The Top 5 posts of 2012

2012 has been a great year for the blog. According to the stats plugin I use the blog has been viewed about 260,000 times last year. This is quite amazing in my opinion. I never thought so many people were interested in what we’re writing here. Smiley

So let’s have a look at the 5 most popular posts in 2012:

  • #5: Sandbox games: A collection of links
    In early 2012 I planned to run a sandbox game for the first time and looked for great posts on the topic in the RPG blogosphere. This post links to a couple of posts that explain how to create and run a proper sandbox campaign.
  • #4: Our thoughts on D&D 5th Edition
    I am actually not surprised that this post made the top 5. D&D is still the most famous roleplaying game out there and a lot of people are very interested about the upcoming D&D Next. At the time of writing I actually lost all interest in D&D Next. One reason is definitely the fact that it will still take quite a while until the game is finally available and there are a lot of interesting alternatives like 13th Age, Barebones Fantasy, you name it.
  • #3: My thoughts on the D&D Next playtest rules
    Again, this is no surprise to me. D&D Next was and still is a hot topic and I would actually be surprised if my thoughts on the D&D Next playtest had been ignored by the community.
  • #2: My thoughts on the “Star Wars Edge of The Empire Beta”
    Hmm, I am beginning to see a trend here. It seems the readers of Stargazer’s World are very interested what our team of authors thinks about new developments in the gaming industry/community. Perhaps I should try to focus more on this subject in 2013. What do you think?
  • #1: Review: Iron Kingdoms Core Rules
    My review of the new Iron Kingdoms roleplaying game was actually the most popular post in 2012. Since I posted it on September 11th it has been viewed about 4,600 times. It’s actually the 9th most viewed post on the blog since I started in 2008. I never would have guessed this post would be that popular. Wow!

What was your favorite post in 2012? Please post your thoughts below!

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.

2 thoughts on “The Top 5 posts of 2012”

  1. My favourite was probably “#4: Our thoughts on D&D 5th Edition”, but I had to look back at that one as I’ve only started reading your blog a few months ago.

    Your site is a great read and I’m delighted by the viewing figures.

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