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Attributes? We need no stinking attributes! Or do we?

For the last few days I have pondered about attributes in roleplaying game. Most of them use a set of attributes that describe the basic physical and mental capabilities of a character. Basically everyone knows D&D’s six classic attributes: Strength, Dexterity, Constitution, Wisdom, Intelligence, and Charisma. In one form or another the majority of RPGs uses attributes like these. But one question …

Life and times of a RPG industry freelancer

The week I spent at Gen Con 2010 was one of the most exciting weeks in my life. These few days were much like a roller coaster ride for me. It was my first Gen Con, my first time in the US even. For me walking through the Indianapolis Convention Center among all those gamers was a feeling I can hardly put into words. …

Free Stuff Friday: Saturday Night Delves #1: Revenge of the Iron Lich

It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This week’s Free Stuff is : Save Versus Death ‘s Saturday Night Delves #1: Revenge of the Iron Lich I love materials that can provide inspiration for my own home brew campaign. Save Versus Death ‘s Saturday Night Delves #1: Revenge of the Iron Lich is just that. An adventure that has…

A helping hand for Christchurch!

As many of you probably know a terrible earthquake in New Zealand has caused great devastation in Christchurch. Like they did after the earthquake in Haiti and the floods in Pakistan RPGNow and DriveThru RPG have put together a bundle for the New Zealand Red Cross and their earthquake relief efforts. The gaming community is truly a global community and we can all chip in…

Classy move…

It’s always sad, often frustrating, to see the things we love increase in price. In the current economic environment increases in price seem inevitable, from foodstuffs and other necessities, to the leisure items we love like gaming books, DVDs and gaming magazines! Yesterday I received a surprising e-mail from Kenzer & Company informing me they were increasing the price of Knights…

Me (of the Dead!)

Hello, I’m Shaun. I live in Maryland, on the east coast of the United States, and I’ve been playing roleplaying games for almost 19 years now. For the first half of that, I never really had a regular group. I was lucky if I could get two people together to game. I played a lot of regular one-on-one sessions …

Freebie: Stars Without Number

I’ve known of the existence of this game for quite a while now, but for some reason I just picked it up pretty recently. That’s why I don’t want to call this post a fully review. Stars Without Number is a surprisingly well-made SF roleplaying game “influenced by the Old School Renaissance and partially inspired by the great fantasy role-playing game editions written by Tom…

Fighting the good fight…

I’ve written about Puerto Rico Role Players before , many times , and probably will some more. This is one such instance, so humor me if you please (if not there are some excellent posts down the page…) (Still here? Good, let’s go on…) One of the reasons I became so active in the group was to give back something to the gaming community. Through…

The time I almost quit gaming!

I guess we’ve all had it. That time where you get frustrated with gaming, throw your arms up and say forget this, I’m not playing anymore… Especially if you’ve been playing for a long time like me (close to 25 years soon) you might just have had that feeling more than once. Strangely enough I’ve only been about to quit once. So if you’ll indulge me I’ll tell you about…

Free Stuff Friday: Oldschool Hack

It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This week’s Free Stuff is : Oldschool Hack I love a free RPG. I love collecting them too! Check out Oldschool Hack! It’s free! On Oldschool Hack’s website they wrote this stuff up : A table-top roleplaying system that’s a hack of a hack of the original Red …

World Building Part 9 – The Don Draper School of World Immersion

Hey everyone, before I get into this weeks post, I wanted to go ahead and let ev eryone know that this month, the RPG Blog Carnival is up and running.  The host for this month, Evil Machinations , has chosen the topic “ World Building ” to be the focus for this month’s carnival.  Kind of convenient don’t you think… Now to return to our …

Would a near-future science-based space exploration roleplaying game work?

Yesterday I stumbled upon this post at the famous BoingBoing blog which featured two pieces of awesome NASA artistic renderings of possible future space missions. I love science and space exploration. Even as a kid I read and watched everything I could about astronomy, space exploration and physics. And of course I almost devoured any SF novel I could find in the house. Ever since I …

Beyond Ferelden

Back in December 2009 I professed my love for the Dragon Age RPG by Green Ronin . As someone who enjoyed (and still enjoys) the Dragon Age: Origins computer game it was no question whether I picked up that game or not. And the Dragon Age RPG definitely lived up to my expectations, it actually surpassed them. It’s a great game for new players to pick up and play because …

Battlelords of the Twenty-Third Century is back with a vengeance

Some of you might remember this game back from the ‘90s. Battlelords of the Twenty-Third Century is a SF roleplaying game back from the “Golden Age”. I actually never played it back in the day, but I definitely have at least read the title in magazine ads several times. Since my funds were pretty limited at the time I never…

Review: Soldiers of Fortune by Matt James

Yesterday, February 14 th was Valentine’s Day, and what would Valentine’s Day be with out some love for D&D 4e by 3 rd Party Publisher Open Design .  Today, I’m here to give my 2 cents about the new supplement for D&D 4e, Soldiers of Fortune by Mr. Matt James.  Dungeons and Dragons has always been role playing game which focuses on fantasy, magic, dungeon…

What about Visions of the Oracle? A review…

After reviewing the previous installments in the Advanced Feats series and having some of my players try out some of the classes in the Advanced Players Guide , this is the one I was looking forward with the greatest trepidation. As I’ve mentioned in earlier posts players in my campaign had created replacement characters using the playtest version of the Summoner and an …

Free Stuff Friday: Mutants & Masterminds Character Sheets

This week’s Free Stuff is : Mutants & Masterminds: Character Sheets Character Sheets for Mutants & Masterminds. On The Green Ronin Website They Wrote This Stuff up : Character sheets for the third edition of Mutants & Masterminds are now available — in black & white and in color! Color Character Sheet Black & White Character Sheet So get your copy of the Mutants & Masterminds Character Sheets…

Review: Smallville RPG by Margaret Weis Productions

Today, I bring you a review of The Smallville RPG by Margaret Weis Productio ns .  The folks over at Margaret Weis were generous enough to provide me with a review copy of the game (just getting that out of the way).  I have always been a pretty big fan of Superman; I love the movies, the Lois & Clark TV Show…

Dragon Chow Dice Bags

Recently while looking for a geeky gift for my girlfriend I stumbled upon Dragon Chow Dice Bags . We both had leather dice bags for quite some time now, but this time I was looking for something different. And Dragon Chow Dice Bags are different for sure. They are beautifully handcrafted, flat-bottomed and fully reversible bags complete with a drawstring. …

Best of Stargazer’s World

The 1000th post at Stargazer’s World is approaching fast. A couple of months back I had the idea to release something special when this blog hits a thousand posts. The idea is to compile 20 or 30 of the best articles and release them as a PDF, much like a Stargazer’s World-only Open Game Table . But in order to do this I need the help of my readers. …