your events!)  Board Game Lovers  Greater Nashville RPG & Board Gamers Group  Middle TN Tabletop Game Designers

Photos from the last year of conventions:

 Photos: Nashcon 2013  Photos: GMX 2013  Photos: TN Game Days 2014  Photos: MTAC 2014 Friday  Photos: MTAC 2014 Saturday

Event Calendar

This is a combined calendar of several different groups in Nashville. Add your game to this calendar by joining our Meetup Group. We're happy to list any active traditional game event in Greater Nashville.

Track & Hull Club

Tuesday, May 24th at 6:00pm The Game Keep

The Track & Hull Club is a historical miniature gaming group that plays strategic games, primarily historical recreations or situations. We meet weekly at the Game Keep for miniature gaming.


Comics Day

Wednesday, May 25th at 12:00am Grand Adventures


Open Board Games and Card Games Night

Wednesday, May 25th at 6:00pm Cheshire Hall

Open board game and card game night - feel free to drop in! We have a large library of advanced board games and card games.  There are usually a couple games running at any given time, so you'll have plenty of opportunity to jump into a game. Doors open at 5:00pm; games usually get going around 6:00pm and end between 10:00 and Midnight.


Modern Constructed 6PM

Wednesday, May 25th at 6:00pm Grand Adventures

$5.00 entry Modern Constructed


Greater Nashville D&D Adventurers League - Curse of Strahd

Wednesday, May 25th at 6:30pm The Game Keep

The D&D Adventurers League is an ongoing official organized play campaign for Dungeons & Dragons. It uses the fifth edition of the Dungeons & Dragons rules, and features the Forgotten Realms setting. You can create a character and bring that character or create one with the aid of DM's and players.

                           The new season of Adventurers League begins!

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                                   CURSE OF STRAHD LAUNCH EVENT

                                Wednesday nights at the Game Keep

We welcome new and veteran players! Bring some paper and a pencil. If you have dice, bring them too! Karl has a great selection at the store if you need dice!

We will help new players create characters using the Player's Handbook before we start if needed. We will have veteran players and Game Masters to help assist with questions.

We will have Character Sheets and AL Logsheets available for everyone.

Bring your imagination and get ready to experience the mists of Strahd. This is the launch event for the new season of Adventurers League that will run on Wednesday nights. 

The Curse of Strahd storyline season runs from Friday, March 11, 2016 through Sunday, June 19,2016.

RSVP now and reserve your spot!


This season:

Unravel the mysteries of Ravenloft® in this dread adventure for the world’s greatest roleplaying game


Under raging storm clouds, the vampire Count Strahd von Zarovich stands silhouetted against the ancient walls of Castle Ravenloft. Rumbling thunder pounds the castle spires. The wind’s howling increases as he turns his gaze down toward the village of Barovia. Far below, yet not beyond his keen eyesight, a party of adventurers has just entered his domain. Strahd’s face forms the barest hint of a smile as his dark plan unfolds. He knew they were coming, and he knows why they came — all according to his plan. A lightning flash rips through the darkness, but Strahd is gone. Only the howling of the wind fills the midnight air. The master of Castle Ravenloft is having guests for dinner. And you are invited.

Table 1: DM Matt; Curse of Strahd (levels 1-4)

Table 2: DM Josh; Curse of Strahd (Levels 1-4 only)

Table 3: DM Rick; Suits of the Mist (DDEX4-01C Level 1 only)

Table 4: DM Mike;  Curse of Strahd (Level 1-4)


40K Gaming and open gaming as always

Thursday, May 26th at 12:00am Grand Adventures

Whether you're loyal to the Emperor, a traitor to the corpse god, or an alien race bent on domination, you can find an opponent today.


40K Gaming

Friday, May 27th at 12:00am Grand Adventures

Whether you're loyal to the Emperor, a traitor to the corpse god, or an alien race bent on domination, you can find an opponent today.


Nashcon

Friday, May 27th at 5:00pm Franklin-Cool Springs Marriott Hotel & Convention Center

NashCon is Tennessee's top gaming event, and this Memorial Day weekend is our 28th annual convention. With a strong history of historical miniatures, the convention has expanded into a wide variety of gaming in recent years, with fantasy and science fiction games, roleplaying, board games, card games and much more. Scheduled tournaments include Advanced Squad Leader and Magic the Gathering. NashCon also has plenty of vendors with fun and hard to find gaming items, plus a full weekend packed with ongoing game events and people from across the country to meet and play games with.


Strategy and Tabletop RPG Night

Friday, May 27th at 5:00pm Cheshire Hall

An evening spent on the more in depth games.  These can include tabletop roleplaying games, and strategy or long play board games (like Ogre, Duel of Ages, or Battlestar Galactica).  One-shots, campaigns, and long board games or card games are all welcome.  New players are always welcome and there are pretty much always a few seats free at a game.

