Saturday, July 30, 2016

Thus Spoke Zarathustra...

"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."
-Friedrich Nietzsche

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, Daniel Sell of, the Halton brothers of, Joseph Manola of, 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.