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New theme and other changes

Today I decided it was the time for a few changes here at Stargazer’s World. The most obvious change is the new theme. Stargazer’s World now uses the Mystique theme by digitalnature . This theme has a much better readability than the one I used before and looks pretty cool. Alas I am not completely happy with the background, so I will probably change…

Pandemic

Tweet When you don’t have enough people show up for your weekly role playing game what is a game master to do? Pull out a board game, thats what! Just last week this happened to me. With not enough people to play our normal RPG so I ended up pulled out a board game I had not yet played. The game …

Character advancement the hard way

Tweet Back in the day, when we still played games like Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 1st Edition, character advancement was more than just picking new skills and talents, or improving the stats. Often the characters had to undertake long travels to get to an appropriate trainer that could help the character to get into a new career. Usually these trips where quests in their own…

World Building Part 8 – Kicking Off Your Homebrew Setting Campaign

Tweet Today I want to take a little bit of a break from talking about creating your world and shift a little bit towards the actual use of that campaign setting for gaming (that is why you are writing this remember… well, probably why you are making a game setting… you might have other reasons, but we will let those reasons remain between …

Free Stuff Friday: DC Adventures Hero’s Handbook Errata

Tweet This week’s Free Stuff is : DC Adventures Hero’s Handbook Errata Did you know that Green Ronin released Errata for the DC Adventures Hero’s Handbook? They did! Best of all it’s FREE! On The Green Ronin Website They Wrote This Stuff up: The DC Adventures Hero’s Handbook errata file is now available! Got to love it. Short and sweet. So get your copy of …

It’s a good time to be a supers fan!

Tweet Warning: This post is a mixed bag, part reflection on my current campaign and the lessons I’ve learned from it, part an overview of recent sources of inspiration and sharing a handout I’ve developed for the game. Last night I played the 8 th session of my group’s newest RPG campaign, Dawn of a New Age, about which I’ve written about before . I’m …

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Interview with the authors of RAG

Tweet Resolute, Adventurer & Genius is a brand-new and exciting pulp roleplaying game powered by my own Wyrm System. Like WR&M it’s available for free on DriveThruRPG . The 36-paged PDF contains all the rules you need in order to play adventures set into an exciting world right out of the pulp magazines of the early 20th century. Last week I …

Kobold adoptions going on right now! Free Kobold Quarterly #11…

Tweet Kobolds ! Some of those little humanoids, that went from being the pesky scaled doglike bane of 1 st level PCs to dragon blooded opponents of the modern adventurer, so renowned that they have a publication named after them, need a home! The wonderful people at Open Game Design are putting up for adoption issue #11 of Kobold Quarterly; will you find a home for it? Ok, enough…

What about The Ruins Perilous? A review…

Tweet Rite Publishing has recently unveiled a new Patronage Project, The Ruins Perilous for the Pathfinder RPG . I received the first two rooms for review and here are my thoughts. The model they are using is what they define as a Ransom Model, where participants pledge a contribution, and once a goal is met they release the next room in the series. If…

World Building Part 7 – Inside your NPC’s Heads

Tweet One of the ways to flesh out and develop your world is to look at it through the eyes of the people living there.  If you are playing your world as you build it, then you can easily develop that world by going into the heads of the PC’s in your game group and try to see what they see.  Get into their heads and imagine how…

Ultimate Combat playtest for the Pathfinder RPG

Tweet Rejoice Pathfinder fans! A new playtest had been given unto us to try out, this time around for the upcoming Ultimate Combat book. It’s an 18 page preview of three new alternate classes that will be in the new book. The idea is that these classes are 20 level alternates to existing classes. There is the gunslinger, a fighter alternate class all about black powdered weapons, tricks and grit. …

Making NPCs come alive!

Tweet After bashing NPCs on a previous post I think this time around I’ll show them some love. I won’t claim the advice I’m going to give is wholly original. It’s the collected wisdom of many GMs that came before me, sprinkled with my own humble experience. If you are an experience GM some of this advice may seem basic, …

Review: The Book of Unremitting Horror

Tweet As a GM I love the horror genre. I think I have some talent for setting up a creepy atmosphere on the gaming table and I love confronting my players with unsettling mysteries. Luckily my players agree. My favorite sub genre as a player and GM is definitely investigative horror. Back in the day we played a lot of Call…

Letting go of that NPC

Tweet Attention: Slight rambling ahead, with a point to make about RPGs somewhere in there, you have been warned! I recently finished reading the Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson (that’s the girl with the dragon tattoo, which then played with fire and ended up kicking the hornet’s nest). And in case you are wondering, yes I do read other stuff that is…

From the Kobold’s Lair

Tweet Recently I have posted about Open Design’s latest patronage project: Midgard ! And while pondering if I should become patron myself, the plan to do an interview with the three designers formed in my head. Alas Brandon Hodge and Jeff Grubb couldn’t make it because of some difficult deadlines, but Wolfgang Baur made some time for answering a few questions for us. Thanks again…

World Building Part 6 – Get Smart, Get Sneaky

Tweet There is something my mama always used to tell me, “There is nothing new under the sun.”  It has been said before, but I will say it again.  Steal EVERYTHING.  I don’t mean that you should take somebody’s ideas and try to sell them as your own, but chances are, your campaign setting will never get published…

World Building Part 6 – Get Smart, Get Sneaky

Tweet There is something my mama always used to tell me, “There is nothing new under the sun.”  It has been said before, but I will say it again.  Steal EVERYTHING.  I don’t mean that you should take somebody’s ideas and try to sell them as your own, but chances are, your campaign setting will never get published, I hate to say (unless…