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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…

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…

Guillotine

Tweet Generally my Dungeons & Dragons game starts at 1:30pm on Saturdays. Sometimes not everyone can make it. Sometimes enough people can’t make it that we opt out of D&D all together for some other game to play. Last weekend was one of those days for me. The game we chose to play was a pick by my Fiancé’s. It was …

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…

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…

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…

A great opportunity and a good cause!

Tweet I know many fine folk in the blogosphere, in Twitter and other places have already shared the news, but just in case you have missed it, the fine folk at RPGNow and DriveThru RPG have put together a package of products, similar to what they did for Haiti relief after the devastating earthquake in the island nation, this time for Doctors Without Borders Flood …

Lapsus Calumni

Tweet Lapsus Calumni is the title of M.S. Jackson’s internet fanzine and its accompanying blog. His more recent fanzine issues contained great material for Warrior, Rogue & Mage . Lapsus Calumni #5 – The Head of Gazoul Lapsus Calumni #6 – Goblyn Grotte Each of these fanzine issues (in PPDF format) contain a short story as introduction, and some high quality roleplaying material. In the…

What about Advanced Feats: The Witch’s Brew? A review…

Tweet The fine folk at Open Design , i.e. Kobold Quarterly, are at it again, producing excellent third party products that support the Pathfinder RPG, specifically the classes in the Advanced Players Guide . I received the second installment of their Advanced Feats series, Advanced Feats: The Witch’s Brew , this time dealing with the new Witch class from the Advanced Players guide. I reviewed …

What about Advanced Feats: The Witch’s Brew? A review…

Tweet The fine folk at Open Design , i.e. Kobold Quarterly, are at it again, producing excellent third party products that support the Pathfinder RPG, specifically the classes in the Advanced Players Guide . I received the second installment of their Advanced Feats series, Advanced Feats: The Witch’s Brew , this time dealing with the new Witch class from the Advanced Players guide. I reviewed their previous Advanced Feats …

Descent: Journeys in the Dark

Tweet Descent is part of the FFG Big Box-Line of games. Welcome back to another board game-review at Stargazer’s World. This time I am going to take a closer look at one mammoth of a game: Descent – Journeys in the Dark by Kevin Wilson and published by Fantasy Flight Games . I will try to give you a feel…

Descent: Journeys in the Dark

Tweet Descent is part of the FFG Big Box-Line of games. Welcome back to another board game-review at Stargazer’s World. This time I am going to take a closer look at one mammoth of a game: Descent – Journeys in the Dark by Kevin Wilson and published by Fantasy Flight Games . I will try to give you a feel for…

Free Stuff Fridays: Javascript Character Generators

Tweet This is usually Youseph’s territory but I’m trying my hand at writing a Free Stuff Friday post because it’s a topic I’ve recently become very interested in, Character Generators. Every so often I become convinced there is a tool out there to help me create characters and NPCs for my games. I’ve tried a lot of them, with wildly different experiences (from elation to frustration) but …

Dawn of a New Age, Part 5

Tweet Well here we are the last installment of my experiment at using the blog to share the introduction I wrote for my upcoming superhero game. I am happy with the way it turned out. I had some corrections to do on the posts as they were published; it’s never easy to edit your own writings. I hope you liked it, my players are still digesting the …

Introducing the Stargazer’s World IRC chat channel!

Tweet Stargazer’s World now has a chat channel! This channel is accessible both by chat client (mIRC, Xchat, and so on). It is also accessible by a browser-based Java applet on the network’s website. I will provide instructions for both forms of access: Using an IRC Client 0.) If you do not have a client but wish…

Review: Printed Dice

Tweet Some time ago, Abraham Neddermann aka the Dice Creator showed a method on his blog on how to create custom dice easily. You just need glossy photo paper, a laser printer and a flat iron. In order to test out the printed dice he had a raffle on his blog. Three lucky winners were chosen that got some custom-made printed dice which they were…

Dawn of a New Age, Part 4

Tweet Greetings dear readers! This is part four of the introduction I recently wrote for my next campaign. A supers game in a world where no superpowers existed before, but a strange incident has occurred. The world will soon be a very different place. What will the players make of this? What sort of characters will they create to be part of this brand new dawn? …

Mouse Guard RPG Boxed Set

Tweet David Peterson posted on his blog today some new information about the upcoming release of the Mouse Guard RPG Boxed Set. At the NYCC we announced that there will be a Boxed Set of the Mouse Guard RPG to be out later this year. We have currently sold out of the Hardcover (though your local shops and online retailers may still…

Return of the Immortals

Tweet Note: The contents of this post first appeared at Polyhedral Dreams in two parts. This collated post has been slightly edited. It began with a dream. I had found a new group to game with, and to my pleased surprise they were running a game of classic D&D’s Immortals — the godlike beings of the setting. While I was rolling…