Thursday, October 18, 2012

Tabletop Diversions Turns One!

Happy Blogoversary to me!

I can't believe it's been in a year already. 

This blog started out as my attempt to "pay it forward" for all of the ideas and inspiration I get from reading other people's blogs. And while I may or may not have succeeded, to my surprise, writing about my gaming regularly has enriched my own experience of the tabletop wargame and RPG hobbies.

I'm excited about what year two will bring.

And now, it's time for the first year numbers:

  • 180: The total number of posts.
  • 150: Number of comments (although many are my replies to comments).
  • 9333: Total number of page views.
  • 31: Number following using the "Join This Site" feature: 
  • 45: Number of subscribers according to Google Reader:  (I believe the 31 are included here)

According to Blogger, these are the top 5 posts (well 6, because  5th and 6th position are close to changing):


Apr 8, 2012, 5 comments
Aug 24, 2012, 2 comments

I suspect the Random Dungeon Generator Pocketmod will make its way to the top 3 soon enough. I have no idea why "Yet Another Monthly Goal Post" gets so many views.

Finally, the following posts are some of my personal favorites (as are several of the above): 


  1. Congratulations, sir.

    By the way for D&D one of my favorite "monsters" to throw at a party (i.e., it isn't any good for a solo game when you know it's there) is some invisible rust monsters.

    Think about it . . . wizards don't like these walking tanks int erupting their studies so they collect rust monsters, cast invisibility on them and turn them loose in some of the "approach" rooms of their lair.

    Go ahead and give the party some clues if you're feeling generous. Wooden door hinges are leather for example.

    Much of the fun is when all of a sudden the fighter's plate armor disappears and they are shoving Mages to the fore telling them to "kill it"; then they want to go back because they feel naked without their armor (and weapons perhaps).

    -- Jeff

    1. Thanks, Jeff!

      An invisible rust monster? That is truly diabolical. I love it!

  2. Congrats and it's always fun to look at the numbers.

    1. Thanks, Itinerant! It is indeed fun. The real head scratching begins when you try to figure out why one post or another is so popular and another you thought was gold has 2 views.

  3. I think the Monthly Goal Post is so popular because people, being naturally evil, like to see others fail. And see you didn't meet a couple of your goals....

    1. You could be on to something there SAROE. I wonder if it's possible to bolster readership by posting grander goals and then failing more spectacularly.

  4. Congratulations! I have certainly been inspired by some of your posts. Thanks! :)

    1. Thanks, Fitz-Badger! Having taken ideas from your games, I'm glad to return the favor.