"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you."
I began playing D&D when I was maybe 10 or 11, a friend's dad had been playing for a long time and he offered to run a game for us kids. Fast forward to college and I picked up the game again after not playing for a few years. I ran a few published modules in D&D 3.5 Edition for friends at school while my group back home was enjoying a Renaissance of writing amazing "one shot" games for each other. I wrote my own one shot, the first departure from the beaten path, and after a little encouragement and lots of writing I have been running only my own material ever since.
I will be posting about my settings, games I run, and what other interesting game-able stuff I can dream up along the way. At some point I may even publish some adventures and cook up a new setting real time with you. I like westerns and kung fu movies, old school science fiction, and mythology and I try to work in those inspirations into my writing.
I owe a debt of inspiration to Arnold K. over at http://goblinpunch.blogspot.com/, Daniel Sell of http://whatwouldconando.blogspot.com/, the Halton brothers of http://rememberdismove.blogspot.com/, Joseph Manola of http://udan-adan.blogspot.com/, and many others in the OSR sphere of blogs for blasting away my doubts about the limits of RPGs and producing some amazing work.
I have fought monsters, though it remains to be seen if I have become a monster.