Wednesday, September 15, 2010

165 Old School RPG Blogs Ranked by Followers

There was a lot of interest in my recent post ranking the top old school RPG blogs by Follower number. As a follow-up, here I present a ranked list of all 165 old school RPG-related blogs I am aware of. I don't have a particular agenda in presenting this list, but I do think it's reasonable to assume that Follower number is an approximate indicator of reader interest and/or blog longevity.

A few thoughts about the list:

First of all, this list is remarkable because it's so huge. 165 blogs is a lot. I really wonder if any other RPG or tabletop gaming subculture has this many blogs associated with it...? Do any of you have a feeling for this? I wonder how this compares with the Warhammer, D&D 4e, or World of Darkness blogospheres.

Second, a lot of the blogs have a lot of followers. There are over 60 blogs with more than 50 followers. This suggests an overall high level of reader interest.

Third, many of the blogs lower on the list are newer blogs with a lot of very interesting and creative content. If you have time, I'd recommend checking some of them out. If you like them, show your appreciation by becoming a Follower!

DISCLAIMERS:
1. Only blogger.com blogs are included. There are a number of excellent blogs using Wordpress and other platforms. I did not include these simple because I don't how to assess the number of Followers or RSS feeds for these types of blogs.
2. Of course I am overlooking some blogs. I encourage you all to post links for interesting blogs I have missed - I will try to include these next time I make a list!
3. Some of these blogs may be only tangentially related to old school roleplaying. I'm not claiming anything more than a fast-and-loose curation of the list.
4. Some of these blogs may be inactive - I have not gone back to systematically verify the activity levels of these blogs.

NOTE: I updated this list on September 21, 2010. It now includes 209 blogs. The blogs at the end with no followers listed are non-blogger.com sites for which no data are available.

You can find direct links to all blogs here.

Here's the list:

