Warrior, Rogue & Mage to be translated into German

WR&M Cover Some months ago someone contacted me and asked me for permission to translate WR&M into German. This wasn’t actually necessary, because the license I released the game under allows that anyway, but it was the nice thing to do. Of course I gave my permission and some time later the guy working on the project sent me his drafts.

Alas since then I haven’t heard anything about that again. Recently more and more people have asked me about a German version of WR&M and so I finally caved in. I am going to do the translation myself. The advantage of doing the translation myself is that I don’t have to slavishly stick to the English version. That makes writing a German version much easier without changing the actual rules.

What I will do is probably include some errata and put the content of “The Art Of Combat” into the core rulebook. I’ll also change the font I used in the layout because it had some issues.

So what does that mean for the English version? Depending on how things work out I may release an errata or even an updated version of the original game. Depending on how much work I am willing to put into it, I might even release a newly laid out version.

If you have found any errors in the WR&M core rulebook or in The Art of Combat, please post those errors in the forums. Thanks!

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.

7 thoughts on “Warrior, Rogue & Mage to be translated into German”

  1. Is this a free product? I followed your link and there was a “Download Now” option, but I got a message saying it couldn’t be found.

  2. Sadly, I’ve had nothing BUT problems with Google Docs. I clicked the Scribd link, but it wants me to upload something before I can download anything. I understand their reasoning, but alas, I have nothing I can legally upload! Ah, well. C’est la vie, eh?

  3. Apparently today, I’m also having problems with WordPress. That was supposed to be a reply, not a new post, and although I had logged in, it acted like it had never seen me before it its little digital life! (I hope this isn’t an omen for how the rest of the day is going to go!)

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