Taking A Break

Today I have decided to take a break when it comes to roleplaying games. Over the last few years I’ve been mostly the GM, which a few opportunities where I was actually able to be one of the regular players. Don’t get me wrong, I love being in the GM’s chair, but combined with my mental health issues, this responsibility has become more of a burden recently.

That’s why I decided to take a break – not from gaming in general but from running games. This might actually affect my blogging activities as well, but to be honest I recently haven’t posted that often anyway.

During the coming weeks I plan to do some more reading and think about what I really would love to play instead of thinking about what my players would like me to run for them. For a while I had the feeling that I am not 100% committed to the games I’ve run and by doing so I did a disservice for my players and myself. I believe that taking a hiatus will help me to find my bearings again.

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.

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