1
GROGNARDIA - 643 followers
2
Playing D&D With Porn Stars - 510 followers
3
Jeffs Gameblog - 376 followers
4
LotFP: RPG - 259 followers
5
Beyond the Black Gate - 223 followers
6
ChicagoWiz's RPG Blog - 220 followers
7
Lord of the Green Dragons - 212 followers
8
The Society of Torch, Pole and Rope - 183 followers
9
Monsters and Manuals - 175 followers
10
A Paladin In Citadel - 170 followers
11
B/X BLACKRAZOR - 167 followers
12
Dungeons and Digressions - 161 followers
13
The Hopeless Gamer - 154 followers
14
I SEE LEAD PEOPLE - 151 followers
15
Bat in the Attic - 149 followers
16
The Underdark Gazette - 149 followers
17
Greyhawk Grognard - 146 followers
18
Trollsmyth - 145 followers
19
The Lair of the Evil DM - 133 followers
20
Swords Against the Outer Dark - 128 followers
21
The Gallery: Russ Nicholson - 125 followers
22
HeroPress - 121 followers
23
Ode to Black Dougal - 120 followers
24
The Grand Tapestry - 119 followers
25
The Tao of D&D - 118 followers
26
Old Guard Gaming Accoutrements - 117 followers
27
Tankards & Broadswords - 115 followers
28
Akratic Wizardry - 113 followers
29
Cyclopeatron - 111 followers
30
How to Start a Revolution in 21 Days or Less - 111 followers
31
TEMPLE OF DEMOGORGON - 111 followers
32
The RPG Corner - 111 followers
33
OEF - 107 followers
34
The Keep on the Gaming Lands - 105 followers
35
Sham's Grog 'n Blog - 101 followers
36
Daddy Grognard - 98 followers
37
Back in '81 - 96 followers
38
Joethelawyer's Wondrous Imaginings - 95 followers
39
Telecanter's Receding Rules - 94 followers
40
PLANET ALGOL - 93 followers
41
The Savage AfterWorld - 92 followers
42
Gothridge Manor - 90 followers
43
The Warlock's Home Brew - 86 followers
44
Destination Unknown - 85 followers
45
From the Sorcerer's Skull - 83 followers
46
The Other Side blog - 83 followers
47
Havards Blackmoor Blog - 80 followers
48
Green Skeleton Gaming Guild - 79 followers
49
Dungeonmum - 77 followers
50
I Waste The Buddha With My Crossbow - 76 followers
51
Uhluht'c Awakens - 76 followers
52
Delta's D&D Hotspot - 75 followers
53
It's okay; Gary sent us. - 74 followers
54
THE LAND OF NOD - 74 followers
55
A Hamsterish Hoard of Dungeons and Dragons - 71 followers
56
Save Vs. Poison - 71 followers
57
Troll and Flame - 70 followers
58
HUGE RUINED PILE - 68 followers
59
Axe & Hammer - 67 followers
60
SANDBOX EMPIRE - 66 followers
61
Aeons & Augauries - 63 followers
62
Dungeonskull Mountain - 63 followers
63
Vaults of Nagoh - 63 followers
64
Grimmhaus - 62 followers
65
Sickly Purple Death Ray - 61 followers
66
Warning - Mutagenic Substance - 61 followers
67
Dungeon Mistress - 58 followers
68
Discourse and Dragons - 57 followers
69
Risus Monkey - 55 followers
70
Tenkar's Tavern - 55 followers
71
Weird Worlds of Geoffrey McKinney - 55 followers
72
What a horrible night to have a curse... - 55 followers
73
Back to the Dungeon! - 52 followers
74
Bite The Bulette - 51 followers
75
Rule of the Dice - 50 followers
76
The Nine and Thirty Kingdoms - 50 followers
77
elves ate my homework - 49 followers
78
Terminal Space - 49 followers
79
aldeboran - 48 followers
80
Tower of the Archmage - 48 followers
81
Carjacked Seraphim - 47 followers
82
Fabled Lands - 47 followers
83
Mandragora: The Mandrake March - 47 followers
84
The Metal Earth - 47 followers
85
EXONAUTS! - 46 followers
86
The Frothy Friar - 46 followers
87
Superhero Necromancer - 45 followers
88
Sword and Board - 43 followers
89
Castle Dragonscar - 42 followers
90
Old School Heretic - 41 followers
91
The Blog That Time Forgot - 41 followers
92
The Delve - 41 followers
93
Roles, Rules, and Rolls - 40 followers
94
Drawings & Dragons - 39 followers
95
In Like Flynn - 39 followers
96
Swashbuckler's Hideout - 39 followers
97
The Omnipotent Eye - 39 followers
98
There's a Bugbear in my Kitchen! - 39 followers
99
Reviews from R'lyeh - 38 followers
100
The Library: Retro and Classic Fantasy Games. - 38 followers
101
The Lands of Ara - 37 followers
102
Like Being Read To From Dictionaries - 36 followers
103
THE WHEEL OF SAMSARA - 36 followers
104
