A look back on 100 posts!

Behold the 101st post on Stargazer’s World. When I started that blog in August 2008 I had great plans and much greater hopes but of course nothing happens exactly as planned. There were some pleasant surprises and also some unpleasant ones. But all in all I am very happy with how Stargazer’s World has turned out. And I have the feeling that 2009 will be a great year for the RPG Bloggers community. But let’s talk a bit about the last 100 posts…

My most successful post is surely “D&D 4th Edition Firearms“. It was the most viewed post during the existence of this blog and quite a few people have been linking back to it. I have to admit that I haven’t actually have the time to playtest the firearms rules since we haven’t been playing D&D 4th Edition that often lately, so if you’ve done so, please let me know.

The most controversial post was probably “Some 4E myths“. When I wrote that article in October I thought that a lot of people were bashing D&D 4th Edition because they had some misconceptions about the game. The discussion got quite heated when 4E fans and 4E critics started to bash each other relentlessly. But luckily the whole controversy about D&D 4th Edition has calmed down a little since then and the 4E fans and critics peacefully coexist on the RPG Bloggers Network.

My personal favorite post is still “Roleplaying music – Five essential soundtrack albums“. I always use a lot of music in my gaming sessions and there are five soundtrack albums that I believe should be part of any GM’s collection. I also included some short audio snippets, so you can check out the music before you buy the CDs in your favorite shop. When I remember correctly it took me hours to complete this post, but it was worth every minute.

During the last two months of last year I suffered from some kind of winter slump and the quantity and quality of blogging declined. I am also not happy with how my steamfantasy campaign Asecia turned out so far. In November I posted about my ideas for a reboot of the setting but I haven’t had the opportunity to work everything out. Perhaps some of you have some ideas on how I can “save” Asecia. During the last weeks I started writing about the SF campaign idea that has been floating around in my head for some time. And I am really interested to see how it will turn out.

I also want to thank all my fellow RPG bloggers. I am always amazed about the quality and quantity of posts the Network is churning out every day. And I have special thanks to the Chatty DM who helped me a lot during these last months.

At the end of that post let me give you some statistics on “Stargazer’s Blog”:

  • Total number of posts: 101 (including this one)
  • Total number of approved comments: 370
  • Number of (unique) visits: 8711
  • Active WordPress plugins: 10
  • Technorati authority: 4 (don’t let the widget fool you, and if you know how to fix that, let me know)
  • Google Page Rank: 1
  • Cups of coffee consumed by me during the writing of that post: 2

What are your thoughts on the last 100 posts? What did you like? What was not to your liking? What would you like to see more/less? As always I am interested in your comments! So please use the contact form on the About page or use the comment section of that post! Thanks!

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.

4 thoughts on “A look back on 100 posts!”

  1. Congratulations on 100 posts. Because of the system I use for my website(Drupal as I don't do WP. I found WP annoyed me), I can't say if I have 100 posts. I do know that being on the RPGBloggers network has been an interesting time. I find that I'm doing more RPG activities than ever and I'm not burnt out. Here's to the next 100 posts.

    <abbr><abbr>Bonemasters last blog post..Utility Spells Part 3 (Farming Spells)</abbr></abbr>

  2. Hey hey Stargazer! Sorry for being late to the party! 100 posts is a huge milestone for a Niche blogger and I'm happy you made it that far.

    Don't quit and keep up the excellent work!

    Ich Bin a Rolspeil blogger!

    Or something to that effect!


    As you may soon notice I started doing my Chatty DM Presents so stay tuned!

    <abbr><abbr>ChattyDMs last blog post..Chatty DM Presents: RPG Blog II</abbr></abbr>

    1. Thanks a lot, Phil! And I am noticing that it's actually getting a bit more difficult to write some good posts. The first few were very easy because it were things I always wanted to write about. But nowadays I have really to come up with something. And there are still several posts I am not quite happy with, but that's probably normal.
      And as I said before I am quite interested in your "Chatty DM Presents" articles. I am pretty sure, I won't miss a post!

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