Please wear your helmet!

After several months looking at the same old theme I got tired of the look of my blog and so I decided to give it an overhaul. I’ve already found a new theme that’s pleasing to the eyes and that can be easily modified to suit my whims and I am currently playing around with some options. So, please wear your helmet at all times!

UPDATE: The Ratings plugin and the forum are gone for good. Both weren’t up to my expectations, so I removed them. I also removed the Google Friend Connect because it was almost impossible to integrate into the new theme. I hope you guys can live without it.

Michael Wolf is a German games designer and enthusiast best known for his English language role-playing games blog, Stargazer's World, and for creating the free rules-light medieval fantasy adventure game Warrior, Rogue & Mage. He has also worked as an English translator on the German-language Dungeonslayers role-playing game and was part of its editorial team. In addition to his work on Warrior, Rogue & Mage and Dungeonslayers, he has created several self-published games and also performed layout services and published other independent role-playing games such as A Wanderer's Romance, Badass, and the Wyrm System derivative Resolute, Adventurer & Genius, all released through his imprint Stargazer Games. Professionally, he works as a video technician and information technologies specialist. Stargazer's World was started by Michael in August 2008.

9 thoughts on “Please wear your helmet!”

    1. I am glad you like it! But I am not sure if I will keep the "pastoral" background image. But since I haven't found a replacement yet, chances are high that the current image will stay for some time at least.

  1. Awww…I thought the rating plugin was a very good idea of moderating the quality of your posts (although it can also be a terrible motivator).

    The current theme you have now looks very clean which helps alot after reading about 10 posts from other blogs a day.

    <abbr><abbr>Questing GMs last blog post..Thoughts on the Character Builder Beta</abbr></abbr>

  2. I agree with you Questing GM. The ratings plugin was pretty nice but a) at a point most people just didn't bother to rank the post although they even took some time to comment on it and b) it was not really cooperating with this new theme, so I had to remove it.

    And I decided to give the blog a more cleaner, more modern look. The old theme had some Victorian-era feel to it (which I liked) but it didn't really fit to all that SF or technology-related posts. The current theme is more "neutral".

  3. The theme is pretty nice, but the background is distracting. It's too bright, too loud. I'm finding it difficult to concentrate on reading your text.

    You might try just a color field. Something subdued in tone, either a solid field or something with an unobtrusive pattern.

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