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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We were at Geek Media Expo 6 in Franklin on Octover 24th through the 26th. There will be photos up soon of this outstanding event... thanks to all the fantastic folks at GMX for supporting gaming in Nashville and giving us such an excellent venue to play in and introduce gaming to new people, and also to our excellent presenters, merchants and guests who helped make it a smash hit. And thanks to you, the people who atteneded and had such fun playing!

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 As a result, this site is a touch outdated in the center column.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, November 25th 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.


Roleplaying Games Night

Wednesday, November 26th at 12:00am Grand Adventures


Comics Day

Wednesday, November 26th at 12:00am Grand Adventures


Thanksgaming (Open Games Night and Pot luck dinner)

Wednesday, November 26th at 6:00pm Cheshire Hall

Happy Thanksgaming!  Or... rather, Thanksgiving!  Oh, okay... Thanksgiving Eve.  But it's a feast regardless.  Sarah's giving the bird to everybody, and y'all can respond in kind.

A pot luck being assembled on the website.  We have turkey and gravy, Hawaiian sweet rolls, stuffing, some kind of pie... and more (from people like you!).  Only instead of "the game", we can have "the games" afterwards.

Check out some pictures from last year by clicking here!

NOTE:  This is the Wednesday night game event, but it is also Thanksgaming!  It's a pot luck dinner, a social event for gamers.  We we be providing turkey and we ask everybody to bring a side dish or dessert, and we'll all sit around tables like usual, only with knife and fork too.


D&D Encounters @ The Game Keep

Wednesday, November 26th 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, November 26th at 7:00pm Grand Adventures


40K Gaming

Thursday, November 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.


Flames of War

Friday, November 28th 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, 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.


BLACK Friday Expeditions @ The Game Keep!

Friday, November 28th at 1:00pm The Game Keep

DDEX1-7 Drums in the Marsh

Designer: Sterling Hershey

Characters of Level 1-4

Playtime: 4 hours

Premiered at Archon, 2014

For the past several nights, drums have been heard on the wind, coming from the Twilight Marsh. Each morning, more turn up missing from the nearby farms, leaving only muddy, clawed footprints heading towards the marsh. Can you help the find the lost and bring justice to the abductors?

A four-hour adventure for levels 1-4.


Strategy and Tabletop RPG Night

Friday, November 28th 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.


WoW TCG Battlegrounds

Friday, November 28th at 6:30pm Grand Adventures


Magic Tournament!

Friday, November 28th at 7:00pm Grand Adventures


40K Gaming

Saturday, November 29th 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.


Pathfinder Society at Game Keep

Saturday, November 29th 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.


LIVE ACTION ROLE PLAY! (Amtgard)

Saturday, November 29th at 12:00pm Fannie Mae Dees Park (Dragon Park)

We meet up at Fannie Mae Dees Park every week Saturday at Noon. It is free to play and we have loaner weapons for people to use as well. Amtgard is both fantasy and medieval, so if you feel like dressing up, you will be in good company. Come out and socialize or foam fight, we have something for everyone!


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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January 9th, 2014

Thursday, January 9th at 9:51pm

This makes me want to play one of the two serious-tone Big Ears, Small Mouse modules I wrote awhile back for +Sarah Edwards.  This is  the one inspired by Watership Down as set in a generic-fantasy setting while the other is a really twisted mouse Beowulf.

November 2nd, 2012

Friday, November 2nd at 1:38pm


September 14th, 2012

Friday, September 14th at 9:54am

Gamers take note:  James Ernest is one heck of a boardgame designer, and is regularly lauded for the sheer variety of games he put out.  He pretty much withdrew from the industry for a few years (as he put it at GenCon, Microsoft offered him a pile of money).  He's back, and so is his company, Cheapass Games, which is literally being kickstarted with this Kickstarter (ending tonight).  Help fund the reentry of a great designer: $25 nets you a copy of the game, which is a excellent deal these days, even for Kickstarter.

May 2nd, 2012

Wednesday, May 2nd at 9:00am

This is an open invitation to three gamer related things going on in Nashville:

* Wednesday nights we host a board game/card game and indie one-shot night. Mostly board games historically, but the more complicated ones with characters and stats. http://www.meetup.com/Nashville-HorrorRPG/

* Saturday nights alternate between two LARPs: a World of Darkness setting that is currently focused on Vampire the Requiem, and a Werewolf the Apocalypse game. http://nashvilleunveiled.com/Home/ and http://musiccityfrenzy.wikidot.com/

* I've been working on a tabletop RPG for the past several months during a closed playtest. I'm looking to open the playtest up with the now (mostly) stable set of rules, and am looking for RPG players who have not yet played the system, or people who are interested in learning tabletop gaming but have little experience. It is a modern game with a story oriented play system, but with some novel features that have appealed to people who like tactics. If you are interested and in the Nashville area, contact me with any questions.

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April 6th, 2012

Friday, April 6th at 11:05am

I realize that the pinnacle of the work I've put into my RPG system really has to be the fact that I have an ability listed in the corebook named "Put the Lime in the Coconut". And this is a serious system. Really.

March 30th, 2012

Friday, March 30th at 9:00am

For the slavering, rabid dice fans. We had somebody at a recent playtest spend serious time getting his android tablet die roller app set up just perfect with the dice laid out the way he wanted them. Of course, before the tablet, he was that guy who lined dozens of dice up carefully with their max value displayed.

Original Post from North West Wargaming:

Techno-dice is it the future?


March 11th, 2012

Sunday, March 11th at 7:53pm


March 9th, 2012

Friday, March 9th at 10:37am

If you ever think humanity has not accomplished great things, remember: this happened.

March 2nd, 2012

Friday, March 2nd at 12:44am

I'm doing something a little different than most G+ posts. Here's a selection of stuff I've found from around the net (sometimes G+ itself) today.

Realistic Creature Design

+Greg Christopher has found a neat rule regarding animals and their dietary needs. You can use it to figure out just how much food (and thus hunting or grazing grounds) a horse sized saber toothed rat or a flock of 4 inch flying hippos need. Or, in his more mundane example, a D&D dragon.

Link: http://goo.gl/oDHdU


Harassment as Culture

Here's a great article on sexual harassment in the video gaming community, specifically fighting games. It lays bare and attacks an argument I loathe: If it's not illegal, then it is okay to do. It also concludes with a paragraph that contains a beautiful and general statement that should be applied to all hobby groups (and probably all communities).

Link: http://goo.gl/U0d2w


Building an Elder God

It's the cool Kickstarter everybody is talking about, so I'll sum it up: It's a Lovecraft card game. It's short and you build tentacled elder gods that do battle. Think Creatures, only with a variable layout.

Link: http://goo.gl/gSVrt


TSA Fail

There are loads of such articles. This one is by an ex FBI agent whose focus was anti-terrorism and Al Qaeda in particular. And he's a pilot whose dad was Manager of Security for United Airlines.

If you don't read it, take this one fact. With zero arrests for terrorism, they exceed in manpower and budget the following groups combined: the Department of State, the Department of Energy, the Department of Labor, the Department of Education, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Link: http://goo.gl/HizmY


Bots and Pricing

Here's a short, twisted -- and true -- tale about how Amazon's prices are controlled by bots. And not their own. It includes an opening of a fictional book being controlled by multiple bots with fictional copies of the fictional books assigning a real price to a thing that does not exist. Well, kinda. It's a good read for authors and people interested in how computers determine value in our marketplace.

Link: http://goo.gl/w5q4e

February 29th, 2012

Wednesday, February 29th at 10:09am

There are hidden things all over the world, tucked away in forgotten corners.

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