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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.

Kickstarter: Secretum Mundi – The book of the Secret World

As I’ve mentioned before, I love the stuff Greg Saunders creates. Last year, I helped fund Esoterica, his occult-themed roleplaying game using the OpenD6 System. Today, I want to point you towards his latest Kickstarter project which already reached its goal (It was funded in one day!) and will end in about 12 hours. So what is it all about? Let me quote the Kickstarter page:

This project is to create and publish a encyclopedic-style supplement for the Esoterica Roleplaying game, or for any other roleplaying game that focuses on the occult and magic in the modern world. The book will contain a range of alphabetized entries on occult individuals, places, events and items, the majority of which will have plot hooks that can be used to create adventures. Also, many of the entries will interlink (i.e. reference each other), so that several entries can be used to create a mini campaign. The book doesn’t contain any rules and is therefore system neutral, so it can be used with any occult-themed roleplaying game.

If this is something you are interested in, check it out!

Lazy Tuesday Video Post: Rules Lawyers

We all know the kind of player who constantly gets into rules discussions with the GM. These players are often called rules lawyers. But I recently stumbled upon a YouTube video by a guy called Ben who argues that there are actually two kinds of rules lawyers, and while the one kind just wants to play the game rules-as-written, there’s a second kind who bends the rules to fit their wishes.


What are your thoughts on rules lawyers? Please share your comments below. I also highly recommend to check out the other videos on this channel. Some of the D&D stories are hilariously funny!

Humble RPG Book Bundle: Numenera

If you always wanted to check out Monte Cook’s Numenera, but shunned the investment, now’s your chance. Monte Cook Games and Humble Bundle have teamed up to bring you a bundle containing $260 worth of Numenera PDFs including the new core books Destiny and Discovery. Even if you already own a couple of the books included it might still be worth it. The first tier sets you back $1 and includes the two core books plus 6 additional products. The highest tier is $15. Of course you can always opt to pay more. As with all Humble Bundles a portion of the money paid goes to a charity of your choice. The bundle is available for 13 more days.