Life has taken me away from blogging for a while and I am keen to get back into it. What little creative time I have had available has gone into editing the Bandit Country RPG for its next release. I am excited about how it is coming along and I think that it improves the game as it is while conforming to my design goals of simplicity and short prep time.
Now to the Mystery. You have almost definitely found this blog either via a couple of espionage RPG sites or as a link from one of a few blogs I have commented, mostly relating to my dislike of using a game engine to enforce game balance. , Bandit Country is not currently syndicated or blogrolled or whatever the word is so it doesn’t get a whole lot of random or flow on traffic. With one massive exception.
To date, my most read post that I am confident has been read by gamers is Laughter and Tears from the Level Playing Field. About 60 reads. 3 comments (not including my reply). Yay. My next most read post has had 5 readers to date. Bandit Country is definitely in the distant wilderness in terms of RPG blogs.
Then there is Direct Action. 270 reads. No comments. Mysterious…. I have no idea why it is attracting 5 to 10 readers per day. It is only 5 lines advertising a link to the BC RPG. My guess is that it is somehow coming up in search engines for folks who are looking for something else. Or search bots are swarming it for… who knows why? kind of bizarre.
If you have any ideas that can contribute to solving this mystery and you are willing to become the fourth poster in the history of the blog, let me know.