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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Akaicon 2015

When: Friday August 7th to Sunday August 9th

Where: Franklin-Cool Springs Marriott Hotel and Convention Center - 700 Cool Springs Boulevard, Franklin, TN

Cost: 1/2/3 Day badges are $20, $25, and $35

NAGA (Nashville Area Gaming Association) is sponsoring the tabletop and board game side of the game room at this year’s con.

We will be in the Morgan room across from the ballroom. The room will be open 10a to 10p, Friday and Saturday, August 6 and7, and 10a to 5p, Sunday, August 8. You can borrow a game from our vast library or bring your own and set up on one of our tables, find someone to play with you or learn a new game. Come by and check us out!

AkaiCon3 is a weekend of Japanese anime. Come sail away with us during our pirate themed weekend. Enjoy meeting the voices of many of you favorite characters, panel discussions, workshops, cosplay competitions, and a great dealer room AkaiCon, LLC is an organization formed by fans that were interested in building a corporate quality show around Japanese anime and culture without the corporate feel. Find out more at their website.

Emily Blackburn
NAGA Coordinator for Akaicon 2015

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.

Strategy and Tabletop RPG Night

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

Force of Will Constructed @2PM

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

40K Gaming

Saturday, November 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.

Conquest Constructed Event

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

Heroclix Tourney

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

Pathfinder Society at Game Keep

Saturday, November 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.

Dicemasters Tournament

Saturday, November 28th at 1:00pm Grand Adventures

Athens In Ashes - Mind's Eye Society, Vampire: The Masquerade

Saturday, November 28th at 5:00pm Cheshire Hall

This is an improvisational LARP taking place within the Mind's Eye Society continuity of Vampire: The Masquerade, utilizing the By Night Studios LARP system.

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Cost: None!
Time: 5pm to 10:30pm CST

Dive into the elaborate, sanguine universe of suspense and supernatural horror. Clan Assamite has made a series of assassination attempts on visitors to the city during Countess d'Adhemar's Grand Ball, murdering up-and-coming and established members of the Ivory Tower. With these assassinations, the looming presence of the Sabbat, and the tense environment after the mysterious death of the former Prince, Elder Gideon Ash, progeny of the famous Victoria Ash, what will become of the city in the aftermath of tragic loss?

If you're a visitor, you will need to provide a copy of your character sheet 48-72 hours prior to the game. Sheets and questions can be sent to ca.vst@nashvillenocturne.com.

Warhammer Fantasy

Sunday, November 29th at 12:00am Grand Adventures

Force of Will Draft @1PM

Sunday, November 29th at 12:00am Grand Adventures

Open Gaming come in and play some 40K Kill Team, Deadzone, or Malifaux

Monday, November 30th at 12:00am Grand Adventures

As any other day we have open gaming. Monday is the start of your week and maybe you can come in and play a small skirmish game like Deadzone, 40K Kill Team, or Malifaux!

Open Gaming come in and play some 40K Kill Team, Deadzone, or Malifaux

Monday, November 30th at 12:00am Grand Adventures

As any other day we have open gaming. Monday is the start of your week and maybe you can come in and play a small skirmish game like Deadzone, 40K Kill Team, or Malifaux!

Monday Night Board Games @ The Game Keep

Monday, November 30th at 6:00pm The Game Keep

Join the Nashville Board Game group for some games!

Monday Board Games and Fun with Friends

Monday, November 30th at 6:00pm Frontline Games

Let's play games and have some fun.

Join us for board games and lots of fun with a great group of people. You do not have to know how to play the games as most can be learned first time you play. Join us for a fun night. Feel free to bring games or just join in on games being taught by others.

Please patronize Freedom Deli as a thank you for letting us use their dining room as a meet up space. Thanks.

Where adults (18 years of age and older) can meet up to play board games and card games and make new friends. Bring games of your own to play with others or just come and learn new games. These games are easy to learn, so join in the fun!

This group tends to favor Euro style or worker placement style board games and other modern day favorites on http://boardgamegeek.com/browse/boardgame

An example of typical board games played at the meet up include: Dominant Species, Eclipse Ascension, Small World, Carcasonne, Dixit, Kingsburg, DC, Survive Escape from Atlantis, Power Grid, Lords of Waterdeep, Stone Age, 7 Wonders, Settlers of Catan, Thurn and Taxis, Citadels, Dominion, Pandemic, Caylus, Agricola, Ticket to Ride Europe, Risk Legacy, and Dice Town.

All of these games are a ton of fun, and we always have someone there who knows how to play them. We are always more than happy to teach games to people who are new. We would love for you to come out and give it a try.

Track & Hull Club

Tuesday, December 1st 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.

Regular Open Events

Want your group listed here? We're going to be opening up this website for collaborative editing in May 2015, 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.

