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.

New Player Advice: Try To Learn The Rules

Last time in the series I wrote about the “Matt Mercer” effect and the misconception that every TTRPG session has to look like an episode of “Critical Role”. Today I want to share...

April 24, 2024

New Player Advice: Curb Your Expectations!

So you have watched a season of Critical Role (or another high profile Actual Play series by professional actors/voice actors) and now your are interested in joining a tabletop roleplaying game? Great! But...

February 2, 2024


While checking my blog’s stats, I noticed that the vast majority of readers in the last few days came from Venezuela, of all places. Don’t get me wrong, I feel quite honored that...

January 31, 2024

ChatGPT and me

I irregularly play around with ChatGPT to help me come up with ideas or just to experiment with what it can do. Recently I asked it to tell me about this very blog....

September 7, 2023

Books, PDFs and Online Services

Back in the early days of the hobby tabletop roleplaying games came in the form of books or small booklets, sometimes as part of a boxed set. With the advent of the internet...

August 4, 2023