Semper Initiativus Unum - 35 followers
105
Valley of Blue Snails - 35 followers
106
Asshat Paladins - 34 followers
107
malevolent & benign - 34 followers
108
Blood of Prokopius - 33 followers
109
Coffee swillin' analog gamer - 33 followers
110
Shouting Into The Void - 33 followers
111
Tales from the Flaming Faggot - 33 followers
112
Carto Cacography - 32 followers
113
chirine's workbench - 32 followers
114
Places to Go, People to Be - 32 followers
115
Spell Card! - 32 followers
116
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition - 31 followers
117
Hill Cantons - 30 followers
118
Sorcery & Super Science! - 30 followers
119
Swords of Minaria - 30 followers
120
SWORD & SHIELD - 29 followers
121
The Moldy Vale - 29 followers
122
Threads of Adventure! - 29 followers
123
Saturday Night Sandbox - 28 followers
124
For A Fistful Of Coppers - 27 followers
125
Swords of Abandon - 27 followers
126
Archive of the Rotted Moon - 26 followers
127
Forgotten Runes - 26 followers
128
Jasoomian Dreams - 26 followers
129
Lawful Indifferent - 26 followers
130
Oubliette Magazine - 25 followers
131
The Contemptible Cube of Quazar - 25 followers
132
FightingFantasist - 24 followers
133
The Vorpal Spork - 24 followers
134
Middenmurk - 23 followers
135
The Polyhedral Dicebag - 22 followers
136
Kingdoms in Trevail - 21 followers
137
A Wizard in a bottle - 20 followers
138
Age of Ravens - 20 followers
139
Mike's Amazing RPG Fun Pad - 20 followers
140
Polar Bear Dreams and Stranger Things - 19 followers
141
SAVE OR DIE! - 19 followers
142
THE DOOMED WASTELAND - 19 followers
143
ENCOUNTER - 18 followers
144
Trollish Delver - 18 followers
145
gnotions - 17 followers
146
Stocking The Dungeon - 17 followers
147
The Weirdlands of Xhuul - 17 followers
148
Wilderlands of Runequest - 17 followers
149
Cimmerian Chronicles - 16 followers
150
Crawdads and Dragons - 16 followers
151
Fame & Fortune - 16 followers
152
KOK'ed Dice - 16 followers
153
DUNGEON ADVENTURES - 15 followers
154
Redbeard's Ravings - 15 followers
155
The Badger King's Den - 15 followers
156
The Hydra's Grotto - 15 followers
157
Iron Rationales - 14 followers
158
The Fantastical Art of Walter Simon - 14 followers
159
Tombs of Horrors - 14 followers
160
Unfrozen caveman dice-chucker - 14 followers
161
Where'd my Vorpal Sword Go? - 14 followers
162
Bloody 20s - 13 followers
163
Let's Make Believe - 13 followers
164
World of Wonder - 13 followers
165
My RPG characters - 12 followers
166
Rocket-Propelled Game - 12 followers
167
Ramblings of a Gentleman Gamer - 11 followers
168
Creative Mountain Games - 10 followers
169
MF WARS - 10 followers
170
No School Like The Old School - 10 followers
171
No Signal! - 9 followers
172
BigDungeon - 8 followers
173
Embrace the Dungeon! - 8 followers
174
Gaming All Over The Place - 8 followers
175
Romance Monsoon - 8 followers
176
Tower of Zenopus - 8 followers
177
Tremulous Antennae - 8 followers
178
Disambiguation - 7 followers
179
I Remember Lemuria! - 7 followers
180
O RPG da Vida Real - 7 followers
181
Teleleli - 7 followers
182
The Grumpy Old Troll - 7 followers
183
The Incredible Fétide Grigou Rôliste Show - 7 followers
184
The Paradigm Traveler - 7 followers
185
The Realm of Zhu - 7 followers
186
Visions of Paradise - 7 followers
187
GAME SNOB - 6 followers
188
Quickly, Quietly, Carefully - 6 followers
189
The Devil's Janitor - 5 followers
190
Cradle of Rabies - From role to games - 4 followers
191
Musings from Myern - 4 followers
192
Tempora Mutantur - 4 followers
193
The City of Iron - 3 followers
194
Rather Gamey - 2 followers
195
The Purple Wurm - 2 followers
196
DungeonCurmudgeon - 1 follower
197
Penguin Overlord - 1 follower
198
The Zonked World of Holmold - 1 follower
199
Welcome To Dungeon! - 1 follower
200
A character for every game
201
Ancient Vaults & Eldritch Secrets: a tradit...
202
Crypt of the Sorcerer/Caverns of Doom project
203
Joeskythedungeonbrawler's Blog
204
Lord Kilgore
205
NeoGrognard
206
Old School Rant
207
Paul's Blog
208
Robertson Games
209
The Dwarf and the Basilisk