The Klarkash-Ton Cycle

I usually don’t talk about non-RPG books here on Stargazer’s World, but I don’t think it will hurt when I do from time to time. “ The Klarkash-Ton Cycle ” is part of a collection of Cthulhu Mythos books published by Chaosium. The 220-paged book contains 11 horror short stories written by Clark Ashton Smith, who was one of major contributor’s …

Munchkin Conan

In the fall, Steve Jackson Games will release Munchkin: Conan the Barbarian based on the upcoming movie. It will be an expansion to the original Munchkin game.

Munchkin Conan

In the fall, Steve Jackson Games will release Munchkin: Conan the Barbarian based on the upcoming movie. It will be an expansion to the original Munchkin game.

Association of Game & Puzzle Collectors

The Association of Game & Puzzle Collectors is a group focused on the collection and preservation of old games and puzzles. The organization holds an annual gathering for trading games and puzzles, as well as sharing information on their history and development. The AGPC maintains an archive of the rules for a number of out-of-print games, a catalog of…

Association of Game & Puzzle Collectors

The Association of Game & Puzzle Collectors is a group focused on the collection and preservation of old games and puzzles. The organization holds an annual gathering for trading games and puzzles, as well as sharing information on their history and development. The AGPC maintains an archive of the rules for a number of out-of-print games, a catalog of U.S. games …

Business Card Games

The state of business cards that are games, or games to play with business cards, is pathetic. You can get a social networking business card that looks like a trading card . You can collect business cards and play … kind of … a game with them . A kind of game. Kind of. And surely we can do better than this tired-looking cutesy, game-like thingie…

Business Card Games

The state of business cards that are games, or games to play with business cards, is pathetic. You can get a social networking business card that looks like a trading card . You can collect business cards and play … kind of … a game with them . A kind of game. Kind of. And surely we can do better than this …

Cosmic Patrol

Catalyst Game Labs announced a new science fiction RPG under development, Cosmic Patrol . The game will be based on an original Golden Age-style setting—like Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers—with players acting as Patrolmen, defending humanity in a dangerous galaxy. Cosmic Patrol will not, however, be like the company’s other large, detail-heavy, science fiction RPGs. Catalyst describes it as: Taking a cue from the wonderful…

My Time With Daggerdale

As most of you are probably aware, Tuesday saw the release of Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale for the Xbox 360′s Xbox Live Arcade and the PC.  In case you are unfamiliar, Daggerdale is a video game that is based on the Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition rules which you can either play alone or with up to three friends via Xbox Live.  Once…

I’ve contributed to the Bulldogs! kickstarter

I just bought in to supporting the Bulldogs! kickstarter project . I love Fate and the game looks really great, from a talented designer. However, I’ve only gone with the $10 PDF option because the $50 level where you receive a book seems quite overpriced: Bulldogs! will be a 168-page, full color hardcover; in contrast, The Dresden Files RPG: Your Story is a 416-page, …

I’ve contributed to the Bulldogs! kickstarter

I just bought in to supporting the Bulldogs! kickstarter project . I love Fate and the game looks really great, from a talented designer. However, I’ve only gone with the $10 PDF option because the $50 level where you receive a book seems quite overpriced: Bulldogs! will be a 168-page, full color hardcover; in contrast, The Dresden Files RPG: Your Story is a 416-page, full color hardcover which …

Castles & Crusades Unboxing

Based on recommendations from more than one friend and reviews I had been reading on the Internet, (or “tubes” as we say in Alaska) I ordered three Castles & Crusades books from  Troll Lord Games . The Players Handbook, Monsters & Treasure and Castle Keepers Guide. I have heard nothing but good things about this game and I wanted to make sure I had a copy sitting on …

Castles & Crusades Unboxing

Based on recommendations from more than one friend and reviews I had been reading on the Internet, (or “tubes” as we say in Alaska) I ordered three Castles & Crusades books from  Troll Lord Games . The Players Handbook, Monsters & Treasure and Castle Keepers Guide. I have heard nothing but good things about this game and I wanted to make sure…

Kingmaker: Our first PC Death, Adrenaline Junkies & Rock, Paper, Scissors

Our Kingmaker game is blazing forth and we’ve finally had our first PC death. Our Cavalier was ripped apart by trolls. It was a sad moment and the player wasn’t that upset. He was thinking about changing characters anyway. But there’s something else that I noticed. I think we’re becoming adrenaline junkies. I think we’re

How To Fall In Love With GMing Again + iPad App Review of Daily Notes

Write down your ideas when they come to you. This core GM tip gets repeated often in the Roleplaying Tips newsletter for good reason. If you do not record your ideas, they could get lost or fuddled, and I find nothing more frustrating when my brain pumps out a super idea only to ignore or forget it. How To GM More Often Writing…

Board Game Rentals

BoardGameExchange made a splash a year ago as a “new way” to enjoy board games without having to buy them: rent them. There are other places to rent games: Board Games Rental appears to have come first BoardGameRentals NZ is the New Zealand equivalent Many brick and mortar stores, such as Phoenix Games in WA, Gameology in CA, Board Game Revolution in UT,  and others. …

Board Game Rentals

BoardGameExchange made a splash a year ago as a “new way” to enjoy board games without having to buy them: rent them. There are other places to rent games: Board Games Rental appears to have come first BoardGameRentals NZ is the New Zealand equivalent Many brick and mortar stores, such as Phoenix Games in WA, Gameology in CA, Board …

Alien Frontiers

Alien Frontiers from Tory Niemann and Clever Mojo Games [1] is a space-themed area control/placement/resource management game (if that makes you think Euro game, you’re spot on). Your ships are actually dice that you first roll and then assign to collect or utilize different resources each turn. The game takes about an hour and is for 2-4 players, though 3 or…

Alien Frontiers

Alien Frontiers from Tory Niemann and Clever Mojo Games [1] is a space-themed area control/placement/resource management game (if that makes you think Euro game, you’re spot on). Your ships are actually dice that you first roll and then assign to collect or utilize different resources each turn. The game takes about an hour and is for 2-4 players, though 3 or 4 are recommended. AF was…

Retrospective – A year of gaming with kids (part 2)

In part 1 of my review of this year’s gaming activity at the after-school game club I run, I talked about the games we played over the course of the school year. In this installment I’m going to talk about the logistical problems that are involved in running an after-school program and which interfered with some of the games this year. Problems Perhaps the biggest…