A few days ago I was catching some waves in these digital waters when I surfed up next to this unassuming blog… A Walk in the Dark. I almost passed it by, until I noticed its tagline: “A look into the mind of a D&D content designer.”
“Sweet! An RPG blog! Gotta check it out…!”
So, I read their latest post. Then another. And then another. The site isn’t flashy; it’s simple. It’s not busy; it’s laid back. I notice the author (David Flor) doesn’t post every day, or even every week, and that kind of reminds me of dessert – I can’t have it everyday, so it makes the whole thing sweeter when I can.
“Originally, “A Walk in the Dark” was going to be the chronicle of designing my large scale 4th Edition campaign called “The Coming Dark”, but a lot has happened since. After getting more exposure to the D&D 4th Edition mechanic and getting a feel for what the public wants in a product, I have come to the conclusion that my original campaign was seriously flawed, so instead I have diversified and became a publisher of modules and other content under my company, Darklight Interactive.
My posts are generally that of a publisher trying to make his mark in the world, sometimes successfully and other times hitting some rather formidable obstacles (like a “cease and desist” order, for example). I am also a software developer, so I periodically post about applications I’m developing or would like to develop (like monster builders, the dice tools, etc.). All while looking ahead at D&D “Next” with a weary eye, just wondering what the licensing options are going to be and what I am going to be able to do with it as a publisher.
I admit I haven’t posted very often as of late due to personal “real life” circumstances, but I do my best.”
Your best is pretty good, so I’ll be waiting…