Two weeks ago I released Claustrophobia!, the game of gnomish insanity that’s currently in play testing until the end of July 2012. Since writing the game I’ve been thinking back on how gnomes became a part of my life, and indeed Western culture. Gnomes have enjoyed different levels of popularity throughout the ages. Nowadays gnomes even embrace elements of geek culture, as last week’s collection of gnomes illustrates. But what exactly are gnomes, and just how did they become so popular?
Recently I released Claustrophobia!, the game of gnome mayhem on-board a terrestrial submarine headed for the Earth’s core and certain doom. The game is currently in play testing until the end of July this year. In Claustrophobia! you can use garden gnomes found in the wild (or bought at a store) as your “character sheet” and so today I’ll review some of the coolest garden gnomes out there.
I love creative role-playing design competitions, like the One Page Dungeon Contest. They’re a great way to push the creative envelope and get work out there for the world to see. I’ve just finished work on my gnome-tastic RPG of subterranean mayhem for the 1KM1KT 24 Hour RPG Competition.
Of course, a competition like this one calls for some out of the box thinking because, as was the case in this years competition, the box was literally and figuratively rather small…
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