Daily Archives: March 15, 2011

So, I Haven’t Posted in a While…

So, I haven’t posted in a while.  I actually have several posts in the works, but for some reason I was never quite happy with any of them.

Then, I got bit by the Creative Bug and turned to writing some fiction.  I don’t write nearly enough fiction, actually.  I have an “idea folder” filled with books and screenplays that I might write “someday.”  I even have a proposal for a TV show that I’ve been kicking around for about two months that I’m not sure what to do with just yet.

As I wrote a blog article defending a Christian participating in fantasy role-playing games, I kept getting ideas for adventures.  So, I thought, why not actually write one?

Dungeons & Dragons adventures are tough to write; maintaining game balance is difficult, especially when you lack the ability to playtest.  Which led me to think backwards to my first brush with the world of role-playing games, the simplified board game of Hero Quest.  Back in 1998, I wrote a trio of Quest Packs for a HQ fan site called Agin’s Inn (defunct now, the Ye Olde Inn has taken its place).  I only ended up writing two of the three planned packs, both of which planted a seed for a fourth Quest Pack to tie up the storyline.

Typical me.  I start projects which I never finish.

Anyway, with the fresh bite from the Creative Bug, I set to work revamping the two original Quest Packs that I wrote, and finally started writing the third and fourth.

This was all supposed to be a quick diversion from apologetics, which I confess I’m getting a tad burned out on.  I had planned on maintaining a proper posting schedule here, but working on the Quest Packs wound up being all I did for the last two weeks.  That was not planned, I assure you.  But it was nice, and I needed it.

Then, I started getting tons of ideas for other HQ Quest Packs and D&D adventures.  I opened a gate or something.  It would be a shame to do nothing with them.  I guess I could always sell the ideas on eBay for exorbitant amounts of money.

That’s when I thought: everyone has to have a creative outlet.  Look at J.P. Holding’s Annals of Hearthstone. Why not me?  So I thought I might create a blog that offers free D&D adventures (as well as adventures for other role-playing systems, and maybe some of my other fiction) from time to time.

I’m still working out the details of that.  How often would I post?  What would I offer?  Strictly adventures, or some fiction as well?  And what would that do the posting over here, especially with me starting training for Pharmacy Tech?

This is what I have so far.

What’s in store on this blog?  I’m glad you asked.

  • The final two installments answering DaGoodS’s questions for Christians (I didn’t forget!).
  • God “tells” people to do horrific things, and every devout Christian can justify obvious sins by saying that they “know” God approves.  How, then, can we know what’s going on, then, if God places a “stamp of approval” on actions that contradict his word?
  • Brief introduction to law and grace, and why that’s so important.
  • The Parable of the Seeds (Mt 13:1-9) and how it applies to Christianity today.
  • More questions theists allegedly “can’t” answer.
  • Regular updates to my revamp of God is NOT Imaginary.  Co-author Joshua Rasmussen has been sending me some replies of his own to add to the my material.  I’m still trying to figure out exactly how I’m going to do this; the co-author thing is new to me.  I’ve always been a one-man show.

In conclusion, I’m still here and I’m hoping you are, too.  Stay with us; it should get very interesting from here on out!