#RPGaDay2018 – Day 10: How has gaming changed you?

These are obviously not being posted on German time, since its already tomorrow there, but in Puerto Rico it is still August 10. Specifically, day 10 of #RPGaDay2018.

The question for day 10 of #RPGaDay is: How has gaming changed you?

I like this question. I go into the details on my answers in the following two videos.

Here is my video in English for Sunglar’s Musings:

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Stargazer’s World 10th Anniversary

Yes, you’ve got that right, this very blog is now over 10 years old! When I started this blog in August 2008 I never would have thought that it would still be a thing in 2018. But now, 10 years later it s still a thing. It’s probably not as popular as it was around 2010, but it’s still alive and kicking. Over the last 10 years I’ve seen many RPG blogs come and go, and some of them I miss dearly. Unfortunately many RPG bloggers have lost interest in blogging or moved their activities from their blogs to social networks. The times are changing.

Interesting facts and statistics
During the last 10 years 2038 posts have been written by 20 different authors. These posts have been commented on 7989 times. The most popular post was Roleplaying City Map Generator from 2009 with about 173,000 views! The most popular review during these 10 years was my review of the Iron Kingdom Core Rules which has been read 9,046 times. The most-read interview was the one with Marc Miller (which I am very proud of). It was viewed 1736 times.

Personal Stories
Aside from writing about my favorite hobby I also used this blog to write about personal issues, mostly my struggle with depression and anxiety. Because of this I might have lost a few readers, but I found it extremely important to write about my mental health problems. For one it raises awareness and secondly it helped me to cope with it better.

The Future
I really hope this blog will have one. If you have followed this blog for a couple of years you might have noticed that we’re not posting as regularly as before. A lot can happen over 10 years, team members joined, others left us. More often than not pesky things like work get in the way.  But I am not willing to give up blogging anytime soon. I might not be as prolific as I was before, but I’ll keep writing posts as long as it’s fun. At this point I wouldn’t be that surprised if there’s a 20th anniversary in this blog’s future.

Thanks!
First and foremost I want to thank you folks, the readers of this blog. I would probably keep writing even if no one reads it, BUT it’s much more fun, if you get feedback! I also want to thank everyone who has ever written a post on this blog. You definitely helped to keep the blog alive. I have special thanks for Zachary Houghton, Phil Ménard and Berin Kinsman, who helped me a lot finding my own voice back in the early days of the blog!

P.S.: The featured image above is from the video game Fallout 3 by Bethesda Softworks is a screenshot taken during the quest “Growing Up Fast” in which the protagonist celebrates his 10th birthday. I found it quite fitting.

#RPGaDay2018 Catch up! Videos for days 8 & 9

Sorry everyone… I missed a day of #RPGaDay2018! So, we’re covering two topics in one blog post.

Let’s start with day 8, the question for the day was: How can we get more people playing?

Here is my video in English for Sunglar’s Musings:

And the video in Spanish for Desde la Fosa:

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