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Crazy Campaign Chronicles: Childhood toys…

Introductory note: I wrote a previous post on this series about those crazy ideas one gets for campaigns and never gets to plays. This is a little different because I got to try to play with this idea but it never took off. I still have hopes for this idea. This is a little rantish, proceed at your own peril, you have been warned. I …

Plastic Crack is Wack!

As I’ve said before , miniatures in my games a relatively new addition, only since 2001 when we started playing Dungeons & Dragons 3 rd edition. I was not weaned into gaming through minis; I did not migrate from wargames to RPGs, instead I jumped right into gaming and was pretty much self-taught, so I never used miniatures. In fact I resisted! When D&D 3 rd edition came out I realized the …

How we buy games… A retrospective!

This week I purchased some digital RPG supplements in PDF, pre-ordered a book, and I got home today (Saturday) from the Puerto Rico Comic Con (shameless plug) to find a box from Amazon with the copy of Traveller by Mongoose Publishing . As I sat down with the book to reminisce about that system in particular (and that’s a whole other post, and hopefully…

How we buy games… A retrospective!

This week I purchased some digital RPG supplements in PDF, pre-ordered a book, and I got home today (Saturday) from the Puerto Rico Comic Con (shameless plug) to find a box from Amazon with the copy of Traveller by Mongoose Publishing . As I sat down with the book to reminisce about that system in particular (and that’s a whole…

The pros of Cons!

Last weekend I attended a convention. This was not a gaming convention per se; we haven’t had that down in Puerto Rico to the best of my knowledge. I remember hearing about a gaming convention being held at the Universidad de Puerto Rico around 1990 or 1991. Back then I had just started going out with my first girlfriend and let’s be realistic, hormones trumps gaming. If anybody from …

Exciting Alternity news!

We’ve been sitting on this for a couple of weeks, dying to share it with our readers, but we couldn’t until all the details were worked out. Now that all that is taken care off we can share some exciting news… Here is the press release going out to gaming magazines (the two left) and gaming blogs later today.

Japan Disaster Relief at DriveThruRPG

I am pretty sure most of you are aware what has happened in Japan recently. An 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit the ocean near the eastern coast of Japan on March 11 and caused massive damage. The tsunami caused by the earthquake caused even more damage in Japan and other countries all around the Pacific ocean. Currently over 8,000 people lost their lives and over 12,000 are still missing. DriveThruRPG is currently raising funds to…

Lazy Friday Video Post: “She don’t like Firefly!”

It has been quite some time since the last “Lazy Friday Video Post”, but I thought I should resurrect this tradition. This week’s video is not really RPG-related but I know that a lot of gamers also like Firefly, so it’s not totally off-topic. www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-yHSaP0Dyg By the way, this song is definitely fun to listen to, but I doubt it’s based on a…

Bachelor Party RPG!

“Rick Gassko is settling down… But before he walks down the aisle with Debbie he’s having on last fling. Accompanied by his friends, some dice, the Necronomicon and his favorite game designer and wild party animal Ed “The Beard” Greenwood, Rick will have an adventure he will never forget. Literally… Bachelor Party RPG!” No, I’m sorry to disappoint, this post is NOT about a role playing …

Alternity memories…

The recent post by HyenaSpotz about the Alternity RPG really struck home! I was a big fan of the game when it came out and his terrific review of the game brought back some great memories. When Alternity was announced I was immediately interested; the fact that it would be a “generic” sci-fi system I could use to create my own …

Here is to 1,000 more!

Yesterday Stargazer’s World had its 1,000 th post. I’m pretty new to the world of blogging, having only joined the team little over a year ago, but I think many endeavors such as this fizzle away after the initial enthusiasm and we (and I use the term because Michael and the other contributors here have made me feel at home from the get go) are very proud to be going …

Crazy Campaign Chronicles: Defenders of the Earth Redux or a Very Pulpy Future!

Introductory note: As Game Master I constantly get ideas for new campaigns. I take notes and file them away on the hopes of one day retaking them. But since I don’t role-play 24/7 I am pretty sure I will never get to play all these campaigns. I’m sure I am not alone on this! Some ideas are just too weird, too strange or simply not a good fit to …

Fighting the good fight…

I’ve written about Puerto Rico Role Players before , many times , and probably will some more. This is one such instance, so humor me if you please (if not there are some excellent posts down the page…) (Still here? Good, let’s go on…) One of the reasons I became so active in the group was to give back something to the gaming community. Through…

The time I almost quit gaming!

I guess we’ve all had it. That time where you get frustrated with gaming, throw your arms up and say forget this, I’m not playing anymore… Especially if you’ve been playing for a long time like me (close to 25 years soon) you might just have had that feeling more than once. Strangely enough I’ve only been about to quit once. So if you’ll indulge me I’ll tell you about…

Best of Stargazer’s World

The 1000th post at Stargazer’s World is approaching fast. A couple of months back I had the idea to release something special when this blog hits a thousand posts. The idea is to compile 20 or 30 of the best articles and release them as a PDF, much like a Stargazer’s World-only Open Game Table . But in order to do this I need the help of my readers. …

Ask the Readers: Do you know of any gaming supplements where Puerto Rico is mentioned?

Tweet This is a purely personal question, but I figure with the worldly and well read audience of this blog (flattery goes a long way, I know), you out there may know of other instances where my native island of Puerto Rico is mentioned in game materials and/or supplements. This comes from a conversation I was having with a …

Post Christmas Gaming Loot!

Tweet I’m currently on holiday (I love using that term, I feel so refined!) in central Florida, and despite having tickets to various parks the weather has been too cold (I blame my tropical constitution). So instead we’ve been visiting family and practicing that most sacred holiday tradition, shopping! And while I have done some normal shopping, what sort of gamer would I be if I did…

The wonderful world of gaming!

Tweet I was too young to see the original Wonderful World of Disney on TV. I did catch reruns on local TV, in Spanish too, but that fact did not diminish my enthusiasm. I dreamt of the day that I would visit Walt Disney World. It’s the common dream of many Puerto Rican kids; there is almost a religious fervor …

Happy Holidays from Stargazer’s World!

Tweet Michael asked me to write a holiday message for the blog and I was happy to oblige, in fact I was honored! This blog has become my digital home away from home that allows me to meet so many wonderful people and share so many interesting, and often harebrained, ideas. As I sat down to write this I wondered, should I title…

Reimagining ourselves…

Tweet I recently read Superman: Earth One . “WAIT! This isn’t a comic book blog”, you say. I ask, bear with me for a minute I will get to my point. This reimagining/retelling of Superman’s origin by J. Michael Straczynski left a strange taste in my mouth, figuratively speaking; I don’t normally lick graphic novels. I am a fan of…