Stargazer

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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Preparing a D&D one-shot

In the last couple of years I had to cope with mental health issues, a world-wide pandemic, and other life events that seriously messed with my ability to run roleplaying games. At this...

June 8, 2022

The Alt-Right in Tabletop Gaming

I highly recommend anyone watching the latest video from YouTuber John Battle in which he looks closer at some of the more toxic elements in our hobby. If you watch only one YouTube...

January 28, 2022
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World in Progress (Part 2)

About two weeks ago I posted my first attempt at a map created in Wonderdraft on Twitter. To my surprise this post created a lot of interest and I got a ton of...

January 27, 2022
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World in Progress

Yesterday I picked up a copy of Wonderdraft, a really easy-to-use fantasy map creation tool, and started playing around with it. Why did I buy Wonderdraft instead of just using Campaign Cartographer, which...

January 13, 2022
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A Look Back on 2021

The new year is in its second week now and I thought looking back on 2021 might be a fun and perhaps even interesting exercise. Instead of commenting on all of 2021, let’s...

January 12, 2022
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I have a plan!

Yesterday I asked the question whether I should give D&D 5th Edition another chance. After giving it some thought, talking to a couple of people and getting some feedback on Twitter, I decided...

December 31, 2021
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Freebies: Castles & Crusades

Castles & Crusades by Troll Lord Games has been around for quite some time now. It was first released in 2004 as a simplified version of WotC’s d20 System inspired by old-school D&D....

December 30, 2021
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A New Look

After finally posting again after a months long hiatus, I also decided to give this blog a new look and some spring cleaning. Personally I am quite happy with the result and hopefully...

December 28, 2021