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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Join us at Geek Media Expo 6 in Franklin this weekend. There will be three solid days of 24 hour gaming, with celebrity releases and new games. Click here for the full list of all events.

We will be adding new collaboration capabilities in October 2014 to better document gaming in Nashville. As a result, this site is a touch outdated in the center column. We've grown a great deal in the past several months, adding several resources like a game library, and reached out to many new groups who are underrepresented here. We've taken feedback from local gamers and are allowing filtering of events for people who only like Eurogames or RPGs, all in an easier to use calendar. We're also working to allow groups to add themselves directly, and help document what gaming is going on in Nashville!

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, October 21st 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, October 22nd at 12:00am Grand Adventures


Roleplaying Games Night

Wednesday, October 22nd at 12:00am Grand Adventures


Open Board Games and Card Games Night

Wednesday, October 22nd 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.


D&D Encounters @ The Game Keep

Wednesday, October 22nd at 6:30pm The Game Keep

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D&D Encounters is our weekly Wednesday play program, geared for a casual play audience with short sessions each week. It serves as a great introduction to our main storyline events, and uses material right from published adventure product. Each session only takes 1-2 hours to play, so it’s easy to fit your game in after school or work. And each week there’s a new and exciting challenge. Jump in anytime!


DnD Encounters

Wednesday, October 22nd at 7:00pm Grand Adventures


40K Gaming

Thursday, October 23rd 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.


Flames of War

Friday, October 24th at 12:00am Grand Adventures

Flames of War Open Gaming all the time, but expect to find people here playing Flames of War for sure.


40K Gaming

Friday, October 24th 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.


Geek Media Expo

Friday, October 24th at 4:00pm Franklin Marriott Cool Springs

The Geek Media Expo (“GMX”) is an annual exposition and social conference relating primarily to the popular arts, sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics, and relevant cultural/lifestyle themes, presented as an educational and multi-media entertainment showcase. The event serves as a major revenue driver for the ArtsCubed organization.


GMX’s growth has been explosive, setting the stage for GMX to become Tennessee’s largest celebration of geekdom.

GMX is a Nashville-based not-for-profit organization. They seek to advance popular visual, performing and literary arts – along with related cultural experiences central to the lives of the community – through events, outreach, education and associated initiatives. GMX’s sister events include MTAC – Middle Tennessee Anime Convention and the Nashville Zombie Walk. Geek Media Expo is operated entirely by a volunteer staff.

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Visit the website for more details:

http://geekmediaexpo.com/


Geek Media Expo

Friday, October 24th at 5:00pm Franklin-Cool Springs Marriott Hotel & Convention Center

Come join us at the tabletop for the best board games, card games, roleplaying, and miniature gaming in town.  Three solid days of gaming in Nashville (well, Franklin) plus a huge list of other geeky activities for the weekend!

The Geek Media Expo is a few thousand people getting together in Franklin to wear goofy costumes, buy a bunch of cool stuff, and meet Ensign Kim from Star Trek and the Marble Hornets and a bunch of other actors and creators of television, comics, movies and other media.  Plus play a bunch of games!

NAGA will be coordinating and managing the Analog Gaming Room... aka the part of the convention for card games, board games, and roleplaying games. 

If you are a game presenter and have contacted Sarah, you will be going for free or a heavily discounted price.  Otherwise, the standard convention ticket prices apply.

We still have room for a few more volunteers. Email Sarah at sarah@cheshirehall.net or call her at (814) 404-0008 if you would like to help run and teach games at this event.  We're looking at creating new gamers and playing a bunch of fun games: Hope to see you there!

For more information, visit http://geekmediaexpo.com/


WoW TCG Battlegrounds

Friday, October 24th at 6:30pm Grand Adventures


Magic Tournament!

Friday, October 24th at 7:00pm Grand Adventures


CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT - RAVENLOFT 2ed ED D&D

Friday, October 24th at 9:00pm Franklin-Cool Springs Marriott Hotel & Convention Center

Join us at GMX!

Ravenloft the land of mists is a prison where the most evil beings throughout the planes of existence are cursed to dwell. As survivors of unspeakable evils players will hunt the creatures of the night using their wits, steel, magic and gifts bestowed by dark powers.

- 6th level premade characters only. Take on the role of iconic gothic horror monsters(Vampire, Zombie, Mummy, Werewolf, Flesh Golem, Broken Ones and Madmen) with original and classic D&D classes.
- 4-8 players per game


40K Gaming

Saturday, October 25th 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.


