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Some thoughts on SPIEL ‘10

Tweet On Saturday my girlfriend and I accompanied some friends to the world’s biggest consumer fair for gaming, the SPIEL in Essen, Germany. On over 44,100 square meters, all kinds of games are shown, sold and played. From what I’ve heard approximately 152,000 people visit SPIEL every year, which makes it five times larger than this year’s Gen Con. And from what I’ve experienced this…

How to make a kick ass D&D 4e Character card deck, Magic the Gathering style

Ben from Ben’s RPG Pile has a fantastic idea.  Create a character deck in the style of M:tG for players to quickly reference their character, powers, items and whatnot.  Here Ben shows how to make a Dungeons and Dragons character deck (Magic style). See how he assembles the cards and all the different kinds that make a typical deck. Technorati Tags: D&D , rpg…

Free Stuff Friday: Mad Irishman Productions

Tweet It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This week’s Free Stuff is: Mad Irishman Productions – Character Sheets Good Gravy this site has a lot of character sheets available for download as PDFs . Character sheets for Dungeons & Dragons, Star Wars, True 20, Warhammer, D20 Modern, Arcana Evolved, Lord of the Rings and many more. On The Mad Irishman Productions’s website…

Communist Sandbox Redux

Well, I tried and tried to find my backups but apparently they were on my larger portable hard drive, which got stolen at my old roommates job. Bummer. So I’m trying to recreate some of my better posts. The title of this post is in no way an…

D&D BITs: Updated sheet

A couple weeks ago I wrote about the house rules I’ve been using to add Burning Wheel style Beliefs, Instincts, and Traits to my 4th edition D&D game. I’ve now updated the sheet I’ve been using (which includes all the rules needed). These rules work with any version of D&D (or Pathfinder RPG) although you might need to tweak the…

World of Aruneus – Play Test Challenge has begun!

You let your sword arm droop as you look at your companions.  Three of you are still standing.  The Cleric lies immobile and feverish, surrounded by rotting corpses.  Wiping sweat from your eyes, you shudder as you hear the moaning challenge of the undead coming from the wood to the East..  This days work is not done yet. The first Aruneus Play…

Kobold Hall for Minecraft, the video preview walkthrough

Here’s Kobold Hall from the Fourth Edition D&D Dungeon Master’s Guide recreated in Minecraft. I’m up to Encounter Three so far, so it’s strictly a work-in-progress. Please excuse the horrendous framerate – Minecraft plays wonderfully on my little netbook, but fraps kills it stone dead. I’ll find another way of recording the finished dungeon. If anyone…

Of Fudge & Fate

I don’t know if you have noticed lately, but Fate really seems to have taken off in the last year or two. It doesn’t particularly surprise me. Evil Hat has certainly done a good job of releasing interesting and complete products. That, combined with a good game has been enough to spread the system into more than a few different games. I’ve yet…

Fudge SRD TiddlyWiki

Tweet What’s better than the Fudge SRD? The Fudge SRD in TiddlyWiki format! One of the regulars of the #stargazersworld IRC channel on sorcery.net who goes by the name fudgebob has created a TiddlyWiki of the Fudge system reference document. While all the text is already in, he still needs to do some formatting before it’s truly done! But…

Going to Essen tomorrow!

Tweet Tomorrow is a big day in my gaming-calendar: The Spiel 2010 in Essen starts! I assume, that “Spiel” or “Essen” don’t ring any bells with quite a few of my readers here at Stargazer’s World, especially the non-european ones. So let me explain: The “ Spiel ” (German for “game” or “play”) is an annual gaming fair held…

JourneyQuest! Episodes 4 and 5

They’re here!  JourneyQuest IV and V!  Also episodes four and five! Here, Perf runs away. . . with Nara’s destiny. And here Perf blows another spell, Glorion encounters a gargoyle, and the orcs have a very bad day. Enjoy! Technorati Tags: rpg , journeyquest , role playing games , dead gentlemen Troll in the Corner . . Related posts: JourneyQuest Episodes 1 and 2 available! From the makers …

A wonderfully large hex map of the United States circa 1870 and other cool tools

I was doing my normal perusal of the RPG web corners when I happened across this wonderful map by Joe Wetzel (I believe, please correct me if I’m wrong).  It’s a large hex map of the US circa 1870, with railroads, major cities and Native American territories marked out.  This image is a small one, as it isn’t my map.  If you want …

Review – LeCardo

Today I get to review something I don’t play a lot of: A card game.   LeCardo is what might be classified as an educational card game, although unlike a lot of educational games, it actually plays well as a game – strategy and competition are part and parcel of LeCardo. The game is designed by Hugh Marshall and Priscilla McIntosh, and published by Leo Marshall Designs . How play …

Dungeonslayers in the pub

Tweet Yesterday I had the opportunity to run a session of the upcoming 4th edition of Dungeonslayers at our regular RPG pub meeting . We actually had two groups with four and three players respectively. The second group was run by my friend Mirko. While I have run DS before, it was Mirko’s first time. But I have to admit he put a bit…

We have a winner! The International D&D Essentials contest!

Congratulations to Judith, of Oregon!  The random numbers have favored you today and you’ve won!  I’ve already sent an email off to you letting you know. We had 198 people who emailed in for the contest with a total of 1472 entries. Each entry was assigned to a contestant in the order I received their emails. The winner was chosen by a random number generator (thanks random….

Open Call for Aruneus Play Testers Part 2 – Like Pathfinder and Zombies? Get free stuff and play in the apocalypse.

Are you familiar with Pathfinder? Do you have a reliable group of 3-6 players? How would you like all of the free Aruneus PDFs I can get you? I’m looking for several active groups who would meet at least once a month to run Pathfinder sessions featuring the World of Aruneus material. This would give you a chance to explore…

Want to Draw a Gaming Webcomic?

Our friend Olan, author of the Loaded Dice rpg webcomic over at Red Dragon Inn is looking for some help.  Unfortunately, due to busy schedules his artist Lyra needs to drop the comic and that leaves him desperately searching for someone new to take over. This could be a great opportunity for an artist to jump into the RPG comic crowd and…

The Return of Complete Characters

I have returned I’m not going to go into my mysterious absence in any sort of detail. Let’s just say there were monkeys. Lots and lots of monkeys. I really can’t say anything more. I’m back now, and we’re together. Isn’t that what really matters? Let’s not dwell on my many failings as a blogger, but instead talk about the gift I have for …

Add to your Blogroll: The Hopeless Gamer

One of my favorite RPG Blogs to read, The Hopeless Gamer , is currently running a contest until next Friday, October 29th.  I thought I’d help spread the word, both to give our readers a shot at his PDF prizes and to infuse a little hope into the Hopeless Gamers with some exposure for their blog. Just in time for Halloweeen, they are giving out PDFs of …

Stargazer’s World Book Club reminder…

Tweet We are past the half of the month and consequently past the half way point of our first book club reading. As posted at the beginning of this month the official selection for our first virtual book club discussion was the DC Adventures RPG. By the end of the month I’ll write a post about my initial impression of…