Hi there. I’m Steve G., aka MythicParty. You might remember me from such posts as The 1 Thing You Should NEVER Ask Your Players, d10 Things You Must Do Between Campaigns, Console Cleric #1, & Console Cleric #2. (Yes, we did another one) I seemed to get a lot of discussion on Thoughts from a New Year, New Campaign: Have a Homogeneous Party, which would spawn a spin-off about gaming Bucket Lists.
If you like the Question Keith column, that was something I helped setup. Ditto for getting Logan Bonner over here for his Top Ten lists. The images of Expy? Also from me through my character portrait service. I came on board here at DMing right after we had an infamous piece, Keeping Players Alive With a Magic Fox, which- and I wish I was making this up- various bodily activities of this house-made forest creature would cause healing or other effects. I’ll leave what the ‘Golden Deuce’ did up to your imagination (where it doesn’t even belong there). Suffice to say that this the point where DungeonMastering jumped the proverbial bulette. Comments ranged from “I can see this gimmick getting old really quick” to “I’m posting here to tell you that I’m unsubscribing.” So I joined to help the site Level Up. And I think we’ve done that overall, but we know we still have to do better.
We truly need your help with 2 very important things to make stuff run more smoothly around here.
The 1st is that in 2008 DungeonMastering.com won the Gold ENnie (the Oscars of gaming) for Best Fan Product, thanks to the voting of its fanbase. Our red dragon mascot Expy even got to take a bow. While we remain a long ways from those glory days, we’re going to start on the quest to regain that spot. I need to hear from our readersship which of our posts between May 1, 2011 and April 30, 2012 should be sent in for ENnie consideration by their judges. Please, PLEASE help us pick. Just post in the comments which article you liked the most & why. The one with the most impromptu votes will be sent on for judgement, & then, our master Orcus willing, a chance to be voted on.
The 2nd is an ongoing thing that is pretty straightforward. We simply need more comments. Comments are the feedback that is crucial to letting us know how we’re doing. It was comments that encouraged Darkwarren to share his Bucket List & a lone comment on the 1st Console Cleric that encouraged its sequel, keeping the column alive. So please- if you take the time to read what we’re doing, take an extra minute to tell us how we’re doing. That’s the only way we’re going to know what to keep on writing & more importantly, what to not write. Well, other than magically-shitting foxes. Think we learned our lesson on that one.