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World Building Part 4 – Campaign Setting Genre

Tweet Last week, I took a short break from this series because of travel and the holidays, but I am back this week to talk about the genre that your game world is going to fit into. In the last post in this series, we talked about the importance of deciding the tone you want for your world. While world tone is the first thing you…

Wile E. Coyote at your service!

Tweet Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Wile E. Coyote, genius. I am not selling anything nor am I working my way through college. Wrong cartoon? My name is Michael Garcia from all over the US. Currently in Oklahoma. I know, right? I’ve gamed since I was about 10 years old with the 1st Edition AD&D. Most of the time we didn’…

Wile E. Coyote at your service!

Tweet Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Wile E. Coyote, genius. I am not selling anything nor am I working my way through college. Wrong cartoon? My name is Michael Garcia from all over the US. Currently in Oklahoma. I know, right? I’ve gamed since I was about 10 years old with the 1st Edition AD&D. Most of the time we…

[Horror] Take Your World and Break It

Tweet One of the most powerful ways to run a modern day horror campaign is to take the familiar and start blending in a little bit of strange.  The differences don’t have to be dangerous right away, just strange enough to make the players feel threatened or at least ill-at-ease.  This form of discomfort keeps the players …

[Horror] Take Your World and Break It

Tweet One of the most powerful ways to run a modern day horror campaign is to take the familiar and start blending in a little bit of strange.  The differences don’t have to be dangerous right away, just strange enough to make the players feel threatened or at least ill-at-ease.  This form of discomfort keeps the players guessing as to what…

What about the GameMastery Plot Twist Cards? A review… (And slight ramble!)

Tweet With such a convoluted title to this post, I better make some sense out of this! What is this post? First and foremost a review of the GameMastery Plot Twist Cards … What are this cards I speak of? Well they are part of a series of GameMastery Cards produced by Paizo that illustrate treasure, items, NPCs, etc. While I …

Gaming-related plans for 2011 … and a look back at 2010

Tweet Last year I posted a long list with things I wanted to do in 2010. And as expected I didn’t actually reach all the goals I’ve set myself. But that’s not necessary a bad thing. Before talking about what I intend to do in 2010 let’s have a look back at my resolutions from 2010. Play some new games While I only managed to play one of the games I’ve listed …

Gaming-related plans for 2011 … and a look back at 2010

Tweet Last year I posted a long list with things I wanted to do in 2010. And as expected I didn’t actually reach all the goals I’ve set myself. But that’s not necessary a bad thing. Before talking about what I intend to do in 2010 let’s have a look back at my resolutions from 2010. Play some new games While I only managed …

Ask the Readers: Do you know of any gaming supplements where Puerto Rico is mentioned?

Tweet This is a purely personal question, but I figure with the worldly and well read audience of this blog (flattery goes a long way, I know), you out there may know of other instances where my native island of Puerto Rico is mentioned in game materials and/or supplements. This comes from a conversation I was having with a …

Post Christmas Gaming Loot!

Tweet I’m currently on holiday (I love using that term, I feel so refined!) in central Florida, and despite having tickets to various parks the weather has been too cold (I blame my tropical constitution). So instead we’ve been visiting family and practicing that most sacred holiday tradition, shopping! And while I have done some normal shopping, what sort of gamer would I be if I did…

What about Advanced Feats: The Cavalier’s Creed? A review…

Tweet Ok let me say it outright, I love the cover! After complaining about previous covers in the Advanced Feats series, with the exception of The Witch’s Brew, I must say this is my favorite cover thus far. It has action, it tells a story and it makes me want to read what’s behind the digital cover. After such …

The wonderful world of gaming!

Tweet I was too young to see the original Wonderful World of Disney on TV. I did catch reruns on local TV, in Spanish too, but that fact did not diminish my enthusiasm. I dreamt of the day that I would visit Walt Disney World. It’s the common dream of many Puerto Rican kids; there is almost a religious fervor …

Happy Holidays from Stargazer’s World!

Tweet Michael asked me to write a holiday message for the blog and I was happy to oblige, in fact I was honored! This blog has become my digital home away from home that allows me to meet so many wonderful people and share so many interesting, and often harebrained, ideas. As I sat down to write this I wondered, should I title…

World Building Part 3 – Getting Started with World Tone

Tweet Last time, we talked about making sure to keep it at least a little bit “old school” when it comes to world building by never leaving your handy notebook behind. Today, we are finally going to get down to the meat and potatoes of our topic and talk about getting started building your world; this first post will have more to do with the first time world builder, so…

New game, new tools!

Tweet This past weekend I began a new campaign. We reached a natural lull in the ongoing Pathfinder RPG campaign, which has run for 65 (almost) weekly sessions and decided to put the game in hiatus for a couple of months and try the superhero campaign I’ve been itching to play for a while now, and about which I have written here in the blog (Here is the …

Greetings from the Philippine Gamer

Tweet Hey guys!  Pointyman2000 here from Life and Times of a Philippine Gamer here reporting in as a contributor to Stargazer’s World. I’ve been gaming since 1989 with Star Frontiers, a game that I got for my birthday.  Having absolutely no experience in rpgs beyond computer games on my Commodore 64, I jumped into the hobby with both feet, and made a whole bunch …

Revisiting the new D&D comic book

Tweet I hate being wrong, but not this time! Let me elaborate… I wrote a previous post about the new Dungeons & Dragons comic published by IDW . I was less than impressed by their preview issue #0 and declared this a less than stellar debut. However my good friend Luis, who is also one of my regular players and works at …

Revisiting the new D&D comic book

Tweet I hate being wrong, but not this time! Let me elaborate… I wrote a previous post about the new Dungeons & Dragons comic published by IDW . I was less than impressed by their preview issue #0 and declared this a less than stellar debut. However my good friend Luis, who is also one of my regular players and works at…

What about In the Company of Minotaurs? A review…

Tweet “I know they accuse me of arrogance, and perhaps misanthropy, and perhaps of madness. Such accusations (for which I shall exact punishment in due time) are derisory” The House of Asterion (tranlsation), by Jorge Luis Borges I love minotaurs, ever since first hearing the classic story , but I blame my love for them in role playing games on Dragonlance . The minotaurs of Krynn inspired me as a teenaged…

World Building Part 2 – First Things First

Tweet So, you have officially decided that you are no longer satisfied with the many worlds that exist for role-playing and that you want to build your own. OK. Your world building journey begins now. Getting started with world building can be a pretty big task, but honestly, there are a few things that you can do to really make the whole process a lot easier and more…