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 2015 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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November 26th, 2015

Thursday, November 26th at 9:22pm

Our annual Thanksgaming evening was last night, with 40-some gamers over at our place (we counted 43 at one point, but more arrived). Three turkeys, and all the desserts you could want. One of my players brought a keg of Yazoo for everybody, and these three dice for me, which are now part of my collection, and every time I see them, it will make me think of him and our B/X (soon to be S&W) campaign for many years to come. We're running through a module I wrote, using a map by +Dyson Logos, monsters from +Richard LeBlanc's excellent Creature Compendium (and from several B/X modules), and in short is a OSR win, so the dice are a perfect gesture.

November 19th, 2015

Thursday, November 19th at 11:36pm

I'm no artist, but I like playing around. In this case with using a newsprint filter for shadows on a monster. I wanted a drawing of +James V West's Nobberloch Worm (see the link below), so I sketched this on a card, took a photo and stippled the shadows with newsprint to give a printed appearance. I like the effect, and thanks to James for inspiring me. I had sketched it awhile back, but needed a short break from work, so I did this.


Image is released to anybody who can use it. Slap it with a different name and stats or mangle it with my blessing.

November 18th, 2015

Wednesday, November 18th at 12:51pm

The artifacts seem to be part of a game called "bo," sometimes referred to as "liubo" the archaeologists said. Researchers who have studied the game of bo are uncertain exactly how it was played. People stopped playing it around 1,500 years ago and the rules may have changed during the time that it was played.

So, basically it's like Monopoly.

October 27th, 2015

Tuesday, October 27th at 3:02pm

Hollywood seems to have more and more D&D players... which makes sense, as D&D seems to be getting more popular in general.

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October 27th, 2015

Tuesday, October 27th at 9:20am

Sketched this on a notecard this morning while waiting for a database import to finish running.  Clearly I'm looking forward to +Rose Bailey's Cavaliers of Mars!  (Make sure to click on the first photo; G+ tends to cut it off, and I did it in the old 1930s style skinny poster style.)


October 23rd, 2015

Friday, October 23rd at 10:16am

While I was upstairs, unable to game, I texted +Sarah Edwards and asked her to take some photos of what people were playing. These are my gaming-vicariously fix.

October 14th, 2015

Wednesday, October 14th at 8:34am

As I toss almost everything from the refrigerator that broke last night and ponder what is safe to eat, it occurs to me that a neat D&D house rule for meals in the field (dungeons or hexcrawling outside towns) would be for each meal to give 2d6-6 HP, applying Con and Wis modifiers (meaning it would be a negative sometimes).  Keep the  minus 6, but make it 2d8 for well sourced (expensive) rations, or 2d4 for "dicey rations."  Pun dang well intended.  (Edit: thanks to +Gregor Vuga for correcting my reversed numbers)

It brings to mind stories of sailors scraping mold off their hard tack or trying to live off the land as adventurers in a foreign, fantasy land.  The roll itself probably needs to be tweaked, as I can easily see a first level Magic User dying of food poisoning on day one in the dungeon.  Perhaps a max HP effect of twice your level (positive or negative).

"Are we sure these berries are safe to eat?  Last night a vine that looked similar to them tried to eat us..."

"Who let him cook again?  Just what exactly is in this stew?  Because I'm pretty sure this is a kobold scale, Horvid... and we haven't seen any kobolds in a week!"

Of course, I'm doing much the same gamble right now as I log into my code editor for the day with a -- ahem -- dicey breakfast in front of me.

October 13th, 2015

Tuesday, October 13th at 8:24pm

Some nice photos of the table in this article; I'm a fan of simple, utilitarian tables rather than immense monsters with novelty features.  Poker tables are good, but not really oriented toward RPGs or modern board and card games.  The tables from BoardGameTables.com fit that nice niche of "practical furnature designed to play games on."  A simple step up from the classic dining room table or folding card table.

October 13th, 2015

Tuesday, October 13th at 5:59am

Feedback paraphrased on +Fear the Boot episode #378 about +Dan Repperger's self-admitted ongoing lack of any 5e knowledge as he hosts a RPG podcast.

September 10th, 2015

Thursday, September 10th at 2:33pm

I have quite enjoyed four player Star Realms in recent weeks (and I'm not a huge fan of deck builders), and this intrigues me, even never having played Magic: the Gathering.

Original Post from Ted Anderson:

Epic finally made it to the mailbox today. I decided last minute to back the Kickstarter (even after I swore off Ks projects...).

From the guys that brought us Star Realms, this is essentially Magic in a fixed box format. It's got draft, constructed and fixed deck rules. The art is amazing (as opposed to Star Realms generic space setting) and the game itself looks to be just as good. Looking forward to testing this out soon.

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