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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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.

Post-TGD 10 game spreeee!

Saturday, April 18th at 12:00pm Brentwood Library

Hopefully this will not be too long between gaming binges!  Hope to see some new people here as well; we have great ideas, and are not afraid to use 'em!

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Shaw Study room.  Along with gaming, we will network about all the other gaming opportunities in the Nashville area!

Pathfinder Society at Game Keep

Saturday, April 18th 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.

D&D Adventurers' League - D&D @ The Game Keep

Saturday, April 18th at 1:00pm The Game Keep

We will be offering the new D&D Adventurers' League Expeditions modules. We will only have 1 high level table (advanced players levels 5-10) unless a DM steps up to run a low level table.


DM: Andy Glover

DDEX1-13 Pool of Radiance Resurgent

Designer: Chris Tulach

Characters of Level 5-10

Playtime: 4 hours

Premiered at Winter Fantasy, 2015

Vorgansharax rules Phlan, using the Cult of the Dragon to extend his noxious gaze. But the green dragon seeks far more than control of the beleaguered town – ultimate power is nearly within reach. Will he reactivate the Pool of Radiance and ascend to greater prominence amongst his kind? Part Two of Under Emerald Claws. An adventure for 5th-10th level characters.

If you would like to become a DM for these Meetups and run an extra table, please contact Karl at the Game Keep.

Magic Two-Headed Giant

Saturday, April 18th at 2:00pm Grand Adventures

Warhammer Fantasy

Sunday, April 19th at 12:00am Grand Adventures

WoW TCG Battlegrounds

Sunday, April 19th at 1:00pm Grand Adventures

Monday Board Games and Fun with Friends

Monday, April 20th 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.

Monday Night Board Games @ The Game Keep

Monday, April 20th at 6:00pm The Game Keep

Join the Nashville Board Game group for some games!


Tuesday, April 21st at 12:00am Grand Adventures

Flames of War

Tuesday, April 21st 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.

Board Games Night

Tuesday, April 21st at 12:00am Grand Adventures

Bring in a Boardgame, or show up to play. This is a regularly-scheduled night for playing a random variety of boardgames.

Track & Hull Club

Tuesday, April 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, April 22nd at 12:00am Grand Adventures

Roleplaying Games Night

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

Open Board Games and Card Games Night

Wednesday, April 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 (Elemental Evil) Season - 5e

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

D&D Encounters - Prince of the Apocalypse

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! New players are always welcome! Pregens available - bring your lucky dice!

The new season of D&D Encounters! 5th Edition continues!


Called by the Elder Elemental Eye to serve, four corrupt prophets have risen from the depths of anonymity to claim mighty weapons with direct links to the power of the elemental princes. Each of these prophets has assembled a cadre of cultists and creatures to serve them in the construction of four elemental temples of lethal design. It is up to adventurers from heroic factions such as the Emerald Enclave and the Order of the Gauntlet to discover where the true power of each prophet lay, and dismantle it before it comes boiling up to obliterate the Realms.

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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April 6th, 2015

Monday, April 6th at 9:37pm

Requiem Chapter 32: Summer in the City came to a close a little while ago.  For those wondering why I was using the lyrics for a song about hot summer days in the middle of winter, here's an annotated explanation:

Lyrics and song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHwZN1X6BVw

The general search for the Strix, including among kindred:
Doesn't seem to be a shadow in the city
All around, people looking half dead

The Danse Macabre:
But at night it's a different world
Go out and find a girl*
Come-on come-on and danse[sic] all night

* The search for Jess was unplanned, but fit!

The vampiric condition in general:
And babe, don't you know it's a pity
That the days can't be like the nights

And finally, the actual Strix, and its demands to throw off civility (dressing so fine, looking so pretty), versus looking for the Strix itself:
Cool town, evening in the city
Dressing so fine and looking so pretty
Cool cat, looking for a kitty
Gonna look in every corner of the city

March 27th, 2015

Friday, March 27th at 12:06am

I'm sure everybody has a character in their roleplaying circles who would have a handful of these as retainers or henchmen of some sort.  In our Requiem game, his name is Raz.  And Raz is awesome (he does terrible taxidermy of fallen PCs as uncomfortable tributes).  If our game was set near an ocean, he'd be the one to have ghouled clams.  Or maybe just dead, rotting shellfish with googly eyes he claims are his ghouls.

