Please excuse the ego-centric nature of this post (and feel free to click right on by) but I do know that some of you at least will be interested to see what the most-viewed pages are on this little corner of the intertubes I call home. In the interests of full disclosure here’s a list of the most-viewed pages on this site, along with number of views over 2009 to today.
Since I wrote the post about how to speed up 4e combat my own opinion has shifted a gear or two – I now think that 4e encounters aren’t slower, just different with one, two or three Encounters being more than enough for a single session. Wrap in lots of sugary role-playing goodness and add salt to taste. Some of the bestest sessions I’ve run just had a single Encounter act as the climax to an intense immersive game.
What’s more surprising is that my silly playtest post about running Scooby Doo in Savage Worlds came in a close third. There’s a reason for that – the picture of Linda bloody Cardellini :D She was one of the most googled terms to hit my blog over 2009. Lesson learned there – if you want hits, namedrop hot women. If you want good hits, don’t.
There’s a slew of other 4e posts in there too with the post about Cardolan being one I’m very happy to see on the list. Injecting Fourth Edition D&D into Middle Earth feels so wrong, but yet it worked so well. I look forward to re-visiting our Cardolan Campaign Setting in the New Year. I’ve got some half-formed ideas about running a political Game of Thrones-style game in 4e that would be well-suited to a nation of distrusting city states. Oh yeah!
What I’m most proud of is that my DAZ Studio tutorial posts get a decent showing in the top ten – and all through the rest of the list, for that matter. I try to balance this blog between role-playing and 3d stuff and it’s heartening to see I’m not just doing it for my own entertainment :D Unless anyone says otherwise expect to see more of the same next year with a heady mix of RPG-related posts, renders and 3d-related tutorials. I’m going to try and alternate between posting render pics and “real” post so the front page doesn’t just become a sea of images. If that does happen, somebody hit me, ok?
So anyhow. Here’s to 2009, and I thank you all. After Christmas is done I’ll be rounding out the year with Greywulf’s Games of the Year 2009. See you there!