Roleplayers Chronicle 2011 Year in Review

2011 was a FANTASTIC year for Roleplayers Chronicle. At the start of the year, I was watching the daily visitor count to reach 100 while today I watch it reach 200. We kicked off a new series of articles written by developers called Designer’s Diary and signed on three new writers all with their own article series: Tales from the Gazebo by Cape Rust, Under the Hood by The Warden, and Games and Mhor by Lord Mhor. (Don’t forget, we’re still looking for more writers, just check the Staff Bios page here)

So let’s take a look at the numbers for 2011.

Yearly Traffic

Here’s a look at the traffic from 2011.

Visits: 59,446
Unique Visitors: 43,215
Pageviews: 100,255

Top 10 Countries

  1. United States
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Canada
  4. Germany
  5. Australia
  6. France
  7. Spain
  8. Poland
  9. Italy
  10. Brazil

Most Active Game Systems

Here’s a look at the top ten, most active game systems in terms of releases, announcements, development, previews, and reviews.

  1. Pathfinder
  2. Universal (battlemaps, paper miniatures, paper models, and system-less products)
  3. Savage Worlds
  4. Dungeons & Dragons
  5. Mutants & Masterminds
  6. Warhammer 40k (Dark Heresy, Rogue Trader, Deathwatch, & Black Crusade)
  7. Traveller
  8. ICONS
  9. GURPS
  10. Shadowrun

Most Popular Posts

Here’s a look at the most popular posts.

  1. Free Pathfinder Adventure from the Headless Hydra
  2. The First Look at Daemon Hunter for Dark Heresy
  3. Deathwatch Errata is Now Available
  4. Deathwatch Rites of Battle Preview
  5. Gen Con Report – Day 2 Product Shopping
  6. Preview Mark of the Xenos for Deathwatch
  7. Designer’s Diary: Cakebread & Walton – Airship Pirates
  8. Review: Cakebread & Walton – Clockwork & Chivalry
  9. Pathfinder Ultimate Combat Playtest
  10. Pathfinder Inner Sea Guide Now Available

Here’s a look at the most popular reviews.

  1. Cakebread & Walton – Clockwork & Chivalry
  2. Palladium Books – Vampire Kingdoms (Rifts)
  3. Game Room Creations – The Modern Path (Pathfinder)
  4. Palladium Books – Thundercloud Galaxy (Rifts)
  5. Rogue Games – Expert (Shadow, Sword & Spell)
  6. SSDC – Battlelords of the Twenty-Third Century
  7. Cakebread & Walton – Quintessence (Clockwork & Chivalry)
  8. Fantasy Flight Games – Blood of Martyrs
  9. Cakebread & Walton – Airship Pirates
  10. Cakebread & Walton – The Alchemist’s Wife (Clockwork & Chivalry)

Here’s a look at the most popular Designer’s Diary posts.

  1. Cakebread & Walton – Airship Pirates
  2. Crafty Games – Mistborn Adventure Game
  3. Reality Blurs – Iron Dynasty (Savage Worlds)
  4. Triple Ace Games – All for One: Regime Diabolique (Ubiquity)
  5. Frog God Games – Splinters of Faith (Pathfinder)
  6. Cakebread & Walton – Divers & Sundrys (Clockwork & Chivalry)
  7. Acacia Games – Curse of the Emperor’s Stone (Pathfinder)
  8. Rite Publishing – Book of Monster Templates (Pathfinder)
  9. Third Eye Games – Wu Xing: The Ninja Crusade
  10. Gun Metal Games – Interface Zero (Savage Worlds)

User Activity

Here’s a look at how registered users are following Roleplayers Chronicle (everyone can follow our RSS feed without registering).

Registered Users: 958
Facebook Fans: 166
Twitter: 85
Google Friend Connect: 15

Here’s a look at the top 10 referring sites.

  1. Facebook
  2. forums
  3. Chronicles of Arborell
  4. Twitter
  5. Avalon Games blog
  6. Cakebread & Walton
  8. Akratric Wizardry
  9. Pelgrane Press
  10. LPJ Design blog

I’m very hopeful for 2012, as long as we all survive the apocalypse everyone keeps talking about. Thank you to everyone for being a part of Roleplayers Chronicle and your continued support. I’m hoping to add another 100 readers per day by the end of 2012.

Aaron T. Huss
North-Central US Correspondent

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