Friday, September 17, 2010

Old School RPG Blogger Advancement Table

Humorously inspired by Cyclopeatron's recent post listing old school blogs (with the caveats he provides), here are the level titles associated with each rank and number of followers...
  1. Newbie                0
  2. Beginner              5
  3. Enthusiast           10
  4. Commentator      20
  5. Thinker              40
  6. Maven                80
  7. Pundit               160
  8. Sage                  320
  9. Guru                  640
You'll note that none of Cyclopeatron's listed bloggers have reached 9th level.  This is because the internet is a well-run and strict campaign devoid of Monty Haul-ism.

You know, if that chart doesn't do it for you the list could also be mapped to the Marvel Super-Heroes RPG rankings-- in which case this corner of the blogosphere goes from Feeble (no comment on quality, of course) to Shift Z.

42 comments:

Tim Brannan said...

This is either the geekiest thing I have seen or the most awesome.

In other words, exactly what I needed for a Friday!
Thanks!

So the Other Side is a 6th Level Maven, cool.

Dungeonmum said...

Thanks for giving me a chuckle!

Looks like we are thinking about becoming Mavens then.

Trey said...

@Tim - Can't it be both? ;)

@Dungeonmum - Yeah but in this case "levelling up" confers no increased hit points, or special abilities, really.

Daddy Grognard said...

@Dungeonmum - I'll be waiting to welcome you both to Mavenhood!

(tell me there are no training costs!)

jgbrowning said...

LOL! Three more and I'll be a Thinker. 3rd-Level spells here I come!

jgbrowning said...

*sigh* Opps! 13 more and I'll be a Thinker. Damn math. Always so cold and uncaring.... :)

Tim Brannan said...

Maybe we all should spend some time to help our fellow "adventurers" level-up!

@Trey: Of course it can be both!

N. Wright said...

I'm a "Commentator", eh? That might be the nicest thing anybody's ever said about my blog to date.

Matt said...

What if I want to multi-class?

Dungeonmum said...

@ Matt: I'm trying to multi-task er I mean multi-class at the moment - hence my level advancement is slowing!

bliss_infinte said...

Yes! 6th Level Maven!
HP: 17

satyre said...

Still an Enthusiast.

Definitely encouraging!

Like this post. :)

A Paladin In Citadel said...

So, do get to build something a 9th level? Somewhere to put all your followers?

Trey said...

@Tim - Send more goblins they're way? ;)

@Matt and Dungeonmun - If only we knew which multiclassing rules to follow...

@Paladin - Maybe you graduate to your own "dot com" site?

James said...

Hah! The obvious multi-class choice would be OSR Publisher. With a sub-class of Clone Publisher.

Nice, Trey!

Tenkar said...

I'm a thinker. Damn leveling is getting harder these days ;)

Jay said...

"Thinking" sounds better than "sitting at computer for hours online".

I'll take it!

Al said...

10. Arch-Pontiff 1280

Mike David Jr. said...

I need only one more follower to reach Commentator! :)

Trey said...

@Al - Nice.

@Mike - Ask and ye shall receive. Welcome to Commentator status.

Delta said...

"You know, if that chart doesn't do it for you the list could also be mapped to the Marvel Super-Heroes RPG rankings"

Original or Advanced?

Trey said...

@Delta - Advanced, in this case. Though either would work.

The Acrobatic Flea said...

Oooh, I'm a maven - never been one of those before.

Trey said...

Now remember, Flea, use those powers wisely.

Kiltedyaksman said...

A way to go before I hit Maven.

I need to avoid the monsters and focus on the treasure!

JB said...

Why do I have to have an irritating level title? I detest pundits of all stripes! This is worse than being a myrmidon...
; )

Captain Rufus said...

So I am a Commentator with 27 followers then.

Sweet. The game doesn't start getting fun till level 3 or so anyhow..

Delta said...

Trey: "Advanced, in this case. Though either would work."

Sweet, that makes me Monstrous instead of just Amazing. I love being "Monstrous"! :)

Will Mistretta said...

Mavenhood beckons...

Trey said...

@JB - Spoken like a true pundit. ;) Seriously, though, I guess you'll just have to make for sage...

@Delta - And who wouldn't really?

@Will - We'll be waiting. :)

A Paladin In Citadel said...

Al said...
10. Arch-Pontiff 1280

I see Chevski has a ways to go before being elected pope of OSR-town.

Mike David Jr. said...

Thank you kindly, Trey!

5stonegames said...

Hey cool I just hit level 4.

Neat post.

Gabriel said...

Motion: Help to level up and become follower of every blog on the list! :)

Saludos!

LoneIslander said...

Just a few more and I'll be level 6 :D

Greg Gorgonmilk said...

You're dancing on the border of Pundit, Trey.

Trey said...

Yeah, I guess if I get there I'll have to start wearing glasses so I can look over the top of them more often at people. ;)

Greg Christopher said...

Trey, you need to update this with new levels. Some people are at lv9 now.

Trey said...

You're right. Power levels in the blogosphere have increased.

Anthony Emmel said...

Welcome to the ranks of the Thinkers. :)

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