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Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: derailed by dolphins

The dolphin entries are cute, but remember - I'd rather we keep the roster free of things we aren't planning to use at least every now and then. If you are going to even refer to an NPC in passing on anything resembling a regular basis, make an entry. If not... hey, ceteaceans are a neat idea, but there's a reason they have zero screen time in any trek series.

Now, on a more serious note: I am LOVING the posting I'm seeing, but I don't want us to get bogged down in too many details before the actual mission starts. We're going to aim to have the ship underway somtime next week (in real time). If something isn't wrapped up, you can backpost.

Posted on 2009-10-28 at 20:51:07.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: whoa...

Taking a step back...

Deck 7 sounds good to me.

Posted on 2009-10-28 at 13:21:50.

Topic: RDI Stats 2009
Subject: hehe

Nice ideas, all! We'll see what we can do.

Posted on 2009-10-28 at 13:19:08.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: cetaceans

This is not a typo - this is canon Trek (though they have never been shown on any TV series, to my knowledge). Galaxy class vessels have a dedicated crew for cetacean research... has to do with three dimensional navigation and other dolphin-y stuff.

I'd say, deck 12 or deck 15.

Posted on 2009-10-27 at 21:48:06.
Edited on 2009-10-27 at 21:52:50 by t_catt11

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: for serious geekery

Check the first page of the thread. I have uploaded a doc I compiled that contains the full compliment of officers and enlisted crew for the ship, broken by department.

Posted on 2009-10-27 at 20:47:48.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: yep

As needed is fine. Also, pretty much any of your officers can serve bridge shifts (need rank of ensign or above).

Posted on 2009-10-27 at 20:41:58.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: wow

Check out all of the furious posting!

I've added some helpful info to the first page of this thread... a description (and illustration) of the bridge layout.

Posted on 2009-10-27 at 20:30:24.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: okay

I got the record fixed.

Posted on 2009-10-27 at 19:17:42.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: nope

I think you got them all. The CSO's office is on deck 5.

Posted on 2009-10-27 at 18:23:34.

Topic: RDI Stats 2009
Subject: indeed!

It is very cool that traffic has picked up in the way that it has. From a pure page views standpoint, I have to say that the name generators and the comics have been a resounding success.

However, I'd really like to see more of those people stop to enjoy the community that is the Inn. There are obviously a lot of gamers out there who visit us. How do we get them to stick around and game with us?

Posted on 2009-10-27 at 14:31:27.

Topic: Are you a fan of Loaded Dice? Check out these things you can do to help!
Subject: thanks!

That was a nice response, folks. We had our best day ever from Reddit, which I attribute directly to the Innmates. Thanks for taking the time to click the link!

Posted on 2009-10-27 at 14:19:24.
Edited on 2009-10-27 at 14:19:34 by t_catt11

Topic: RDI Stats 2009
Subject: regional breakdown

I know this is coming, so here are the top ten countries that visit RDI.

Not surprisingly, the USA is responsible for the most visits. However, we're seen a slight trend towards globaliztion this year - US visits represent only 57.3% of our visits.

Number two, trending way down, is the land of mooseses, maple syrup, mounties, and snow. Canada represents 12.5% of our visits.

The UK is third, up to 8.2%. Australia has taken over fourth with 2.1%. Germany follows at fifth with almost the exact same stats - 2.1%.

The rest of the top ten:
6. the Netherlans (1.9%)
7. Sweeden (1.4%)
8. Finland (1%... good to see them in that top ten!)
9. [not set] (0.86%)
10. Denmark (0.77%)
11. (since we don't have ten actual countries in the top ten) Brazil (0.76%)

2008 stats: Not surprisingly, the USA is responsible for the most visits. However, we're much more international than the average bear - US visits represent only 58.4% of our visits.

Number two, with a strong showing, is the land of mooseses, maple syrup, mounties, and snow. Canada represents almost 21% of our visits.

The UK is third, with 6.4%. The Netherlands are fourth with 2.1%. The rest of the top ten (down to where we drop below 1% for each) are Qatar, Australia, Iceland, Poland, Germany, and Poland.

