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

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.

40K Gaming

Friday, May 6th 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.


Strategy and Tabletop RPG Night

Friday, May 6th 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.


Friday Night D&D Adventurers League @ The Game Keep!

Friday, May 6th at 6:30pm The Game Keep

       The new season of Adventurers League continues!

                                                       Curse of Strahd

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. 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.

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Adventure opportunities into the mists are abundant:

DDEX4-01C: Suits of the Mist

(levels 1-2)

DDEX4-02: The Beast (levels 1-4)

DDEX4-03: The Executioner (levels 1-4)

DDEX4-04: The Marionette (level 1-4)

DDEX4-05C: The Seer  (level 1-4)

DDEX4-06C: The Ghost  (level 1-4)

Each module is designed for 4-8 hours play. Jump in anytime! We welcome new and veteran players! 

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

Bring your imagination and get ready to experience the mists of Strahd.

RSVP now and reserve your spot!

This event is limited to 2 tables - RSVP early to save your seat!


Magic Tournament!

Friday, May 6th at 7:00pm Grand Adventures


Conquest Constructed Event

Saturday, May 7th at 12:00am Grand Adventures


40K Gaming

Saturday, May 7th 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.


Heroclix Tourney

Saturday, May 7th at 12:00am Grand Adventures


Force of Will Constructed @2PM

Saturday, May 7th at 12:00am Grand Adventures


Nashville Unveiled - Enraged

Saturday, May 7th at 12:00pm Cheshire Hall

Nashville Unveiled - Enraged is a once a month live action roleplaying game in Nashville, Tennessee. The players take on the roles of werewolves or their wolf-blooded kin that inhabit a fictional version of the modern day world. We create stories set in the World of Darkness (a fictional fantasy universe created by White Wolf Publishing and owned by The Onyx Path Publishing). It is basically the current world with a subtle and supernatural twist. Think "X Files" or "Fringe" meets " Supernatural" or "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," only the stories are usually told from the perspective of the supernatural inhabitants of the world.

New Players are welcome. No experience needed: we'll help you get started. We're a friendly and open group. Some level of costume is fairly common, but certainly not required. While the event begins at 1pm, the doors open at 12pm (noon), and it is recommended you arrive early to prepare your character.

Live Action Roleplaying is similar to a murder mystery dinner party. It is a cross between improvisational theater and a board game. Players in the group create a character that they will play out over many games, developing their character and his or her relationship to the other characters.

Characters move around in a given area and interact socially with each other, sometimes with props or clues regarding the current stories that they are participating in. When two players take actions that conflict, it is resolved through non-physical means (a deck of cards and their character sheets). This is not the "foam weapon" style sometimes seen, but rather a story- and character-oriented event.

You are not confined to having you character match your physical appearance: an 18 year old hipster might play a 62 year old business tycoon, or a 45 year old woman might portray an aging, near death's door werewolf, struggling to keep hold of his status and Renown.

Finally, just in case you might be concerned: this is a form of entertainment. We do not actually think we have shape shifting abilities or celestial gifts any more than an actor playing Peter Pan on stage believes that she can actually fly.

((This is a shared universe with the other Nashville Unveiled games, and has an overarching story based on Werewolf: The Apocalypse, as well as meshed with the ongoing stories from the other games.))


Pathfinder Society at Game Keep

Saturday, May 7th 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, May 7th at 1:00pm Grand Adventures


Nashville Unveiled - Vampire, Blood and Smoke

Saturday, May 7th at 5:00pm Cheshire Hall

Nashville Unveiled is a twice monthly live action roleplaying game in Nashville, Tennessee. The players take on the roles of humans and/or supernatural creatures such as Vampires, Changelings, and other creatures of legend that inhabit a fictional version of the modern day world. We create stories set in the World of Darkness (a fictional fantasy universe created by White Wolf Publishing). It is basically the current world with a subtle and supernatural twist. Think "X Files" or "Fringe", only the stories are usually told from the perspective the supernatural inhabitants of the world.

New Players are welcome. No experience needed: we'll help you get started. We're a friendly and open group.  Some level of costume is fairly common, but certainly not required.  While the event begins at 5pm, the doors open at 3pm, and it is recommended you early to prepare your character.

Live Action Roleplaying is similar to a murder mystery dinner party. It is a cross between improvisational theater and a board game. Players in the group create a character that they play out over many games, developing their character and his or her relationship to the other characters.

Characters move around in a given area and interact socially with each other, sometimes with props or clues regarding the current stories that they are participating in. When two players take actions that conflict, it is resolved through non-physical means (a deck of cards and their character sheets).  This is not the "foam weapon" style sometimes seen, but rather a story and character oriented event.

You are not confined to having your character match your physical appearance: an 18 year old hipster might play a 62 year old business tycoon. Or a 45 year old woman might portray a 600 year old vampire or a priest who happens to be a werewolf.  Recently, we had a mother of two portray a five year old girl.

Finally, just in case you might be concerned: this is a form of entertainment. We do not actually think we have magical powers any more than an actor playing Peter Pan on stage believes that she can actually fly.

Links:

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http://nashvilleunveiled.com/

Our Meetup Group

 Contact:

Evan Edwards is your Requiem Storyteller, available via evan@nashvilleunveiled.com and (814) 889-8845


Force of Will Draft @1PM

Sunday, May 8th at 12:00am Grand Adventures


Warhammer Fantasy

Sunday, May 8th at 12:00am Grand Adventures


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

Monday, May 9th 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 Board Games and Fun with Friends

Monday, May 9th 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.

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.


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.

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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 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


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

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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.

February 17th, 2016

Wednesday, February 17th at 11:33am

When did One Bookshelf shut down DNDClassics.com? Odd, as I realized it just as the last of the original supplements was finally released yesterday.

February 11th, 2016

Thursday, February 11th at 11:28am

This is somewhere in the nebulous genre of "deadpan off-kilter foreboding art" in line with Night Vale and Scarfolk Council. Often using found-item documentation as the conceit for presentation. Somebody needs to coin a term for it so the fans of it can find it faster. Whatever "it" is. 

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