On January 3rd, 2011, the Dragon Age Oracle launched officially. It has been a great year for this blog and for the Dragon Age RPG/AGE System.

Over the past year we have seen the spread in popularity of the Dragon Age RPG, the highly anticipated release of Set 2, the release of the Midgard Bestiary by Open Design–the first 3rd-party AGE System product–as well as the launch of the biggest 3rd-party project for AGE, the Midgard Campaign Setting by Open Design, which will include AGE stats. In addition to this blog, we have seen Dragon Age/AGE material pop up in blogs all over the gamer blogosphere, including a conversion to AGE of Firefly and Conan, as well as Eternal Shadows, a modern horror spin-off, not to mention the AGE version of Mystara, the venerable campaign setting for Dungeons & Dragons.

The coming year promises to be no less awesome.

Set 3 is currently under development and is soon to be released for an open playtesting the same way Set 2 was. I know the staff at Green Ronin is anxious to get this set done well and out the door and with their new Line Developer, Will Hindmarch, at the helm, it seems this goal is right on track. Could a generic core book for the AGE System be right behind? We all hope so! In the meantime we have a new collection of adventures set in Thedas to look for coming from Green Ronin, so that will tie us up til Set 3.

As for this blog, it will certainly continue promoting Dragon Age and the AGE System in 2012. However, I am starting Nursing school (an intensive 1-year program) so the amount of articles will dwindle a bit. Unless you, the fans, rise up and contribute your posts! Follow the instructions in the Submissions link and help the Dragon Age Oracle.

Thank you so much for an amazing year. I started this blog not knowing if it would last more than a couple of months and here we are, a year later, with a great following and a fantastic team of Contributors. You make it worth continuing the work. Also many thanks to both Green Ronin and Open Design for their support of this blog. You guys rock.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog, which I now share with you below.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 52,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 19 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.