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Iron Dynasty – Way of the Ronin

Tweet It’s been months since Gen Con and I still haven’t read all the books I’ve picked up there, let alone reviewed them. One of the books that impressed me most in August was Reality Blurs ’ Iron Dynasty – Way of the Ronin , a fantasy setting for Savage Worlds written by Sean Preston.  At first glance it might look like a run-of-the-mill “feudal Japan…

Wolfgang, Baur, Chris Pramas, and Michael Furlanetto to work on new patronage project

Tweet I just got word from Open Design that they’ll be launching a new adventure design project called “ Dark Deeds in Freeport ”. As already revealed in the title, Wolgang Baur (Kobold-in-chief of Kobold Quarterly ), Chris Pramas ( Green Ronin ) and Michael Furlanetto will be all on deck for this new adventure. It will be set into Green Ronin’s Freeport setting and compatible with…

Free Stuff Friday: Mad Irishman Productions

Tweet It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This week’s Free Stuff is: Mad Irishman Productions – Character Sheets Good Gravy this site has a lot of character sheets available for download as PDFs . Character sheets for Dungeons & Dragons, Star Wars, True 20, Warhammer, D20 Modern, Arcana Evolved, Lord of the Rings and many more. On The Mad Irishman Productions’s website…

Fudge SRD TiddlyWiki

Tweet What’s better than the Fudge SRD? The Fudge SRD in TiddlyWiki format! One of the regulars of the #stargazersworld IRC channel on sorcery.net who goes by the name fudgebob has created a TiddlyWiki of the Fudge system reference document. While all the text is already in, he still needs to do some formatting before it’s truly done! But…

Dungeonslayers in the pub

Tweet Yesterday I had the opportunity to run a session of the upcoming 4th edition of Dungeonslayers at our regular RPG pub meeting . We actually had two groups with four and three players respectively. The second group was run by my friend Mirko. While I have run DS before, it was Mirko’s first time. But I have to admit he put a bit…

Stargazer’s World Book Club reminder…

Tweet We are past the half of the month and consequently past the half way point of our first book club reading. As posted at the beginning of this month the official selection for our first virtual book club discussion was the DC Adventures RPG. By the end of the month I’ll write a post about my initial impression of…

A great opportunity and a good cause!

Tweet I know many fine folk in the blogosphere, in Twitter and other places have already shared the news, but just in case you have missed it, the fine folk at RPGNow and DriveThru RPG have put together a package of products, similar to what they did for Haiti relief after the devastating earthquake in the island nation, this time for Doctors Without Borders Flood …

Lapsus Calumni

Tweet Lapsus Calumni is the title of M.S. Jackson’s internet fanzine and its accompanying blog. His more recent fanzine issues contained great material for Warrior, Rogue & Mage . Lapsus Calumni #5 – The Head of Gazoul Lapsus Calumni #6 – Goblyn Grotte Each of these fanzine issues (in PPDF format) contain a short story as introduction, and some high quality roleplaying material. In the…

What about Advanced Feats: The Witch’s Brew? A review…

Tweet The fine folk at Open Design , i.e. Kobold Quarterly, are at it again, producing excellent third party products that support the Pathfinder RPG, specifically the classes in the Advanced Players Guide . I received the second installment of their Advanced Feats series, Advanced Feats: The Witch’s Brew , this time dealing with the new Witch class from the Advanced Players guide. I reviewed their previous Advanced Feats …

What about Advanced Feats: The Witch’s Brew? A review…

Tweet The fine folk at Open Design , i.e. Kobold Quarterly, are at it again, producing excellent third party products that support the Pathfinder RPG, specifically the classes in the Advanced Players Guide . I received the second installment of their Advanced Feats series, Advanced Feats: The Witch’s Brew , this time dealing with the new Witch class from the Advanced Players guide. I reviewed …

Free Stuff Fridays: Javascript Character Generators

Tweet This is usually Youseph’s territory but I’m trying my hand at writing a Free Stuff Friday post because it’s a topic I’ve recently become very interested in, Character Generators. Every so often I become convinced there is a tool out there to help me create characters and NPCs for my games. I’ve tried a lot of them, with wildly different experiences (from elation to frustration) but …

Mouse Guard RPG Boxed Set

Tweet David Peterson posted on his blog today some new information about the upcoming release of the Mouse Guard RPG Boxed Set. At the NYCC we announced that there will be a Boxed Set of the Mouse Guard RPG to be out later this year. We have currently sold out of the Hardcover (though your local shops and online retailers may still…

Strands of Fate

Tweet Strands of Fate is a heavily modified version  of the FATE rules written by Mike McConnell. The idea behind Strands of Fate was to create a streamlined version of FATE which can be used to run games in any genre. The 471-paged PDF is now available directly from the author for $10 right now, but it should appear on DriveThruRPG soon. Here’s a …

Games I was sad to see go away…

Tweet I guess we’ve all had them. The system you love; the one you can’t wait for the next supplement to come out for. And then all of a sudden, BOOM, cancelled! Thankfully in the age we live in most systems with a modicum of popularity live on in the internet. Some even thrive. Still it’s not easy seeing the one you love go away. If you’ve…

Gears is not dead yet

Tweet Some of you may still remember that I was working on another RPG project earlier this year, called Gears . In June I decided to put Gears on a backburner and focused more on Warrior, Rogue & Mage. I had put too much pressure on myself and Gears wasn’t really turning out the way I wanted to. Some days ago, I looked …

Fallout: Indianapolis – From SPECIAL to Atomic Highway

Tweet When I started converting the Fallout world to the Atomic Highway rules I encountered a few problems. No Vehicles? Aside from the Chryslus Motors Highwayman in Fallout 2 and the Enclave Vertibirds there are no working vehicles in the whole series (I am ignoring Fallout: Tactics here). But almost every Rearing and Pursuit grants the character one or more vehicle related skills…

Free Stuff Friday: A Death Certificate

Tweet It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This week’s Free Stuff is : A Death Certificate I think we can all agree that when a player characters dies in an RPG it is sad. It’s sad for the game master and it’s sad for the player. So why not give them a little something for their …

Stargazer’s World Book Club: And the winner is…

Tweet Sometime ago I proposed the idea of starting a virtual book club here in the blog. The original post received a lot of feedback and interest but sadly real life kept me away from the blog for a while and my follow up post did not get as much feedback (thanks to those of you that did respond). Still I believe that if we get this going …

Love the setting, hate the game!

Tweet I think we’ve all gone through it. We hear about it and we are intrigued… We finally get it to it and we love the concept… But, when we get to actually doing it, we hate it! What? I’m talking about games; get your mind out of the gutter! All kidding aside, who hasn’t purchased a game, thrilled by the concept, loved the “fluff” and hated the …

From The Imperial Library

Tweet Today I uploaded the latest WR&M supplement to DriveThruRPG . From The Imperial Library , written by Brian Brousseau is the official WR&M magic supplement. It not only contains several alternate magic systems, but also a plethora of new spells, new talents for magic users and a couple of flavorful spell books. It’s the perfect supplement for every player or GM who wants more out of WR&M’s magic. I…