An amusing quote preceding unfortunate events. Let’s hope that is not foreshadowing this blog’s fate.
So… Who am I? My name is Alan, but that is not who I am, but merely my name. I could tell you about my career, about where I live, that I’m awful with words (but I’m working on it), and that my personality type is mostly a INTJ-T. These are all portions of me, but I do not think of them as a description of who I am. I am a father first and a Dungeon Master (DM) second. My wife might sometimes disagree with that statement, but I consider it to be more true than false.
Well, enough about me, and more about this blog thing. I have been kicking the idea of writing on what it is like to be a DM and a father for awhile now. To be both is to attempt to have your cake and eat it too. This is because being a parent means that every waking moment not at work usually involves spending time with your family. As you probably know already, being a DM has extensive time demands, especially if the campaign that you are using is your own creation. So I have taken the plunge! Prepare to read lots about my son, my experiences as a DM, and how I balance this with also keeping a full-time job and finding time to write. I plan to post every Thursday and as a warning this blog will probably get sidetracked once in awhile, and may eventually become something more. I hope you enjoy the posts and insights I provide in this blog as I figure out what I want it to become. This week’s post is short and sweet, but next week I will start diving into the “meat and potatoes” as it were.
-- The DM