All posts by Sunglar

Welcome reader, thanks for taking the time to find out just who I am! My name is Roberto, although in the Internet I usually go by the name of Sunglar. Long time pen & paper RPG player, mostly a GM for the better part of that time; some will say that’s because of my love of telling a good story, others because I’m a control freak, but that’s debatable… I was born, raised and still live in Puerto Rico, an island in the Caribbean, with a small but active gaming community.

I’ve played RPGs for 25 years, and for most of that time I played D&D in all its various permutations. Currently we play the Pathfinder RPG, Mutants & Masterminds and Savage Worlds, but I have played many other games and plan to play many more. I am a compulsive homebrewer, I rarely play a campaign I have not created myself.

You can follow me on Twitter as @Sunglar, in Google+ as Sunglar as well and I’m also in Facebook where you can find me posting regularly in the Puerto Rico Role Players group, looking forward to hearing from you…

RPG a Day 2015 Challenge – Day 29

And we are in the final stretch! The last Saturday post for #RPGaDay2015, I really hope everybody is having a great weekend. Let’s get down to business

Day 29 – Favorite RPG website/blog

What a silly question…Well Stargazer’s World of course! Not only because I post here, ok it has a little to do with it, but because I really enjoy the content Michael posts. From the first time I read the blog it felt very genuine and heartfelt. I consider him one of my best friends and I’m ever thankful for the space he provides me here.

But If I had to choose another blog/site one that is NOT the one I blog for, let me see…

I really enjoy EN World. I’ve been following it since the early 3rd edition previews and while I’ve fallen away from reading the forums as much as I used to, where I participated briefly, they cover games I really enjoy in their news section, so I regularly check them out.

As far as other blogs go I enjoy Gnome Stew’s posts, for a company site I really enjoy the tone and content of the Paizo Blog, and the forums at Green Ronin.

What’s your favorite RPG website/blog? Let us know in the comments, see you tomorrow.

RPG a Day 2015 Challenge – Day 28

Before everything else, a quick tropical storm Erika update: I’m ok! You can sleep better knowing I will finish my posts for #RPGaDay2015. Here in Puerto Rico we were lucky the storm was disorganized and ended up moving south of us. We have various municipalities without power, there was some flooding, but we didn’t suffer any major consequences. Erika is now moving towards our neighbor the Dominican Republic; I hope they are as fortunate as us. Sadly, the effects of Erika were terrible in Dominica… Predictive models have it arriving in Florida as a hurricane, everybody stay safe! Now, on to the post…

Day 28 – Favorite game you no longer play

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Star Frontiers Group

This game has made previous appearances this year for #RPGaDay2015 as well as last year, Star Frontiers. This game was my first sci-fi game after playing D&D, I remember getting the box, coloring the dice with the crayon, and it was an easy transition from fantasy to science fiction. Through high school I played as much Star Frontiers as D&D. It was my first long term sci-fi campaign. I played a solo game with a neighbor for months; we played it at lunch in school for about two years. I even had two parallel campaigns running with intertwined storylines. Continue reading RPG a Day 2015 Challenge — Day 28

RPG a Day 2015 Challenge – Day 27

This post brought to you by hurricane preparedness and emergency shopping! Just kidding… Currently Puerto Rico is under tropical storm warning, and we are preparing for the arrival of tropical storm Erika. Everything should be fine, but if I miss my post tomorrow, you’ll know we lost power due to the winds. Hopefully tomorrow’s post should be on time. But you are not here for meteorological update; let’s get to today’s topics for #RPGaDay2015.

Day 27 – Favorite idea for merging two games into one

Space 1889

If you are a regular reader of the blog, this pick should surprise you, and I know I’m not alone in my love for this game, Space 1889! Merging pulp adventures set in a Victorian word with super science based on the scientific concepts of the age produced a game that had a significant impact in me. I loved Jules Verne as a kid, my grandmother read me some of his works, I devoured comics based on his stories as soon as I could read, so the concept of adventure in the 19th century was immediately appealing to me, however when I began reading the book I realized how much I didn’t know about the epoch. Mind you I was 16, but I realized my history classed had glossed over much of the period. The game began a long love affair with learning about the Victoria era and eventually studying the literature of the age. Continue reading RPG a Day 2015 Challenge — Day 27