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Review: Eternal Lies Suite

I love using music in roleplaying games since my first GM used the “Nightmare on Elm Street” soundtrack in a CHILL game he was running. Before that we had no background music but I can remember no session without it after that. Music can touch you at a deeper level than the spoken word can and it’s great to convey emotions. I am …

Johnny Cool, Johnny Cool

I thought it’s about time to put a few renders together of the Batman Irregulars , considering they passed their first mission ‘n’ all. Starting the ball rolling, here’s Johhny Cool with stats repeated below. I could go into details about how tricky it was to get his body to look like it is made of ice – getting the transparency, translucency and…

And You Thought Your School Was Bad – Book Review of Curriculum of Conspiracy

It’s no secret that I fell in love with Monsters and Other Childish Things when I reviewed it some months back. It’s a game that offers you the opportunity to relive childhood, except this time you’ve got a slavering Horror From Beyond as your best friend. When the opportunity came to review an adventure/setting for the game, I was more than pleased to do so…

First look: Interface Zero (Savage Worlds Edition)

Savage Worlds is among my favorite roleplaying game systems and I was quite happy when I heard that Gun Metal Games was going to release their excellent Interface Zero setting for it. Interface Zero is a modern cyberpunk setting which takes the technological advances of the last decades into account. The problem of most available cyberpunk setting is that they are based on an early 1980s understanding of …

Web Clip Wednesday: Banned Demons & Daggers Commercial

Yeah, I’ll probably get a nasty comment or two about 80′s stereotypes and how some really dumb assed people still equate D&D with Satanism. But really it’s still pretty funny. It’s almost a Chick Tract. Hell, if we can make an off colored joke or two about ourselves to illustrate the total ignorance off a

Need to give your fantasy campaign a boost? Arthurian Mythology to the rescue

It happens to the best of us.  Whether it is the start of a new campaign or two years in to an ongoing, persistent world, sometimes coming up with a great adventure hook is tough.  The same old fantasy tropes we’re used to in our games can get boring.  One more orc, one more dragon, one more litch. When this happens to me, I do what…

RPG Blogging 101: Primer

For some time I have been pondering whether I should write a series of blog posts about my second favorite hobby: blogging about RPGs. I asked around on Twitter and the #stargazersworld IRC channel and I got quite a few positive replies. And while I might not be a blogging expert, I think I am around long enough to have learned a…

Day of Fudge

As you probably know I have a soft spot for the Fudge system . Alas I never had the opportunity to actually run a game with it, but from time to time I leaf through the huge Fudge 10th Anniversary book and think about what games I could run with it. And perhaps the upcoming “Day of Fudge” is finally my chance to play or run some Fudge. Every first Saturday…

3 to 18: Why do we really need it?

Let’s face this is a sacred cow that really deserves to be taken out back slaughtered and then barbecued. Really the 3 to 18 for attributes mean pretty much nothing after character generation. Most of the uses for your attributes use just the modified and not the attribute itself. Skill checks, Saving throws, attacks damage

Convention Report: RavenCon 2011

Another Con weekend washes away in a haze of cheese dusted fingers, steampunk costumes, and hoarse throats.  This weekend, I went to Richmond, Virginia’s very own RavenCon ! None of our readers will be surprised that I spent hours upon hours hunched or standing over game tables casting dice to the fates this weekend, but RavenCon is actually not…

Review: Dragon Warriors

Dragon Warriors is a classic British fantasy roleplaying game that has originally been released in the mid-eighties by Corgi Books. In 2008 Magnum Opus Press released Dragon Warriors in a new edition which basically compiles the material of the original game into a series of new books. The core rulebook is a 258-paged hardcover book with mostly black-and-white interior. The book has a pretty clean…

Get 20% off of selected titles at DriveThruRPG this month

Like in the months before I can provide you with the coupon code for a 20% discount for selected titles at DriveThruRPG . This month’s code is DTRPGAprilPodBlog2011 and it’s valid for the following products: Dirty Secrets [Dark Omen Games] Wraith Recon [Mongoose] Lexicon of Traps [Ennead Games] Shadow, Sword & Spell [Rogue Games] Apocalypse Prevention, Inc. [Third Eye Games] Enjoy! Print PDF Related posts: 20% discount @ …

I got my JourneyQuest DVD!

My JourneyQuest Season 1 DVD came in the mail Friday! This is another piece of comedic geeky greatness from the folks behind Gamers and Dorkness Rising. I sense another cult classic coming on and it’s well deserved. JourneyQuest is the tale of the reluctant and incompetent hero, the wizard Perf and his companions; Nara the

Campaign Primer Ideas! Part 1

Fellow poster, and all around nice guy, Shinobicow (who also has a really cool nick, but I digress) wrote an excellent series of posts on World Building that he shared here on the blog. They are full of useful advice to get your campaign creation juices flowing.  One in particular caught my attention, Part 8 , on actually getting your campaign started, touched up on a …

Someone is stealing our stuff!

I have no problems with people using the Stargazer’s World RSS feed as it is meant to be. The contents of the blog are usually licensed under CC BY-NC-SA after all. But it really pisses me off when someone takes the post and even the comments posted under them and posts them at his own site making it look like it was their content. While moderating trackbacks this…

Create your own Mobius Dungeon, the easy way!

Mobius Strips are one-sided shapes that you can create by taking a length of paper, half-twisting it

I make games – Pathfinder expansions, a whole undead world, board games about cats and fire – check it out!

I don’t just write about games, and have a number of talented Editors and Authors who also write about games, but I create them as well. At this very moment I have 40 PDFs available at DriveThruRPG – many of the costing you absolutely nothing, that is… FREE ! Those that aren’t free range in price between $0.50 and $1.99. You can find…

Taking d20 Modern Into D&D 3.5

The best thing about d20 and the Open Game License is the ability to port elements within the d20 family back and forth from one game or genre to another, and have everything speak the same language. Nothing can be simpler than taking skills, feats, talents, equipment, or even whole characters from, say, D&D 3.5 and into d20 Modern, or Pathfinder, or Star Wars, or Mutants …

The Mindripper, or, You Want Me to do What With my Adventure?

In the time that I have been writing for TC, I have tried to push myself as a gamer. I enjoy many different facets of the hobby so if I have had a good opportunity to make myself a better GM or a better player, I have tried to take it. One part of the hobby that has gotten my attention recently has been the writing side of things, …

Old School Podcast: Fantasy Flight Games at PAX East talk Mansions of Madness, Warhammer 40k, and more

In his extremely productive wanderings around PAX East, Tracy stalked and successfully caught the Fantasy Flight Games booth, where he procured an interview talking about Mansions of Madness, Warhammer 40k and a product that is almost released, and almost talked about. As always, this podcast is available right here, through DriveThruRPG and on iTunes . Technorati Tags: fantasy flight games , ffg , warhammer , mansions of madness , board…