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The wonderful world of gaming! 0

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 …

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Geekpaper No. 3 0

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

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Happy Holidays from Stargazer’s World! 0

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…

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World Building Part 3 – Getting Started with World Tone 0

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…

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New game, new tools! 0

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 …

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Revisiting the new D&D comic book 0

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…

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Revisiting the new D&D comic book 0

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 …

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Santa Beholders are coming to town 0

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…

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What about In the Company of Minotaurs? A review… 0

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…

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Help those in need and enter to win! 0

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…

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World Building Part 2 – First Things First 0

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…

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Freeport: Winds of Change – Session 3 0

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…

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A picture is worth a thousand words when it comes to characters 0

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…

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The Pathfinder Role Playing Game Reference Document UPDATE! 0

Tweet My love for Pathfinder is well known around these parts. It is my poison of choice for fantasy gaming and the rule system I use for my homebrew campaign. Over the last few years I have begun to use technology more and more to run my games and currently I GM with my laptop at the table. One of the most useful tools I have for this…

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Traveller RPG Week Day Five: Welcome to Hell Station 0

Strontium-9000. It is as unique as it is valuable; constantly unstable, it exist in an eternal state of flux. It appears completely impervious to changes in temperature, gravity, pressure or any other outside influence. And it is only available from one place in the whole universe. Hell Station. A typical Hell Station mining platform at work This rugged gas mining station hovers on the outer rim of Malebolge , a …

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FATE “power cards” 0

We’re currently in the process of converting our 4E D&D game over to FATE due to almost group-wide dissatisfaction with the 4E rules. The specific rules are a mix of Strands of Fate and the Dresden Files RPG, along with some personal tweaks to make the game “feel” like D&D. While almost everyone instantly took to the idea, one of our players really…

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Retro-gaming, actual play podcast now on iTunes 0

You can now grab and/or subscribe to our retro-gaming, actual play podcast right from iTunes ! As of now we have exactly one episode online, which spans over two hours of gaming.  Our game of choice?  Palladium Fantasy RPG, circa 1985.  1st edition – which means no MDC, no glitter boy integration and more of the experiences our 15 year old selves had playing…

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Something Under the Bed is Drooling – Book Review of Monsters and Other Childish Things 0

When I was walking through the vendor hall at GenCon, I saw a book that caught my eye. I mean, how could it not? As I was growing up, I read a lot of the wonderful comic series Calvin & Hobbes . If you’re not familiar (and you should be), the comic is all about a young boy and his …

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Traveller RPG Week Day Four: Worlds 0

Worlds. Big round (usually) things bobbing on a sea of black. Each one unique, and every one the potential destination for a bunch of trigger-happy Traveller adventurers. Classic Traveller includes complete rules for creating everything from an asteroid belt to a high-population uber-tech Capital World, but y’know what? Let’s start bigger than that. Much bigger. The…

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Traveller RPG Week Day Four: Worlds 0

Worlds. Big round (usually) things bobbing on a sea of black. Each one unique, and every one the potential destination for a bunch of trigger-happy Traveller adventurers. Classic Traveller includes complete rules for creating everything from an asteroid belt to a high-population uber-tech Capital World, but y’know what? Let’s start bigger than that. Much bigger. The Universe is divided…

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