Participants are encouraged to organize together in advance as groups for a particular game to better allocate tables.  While there are usually some gamers hanging out for a pick-up game, the idea of the evening is to organize for specific, longer games that aren't as feasible on the more casual Wednesday open gaming night.  Which isn't to say that it's a serious tone... we're a friendly group, and there's a bunch of laughter and cheering on most nights.

We encourage people to show up early, so games can get rolling earlier rather than later.  If you're planning a particular game, please note when it starts.  From Pathfinder to Fiasco, Arkham Horror to Railways of the World, you'll be able to find other people interested in playing just about anything under the sun.  Feel free to plan games in the comments section here.

Note: Doors open at 5pm with an eye toward play starting by 7pm. Like every other open event, this is participatory, so feel free to suggest and put forward ideas.  This is a Cheshire Hall event, part of NAGA, which includes many different gaming groups.


Magic Tournament!

Friday, May 27th at 7:00pm Grand Adventures


Heroclix Tourney

Saturday, May 28th at 12:00am Grand Adventures


Force of Will Constructed @2PM

Saturday, May 28th at 12:00am Grand Adventures


Conquest Constructed Event

Saturday, May 28th at 12:00am Grand Adventures


40K Gaming

Saturday, May 28th at 12:00am Grand Adventures

Whether you're loyal to the Emperor, a traitor to the corpse god, or an alien race bent on domination, you can find an opponent today.


Nashcon

Saturday, May 28th at 9:00am Franklin-Cool Springs Marriott Hotel & Convention Center

NashCon is Tennessee's top gaming event, and this Memorial Day weekend is our 28th annual convention. With a strong history of historical miniatures, the convention has expanded into a wide variety of gaming in recent years, with fantasy and science fiction games, roleplaying, board games, card games and much more. Scheduled tournaments include Advanced Squad Leader and Magic the Gathering. NashCon also has plenty of vendors with fun and hard to find gaming items, plus a full weekend packed with ongoing game events and people from across the country to meet and play games with.


Pathfinder Society at Game Keep

Saturday, May 28th at 12:00pm The Game Keep

The Pathfinder Society is a living campaign. On Golarion, the world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, the Pathfinder Society is an organization of explorers, vagabonds, sages, and treasure hunters determined to plumb the depths of the darkest tombs, and collect relics and lore from bygone ages. In Pathfinder Society Organized Play, you play a member of the Pathfinder Society, seeking fortune and glory all over the face of Golarion. At the same time, your character works for one of eight factions, all with their own motivations and secret agendas. The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game is an evolution of the 3.5 rules set of the world's oldest fantasy roleplaying game. You can find a free download of the Guide to PFS play here: http://paizo.com/pathfinderSociety/v5748btp... There will also be pregens on hand. Come join us! New players (and GMs!) welcome.


Regular Open Events

Want your group listed here? We're going to be opening up this website for collaborative editing in May 2016, or you can contact Evan to get your group listed right now. You can also list events on the NAGACentral Meetup, or ask that your meetup be added to the calendar to the left.

Open Board Game and Card Game Nights

Every Wednesday Cheshire Hall hosts a Open Board Game Night, which can range from card games through all manner of board games, through to strategy wargames. There is often a pot luck dinner, and plenty of pick up games. Everybody is welcome to show up, meet other gamers and play from the extensive library of games our members have. Feel free to bring a game, or show up to look for new players. For more information, call Evan at (814) 889-8845, or Sarah at (814) 404-0008.

Another Wednesday group meets at Frontline Games in Clarksville on Wednesdays, and it's a great open group too!

See Wednesday Open Nights on Meetup »

RPG and Strategy Game Nights

Every Friday Cheshire Hall hosts a Open RPG and Strategy Game Night, which is honestly just the night for longer games -- including board games if you want. It's a little more organized, so you might want to declare a game you want to run and get some players. On the other hand, there are usually a few people who just show up that can form a table.

See Friday Open Nights on Meetup »

Nashville Unveiled

Do you like murder mystery parties or improv theater? Are you into urban and modern supernatural fantasy games? Then join the ongoing story that is Nashville Unveiled! This is a theatrical style LARP: no foam weapons, and more like a dinner party with character sheets. Well... and occasional bloodthirsty combat resolved through a variant of the classic RPG turns and dice. Alternates with Tabletop RPG Day on Saturdays.

Visit the Website »

GenCon Caravan

Every year we head up to the biggest four days in gaming: GenCon Indy. The 2016 Caravan is already shaping up for the largest gaming convention in the world.

