Hey guys, it’s me, the author. I used to run a blog back in 2008-2011 – I was travelling a lot and meeting interesting people, I shared it with all my friends and mutual acquaintances. It started off as an entertaining journal, inspired by a website my brother wrote back in 2003, but as people started to read I started to take it more seriously.
This recent blog came about as part of my 100 day project on Instagram. It’s the first time I did the project but wanted to for many years. I started the project doing very simple D&D sketches, as I’m not exactly an artist, but then wanted to get my writing skills back up, so opened this blog.
The 100 day project is coming to a close on the 15th of July. I still hope to have a close to daily presence on Instagram but might not be as active after that. If you’re reading then please speak up – I’m not so much trying to get famous here but I am motivated by readers. I’ll also take this time to explain where the inspiration of some of my projects come from.
I’ve done over 4 years of dungeon mastering: first with a home brew game that had no dice but influences of D&D due to playing their videogames, then I dipped into 4e D&D and finally landed in 5e. I’ve only been in the player seat for 6-7 sessions, but have been a tag along DMPC a few times more than that.
My Weapons Properties Series comes from just that: being a DM and wanting to discuss it. It was a practice piece and was a bit of fun to write. I can write more of this kind in the future if it is interesting to you guys. In that direction, I’d like to discuss random bits of the trade: what I have done that is unique and different, why you should or should not do it, and why others do and do not. Just elements of the craft. Would you like more of this?
My Seas of Discord series is based on our current D&D party, which I have been playing with since the pandemic. What I do is listen to an audio of our session, take notes from that, and type them back up in a story form. It’s a lengthy process but achievable. In publishing terms, I’m probably 10 sessions behind. Would you like me to keep up with this?
My New Radiant Star series is based on the beginning of my D&D campaign, which started in 4e. I had pre-written something like 15 chapters but I heavily edit them. In one sense, I have a head start on the series but obviously I’m years behind the end result. Once I get past 15 chapters than the process is similar to Seas of Discord. Timeline wise, it is a few months, in-game, before Seas of Discord and ends a couple months after. Would you like me to keep up with that?
I’ll explain where I am heading if there is no interference, so you get an idea if you want to comment or not. I was publishing once a week, I sense that will drop for a little. I’d likely focus on the New Radiant Star because I want to extract info from my old world for the current Seas of Discord players, and if u do this fast enough then they can remain comfortably on their timeline, and if they do not then I will use it for future parties. And then throw in other stuff when random inspiration hits. What do you think?
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