According to the synopsis WordPress sent me at the end of the year, these were my five top posts (by views) of 2011:
I think I’m like most writers in that I have my own impressions about what is and is not my best work. If it’s not too arrogant, I think that these posts should have been the winners:
It’s all too easy for me to look back at the old days with a certain jaded cynicism. I enjoyed looking back at some of the fun and whimsical things we used to do.
I think a lot of things went wrong with 4e, especially with regard to the GSL and the DDI. This post encapsulates my belief that Hasbro is to blame for the soft response to 4e and its generally tepid growth since. It also contains my thoughts on why 4e is the way it is and my response to the notion that “there isn’t any roleplaying in 4e.”
I happen to think that the Halfling Smalltitan is one of the coolest things I have ever done.
The idea that it’s okay to get creative in encounter design is one of the core principles that I would like to pass on to everyone who reads this blog.
This post represents what I consider to be the essence of good GM-ing: finding a way for players to find satisfaction in both the rules and the story.