The Stargazer’s World has passed the 200 posts mark!

Just a few minutes ago I noticed that my post about Wizards pulling the plug on PDFs was actually the 200th post I made on this blog. When I started this blog last year I never thought I would reach this mark in such a short amount of time. And this wouldn’t have been possible without the help of my fellow bloggers from the RPG Bloggers Network. Thanks again to all of you! We have achieved a lot during the last months together and I am very happy being a part of this community. Now let’s have a look back on some of the posts I published since I reached the 100 post mark back in January:

  • Wizards of the Coast stops all PDF sales
    That was really a post to rule them all. Eventually someone posted the news about the so-called “PDFgate” at Slashdot and linked back to my post. In mere hours several thousand people came to this blog. And I hope a few will come back after the dust has settled.
  • Review: Open Game Table
    Another very recent post, but it’s representative of a lot of posts I made about the OGT. I can’t stop to mention how great this book is and if you haven’t bought it, you should do now. A lot of hard work and dedication went into this RPG blog anthology, so every gamer should get a copy. Thanks again to Jonathan Jacobs and all the assistant editors, artists, judges and contributors!
    Did I mention it’s only $22.95 and available here or here. GET YOUR COPY NOW!
  • Gender bender – or why I don’t like when men try to play women in roleplaying games
    The most controversial post I’ve published in recent times. Sometimes I am a bit naive and I really didn’t believe this topic would be as controversial as it turned out to be. But I was wrong. So, if you are tough enough, put on your flame-proof underwear and check out the posts comments.
  • Old-school renaissance
    Old-school games were a great topic recently and in that particular post I asked my readers to help me understand what makes a game “old-school” or “new-school”. It’s an interesting read and gives some insights on the old-school phenomenon!
  • Legal Information
    In early March I finally added some Legal Information to my site. A lot of other bloggers have done this before, especially when there was some controversy about whether a blogger owns the comments made on his blog or not. Thanks again to Berin Kinsman for letting me use parts of his copyright notice and adapt it to my site. I am not good when it comes to legalese!
  • Gary Gygax, I never knew thee
    Perhaps my most emotional post so far. That said I remember that Dave Arneson passed away today. May he rest in peace. My best wishes go to his family.
  • Dungeonslayers: The deed is done!
    Another pet project of mine was the translation of the free, old-fashioned roleplaying game Dungeonslayers from German to English. As the one, who has almost single-handedly translated the whole thing I am very proud of what we have accomplished. And from what I’ve heard there is already a French and Italian version in the works based on our English translation. I never would have guessed …
  • Creative Commons
    Since January this blog was released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Germany license. And I haven’t had any regrets about this decision yet.

And following the tradition I started in my “A look back on 100 posts!” post, I will now give you some stats:

  • Total number of posts: 205 (including this one)
  • Total number of approved comments: 756
  • Number of (unique) visits: 25.241
  • Active WordPress plugins: 24
  • Technorati authority: 28
  • Google Page Rank: 3
  • Cups of coffee consumed by me during the writing of that post: 0 (damn, I need another coffee)
  • Word count of this post: 663

Woah, that was some pretty long post! I hope you’re still with me. So, what are your thoughts on the last 100 posts?