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Free Stuff Friday: Mouse Guard Wiki

This week’s Free Stuff is : Mouse Guard Wiki Looking for some character sheets and maps? Then check out the Mouse Guard Wiki over at BurningWheel.org The Mouse Guard Wiki has a section of downloadable items to help your Mouse Gard game. With all kinds of character sheets and maps. This wiki is a good resources for anyone who …

An ICONic interview: Steve Kenson!

As part of my love for all things ICONS I recently contacted the author, Steve Kenson for an interview about the game and superhero role playing games in general. Steve was kind enough to answer my questions quickly despite his busy schedule and was an all around great guy!  I want to publicly thank him for taking the time and for …

Preparing for Gen Con: Geek Wear

When I finally decided to attend Gen Con this year, I also decided that I wanted to have at least one t-shirt with my blog’s logo made. Why? Because it makes it much easier for people to recognize me. There are a lot of people I’ve never met in real life and in some cases I have no idea how they look like. But if I wear a …

First Impressions: DC Adventures

As soon as it was available, I decided to preorder the DC Adventures Hero’s Handbook from Green Ronin Publishing. Although I never actually had the chance to run a superhero game I really like the genre. I very much enjoyed reading Mutants & Masterminds, and since DC Adventures is our first chance to have a look at the new M&M 3rd edition rules, I decided to give it a …

Freebies: Marvel Super Heroes

Recently the interest in superhero RPG is rising again. The recent release of ICONS made a lot of gamer extremely happy, DC and Green Ronin cooperate to bring us DC Adventures , there will be a 3rd edition of Mutants & Masterminds and BASH! Ultimate Edition just got nominated for the ENnies. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. One of the all-time classic …

Review: Legends of Steel – Savage Worlds Edition

There are campaign settings for Savage World for almost every genre. One genre I’ve been missing for some time was Swords & Sorcery. But luckily Jeff Mejia aka EvilDM released Legends of Steel in a Savage Worlds edition some time ago. I recently had the chance to check it out as he now sells his works on DriveThruRPG now. The 70-paged PDF is truely a great introduction into …

Stargazer’s World is now on iTunes

Perhaps you remember the video review I posted a few days ago. Since I am using blip.tv to host it, it automatically get’s distributed to a number of video hosting sites. In addition to that it’s available in the iTunes store, too (in the podcast category). When we upload more videos in the future, they get added there as well (as long…

The stars are right… For a winner! The results of the Realms of Cthulhu Giveaway Contest

Following the post for the Realms of Cthulhu giveaway, many of our loyal readers sent in their submissions and once the contest closed we sat down to give each one good read. After much consideration and difficult deliberation, Michael and I have agreed on a winner. All entries were excellent, making the deliberation process an arduous one. We thank each and everyone who …

What about SORD? A (short) review…

Some days ago I wrote about game master screens and readers correctly pointed out that even if I don’t use a traditional screen, when I use my laptop in the game the computer serves the same purpose as the screen. Think of it as my electronic game master screen! Behind this screen I keep my campaign notes on Excel, PDF copies of several documents…

My GenCon Schedule

Recently Zachary Houghton posted his GenCon schedule . I think this is a great idea, because so you a) know where you find him, if you want to meet him and b) other GenCon attendees can see what events other people are attending. This year I will attend GenCon for the first time and I picked a couple of seminars to attend to. But like Zach’s schedule, mine …

Video Review: Fantasy Craft

On the weekend I finally sat down and tried to record a video review of Fantasy Craft . I am using the word “try” because the result is probably not the best review possible but it works as a proof of concept.  The text I am spoken was pretty much improvised on the spot, there has been some glaring editing errors and after watching the video …

Video Review: Fantasy Craft

On the weekend I finally sat down and tried to record a video review of Fantasy Craft . I am using the word “try” because the result is probably not the best review possible but it works as a proof of concept.  The text I am spoken was pretty much improvised on the spot, there has been some glaring editing errors…

The Worldsmith’s Introduction

Greetings to you all, as this is my first post on Stargazer’s World as a guest blogger I thought a nice place to start is a traditional look at myself and my current projects as this is a good opportunity to talk to you guys a little about what I’ve made and also about what I’ve got in the works.  In this way it not only gives you…

What about the ICONS Character Folio? A review…

I am a confessed ICONS fan, you can see my review and various character write ups ( here , here and here ), so when new products came up for sale in RPGNow I was thrilled. The new products are ICONS: The Skeleton Key , an adventure, and the ICONS Character Folio , an electronic tool to help create characters, randomly or point based. The blurb for the Character …

Free Stuff Friday: Risus

It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This weeks Free Stuff is : Risus Looking for a quick and easy rules light RPG to play? Look no further than Risus. On the Risus Website they wrote this stuff up : Risus is a complete Role Playing Game (RPG) designed to provide an “RPG Lite” for those nights when the brain is too tired for…

Is the OSR mainly driven by nostalgia?

I am not sure what got me thinking but recently I asked myself why all the retro clones have to look like they were produced back in the day? In most cases, the layout, the artwork is reminiscent of the RPG products of the 80s or even the mid to late 70s. I don’t know a single new old-school …

Soapbox Games Reviews

Moritz Mehlem, a German old-school advocate who is pretty well known for his blog “ Von der Seifenkiste herab ” and his involvement in the Labyrinth Lord community, has recently started releasing his works on DriveThruRPG / RPGNow under the “ Soapbox Games ” name. I’ve had the chance to review some of his works. Let’s start with The Adventurer , a new class for Labyrinth…

Review: End Time

Dr. Michael C. LaBossiere’s End Time is a dark vision of the future, a world where the stars where right and humanity had to abandon Earth. The book itself also had a quite tumultuous past. The basic idea came from LaBossiere’s own adventure Blood Moon which has been published in Chaosium’s Strange Aeons. Then “End Time” was meant to be published by Pagan Publishing but…

RPGNow/DriveThruRPG discounts for July

Like last months readers of blogs participating in One Book Shelf ’s blog support program get a 20% discount on a large number of PDF products! This time the coupon is good for the products of the  following publishers: 4 Winds Fantasy Gaming Action RPG Counters ComStar Crafty Games DragonWing Games Erisian Entertainment Generic Universe Publishing Holistic Design Kallisti Press Louis Porter Jr…

Review: Cthulhu Rising

Usually Call of Cthulhu games are set into the 1920s, the Victorian age or modern times. But there are some exceptions. This week I want to have a look at two books that help Keepers running Call of Cthulhu games in the future. Cthulhu Rising starts off as a classic SF setting. Humanity has reached the stars, FTL travel, extrasolar colonies, androids and artificial intelligence …