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Day of Fudge

As you probably know I have a soft spot for the Fudge system . Alas I never had the opportunity to actually run a game with it, but from time to time I leaf through the huge Fudge 10th Anniversary book and think about what games I could run with it. And perhaps the upcoming “Day of Fudge” is finally my chance to play or run some Fudge. Every first Saturday…

Review: Dragon Warriors

Dragon Warriors is a classic British fantasy roleplaying game that has originally been released in the mid-eighties by Corgi Books. In 2008 Magnum Opus Press released Dragon Warriors in a new edition which basically compiles the material of the original game into a series of new books. The core rulebook is a 258-paged hardcover book with mostly black-and-white interior. The book has a pretty clean…

Get 20% off of selected titles at DriveThruRPG this month

Like in the months before I can provide you with the coupon code for a 20% discount for selected titles at DriveThruRPG . This month’s code is DTRPGAprilPodBlog2011 and it’s valid for the following products: Dirty Secrets [Dark Omen Games] Wraith Recon [Mongoose] Lexicon of Traps [Ennead Games] Shadow, Sword & Spell [Rogue Games] Apocalypse Prevention, Inc. [Third Eye Games] Enjoy! Print PDF Related posts: 20% discount @ …

Campaign Primer Ideas! Part 1

Fellow poster, and all around nice guy, Shinobicow (who also has a really cool nick, but I digress) wrote an excellent series of posts on World Building that he shared here on the blog. They are full of useful advice to get your campaign creation juices flowing.  One in particular caught my attention, Part 8 , on actually getting your campaign started, touched up on a …

Someone is stealing our stuff!

I have no problems with people using the Stargazer’s World RSS feed as it is meant to be. The contents of the blog are usually licensed under CC BY-NC-SA after all. But it really pisses me off when someone takes the post and even the comments posted under them and posts them at his own site making it look like it was their content. While moderating trackbacks this…

My homework for you today: try out a new game

Ok, you don’t have to do it today, but if you try out a new roleplaying game in the next six month at least, I would be very pleased. As most of you probably already know I am the total opposite of a monogameist. I have played and run dozens of different game systems from the venerable Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 1st Edition to …

Ask the readers: Does not play well with others…

Over in the  Paizo Blog I’ve been reading with some interest their proposed changes to the  Pathfinder Society Organized Play program. I have never participated on such programs. When I began role playing I was intrigued by the  RPGA , joined and got their  Polyhedron Magazine . I still have the laminated card and the pin somewhere, but besides reading the magazine I never…

Minigames in roleplaying games

Recently I have started playing Sid Meier’s Pirates! again. Pirates! is a single-player, open world game set into the Caribbean during the late 16th and early to late 17th century. You play a ship captain working as a privateer for either the English, French, Dutch or Spanish. During the game you can freely choose your allegiances, choose to attack enemy ships or towns, hunt pirates, seek…

Inner Sea World Guide: First impressions …

This past Saturday I went down to my FLGS and got my hands on the new Pathfinder RPG campaign setting, the Inner Sea World Guide . Any casual reader of my posts will know I am a homebrewer at heart and that I rarely run pre-published campaigns, but I am not below getting campaigns settings and mining them for ideas, rules or even …

A word on our Alternity April Fool’s post

On April 1st, commonly known as April Fool’s Day, we posted a fake press release claiming we had acquired the rights to Alternity from WotC to create a 2nd edition of that fine game. A few of you have been very disappointed that this was only a joke, since the ‘90s SF roleplaying game is still dear to the heart of many gamers even today. Trust …

Exciting Alternity news!

We’ve been sitting on this for a couple of weeks, dying to share it with our readers, but we couldn’t until all the details were worked out. Now that all that is taken care off we can share some exciting news… Here is the press release going out to gaming magazines (the two left) and gaming blogs later today.

Lazy Friday Video Post: “Mike Mearls talks about the future of D&D”

Check out what Mike Mearls, who is currently in charge of D&D development, told us about the future of D&D. You probably won’t believe a few of the changes they have in store for us! What do you think? Will this change what we think about D&D? Do you intend to give 5th Edition a chance? As always all your comments are highly appreciated. …

A font by any other name…

I don’t know about you, but I love collecting them. Ever since I got my first word processor I cherished the possibility of changing the font depending on the purpose of the document I was writing. For a big period in my gaming life one of the things I enjoyed the most was creating character sheets for the games I was playing, (this was in that…

Aspects of War

Whether the Player Characters in your campaign stand for good or battle for evil, one thing will always be true. The ability to tell a story of war to your PCs. This is a very important skill for any Game Master. Be it as simple as a battle between a farm-hand and a pack of hungry wolves or a biblical showdown between Demons and Gods. These…

Review: Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Player’s Guide

I haven’t been aware of the WHFRP Player’s Guide until I got a coupon code for a review copy in my email inbox. But I have to admit it was a pleasant surprise. Even though I changed my stance on the latest iteration of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay there where still a few things that irked me. The new Player’s Guide remedies a lot of the issues I had with …

Ask the readers: Filing off the serial numbers

If you follow me on twitter (@sunglar ) or read my recent posts about Breaking the D20 Paradigm you may know I am struggling to find a system for a future sci-fi game (pun intended). While the game may be some time away, anywhere from 10 months to a year, I like to plan ahead and I want to work …

Lazy Friday Video Post: A Night’s Work

In the ‘90s I played a lot of Shadowrun . It has been one of my favorite games for quite a long time and even though I always struggled with the rules I have a lot of fond memories of that game. Yesterday my friend and fellow RPG blogger Roberto pointed this video out to me: It’s a promotion video created by now…

Adult themes in RPGs

WARNING – While this is NOT a post about Porn the RPG (imagine the stats for that game) or a review about the Book of Erotic Fantasy , it will deal with complex issues, or what may be called “adult” topics and whether they belong in an RPG game. If such themes offend you, disturb you, or are not appropriate, please read…

Crypts and Things

When it comes to the Old-School Renaissance I have some mixed feelings. On the one hand I enjoy the simple old-school charm of games like Swords & Wizardry or X-Plorers, but on the other hand I am unhappy with the lack of innovation and creativity in this part of our hobby. Games like the aforementioned X-Plorers , Stars…

Breaking the d20 Paradigm

“Dear d20 System, we’ve had a good run you and me… No, no relax, this is NOT that conversation. I am not breaking up with you! I just think we should see other people. You have your legions of adoring fans, and that shiny new 4 th edition, you can see whoever you want, I have met some new systems, Indies mostly, and I want to explore my options. You …