Category Archives: Non-RPG

Fallout Wasteland Warfare Q&A with Designer James Sheahan

FOWW-Starter-Box-Mockup_550x825Stargazer’s World is first and foremost a roleplaying games blog, but that doesn’t mean we can’t cover board or tabletop miniature games from time to time. One game I am very excited about is Modiphius’ Fallout Wasteland Warfare. It’s an exciting Fallout miniature game which can be played cooperatively, competitively and even solo. Since I am a huge fan of the Fallout franchise, I reached out to Modiphius and asked if James Sheahan, designer of the game, was willing to answer a few questions for us. Luckily he agreed. Before delving right into the interview I want to thank James for taking his time to answer my questions!

Stargazer: Thanks again for taking your time and answer our questions. Before we talk about Fallout Wasteland Warfare, let’s talk about you. Who is James Sheahan?

James: My pleasure, Michael.  I worked in video games for 10 years and then as a consultant/freelancer game designer for the last 12 years working for games companies, global ad agencies, Google and others.  Like most of us, I have played board games, RPGs, wargames and video games since I was young, and I love film and fiction too.  I actually didn’t start out in games as a designer, but I worked my work across into design as that was my main passion.  I have been very fortunate to have had a very varied experience – some of it, even I can’t quite believe.

Stargazer: Can you tell us a bit about how the idea for a Fallout miniatures game was formed? What problems arose during development? Feel free to share any interesting anecdotes – we love those! Continue reading Fallout Wasteland Warfare Q&A with Designer James Sheahan

#RPGaDay2018 – Days 28 to 31: The Final Video!

¡We are here! At the end of #RPGaDay2018… This last week was incredibly busy for me. Work, work, work! Mind you I love my job. I’m lucky to do something I love, but still, it was too much, and I could not record the last few videos. Now, with just a few minutes before august 2018 ends in Puerto Rico, I’m sharing my final video. I’m answering the last few questions/prompts, which are:

Day 28 – Share whose inspiring gaming excellence you’re grateful for.

This one is dedicated to all my players, past and present, currently Naida, José, Carlos, Raúl, Fernando and Luis.

Day 29 – Share a friendship you have because of RPGs.

This one is dedicated to my dear, dear friend Michael Wolf, aka Stargazer!

Day 30 – Share something you learned about playing your character.

Day 31 – Share why you take part in RPGaDAY.

The video in English:

The video in Spanish:

Excuse the shaky cam and the background noise. I just recorded the video on my phone. It has been an amazing ride, thank you all for reading, subscribing to my YouTube Channel, and your kind words. I hope to keep posting more frequently (Haven’t I said this before?), I’m on board for next year!

Big thanks to David F. Chapman’s for his efforts and to everyone who participated in #RPGaDay this year.

#RPGaDay2018 – Days 23 to 27: Video Compilation

Yes, I’m still here… not giving up on #RPGaDay2018! If you follow me on social media you might have noticed I posted various videos for the last few days yesterday on my YouTube channel and the channel for Desde la Fosa. However, I was short on time and did not write the corresponding blog. A fact I am correcting today. The topics for the last couple of days were the following:

Day 23 – Which game do you hope to play again?

Continue reading #RPGaDay2018 – Days 23 to 27: Video Compilation