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The Buzz About the Stew: Day One

Posted By Martin Ralya On May 13, 2008 @ 12:11 am In Gnome Gnews | 6 Comments

We’ve been floored by the level of response Gnome Stew has gotten since we went live in the wee small hours of the morning on Monday, May 12th, and we have a host of folks to thank.

Dungeon Mastering, Musings of the Chatty DM and Tactical Studies Rules got things started by writing about the Stew before we’d even launched.

With our sneaky “You’ve found Gnome Stew” teaser site in place, we signed up over 250 RSS and email subscribers and more than 60 registered users before launch day.

On launch day itself, you might have come to Gnome Stew by way of posts on Wolfgang Baur’s Kobold Quarterly, the Campaign Builders’ Guild, of Dice and Dragons, Geek’s Dream Girl, The Unhappy Guy, M.J. Wilson Fantasy Favorites, Trollsmyth, How to Start a Revolution in 21 Days or Less, StumbleUpon (and a big thank you to whoever Stumbled us!) or through our announcements on Gaming Report and theRPGsite. We are tiny, appreciative gnomish linksluts.

All this activity meant that as of the end of launch day, Gnome Stew has over 100 registered users and more than 300 subscribers — who wrote 43 comments, which rocks on toast. Overall, we had almost 900 visitors and racked up just over 3,000 pageviews. We appreciate every single person who stopped by and got us off to a great start.

Thank you for your support, and for making Gnome Stew’s launch such a wild ride. We hope we can live up to your expectations in the coming days, weeks and months as we continue chopping up gnomes and adding them to the stew.

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About  Martin Ralya

A father, husband, writer, small-press publisher, former RPG industry freelancer, and lifelong geek, Martin has been gaming since 1987 and GMing since 1989. He lives in Utah with his amazing wife Alysia and their awesome daughter Lark in a house full of books and games.




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6 Comments To "The Buzz About the Stew: Day One"

#1 Comment By BluegrassGeek On May 13, 2008 @ 9:18 am

You’ve just been linked on the ENWorld front page. Prepare to get slammed once folks get off work. :)

#2 Comment By Yax – DungeonMastering.com On May 13, 2008 @ 10:05 am

Congrats on the hype building. I enjoyed the launching pad – and you current design tells us that you put a lot work into the stew already.

Now if you will excuse me I will go rub a gnome.

#3 Comment By Kurt “Telas” Schneider On May 13, 2008 @ 12:09 pm

All this activity meant that as of the end of launch day, Gnome Stew has over 100 registered users and more than 300 subscribers — who wrote 43 comments, which rocks on toast.

Did y’all know that Rocks on Toast is a traditional Gnomish delicacy, served only on the first Monday after college exams are over. It is said that it helps the new graduates ‘cut their teeth’ for their first job.

Seriously, congrats to all the Gnomes. May all your stewings be figurative.

Telas

#4 Comment By oddysey On May 13, 2008 @ 11:35 pm

Awesome. Treasure Tables was an amazing help to me, starting out on my GMing path, and Gnome Stew looks to be just as good. (Maybe better, looking forward to it.)

Congratulations on your excellent work so far. Here’s hoping that this is just level 1 of a very deep dungeon.

#5 Comment By Martin Ralya On May 14, 2008 @ 2:45 pm

@Oddysey: Level one of a very deep dungeon — I like that. ;) Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go warm up some rocks…

#6 Comment By matholwch On May 15, 2008 @ 12:13 am

With Martin on board it was hard to resist frankly. I was an occasional contributor to Treasure Tables and thoroughly enjoyed his writing.

I am looking forward to adding to the stew.


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