Posted on 2009-10-27 at 14:03:31.
Edited on 2009-10-27 at 14:04:01 by t_catt11

Topic: RDI Stats 2009
Subject: RDI Stats 2009

I promised to run stats for the same period as we did last year. Last year's numbers follow in italics. Here we go!

These are according to Google analytics for the period of September 23 - October 23.

32,310 visits, resulting in 153,263 page views, from 20,116 visitors. Of these visits, 13,282 were from returning visitors.

2008 stats: 11,082 visits, resulting in 72,635 page views, from 4,081 unique visitors. Of these visits, 7,265 were from returning visitors.

Most days see 700-800 unique visitors to the Inn, though we do have quite a few days with more than 1000 (top day was 1342).

2008 stats: Most days see 200 (or a few more) unique visitors to the Inn.

The most common visitor (as with most websites) visited only once (59% of the time). However, we have good loyalty - the second most common percentage was from people who visited 201 or more times (7% of the time). Another 17% visited at least fifty times in the time period.

2008 stats: The most common visitor (as with most websites) visited only once (34% of the time). However, we have incredible loyalty - the second most common percentage was from people who visited 201 or more times (27% of the time).

Our #1 traffic source is Google - 37% of visits. Direct links are second, with 23%. Stumbleupon has given us good traffic (11% this month), though that is not necessarily typical. The Giant in the Playground site was responsible for 5% of our traffic.

2008 stats: Our #1 traffic source is direct links (bookmarks, typing in the address, etc) - 50.48% of visits.
Google is #2, with 29%.
Yahoo is a distant third, with just under 5%.

The single most used page on the site, bar none, is the elven name generator - responsible for a whopping 43,065 views. However, Loaded Dice is very strong, with 30,787 views. The dwarven name generator is very popular, as well, coming in at number three with 9,587 views. Other popular pages (aside from the main page and the forums) are the town generator (9,249 views) and the dice roller (4,738 views).

2008 stats: The most used pages (aside from the front page and the main page of the forums,) are the dice roller (5219 page views) and the town generator (3997 page views). Gee, sounds like I should create more tools!

Anyway, I thought these might be interesting to some Innmates.

Posted on 2009-10-27 at 13:50:53.
Edited on 2009-10-27 at 14:15:35 by t_catt11

Topic: Is it just me or does the comings and goings section have a stupdendous number of threads?
Subject: heh

We'll keep a candle lit for you.

And yes, we did notice the huge number of threads... that's why these type of threads have their own section.

Posted on 2009-10-27 at 13:23:11.

Topic: Loaded Dice #26: Religious Tolerence
Subject: yay!

For the record, his expression is supposed to be funny.

Thanks to those who clicked on the reddit link for today's comic - we've seen a nice traffic spike because of it!

Posted on 2009-10-26 at 20:29:54.

Topic: RDINN Feature Updates/ Suggestions/ Bugs
Subject: thanks

Thank you for your kind words, Dragonblood. It's nice to be recognized for your efforts.

That being said, I will repeat a mantra I have used many times in the past: I provide this website, but it's the members who make it the community that it is. Without those who come here, the site would be nothing. So thanks to all of you!

Posted on 2009-10-26 at 14:59:51.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: logbook

Fixed the time for Callie.

The Bob posts failed for you, Alacrity, becuase you did not pick a main character for them (first dropdown box at the top of the screen).

As an aside, "Featured characters" are those that appear WITH the main character. So if I make a log entry for Captain Blair as he talks to Commander Kennedy, I pick Blair as the main character, and Kennedy as featured character #1. No need for me to pick Blair twice.

Posted on 2009-10-26 at 14:25:55.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: huh

I'll edit the logbook booboo by Merideth, and check Alacrity's. Huh.

Brianna - I was pretty certain that I sent you a detailed PM. You have not submitted ANY sort of character concept to me. Until you do so, and I approve it, you are NOT in this game.

