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Gaming-related plans for 2011 … and a look back at 2010

Tweet Last year I posted a long list with things I wanted to do in 2010. And as expected I didn’t actually reach all the goals I’ve set myself. But that’s not necessary a bad thing. Before talking about what I intend to do in 2010 let’s have a look back at my resolutions from 2010. Play some new games While I only managed …

RPG Solitaire Challenge: 3 Dice

Here is my entry for the RPG Solitaire Challenge . I chose the Build a Better Choose-Your-Adventure theme. Hope y’all like it! Choose Your Own Adventure gamebooks are wonderful things. They contain little paragraphs scattered across the pages in a seemingly chaotic order, each one ending with a set of choices and numbers which take you flicking through the book to the next paragraph in your personal…

Initial thoughts on Mutants & Masterminds Third Edition

The Second Edition of Mutants & Masterminds is, without a doubt, my all time favourite RPG. As I’m concerned it is as near as you can get to being the perfect role-playing game. It is mechanically flawless, fantastic to play and, despite being unashamedly all about superheroes, a wonderfully generic system that can handle anything you throw at it. And now…

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…

4e divided by 2

One of the (surprisingly few) things that I don’t like about 4e D&D is the speed of advancement. Those class levels fly by and it seems like every session ends with the players levelling up and gaining yet more cool stuff. I’m sure that’s not really the case, but as GM it feels like I’m continually playing catch-up with…

What about Advanced Feats: The Cavalier’s Creed? A review…

Tweet Ok let me say it outright, I love the cover! After complaining about previous covers in the Advanced Feats series, with the exception of The Witch’s Brew, I must say this is my favorite cover thus far. It has action, it tells a story and it makes me want to read what’s behind the digital cover. After such …

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 …

Geekpaper No. 3

Here is another rpg-related wallpaper I’ve made while learning to draw shadows and highlights. The original purpose of this image was only to test how the highlights work in the eyes and skin but.. the outcome is not always what to expect. Since this one is also related to rpgs, I finished it as a

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…

World Building Part 3 – Getting Started with World Tone

Tweet Last time, we talked about making sure to keep it at least a little bit “old school” when it comes to world building by never leaving your handy notebook behind. Today, we are finally going to get down to the meat and potatoes of our topic and talk about getting started building your world; this first post will have more to do with the first time world builder, so…

New game, new tools!

Tweet This past weekend I began a new campaign. We reached a natural lull in the ongoing Pathfinder RPG campaign, which has run for 65 (almost) weekly sessions and decided to put the game in hiatus for a couple of months and try the superhero campaign I’ve been itching to play for a while now, and about which I have written here in the blog (Here is the …

Revisiting the new D&D comic book

Tweet I hate being wrong, but not this time! Let me elaborate… I wrote a previous post about the new Dungeons & Dragons comic published by IDW . I was less than impressed by their preview issue #0 and declared this a less than stellar debut. However my good friend Luis, who is also one of my regular players and works at…

Revisiting the new D&D comic book

Tweet I hate being wrong, but not this time! Let me elaborate… I wrote a previous post about the new Dungeons & Dragons comic published by IDW . I was less than impressed by their preview issue #0 and declared this a less than stellar debut. However my good friend Luis, who is also one of my regular players and works at …

Santa Beholders are coming to town

This is what happens when Christa buys a string of Christmas lights for £1 to gut them and put in the awesome Gingerbread Christmas Castle (here’s a work-in-progress shot). I rescue the outer shells and lo! The Horde of Santa Beholders are invading! Time to stat up these suckers and come up with a scenario, just in time for Christmas. Any…

What about In the Company of Minotaurs? A review…

Tweet “I know they accuse me of arrogance, and perhaps misanthropy, and perhaps of madness. Such accusations (for which I shall exact punishment in due time) are derisory” The House of Asterion (tranlsation), by Jorge Luis Borges I love minotaurs, ever since first hearing the classic story , but I blame my love for them in role playing games on Dragonlance . The minotaurs of Krynn inspired me as a teenaged…

Help those in need and enter to win!

Help those in need and enter to win a custom character illustration by fantasy illustrator Ben Wootten This holiday RPGCharacterIllustrations.com teams with fantasy and sci-fi illustrator Ben Wootten to raise money for those in need and we hope you can support us. Starting December 20th and running till December 24th, donating to The Red Cross via their site will enter you in a drawing to win a…

World Building Part 2 – First Things First

Tweet So, you have officially decided that you are no longer satisfied with the many worlds that exist for role-playing and that you want to build your own. OK. Your world building journey begins now. Getting started with world building can be a pretty big task, but honestly, there are a few things that you can do to really make the whole process a lot easier and more…

Freeport: Winds of Change – Session 3

First of all, give this session a listen ! In some ways, this was what I felt to be the first real session of the campaign. If you listen to the first two sessions of this game back-to-back, I think you’ll find that they feel like one session split into two parts. That’s true in a lot of ways. Both sessions added together make up the…

A picture is worth a thousand words when it comes to characters

For longer-term campaigns, I love finding a drawing or photo for each of my characters – something to give me and the others at the table an idea of who my character is, or at least what he looks like. Thanks to Google images and Photoshop, you can do some really cool things with just a few minutes of effort. Case in…