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What is NAGA

The Nashville Area Gamer Association is an open community of gamers who work to foster games in Nashville by connecting fellow gamers and providing support for gaming related events and activities. We aim to be a resource for existing gaming communities as well as foster new ones.

Our motto: "More opportunities for more games".

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May 20th, 2016

Friday, May 20th at 2:24pm

Star Wars D6 - For the folks who were in the land raid/rebellion on Kashyyyk, this is where I cribbed the Empire's base map from. The one where you all were pinned down in that corridor for awhile, and then eventually locked most of the officers in the control room, until the wookies stormed the base. I remember +Draven Adams was critical early on - who was it who managed to lock down the base computer from the medical bay, turning the tide?

Original Post from Khairul Hisham:

Tierfon Outpost plans. Almost 30 years apart. From the Star Wars Sourcebook (1987) to Strongholds of Resistance (2015). 


May 11th, 2016

Wednesday, May 11th at 7:57pm

I'm really glad to see these popping up again.

Original Post from Cory Gahsman (DM Cojo):

Please consider donating to my middle school RPG club, so I can get kids playing more old school (and some new school) games!


May 4th, 2016

Wednesday, May 4th at 6:53pm

Edit: To be clear, he's giving away a print copy. See the orginal post, not the link.Hey, free print game! GENERALA is a fantastic "pick from a menu" fantasy RPG system designed for fun one-shots, and using a neat dice system based on Yacht (branded as Yahtzee). Less than serious in tone, but very well written, and easy to run a very serious game with. It is one of the few "great for a single shot game" that is actually written with that in mind, so that XP is burned off during the session, and you start off with a top level character, well rounded and capable of a few exceptional moves. It also has a quick-reference PDF for players to have when creating or playing their character, so you can show up at a Con with a copy of the core rules and two or three printed references to go around the table for spells and the like.(I have a copy, Nashvillians, so if you want to run/play a game, ask me)

Original Post from Steve Keller (Robotkarateman):

I have enough credits on DTRPG again that I can give away a print copy of GENERALA. Who wants one?


April 30th, 2016

Saturday, April 30th at 1:15pm

Not seen in these photos: thanks to +benjamin crumpler, +Corey Davidson, +James Chatham, and +Sarah Edwards for helping inventory, tag and pack all the games up last night, load them into two vehicles and get them to the site. And to +Laura Bailey and +Draven Adams for covering Friday game night. Plus Andy, Rebecca, and Josh (I think I got those names right) who were there to help unload.

Original Post from NAGA:

International Tabletop Day is in full swing in downtown Nashville, and there are gamers everywhere!

#TabletopDay


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April 14th, 2016

Thursday, April 14th at 4:41pm

All it has right now is the brief intro clip to get the ball rolling on the iTunes submission, but I know he's done a whole bunch of interviews already, and I'm looking forward to hearing the results.

Original Post from Steve Keller (Robotkarateman):

Well, this is about as live as it's going to get, I suppose. 


March 17th, 2016

Thursday, March 17th at 6:07pm

I started sitting in as the rotating fourth seat in a Pandemic Legacy game last night as they entered November. One loss and one win. We will find out how December goes shortly. I'm looking forward to it.

#PandemicLegacy

March 15th, 2016

Tuesday, March 15th at 12:49pm

In my case, I always heard, "Wakken Acka Piché!" And I still do... of course, that could be due to nearly 30 years of it banging around the back of my head and occasionally answering the phone with it.

I have Googled it in the past, but apparantly the information is now out there.

March 8th, 2016

Tuesday, March 8th at 11:28am

The radio station I'm listening to keeps advertising plastic surgery with Dr. Ken Sumida, but there's a rushed line where I keep hearing Kevin Siembieda. Which kind of makes sense. I feel like there should be a Rifts surgery book, complete with tables for elective surgery with horrific results.

February 29th, 2016

Monday, February 29th at 10:08am

A well interviewed and edited set of these would be nice. I know I enjoy a few people, like +Matt Boone, are wonderful to listen to when they spin their yarns. I recommend volunteering if you have the story telling skills.

Original Post from Steve Keller (Robotkarateman):

I need 5 or 6 people willing to spend 20-30 minutes on Hangouts with me telling me about their favorite characters. I'm looking for all kinds of games, all kinds of players, to just shoot the shit about their fond gaming memories. Who's interested?


February 19th, 2016

Friday, February 19th at 11:20am

So... anybody know where one might buy solid, rigid boxes that fit digest (5.5x8.5) and letter (8.5x11) to store center stapled game books in? Most stationary boxes are pretty flimsy, and I've had a bit of bad luck with chipboard set-up boxes (the technical term) that are exactly that size, so the books don't fit. I know there are 5 5/8x8 5/8ths rigid set-up boxes out there (and similar for letter), but Google is not my friend this morning.

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