Jun 012011

Wow, talk about getting a head start out of the gate!

Without a doubt, there are almost countless gaming blogs out there.  Most of them are pretty cool, but some of them instantly grab your attention.  Whether its a nice clean layout, cool graphics, or quality content, some gaming blogs simply appear as though they’ve been going strong for years…

If you haven’t been there, stop by The Id DM.  Michael Mallen started up this site a couple of months ago, and has really hit the nail on the head as far as knowing what gamers want, and writing articles that engage the readers.

Here’s Michael:

“Starting The Id DM website and getting plugged into the online RPG community has been a great experience. I benefit from the knowledge and ideas that are shared on a multitude of blogs and Twitter feeds, and adding my voice to that arena is rewarding. So far, The Id DM has focused on Dungeons & Dragons, 4th Edition since that is the only game I’m playing at the moment. While many of the more specific articles relate to specific D&D 4e mechanics, other articles are more general and can apply to any RPG.

For example, I am a psychologist, and write from this perspective. Specifically, I am aware of the interpersonal issues that can arise for a gamemaster and his or her players. Several posts on the site have described communication dynamics during and after gaming sessions. A goal for my site is to provide gamemasters with suggestions for running efficient games and communicating with their players more effectively.

I plan to keep the site active moving forward, and may participate in writing guest posts elsewhere. In addition to the topics above, I will continue to post sample encounters, monsters, etc. for use in D&D 4e, discuss my influences when building worlds, and describe how other forms of entertainment and art (e.g., videogames, films, music) inspire me to funnel those ideas into the gaming sessions with my players.

Please visit my site and take a spin through some of the posts. I read every comment that is posted, and try to respond to all of them. And thank you to Tourq and the fine folks at Stuffer Shack for recognizing The Id DM and sharing it with their audience!”

The Id DM, one of our personal favorites.

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Chris Stevens

In Chris's opinion, the very best vices are dirt bikes, rock music, and gaming, while the very best medicine is fatherhood. If he could just learn to balance them all, he'd live forever. He's much more creative than intelligent, often wakes up belligerent, and ponders many things insignificant. Lastly, in an effort to transform his well-fed body, P90X, Roller Blades, and Food are all laughing at him. And the pain continues.

  4 Responses to “Favorite Site of the Month – June/2011”

  1. Whoooooo! The Id DM! Whooooooo!

    One of the few sites where I actively look forward to the posts as opposed to hope for something good.

  2. Nice!!!!!! Congrats!

  3. Thank you for the honor and kind words. I will keep working on the site to make it an interesting place to visit.

  4. Die hard fan. That is all.

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