My Top Posts of 2015

As the year draws to an end, I thought it might be fun to look back and see which posts were the most popular.

Everything's Better With Tentacles (for the GM) by Matt Morrow
Everything’s Better With Tentacles (for the GM) by Matt Morrow


It’s been a crazy year for me and Raging Swan Press. I’ve posted well over 200 times to the blog in the last year. Some of my posts have been crazy popular, others less so. Some have even attracted controversy (I’m looking at you, Why I Hate 0-Level Spells and How I Fixed Them).

In any event, enjoy the best and worst of 2015!

Top Ten of 2015

Here it is–in order–the most read posts of 2015!

  1. GM Advice: Not All Rewards Must Glitter
  2. 4 Overlooked Classic TSR Modules
  3. Player Advice: 10 Dungeon Delving Tips for Beginners
  4. GM Advice: The Real Cause of the 15-Minute Adventuring Day
  5. 5 Things I like (and 5 Things I Don’t Like) About D&D 5
  6. Pathfinder Advice: Why I Hate 0-Level Spells and How I Fixed Them
  7. GM Advice: Are We Too Obsessed with Balance
  8. GM Advice: How to Enhance Your Combat Encounters
  9. Pathfinder Advice: Inventive Uses for Low-Level Spells
  10. Gloamhold

The Bottom Ten of 2015

And–just for fun–here are the least read posts diamonds in the rough of 2015. Compiling this list I ignored my campaign summaries and the various Cool Word articles.

  1. Publisher Advice: 5 Reasons You Should Offer a Money Back Guarantee
  2. Publisher Advice: The Most Important Metric
  3. Freelance Advice: How to Find Inspiration and Make it Work
  4. Gaming Advice: What to do When it’s Not Fun
  5. GM Advice: What I Learnt About GMing from Bob the Builder
  6. Freelance Advice: How to Write Amazing Blog Posts
  7. Freelance Advice: Pitching a Project
  8. Freelance Advice: How to Be More Productive
  9. GM Advice: How to Design NPCs
  10. GM Advice: How to Herd Your Players to the Game

What’s Your Favourite?

Have you got a favourite post–or one you hated with burning intensity of a super nova? Let me know in the comments below!

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Creighton is the publisher at Raging Swan Press and the designer of the award winning adventure Madness at Gardmore Abbey. He has designed many critically acclaimed modules such as Retribution and Shadowed Keep on the Borderlands and worked with Wizards of the Coast, Paizo, Expeditious Retreat Press, Rite Publishing and Kobold Press.

One thought on “My Top Posts of 2015”

  1. in the “bottom 10” list, every entry is from 2014.

    in the “top 10” list, six entries are from 2015.

    given that people have a lot longer to check out articles that have been around awhile, kudos to your article on “zero-level spells” which is the most recent article to make it into the top 10 — and which came out in May of this year.

    number 3, “10 Dungeon Delving Tips for Beginners,” is among my favorites.

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