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Technoir

Technoir is an upcoming cyberpunk roleplaying game designed by Jeremy Keller, author of the ENnie Award-winning Chronica Feudalis . What sets Technoir apart from most other cyberpunk games out there, is the fact that it uses a pretty elegant rules-light system. Jeremy has started a Kickstarter project today and tries to raise $2500 in order to being able to…

Technoir

Technoir is an upcoming cyberpunk roleplaying game designed by Jeremy Keller, author of the ENnie Award-winning Chronica Feudalis . What sets Technoir apart from most other cyberpunk games out there, is the fact that it uses a pretty elegant rules-light system. Jeremy has started a Kickstarter project today and tries to raise $2500 in order to being able to publish Technoir…

Web Clip Wednesday: Playin’ D&D

More greatness from Zombie Orpheus and the Dead Gentlemen. Yes, those are scenes from Dorkness Rising and you may recognize Christian Doyle and Jen Page. This video pretty much speaks for itself in its own awesomeness and it avoided something that is really starting to bug me. Why is it that in so many RPG

Web Clip Wednesday: Playin’ D&D

More greatness from Zombie Orpheus and the Dead Gentlemen. Yes, those are scenes from Dorkness Rising and you may recognize Christian Doyle and Jen Page. This video pretty much speaks for itself in its own awesomeness and it avoided something that is really starting to bug me. Why is it that in so many RPG

Mass Effect and Ashen Stars – Could this work?

From time to time I get the urge to run a SF campaign using the setting presented in the Mass Effect series of computer/video games. The game series has been critically been praised for it’s graphics, gameplay and story, but also for the extremely deep and detailed background. The ingame Codex contains a lot of information about known space, alien species…

Mass Effect and Ashen Stars – Could this work?

From time to time I get the urge to run a SF campaign using the setting presented in the Mass Effect series of computer/video games. The game series has been critically been praised for it’s graphics, gameplay and story, but also for the extremely deep and detailed background. The ingame Codex contains a lot of information about known space, alien species, technology, and history. I found it especially…

TriTacGames – a great podcast, website and game group, all rolled in to one

I’ve been getting more and more in to podcasts recently.  I have a rather long commute in which I don’t have to do anything but sit on a train and try and act threatening enough to secure my own seat, but not so threatening that I get kicked off or picked up as a terrorist.  Podcasts have helped, so I’m always on the…

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 …

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 to the so-called…

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, full color hardcover which …

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, …

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…

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 …

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

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…

Preordered Pelgrane Press’s Ashen Stars

Okay, so I’m a sucker for just about anything Pelgrane puts out, especially when it comes to Gumshoe, but of all the games have proven to be worth the price so I decided to preorder Ashen Stars . I’m definitely planning on using this next school year with the the after-school club, but maybe I’ll even get my home group…

Retrospective: A year of gaming with kids (Part 1)

As the school year draws to an end, I’m looking back on the various games we played at the after-school gaming club to see what worked and what didn’t. I also am already thinking about what kinds of activities to attempt last year and thus this type of reflection is useful. The Games We Played I introduced a number of new games this year, …

More info on Paizo and WizKids’ forthcoming mini line, with a handy Q&A section.

Directly from Paizo’s outbox to you, here’s an update on the minis! Beginner Box Release Resurrects Pre-Painted Plastic Fantasy Miniatures Paizo Publishing and WizKids Games announce a new partnership whereby WizKids Games will produce a special set of pre-painted plastic miniatures for use with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Beginner Box, an introductory boxed set slated to …

My Video Response to Grim On RPG Forums

Really, I need to do more videos but that’s not what this is about. In case you didn’t hear there was yet another round of craziness over at RPGNet and James “Grim” Desborough of Postmortem Studios ended up with a perma-ban. I don’t personally know Grim but I do like his stuff and follow him