Five Hundred!

Wow! Who would have guessed that I hit the 500 posts milestone that fast. It was in November 2009 when Stargazer’s World reached it’s 400th post. I don’t think I ever had a more successful blog than Stargazer’s World and I have to thank all my readers for their comments and support! I couldn’t have done it without you, guys!

Following the tradition I started way back in January 2001, I will now look back on a few popular posts of the last few months:

  • Unusual dice
    D6 Black Ankh The post about Abraham Neddermann and his eBay shop “Unconventional Dice” not only was one of the most successful posts of the last few months, but it was also extremely fun to write. Abraham is truely devoted to his work and he enjoys creating cool new dice on a daily basis. And I have to admit his passion is contagious.  If you haven’t already, you definitely should check out his blog and follow him on Twitter. If you love fancy dice, like I do, you should check out, what he has to offer!
  • The popularity of that post has probably something to do with the extremely successful Dragon Age: Origins computer game but also with the fact that a lot of pen & paper roleplaying fans were interested in what this game had to offer. I recently got the boxed set and as soon as I have the time I will give it a proper review, but my résumé still stands: It’s a great game with a lot of features that especially old-school players will love!

  • Videogames that should be turned into pen & paper RPGs
    I love video and computer games almost as much as I love pen & paper roleplaying games. And I often used computer games as inspiration for my tabletop games. So I thought about what games should get a pen & paper treatment similar to the aforementioned Dragon Age game. It seems a lot of you liked that idea, too, and fellow blogger Aaron Broder picked up the meme and wrote about “Other Videogames That Should Be Turned Into Pen and Paper RPGs”.
  • Roleplaying in the Dune universe
    Frank Herbert’s Dune is one of my favorite SF books and I would always have loved to play in a game set into the Dune universe, but alas the only official Dune RPG Dune: Chronicles of the Imperium by Last Unicorn Games has never been properly released aside from a limited edition of 3000 copies sold at GenCon 2000. So I tried to find alternatives for that rare RPG.

Ok, I think that covers the most popular posts. Now let’s have a look at the statistics:

  • Total number of posts: 501 (including this one)
  • Total number of approved comments: 2,128
  • Number of total views: 118,537
  • Busiest day: 4,631 — Wednesday, April 8, 2009
  • Active WordPress plugins: 28
  • Technorati authority: 128
  • Google Page Rank: 3
  • Cups of coffee consumed by me during the writing of that post: 0
  • Word count of this post: 512

Ok, it’s now time to return to our regular program! 😉

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.

7 thoughts on “Five Hundred!”

  1. Congrats!

    Let's see how much time it takes to reach 600.

    (By the way, What will you do with the 666th?… 😀 )

  2. Thanks for all the kind words, my friends!

    @Abraham: The 666th post has no special significance for me. 😀

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