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PAX Prime 2010 – Day 0

Tweet My Fiancé Hannah, and I were woken up at 5AM on Thursday, September 2nd to the theme of Top Gun blaring from my iPhone that rested on the night stand. The night before I set my iPhone to wake us up to the Top Gun theme because this day needed to start off with an awesome song. This was…

Free Stuff Friday: Incompetech Graph Paper

Tweet It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This week’s Free Stuff Is : Incompetech Graph paper Need some kind of graph paper to draw out your dungeon or just to take notes on? check out Incompetechs website. They have Squares, Triangles, Hexagonal, Circular, Polar, Brick, Asymmetic, and much more for to download in PDF form …

You Don’t Always Need A Home Run

Tweet Hi there!  This is Zachary Houghton from RPG Blog 2, stepping in for my buddy Michael and his pals at Stargazer’s World.  This seems to be a week for GM advice, so I figure I’d throw another piece out there. When I was in Little League Baseball, the coach always used to tell us, “Don’t go out there and try to hit a home run…

Designs from the Mind – product development part 1

Tweet So you’ve thought about it for ages, you have this great idea to turn the game world that you have been lovingly creating with your pen and paper group for the past several years and into a product for people to buy, but how do you go about designing an actually package for people? Sound familiar? This was the early and initial thoughts for me as …

Free Stuff Friday: Synapse

Tweet It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This week’s Free Stuff is : Synapse Synapse is a new RPG written by Greg Christopher. It was just made available last week as a Public Beta, to be improved over the course of the next few months into a final release. The PDF is nearly…

The Penny Arcade Expo

Tweet I am so excited to be attending the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in Seattle this year! I have never been to a gaming convention before and I am looking forward to this epic adventure! I hope to come back with inspiration for new posts and maybe even a write up of my experiences at PAX. I will be traveling to …

My Motivation for Writing an Adventure

Tweet I recently announced that I was writing a Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition adventure . Progress on this project has been steady. Anytime I have a free block of time to myself I am working on it. I have already learned a lot and am excited to learn more as I continue working on this project. I thought It would be interesting to talk a little bit about where …

Dungeons & Dragons Red Box Review

Tweet I received and early copy of the Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition Red Box Fantasy Roleplaying Game Starter Set last week. It’s the first product to be released from the 4th edition Essentials product line. I have already posted an unboxing video , but now that I have spent a couple of days with the Red Box it’s time to let you know…

Free Stuff Friday: Sword and Sorcery Saga

It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This week’s Free Stuff is : Sword and Sorcery Saga Swords and Sorcery Saga is a free website containing information, links, and downloads for a Swords and Sorcery conversion of Wizards of the Coast’s Star Wars Roleplaying Game Saga Edition. On the Sword and Sorcery Saga …

Writing A Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition Adventure

The Computer I Do Most Of My Writing On. I am a bit of a G1 Transformers Fan. Over the last few years I have been reading books on management and starting a business. I really enjoy reading books on these topics and I have benefited greatly from reading them. One book that has had the biggest impact on my…

GameScience Dice Review

Last March I wrote a post titled The Importance of Dice where I talked about how important dice are to both players and game masters alike. It seems like everywhere I look every person has their own unique way of holding and rolling their dice. Some people wont let anyone else touch their dice for fear of negative consequences as a result. The options of dice …

Free Stuff Friday: DC Adventures Quick Start PDF

This week’s Free Stuff is : DC Adventures Quick Start PDF . Continuing with my Free Stuff Friday DC Adventures Character Sheet from last week, Green Ronin Publishing just released a quick start PDF for the new DA Adventures role playing game . How crazy awesome is that! You can try out the game for FREE before you buy it! That sounds like a company …

Carcassonne

As last Saturday’s D&D game was approaching, I came to the realization that I was not going to have an adventure ready. This has happened to me once or twice before and generally the game is just called off. This gives me an extra week to plan out an adventure. This weekend I didn’t want to do that. I hated the idea of my group going all week …

Free Stuff Friday: DC Adventures Character Sheets

This week’s Free Stuff is : DC Adventures Character Sheets . We wrote about DC Adventures last month . It’s a new RPG from Green Ronin Publishing based on the soon to be released the new Mutants & Masterminds 3rd edition rules. Recently Green Ronin released a Black & White , and a Color version of their Character Sheets for DC Adventure for…

Remembering A Legend

Gary Gygax, was a writer and game designer. In the 1960s Gygax founded Gen Con . In 1971 he help develop the war game Chainmail. He co-founded the company Tactical Studies Rules (TSR) , and in 1974 Gary Gygax along with Dave Arneson created the legendary Role Playing Game, Dungeons & Dragons . As players of the role playing games we all owe a great debt to Gary…

Free Stuff Friday – Monster Slayers

It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This week’s Free Stuff is : Monster Slayers: The Heroes of Hesiod Do you have kids? Do you want to roll play with them? As a parent do you feel you can get your children on the right RPG footing and all you need are the tools? Well my dear friends, look no further. …

Writing Influences

I’ve written several articles in the past regarding finding inspiration to start writing, but I thought that for today’s post I’d write about how you can keep writing and what drives development of your ideas by looking at what influences have driven the development of the lands in which I am setting my work. Although there is a long list of purely fantasy …

Salmon and D&D

Last Saturday I ran my weekly Dungeons & Dragons adventure. This weeks adventure was one I called “ The Royal Sword of the Elvish Plains People ” which addressed the back story of one the player characters in particular. In planning this adventure I did things a little differently then I normally do. I picked up a copy of Sly Flourish’s Dungeon Master Tips book and used the game planning…

The Worldsmith’s Introduction

Greetings to you all, as this is my first post on Stargazer’s World as a guest blogger I thought a nice place to start is a traditional look at myself and my current projects as this is a good opportunity to talk to you guys a little about what I’ve made and also about what I’ve got in the works.  In this way it not only gives you…

Free Stuff Friday: Risus

It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This weeks Free Stuff is : Risus Looking for a quick and easy rules light RPG to play? Look no further than Risus. On the Risus Website they wrote this stuff up : Risus is a complete Role Playing Game (RPG) designed to provide an “RPG Lite” for those nights when the brain is too tired for…