From what I can tell, you have ignored every single post I have made, and are now ignoring my PMs. I do not appreciate you asking another player to edit thier NPC as a way for you to try to circumvent the process I have put in place.

The proper way to handle this would have been "Hi emybear, t_catt. I like emybear's NPC, and was wondering if I could play that character?"


"Hey emybear, change your NPC's name so I can play her. Hey emybear, as soon as you change it, I can play."

Have I been somehow vague or unclear?


Posted on 2009-10-26 at 14:17:42.
Edited on 2009-10-26 at 18:16:57 by t_catt11

Topic: Are you a fan of Loaded Dice? Check out these things you can do to help!
Subject: Are you a fan of Loaded Dice? Check out these things you can do to help!

Are you a fan of our webcomic, Loaded Dice? Would you like to help spread the word? If so, please consider the following suggestions - or post your own here.

  • Every time a new comic is posted, I submit it to reddit. Every now and then, someone reads it before it falls off of their front comic page, they like it and vote for it, and we end up getting a fair little traffic spike from that. A few votes would pretty much ensure that we'd get similar traffic every time.

    To vote for us on reddit, scroll down to the bottom of our comic page. There are a series of icons - a checkerboard, a little guy with a shovel, etc. The last one is a little alien - this is reddit. Click it, login (if you need to) or register for an account (it's free), then vote us up. Once you have an account there, it taken about two seconds to do.

    Of course, feel free to use the other icons, too - I've just noticed that reddit is good for us.

  • Vote for us in the top 100 webcomics list. You can do this once per day, you do not have to register, it takes about three seconds to do this. The button for this is located just to the right of the Loaded Dice logo itself.

  • Become our fan on Facebook! Roger Briant has set up a facebook fan page for Loaded Dice... please check us out at this fan page link.

  • Tell other folks about us. Share the comic with your gaming group buddies. Email it to your friends. Post a link on forums that allow such things. We have various banners and buttons for links, as well... if you'd like one of these, drop me a line.

Of course, above all, keep reading regularly, and send us feedback on the things you like and don't like!

Posted on 2009-10-26 at 13:56:33.
Edited on 2009-10-26 at 13:57:43 by t_catt11

Topic: Loaded Dice #26: Religious Tolerence
Subject: Loaded Dice #26: Religious Tolerence

Today's strip is up. Check it out, feel free to share your throughts here!

Posted on 2009-10-26 at 13:42:50.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: logbook!

Very nice. Space and cocoa.

Okay, folks. We have right at a dozen players, some of which are involving NPCs in their posts. Posts are getting more frequent; soon, we'll have lots of people doing different things at different times of the day. How do we keep it all straight?

Allow me to introduce you to the logbook. Go to the Trek Tool, click on USS Discovery, click the logbook.

Whenever you create a new post, check to see if the timeline already accounts for it by checkingthe logbook. If not, please create a logbook entry.

This consists of your character (chosen from a dropdown box), a location, a time, a very brief summary of the post, and any other characters that may be involved (again, chosen from dropdown boxes).

Right now, it's no big deal. Trust me, in a few days, someone will post a conversation involving someone else's character, only to discover that they were not, in fact, on the bridge, but in engineering instead.

As GM, I'll try to keep the logbook straight, but if you log yor own posts (if necessary), it will make things much easier on everyone.


Posted on 2009-10-23 at 19:53:46.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: hehe

Nicely done! Loved the post.

Cocoa, indeed...

Posted on 2009-10-23 at 13:51:49.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: heh

Nice try through, Merideth. I read your post above and thought "waitaminute... they always tell the turbolift where to go in TNG!"

But you corrected it already.

Posted on 2009-10-23 at 13:22:47.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: good

Glad that you liked it. We don't have to have 100% of all areas of the character sheets done in order to play, but I would of course like them to get that way as soon as we can.

Posted on 2009-10-22 at 22:04:06.

Topic: Star Trek: No Good Deed Q&A
Subject: there ya go

Intro post #1 is done! (I simply edited my placeholder post)

Posted on 2009-10-22 at 21:34:15.


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