So there's this cool messageboard see, at "Paizo dot com" that I've belonged to since like forever. Over in that digital world men (and women) call me the the Great Green God, GGG, Triple G, 3G, Gx3, or G-Cube. My reasons for joining lay in my want to write for Dungeon Magazine, and the need to understand my audience and editors. You see, I've been a Game Master for the better part of my life. And not just D&D (not even mostly D&D), but lots of games from lots of companies. I figured if I could write for a magazine well enough I could move on and write for other media (like novels). Paizo was to be my stepping stone.
In the ancient past that was 2005, while I was but a noob on the relatively new boards, five complete strangers (four of whom are still here) and myself embarked on a quest to write our own mini-adventure path. Most of us had not written an adventure before, some of us were unpublished, and one of us, Tom, spoke English only as a second language. The one thing we had incommon was a love of writing adventure material. After a couple of weeks of brainstorming our ideas gelled and we sent off a proposal. A month or two passed and we got the okay. While some of the editors disliked our use of odd monsters and choices - Tom's spriggan in "Vile Addiction," All the apostrophes in names like Steve's necropolis at Pan' phar in "Spawn of Sehan," and my desire to make the yak folk into the next drow, which gave "The Dread Pagoda of the Inscrutable Ones" its Eastern flavor, it got the covetted green-light and then all we had to do was write it. Several months, and 900 emails later our quest was complete 35,000 + words, complex maps and Exag: the City of Clay, a mysterious precursor metropolis that had only ever been been discribed in page of electric text came to life - and still hadn't met.
Since then we added a few members (we're up past thirty now), and I still haven't hooked up with any of the originals save Steve Greer at this last Gen Con. Anyhow what does any of this have to do with Deviant Art? Well I make it a habbit to try to get in touch with artists that illustrate my writing and wouldn't you know that UDON did the arc's art and that the opening splash page for the Dread Pagoda was done by the fabulously talented Ngboy (see my favs). Anyhow I had to get an account to thank him poperly about six months ago, and did so, and then for some reason last night near midnight my time in the Rust Belt, I decided to use it. So here's to my next great electric collaboration and yours.
Listening to: The fan on the computer
Reading: The words I just typed
Watching: The cursor blink as I type.
Playing: Word games