Infinity Loop — August 2015

We’ve gone through another revolution of the snake eating his tail, so it must be time for another report on how the month went. Unlike July, I actually got some things accomplished! With my family getting back into some sort of routine (and despite more soccer madness) I have some things to pass along…

What did we get done?

Insta-NPCs-Caveat-Emptor-coverOne release – Insta-NPCs #10: Caveat Emptor! Woo hoo! And a new bundle of the last five Insta-NPC products.

Though it took far too long to complete, I am happy with the final result. And today (though it spilled into September), we have a follow-up product that uses Caveat Emptor to detail an entire Medieval Market from DramaScape. They were even kind enough to put the map in a bundle I created that includes Caveat Emptor, the NPC add-on, and now their market map. They are awesome.

What’s coming up?

That’s a good question. Last month I listed a few suggestions. But I really have to get some down time to ponder my options. With everything that’s happened over the summer with my daughters’ insane soccer schedules I’m happy to have accomplished what I did. 🙂

It’s possible that sometime in the next few weeks I’ll be able to announce what I decide on. In the meantime, we’ll just leave it open ended.

August Web Traffic

As you might imagine, web traffic was a bit split again between the old blog (http://blog2.moebiusadventures.com) and the updated website.

At the old blog:

  • Page views: 458
  • Unique visits: 343
  • First time visits: 291
  • Returning visits: 52

At the revamped site:

  • Page views: 443
  • Unique visits: 343
  • First time visits: 330
  • Returning visits: 13

So we dropped even further from 1,500 page views in July to 900 page views in August – mostly because StumbleUpon didn’t grace us with its inconsistent presence.

We’re at 1,570 page views for the main site and 10,118 for the blog site. We’re less than half of where we were in 2014, but I’m still holding out hope that you are out there, still paying attention despite the low numbers.

Sales and Such

Sales actually saw a nice boost in August thanks to the Lovecraft birthday sales at DriveThruRPG and elsewhere. We had 141 downloads between OneBookShelf (DriveThru/RPGNow/etc), Paizo, and the d20pfsrd store. 92% from OBS, 6% from d20pfsrd, and 2% from Paizo.

The top sellers were the most recent releases:

If you were one of the kind folks who purchased a copy, please let me know what you think. Was it useful? Did it help? Did you create anything cool with it? Inquiring minds want to know!

Food for Thought

The Insta-NPCs series has been the most popular Moebius Adventures series so far, amounting to 30% of our total sales since 2007.

To put that into perspective. we had 2600 downloads in 2014. We’ve had a little more than 1000 downloads in 2015. Since 2007, I’ve had 5500 downloads total. The Insta-NPCs series has amounted to 1700+ of them. Nothing else has come close.

So I’m kind of leaning towards creating a big book that includes all the Insta-NPCs content in it and offering it as both a print and PDF product.

What do you think about that?

Thank you!

As always, thank you for your support of Moebius Adventures games. My time writing is among my favorite time spent every day and I hope to do more of it going forward and get back on track!

Hope you have another great month of gaming!

2 Responses to “Infinity Loop — August 2015”

  1. Green Ronin has taken that approach with their series for Mutants and Masterminds and it seems to be working well for them. They have done it with their Power Profiles, Gadgets, and Threat Profile Series. Usually some content gets added along the way to give some incentive to customers that have all the individual publications as well. However, I’m not sure how many customers they have that have bought the individual articles have bought the compiled version. I’m sure some have … if only to get a hardcopy.

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