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The Klarkash-Ton Cycle 0

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 …

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The Klarkash-Ton Cycle 0

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…

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My Time With Daggerdale 0

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…

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I’ve contributed to the Bulldogs! kickstarter 0

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 …

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I’ve contributed to the Bulldogs! kickstarter 0

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, …

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Castles & Crusades Unboxing 0

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…

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Castles & Crusades Unboxing 0

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 …

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Kingmaker: Our first PC Death, Adrenaline Junkies & Rock, Paper, Scissors 0

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

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Retrospective – A year of gaming with kids (part 2) 1

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…

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Preordered Pelgrane Press’s Ashen Stars 0

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…

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Retrospective: A year of gaming with kids (Part 1) 0

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, …

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More info on Paizo and WizKids’ forthcoming mini line, with a handy Q&A section. 0

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 …

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My Video Response to Grim On RPG Forums 0

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

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My Video Response to Grim On RPG Forums 0

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

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A Whole New World – Races of Golarion 0

I began my Whole New World Golarion series last week with a look at the characteristics of Golarion . Today, I’m continuing that series with a look at the races of the default Pathfinder campaign setting. Something Old… Of course, the races presented in the Pathfinder Core Rulebook are the most common that you will find in terms of both NPCs and player characters. These races have, for the most…

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First Impressions: Caladon Falls 0

Although Caladon Falls and Savage Suzerain have been around for a while now, I was pretty much oblivious of the Savage Suzerain product line. From what I gather, Savage Suzerain starts where normal Savage Worlds campaigns end. In Savage Worlds the highest rank you can attain is Legendary. In Savage Suzerain this is when things really start getting interesting. So Suzerain …

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A bit of Cthulhu photography for your use 0

I’ve put together a few old (style) photos in to which I’ve added a bit of tentacle, a giant eye or what have you.  These may be very useful for your Cthulhu or old gods style game and can be freely used as such.  I do not claim to be an expert at GIMP, and clearly this is true. These were really the work…

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The RPG Blog Alliance: I’m A Member too, Paizo Mini’s & Vornheim Contest 0

Wow. I just keep talking about it this week. But the things are chilled out over the whole terms thing. I’m happy. Jeff is happy. And the whole internet is just one fine dandy place. There are no flame wars or edition wars and every forum is happy fun land. Really, can’t I have a

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Making Captain Crunch – Review of the M&M3 Dataset for Hero Lab 0

You guys might remember seeing Buddy’s review of Hero Lab from back in January. If not, here it is, and you should read it . I’ve been using Hero Lab for a while, now, and I recently got my hands on the full dataset for Mutants & Masterminds 3rd Edition. Let me tell you, using Hero Lab for this game makes things a whoooooole lot easier. For those of…

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I think it’s time for a caption contest, don’t you? 0

Winner gets a one-of a kind custom no-prize. Have at it! Like Unlike

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