March 19th, 2015

Thursday, March 19th at 3:05pm

Local +David Lowry has one of the best game blogs and sites on the net.  And the net agrees, with +Club Fantasci ranking #4 at Boardgame Links.  Cast your vote and give some support to a local (and more importantly, if you haven't already, check out Club Fantasci!)

March 13th, 2015

Friday, March 13th at 11:59am

So, anybody at TN Game Days already?  I am unable to attend this year, to my deep and lasting regret, so I am hoping to live vicariously through your photos and reviews.

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March 10th, 2015

Tuesday, March 10th at 2:23pm

Presented without comment.  I just feel people should be aware they live in a world where this exists.  No matter what your stance is.

March 9th, 2015

Monday, March 9th at 10:12pm

+Eddy Webb was at PAX East.  See if you can spot him in this photo of his fellow panelists.  Alas, he's hard to photograph.

(With love.  I've been working near 24/7 and needed a brief break.)

March 8th, 2015

Sunday, March 8th at 8:44pm

My favorite holiday is tomorrow, but let's not forget the reason for the season. Daylight Savings Time commemorates humanity's first triumph over the cruel tyranny of relentless time.

Pioneer H.G. Wells created the first time slips, a silken garment worn in his day by both men and women.  But it wasn't until Ben Franklin stood triumphant astride the steaming corpse of Mark Twain, shaking his fist full of the chunks of Twain's comet that we could truly say that we had wrested control of time from the universe.  The comet's eerie glowing particles were incorporated in the first atomic clock at the pinnacle of the Washington Monument and served the country for nearly seventy years.  His words that day are taught to school children around the world: "A stitch in time saves nine."  By the time he was finished, the colonies numbered not just nine, but an astounding fifty three.

Other than the unfortunate accidents -- when Soviet researchers accidentally set loose a Tyrannosaurus Rex in Red Square -- and near misses such as the Vela Flashback incident which almost sparked a full fledged Time War, the history of time control has been almost entirely peaceful.  Since the 1950 laws that prevented personal gain, prompted by the 48 lottery wins in a row by Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, there has been no abuse of time technology.  Many credit the current peace to our beloved 98 year old President, John F. Kennedy, trusted curator of the “football”, or keys to time, who is now serving his 14th consecutive term.

So at 2am tomorrow, celebrate twice with the traditional pop rocks and banana daiquiris, but also think back on our strange and ever-shifting history that led us to where we are today.  For now.

March 3rd, 2015

Tuesday, March 3rd at 4:29pm

Original Post from Steve Keller:

The D&D "just mush two animals together into one monster" thing only went so far before it started getting silly.


February 28th, 2015

Saturday, February 28th at 3:57pm

I just had a good friend show up at my home, a fine fellow whom I haven't seen in months.  We discussed his kids, his wife, my wife's year long position at a university in another state... and all the game plots and characters that we'd been part of or thought up in the past few months.  This is how we will always be able to bond: by sharing all the cool universes we were part of creating since we last talked.  What can be tedious from strangers becomes compelling and fascinating when it is from a friend.

February 26th, 2015

Thursday, February 26th at 5:51pm

Here's an enhancement to the absolutely gorgeous Dread Pirate game: the pieces are nearly the same color and do not correspond to the jewels or the bags that define which player is which.  I added a bit of colored tape around the base, and now we have "clear", green, blue and red player pieces that correspond to the jewels, while maintaining the beautiful metal pieces.

I've been utterly hammered with work lately (I did these as I waited for coffee to brew), but when I have time to devote to it, I'm planning to write some rules to add flotillas to the game, based on a variant we invented on the spot last year to play it as a two player game.  There have been a few other people who wanted to add some rules that use the various elements of the map that are currently ignored by the standard rules.  It feels like it should have an expansion.

...and right before I posted this, I did a search to check if there ever was an expansion and found out that there's a sequel game.  And it has colored tape at the base of that game's uniformly black plastic ships to distinguish them, nearly identical to what I did.  Seems it's a good idea.

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