Happy Birthday Stargazersworld!

Ok, it has been a couple of days since the blog’s actual birthday, but I just noticed this today. Wow, the blog is now officially 8 (in words: eight!) years old. That’s quite a long time. Just two years later I had my fifteen minutes of fame with the Warrior, Rogue & Mage RPG and my first trip to GenCon.

Much has changed in these years. Stargazer’s World turned from a one-man show to a multi-author blog than practically back to a one-man show again. Luckily my good friend Roberto has recently started to contribute again.

In my personal life I have finally moved together with my girlfriend and I escaped from a job which caused me into mental health issues. Unfortunately I am currently in a weird limbo, since my employer hasn’t assigned a new job to me yet. Yeah, it sucks.

But back to the blog. In these eight years, seventeen people have written about 1761 posts which have been commented on 7278 times. Over 3000 people have subscribed to the blog and we currently have about 2000 views a week. Which is not much compared to the number of views the blog had in its more glorious days.

Yes, I have to admit that the blog is struggling a bit at the moment. I have been dealing with severe mental health issues for years now and other members of the blog team have moved on. It seems the heyday for blogs is over. Or perhaps people are less interested in what I have to say nowadays. That said, I’ll keep on blogging. I am feeling way better now and I finally got back to running games regularly and I even started working on a new game. Stargazer Games is back in business!

Now it’s just two more years until the big 10. It would be awesome if I could keep the blog alive an kicking for that long. At the moment I am confident it can be done – with a little help of my readers that is. Zwinkerndes Smiley

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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