Geek Media Expo

Saturday, October 25th at 9:00am Franklin-Cool Springs Marriott Hotel & Convention Center

Come join us at the tabletop for the best board games, card games, roleplaying, and miniature gaming in town. Three solid days of gaming in Nashville (well, Franklin) plus a huge list of other geeky activities for the weekend!

The Geek Media Expo is a few thousand people getting together in Franklin to wear goofy costumes, buy a bunch of cool stuff, and meet Ensign Kim from Star Trek and the Marble Hornets and a bunch of other actors and creators of television, comics, movies and other media. Plus play a bunch of games!

NAGA will be coordinating and managing the Analog Gaming Room... aka the part of the convention for card games, board games, and roleplaying games. If you are a game presenter and have contacted Sarah, you will be going for free or a heavily discounted price. Otherwise, the standard convention ticket prices apply.

We still have room for a few more volunteers. Email Sarah at sarah@cheshirehall.net or call her at (814) 404-0008 if you would like to help run and teach games at this event. We're looking at creating new gamers and playing a bunch of fun games: Hope to see you there!

For more information, visit http://geekmediaexpo.com/


Regular Open Events

Want your group listed here? We're going to be opening up this website for collaborative editing in July 2014, or you can contact Evan to get your group listed right now.

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.

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.

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GenCon Caravan

Every year we head up to the biggest four days in gaming: GenCon Indy. The 2014 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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October 20th, 2014

Monday, October 20th at 3:03pm

Here's the list of scheduled gaming events at +Geek Media Expo [GMX] this year.

October 20th, 2014

Monday, October 20th at 1:36pm

October 2014 Calendar: GMX and Halloween

As a reminder, there is no game this coming weekend, as it is the weekend for +Geek Media Expo [GMX], and many people will be volunteering and spending the weekend at the convention, gaming until they pass out, and hanging out with a bunch of celebrity game designers.  Plus there's a bunch of awesome events planned in the analog gaming track.  I know many of you already plan to be at GMX running games, and I look forward to seeing anybody else who just goes to have fun.  There are only a few open volunteer spots left that will get a free ticket: email +Sarah Edwards at  sarah@cheshirehall.net if you want to volunteer.

http://geekmediaexpo.com/ 

The following weekend is Halloween, and we will be having drunk gaming -- including drunk board games and a drunk LARP of Dudes of Legend.  This will be on Saturday, November 1st.

http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/80218/Dudes-of-Legend-Full-Version

October 17th, 2014

Friday, October 17th at 8:33pm

Original Post from Sumner Hosale:

Perfect game of Shadows of Camelot with a traitor present


October 13th, 2014

Monday, October 13th at 12:12pm

If you were worried from the sneak peek that the Circle of the Crone's new abilities in 2e were too powerful, rest assured: all the Covenants get awesomeness in spades.  Including the political ones.  Check out the Carthian Movement's upcoming abilities in this new sneak peek:

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September 20th, 2014

Saturday, September 20th at 11:42pm

Games at Cheshire Hall -- just one of the many places to game in Nashville.  Post your group's events in this community to share with others!

September 4th, 2014

Thursday, September 4th at 6:30pm

We pulled down Robo Rally last Wednesday.  But take a look at this custom and fully 3D board from a couple years ago at GenCon!

And while we're at it, here's the Super Robo Rally I've mentioned a few times, also at GenCon: Phase 1 of Super Robo Rally at GenCon 2012

September 4th, 2014

Thursday, September 4th at 6:15pm

D&D 5th Edition Dragonlance Campaign

6pm Friday, September 5th at Cheshire Hall, DM: Jason West
"Going to start a D&D 5th edition Dragonlance game using the last play test material. Its a once a month game that I currently have 3 maybe 4 players for, max of 6." http://rpggeek.com/rpg/17181/dungeons-dragons-5th-edition 

For more information, or to RSVP, click: 
http://www.meetup.com/NAGACentral/events/201143702/

August 18th, 2014

Monday, August 18th at 7:48pm

It's now officially Second Edition.  *Blood and Smoke* will be re-titled what it always was: Vampire the Requiem, Second Edition.  There's a new version coming out with an updated cover and title page, but the content and even page numbers will be the same (it's really the same book, new title).  The same renaming will occur for the upcoming Mage and Werewolf releases.  Everything coming out will be using the Second Edition rules, and a new World of Darkness Second Edition Corebook will be released that merges God Machine Chronicles and the old first edition corebook into a single volume with expanded rules.

Questions?  Concerns?

There was lots more from GenCon, but this is big, so I figured I'd let everybody know.  It also means fewer books needing to be passed around for character creation!

August 10th, 2014

Sunday, August 10th at 2:39pm

So the only question, is this what Sigurd or Raz were up to when they were not in play?  Damn Nosferatu...

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