Sterling is an architect, writer and game designer. As an architect, he works on projects of all sizes, local to international. As a game designer and cartographer he works in fantasy settings and a galaxy far, far away.

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Wednesday
Dec072011

Star Wars Wednesday - Twitter, Star Wars & More

This blog is dangerously close to becoming Star Wars Thursday, at my current posting schedule. I'll have to work on that....

This week I wanted to call attention to a few things, and then realized they had something in common.

Twitter.

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Thursday
Nov242011

Star Wars Wedensday - Podcasts: Blazing Chain & Talnar's Rescue

This week's Star Wars Wednesday is a bit delayed, once again. No good reason, other than holiday prep and forgetting to post at the last minute. I have even less of an excuse, as I planned to reference my most recent appearance on the Order 66 podcast, and a live-game recording of my popular adventure Talnar's Rescue over at the Threat Detected podcast

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Wednesday
Nov162011

Star Wars Wednesday - Wookiees & Darths

This past week saw the running of the 2011 KC Game Fair. Though not as large as last year's version (nor was it expected to be, as last year was a bit unique), a lot of gamers had a good time, and a lot of money was raised for Harvesters along the way (though that isn't the focus of the con, Harvesters has been our charity of choice for years for donations raised at the con, with Toys for Tots a more recent addition).

As usual, I ran Star Wars Saga Edition a couple of times

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Wednesday
Oct262011

Star Wars Wednesday - Monsters & Halloween

I was going to head back into useful game advice this week, with a bit on adapting D&D 4e or Gamma World monsters and opponents for Star Wars use. With experience in designing the beast quick creation system for Saga in Unknown Regions, and D&D monster design from Monster Vault: Threats to the Nentir Vale, I'd hoped to find a quick and dirty way for GMs to do it on the fly.

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Wednesday
Oct052011

Star Wars Wednesday - A Ton of Saga Stats

Yes, another post on short notice, thanks to some traveling for work this week....fortunately, fellow Star Wars Saga Edition freelancer Robert Wieland posted a link to a Saga Edition great resource...

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Wednesday
Sep212011

Star Wars Wednesday - Sketch Cards & the RPG

So, I started this post last week, then deleted it because it became too much like an earlier post, and I decided to go the starwars.com route anyway. This week I'm returning to the subject because:

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Wednesday
Aug312011

Star Wars Wednesday - Longarm of the West

So, I finally have a little more time this week to follow up on something handed to me at GenCon: Chris West's latest Maps of Mastery map. As with Chris' earlier maps, the Mass Transit III map works with Star Wars Minis, the RPG and most any sci-fi RPG out there.

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Sunday
Aug142011

Threat Detected podcast interview part 2

While I was busy getting ready for GenCon, the Threat Detected podcast posted Part 2 of their interview with me. This one focuses on Dawn of Defiance specifics. You can find it here. The interview starts at about the 40:50 mark.

Wednesday
Aug102011

Star Wars Wednesday - GenCon 2011

It's been a busy week and a half, or so, between GenCon, preparing for GenCon, work, home and car disasters and work travel. On the plus side, GenCon went well and I think it will be an interesting year, both personally and in the gaming industry. We'll see how things go.

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Thursday
Jul212011

Threat Detected podcast interview

Recently, I was a guest on the actual-play Star Wars Saga Edition podcast Threat Detected. They're running through the entire Dawn of Defiance campaign, recording the sessions and posting them. They also post pictures of their sessions to their website, mainly of the map and terrain layouts during play. Part 1 of the interview runs in Episode 9, from the 1hr 29m to the 1 hr 53m mark. We discuss Star Wars and a bit of D&D 4e.