This is a relatively quick post, but I've added a link to my Google+ profile over on the right, under the Twitter section. I've noticed a ton of gamers hang out there, and I actually have more gamers in my Google+ Circles than I have followers on my blog. So, head over there and join me. I'm very intrigued by the idea of of joining an online Google+ "Hangout" game, but I haven't done it yet.
Secondly, I've been thinking about how, since I started my blog, I've "met" a lot of cool fellow bloggers online who take time out of their days to come read my posts and also comment. So, I thought I'd mention a few of them below as a "thank you" with the hopes of driving some traffic their way. Lots of these are "smaller" blogs, like mine, with follower counts in the high double-digits or low triples, but of course a few of them are the big guys that most OSR types follow.
First up are five great blogs from five people who have commented here the most (and who also have blogs - a lot of people who leave comments don't have their own).
- Digital Orc Dylan was one of the first guys to comment on my blog, and we share a lot in common through being fathers and also enjoying craft beer and nice wines. Dylan is doing a really cool OSR project right now, with all contributors getting a free piece of custom artwork of the character they send to Dylan. I got one and it's really cool! I'll be sharing it soon.
- Once More Unto the Breach Drance has also commented here quite a bit, and was the subject of a little kerfuffle with everyone's favorite blowhard, Alexis over at the Tao of D&D earlier this year. But, what interests me more is that Drance seems to be in a similar state as me, in that he likes the idea of old-school games from our youth but might not necessarily be tied to wanting to use those systems. It looks like he's going to be experimenting with Labyrinth Lord but before that, he was using Castles & Crusades which appeals to me because I'm one of those weird old-school guys who actually likes the d20 system.
- Kelvin Green's Blog Some I'm totally lame because Kelvin comments here all the time, but for some reason I thought his main blog was over at the Brighton Roleplayers Blog. Until today while looking up the URLs of each blog. Whoops. I can already tell just from glancing at Kelvin's blog that I'm going to enjoy reading it.
- From the Sorcerer's Skull. I totally love this blog, and I suspect that most of you are already reading it. If you're not, head over there right now. I'll still be here when you get back. Trey wrote the awesome Weird Adventures book (there's a link on his blog) which I'm currently reading, and which I know must have taken him forever to write, so I appreciate that he continues to take time out of his writing to drop by here to leave comments.
- A Rust Monster Ate My Sword Christopher's gotten a little busy lately and hasn't posted as much, but he seems like a really cool guy and we emailed back-and-forth a bit a few months ago while Christopher was contemplating a move out to the West Coast and was looking for info on housing, the job market, etc. I'm really hoping that he gets back to blogging soon.
- Risus Monkey
- The Savage Afterworld For post-apocalyptic old-school games.
- A Paladin in Citadel I discovered a lot of cool blogs from Aaron's blog roll.
- The Other Side This blog from Timothy Brannan is still the record-holder for driving the most traffic to my site. I'm not sure if one day I wrote a post about a witch or about "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" or something, but his followers came over here in droves!
- Random Wizard The Random Wizard is a relatively new All Around Cool Cat here at Daddy Rolled a 1, but he's been commenting pretty consistently.
- James Mishler's Adventures in Gaming v2 James was, if I remember correctly, the very first person outside of my own gaming group to comment on my blog. He's currently auctioning off some of his old gaming stuff to pay some medical bills, so head on over to see how you can help him out.
- Barking Alien
- The RPG Corner Sir Larkins hasn't commented lately, but he used to come around quite often. Hope you're doing well!
- Jeff's Gameblog Jeff Rients doesn't need any help from me to drive traffic to his site, but I think it's cool that he comments here from time-to-time and also he's responsible for one of my favorite comments ever on this post I made: "I'd adventure the crap out of that map."
- Gamma World War! I went through a phase about a year ago where I was posting a lot of my old Gamma World notes and converting them to Mutant Future, which is around the time I find Jay's very cool blog.
- Hill Cantons ckutalik has commented here many times over the past year or so. He's got a lot of blogs but this is the one I read the most often.
- Roll For Initiative This is a cool blog particularly for me, since it's mostly about playing Pathfinder which is the system I find myself using most often these days.
So, thanks, everyone! Hope you enjoy the blogs, and I'll look for you on Google+!
Hanging: Home office (laptop)
Drinking: (Had a Speakeasy IPA at lunch)
Listening: "Summer Wind" by Frank Sinatra