400 posts milestone

Roman milestone I was so busy in the last weeks that I almost missed that my blog hit the 400 posts milestone recently. And since my last milestone post in July much has happened in the RPG blogosphere. If you haven’t been living under a rock, you probably noticed all the drama around the RPG Bloggers Network recently. For some time now, Duane from A Terrible Idea is now in charge of the network and I wish him all the best!

As with my previous milestone posts I want to look back at the last 100 posts and share some statistics with you. Man, I love statistics! 🙂
These have been the most popular posts since my blog hit the 300 posts milestone:

  • My stance on D&D 4th Edition
    One of the most popular posts in the last months was definitely my post about my stance on D&D 4th Edition. Of course D&D is always a popular topic, but this time I managed to post something critical about D&D 4E without the comments turning into a flame war. And that’s an achievement I am actually proud of. We all know how easily these posts can turn into quasi-religious debates.
  • Breaking News: Roleplaying finally possible in D&D 4th Edition
    Alas this post’s comment derailed into a flame war pretty fast. Some people obviously missed the Humor category and started arguing again. Aside from that I still love the Ryan Macklin’s Dramatis Personae power that started all that trouble again. 🙂
  • Robin D. Laws interview
    I can tell you that I was excited like a schoolboy when Robin D. Laws agreed to answer some questions about the Gumshoe system and his other works for my blog. The interview not only gave some interesting insights into the system featured in games like Esoterrorists and Trail of Cthulhu, but also was a very entertaining read. Thanks again, Robin!
  • Why play old-school D&D?
    That’s a question you probably hear or read regularly. There are a lot of modern games out there, so why should we bother with the granddaddy of all RPGs or one of its clones? In this post I tried to list some of the reasons why I enjoy playing old-school D&D once in a while.

Enough tooting my own horn, let’s have a look at the statistics now:

  • Total number of posts: 415 (including this one)
  • Total number of approved comments: 1661
  • Number of (unique) visits: 89,334
  • Active WordPress plugins: 30
  • Technorati authority: 126 (Wow, that must be because of the Technorati relaunch)
  • Google Page Rank: 3 (no change here)
  • Cups of coffee consumed by me during the writing of that post: 0
  • Word count of this post: 481

I am currently going through some kind of winter slump, but I think I should get to my 500th post in early 2010 nevertheless. Thanks to all my readers! I couldn’t have done it without you!

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.

9 thoughts on “400 posts milestone”

  1. Oh yes, it is! I have to admit sometimes I have to force myself to post something. I am very happy with how my blog has turned out so far and it would be a shame to let it wither and die. I think I am just too stubborn to give in too my lazyness. 😛

  2. Thanks a lot, guys!

    @Rob: I would love to do more interviews and reviews. I have already a long list of games I want to review, but alas I don't have the time right now, to do so. I've done several posts on podcasts in the past. Currently I only listen to RPG Circus regularly. I usually listen to podcasts on my daily commute. But recently I started reading the Harry Dresden novels on the train, so I have less time for podcasts. You can't have it all.

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