It's been a while since my last post here and I'd love to say it's because I've been busy creating new and interesting stuff or that my personal life has been one hectic social engagement after another, but I can't. So in the spirit of New Year I intend to make some changes round here, but first we need to review 2012.
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- Fantastic Locations: Mega City One (1495pv)
- RPG Mapping Tools Part 1 - Dungeon Maps (1479pv)
- Links to Free RPG Stuff (1096pv)
- RPG Mapping Tools Part 2 - Battle Maps (1068)
- I'm a Chaotic Neutral Human Wizard (887pv)
- Minions: My OSR take on the One-Hit Wonder (841pv)
- A-Z of UK RPG in the 80s - D is for Dungeon Floors (725pv)
- RPG Mapping Tools Part 4 - Planet and Star Maps (725pv)
- Papercraft Gaming: Sci-Fi Vehicles and Terrain (639pv)
- A Fresh-ish look at Goblins (637pv)
I managed to publish only 1 additional product this year, bringing the catalogue to a total of 8 products. In order of popularity these are:
- Item Cards Set 0: Free Sample - 135 downloads
- Paper Minis - Brain Vine and Fungaloid Lurkers - 87 downloads
- Item Cards Set 2: Potions - 18 downloads
- Sci-Fi Scenics - Set 1 - Hover Taxi and Hover Car - 18 downloads
- Item Cards Set 1: Adventurer's Gear - 17 downloads
- Item Cards Set 3: Animals - 14 downloads
- GM Aids Set 1: Decision Deck - 10 downloads
- Paper Minis - Set 1: Animals - 7 downloads
Has become one of the most important sources of gamer news for me over the last 12 months and I see this continuing for the forseeable future. The addition of communities has also seen an explosion of new contacts in the last few months and has resulted my eye being off the blogosphere. New Years Resolution #3 is therefore to get my digital channels into some sort of order.
Dragonmeet was my only convention, and I've never seen it so busy. I don't know if this marks a resurgence in interest in RPGs in the UK or as a reaction to the current economic slowdown, but you could barely move in the tradehalls. It did give me the chance to play Fiasco for the first time and I absolutely loved it, rushing straight down to the trade hall to snap up my copy. A big thanks to Fiasco's designer Jason Morningstar and the rest of the Google+ Fiasco community for making this my RPG of the year.
I first saw Fiasco on Wil Wheaton's excellent boardgaming web TV show Tabletop which has become de rigueur viewing over the last 12 months. If you like boardgames and haven't seen the show, you're missing out. If there are any Game Publisher's listening, you need to help Wil and the Geek & Sundry Team to get this show renewed for another season. I know it's responsible for me buying and recommending featured games as a result of watching.