As of today, July 11th 2006, Treasure Tables is officially one year old!

To celebrate, we’ve released a free one-page PDF containing all-new content, How to Take Simple (Yet Badass) GM Notes. (While you’re snagging that one, don’t miss our first three free PDFs!)

I’ve also compiled a quick timeline of changes and additions to TT. It’s not all navel-gazing, though — if you’re new to TT, this list actually makes a pretty good introduction to the site.

A Treasure Tables Timeline

July 2005: TT goes live, running Blogger. Here’s the very first TT post (which is actually from the 8th, before I had this domain).

September 2005: I ported TT over to WordPress, which powers it to this day.

Also in September: My friend Darren Hardy and I kicked off TT’s line of gaming T-shirts.

October 2005: The month-long Blogging for GMs Project. (This was what got me into posting daily.)

November 2005: I switched over to daily posts, which have continued in an unbroken chain ever since.

Also in November: TT joined the 9rules Network.

December 2005: I launched the Treasure Tables Forums, originally with just one board, Gming Q&A (still the lynchpin of the forums).

February 2006: TT’s first contest, the GMing Tools Contest drew 30+ excellent entries.

March 2006: The GMing Profiles thread kicked off. (As of July, it was still going strong.)

April 2006: The GMing Q&A Forum Membership Contest awarded over $150 of prizes to TT members.

May 2006: The GMing Wiki went live. It’s continued to grow ever since.

June 2006: Our first free PDF was posted for download.

Also in June: The RPG Glossary was added to the site, after many contributions from TT readers and forum members.

July 2006: TT’s first anniversary. (I was hoping to be able to announce that TT had been nominated for an ENnie, but sadly that wasn’t the case.)

And there we are, from a handful of daily readers to over 1,000 visitors a day (and from 0 to over 1,800,000 page views) in one year.

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the ride so far, and TT is still going strong. That’s due in large part to the excellent community of smart, friendly and knowledgeable readers, commenters and members that has grown up around this site.

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again (and this won’t be the last time): You rock. Thanks for a great year.