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Open Design’s 5th Anniversary Sale

Yesterday Wolfgang Baur’s Open Design celebrated it’s 5th anniversary. To celebrate this there’s a special sale that ends on Thursday March 24th. During this time you get a 50% discount on the following products: Kobold Quarterly issues #1 through #15 and All gazetteers and adventure books in PDF Print copies (while supplies last) of:

Japan Disaster Relief at DriveThruRPG

I am pretty sure most of you are aware what has happened in Japan recently. An 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit the ocean near the eastern coast of Japan on March 11 and caused massive damage. The tsunami caused by the earthquake caused even more damage in Japan and other countries all around the Pacific ocean. Currently over 8,000 people lost their lives and over 12,000 are still missing. DriveThruRPG is currently raising funds to…

Lazy Friday Video Post: “She don’t like Firefly!”

It has been quite some time since the last “Lazy Friday Video Post”, but I thought I should resurrect this tradition. This week’s video is not really RPG-related but I know that a lot of gamers also like Firefly, so it’s not totally off-topic. www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-yHSaP0Dyg By the way, this song is definitely fun to listen to, but I doubt it’s based on a…

Wizards of the Coast, please reconsider your PDF policy!

In April 2009 Wizards of the Coast stopped all sales of PDFs . The reasons are still not 100% clear but there was always some talk about piracy. Almost two years later there are still no legal PDF products you can buy from WotC. I doubt I have to point out that piracy is still strong. But I don’t want to talk about piracy today. …

Star Without Number POD Unboxing!

When I first discovered RPG e-books they changed my life! Well that may be a bit of hyperbole, but they definitely changed my gaming experience. Gaming supplements on PDF opened the door to so many new publishers, to experience the work of small press game designers who could electronically publish their ideas and supplements, they could now could put together products that …

Interview with Green Ronin’s Jon Leitheusser

Jon Leitheusser Anyone who is a fan of Mutants & Masterminds or DC ADVENTURES has probably seen the Threat Reports that Green Ronin has been putting out lately. Threat Reports are 99 cent downloadable PDFs for Mutants & Masterminds 3rd edition. They contain a quick little story about a bad guy and their stats allowing GMs to use them in their M&M games. I recently got the chance to interview one of the creative minds behind…

Bachelor Party RPG!

“Rick Gassko is settling down… But before he walks down the aisle with Debbie he’s having on last fling. Accompanied by his friends, some dice, the Necronomicon and his favorite game designer and wild party animal Ed “The Beard” Greenwood, Rick will have an adventure he will never forget. Literally… Bachelor Party RPG!” No, I’m sorry to disappoint, this post is NOT about a role playing …

L5R 4th Edition Core Rulebook – Full Review

Today, I’m proud to bring you my complete review of the Legend of the Five Rings 4 th Edition Core Rulebook . L5R, produced by the folks at the Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) , has been around since the mid 90’s. Now, in the 4 th Edition of the RPG, L5R continues to bring top notch stories set in the Far-East inspired …

Alternity memories…

The recent post by HyenaSpotz about the Alternity RPG really struck home! I was a big fan of the game when it came out and his terrific review of the game brought back some great memories. When Alternity was announced I was immediately interested; the fact that it would be a “generic” sci-fi system I could use to create my own …

Mutants & Masterminds 3rd edition Unboxing

Today was a pretty cool day. I swung by the postoffice after work to pick up the mail and found a box waiting for me. It was my copy of Mutants & Masterminds 3rd edition that I pre-ordered some time ago. I took the box, put it in my truck and drove home to open it up. When I got home I pulled out …

[Dungeonslayers] Caera map created with CC3

It’s always amazing what talented people can do with tools like Campaign Cartographer 3. And undoubtedly ProFantasy ’s Ralf Schemmann is no amateur when it comes to map making. He recently created this beautiful map for the game Dungeonslayers . If you own Campaign Cartographer 3 and the recently released Cartographer’s Annual 2011, you can download the original CC3 files here . Please note that the location names and descriptions on the …

Here is to 1,000 more!

Yesterday Stargazer’s World had its 1,000 th post. I’m pretty new to the world of blogging, having only joined the team little over a year ago, but I think many endeavors such as this fizzle away after the initial enthusiasm and we (and I use the term because Michael and the other contributors here have made me feel at home from the get go) are very proud to be going …

Review: Alternity

Alternity , by Bill Slavicsek and Richard Baker, is a science-fiction role-playing game released in 1998 by TSR (now Wizards of the Coast ). It bills itself as “a framework for all kinds of contemporary to far-future science fiction adventures.” Indeed, its two original settings are Star*Drive , a far-future space-opera, and Dark•Matter , which is a modern-day game drawing much of…

Player Advice: Make your character come alive!

This post came out of a conversation I was having with Michael over IM about my nick, Sunglar. I actually came up with the name for a story I wrote in 8 th grade, before I began gaming and ended up using it for my very first character as a player. Sunglar had many incarnations in RPGs, as a character, NPC, even villain, and eventually became my identity …

Dying Earth is back with a vengeance!

Some time ago Pelgrane Press lost the license to produce the Dying Earth RPG based on Jack Vance’s classic novels. Recently they reacquired the license and to celebrate this, the Complete Dying Earth bundle on DriveThruRPG is now available for the half of its original price. By the way, if you are just interested in the core rulebook , it has been…

All Wrapped Up: My World Building Wrap-Up Post

So, since my world building series has now wrapped up, it seems appropriate to put together a little article linking to all of the posts in this series and provide you some links to these articles.  The series was a long time running, but I think there is a lot more to be said and there is a lot of other advice out there on world building that you can…

Free Stuff Friday: Redbox Hack

It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This week’s Free Stuff is : Redbox Hack Nothing is better than a free game! I discovered Redbox Hack while looking for something to post for FREE STUFF FRIDAY. Redbox is a free RPG that the developer quit working on a few years ago. But he has…

World Building Part 10 – The End of the World as We Know It?

Well, all good things have to come to an end.  This will be my final post in this series on World Building.  I think it has been a pretty fun ride.  I hope I have given at least a few tips that you might be able to find useful.  Today, we’re going to talk about finishing your world…or …

Crazy Campaign Chronicles: Defenders of the Earth Redux or a Very Pulpy Future!

Introductory note: As Game Master I constantly get ideas for new campaigns. I take notes and file them away on the hopes of one day retaking them. But since I don’t role-play 24/7 I am pretty sure I will never get to play all these campaigns. I’m sure I am not alone on this! Some ideas are just too weird, too strange or simply not a good fit to …

Ultimate History of Dungeons & Dragons

This might have been around for a while, but I only recently discovered it. The Ultimate History of Dungeons & Dragons! I wish I could buy a poster of this and hang it in my office. Click here to view larger version. Related posts: Free Stuff Friday: Dungeons & Dragons Free Stuff Friday: Dungeons & Dragons Essentials Character Sheets Dead Alewives –