March Broken

by Ameron (Derek Myers) on March 13, 2012

The Iron Man streak comes to an end. Yesterday was the first time since Dungeon’s Master began that we missed a day. Until yesterday we’d published something every weekday since we began back in February 2009.

After more than three years I finally decided that it was time to take a short rest. Since September when Wimwick went back to school full time, I’ve written the lion’s share of our articles. Of the 147 articles we’ve posted since September 1, I’ve written 128 of them. With most of our articles clocking in around 1,000 words (usually more) that’s over 128,000 words in seven months. The average novel contains approximately 50,000 words. So following this logic I’ve written the equivalent of 2+ novels since September. This is of course on top of my day job and the time I spend playing D&D. Put into this context I’m amazed I haven’t collapsed from exhaustion before now.

Don’t worry, we’re not closing up shop (that’s just crazy talk!), we’re just taking a week off to rest. Despite the break, I will still provide the weekly write-up of D&D Encounters on Thursday. Next week we’ll be back to our regular daily publishing cycle. To all of our loyal readers I apologize for the unexpected break, but I think that you’ll agree I’ve earned a few days off. Thank you for your understanding and your dedication to Dungeon’s Master.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jordan Quackenbush March 13, 2012 at 9:28 am

How many surges are you spending?

If anything, thank you for taking a small break. As you say in your articles, taking time off is a good way to refocus, come up with new ideas, and be able to come back with a boom.

2 Al March 13, 2012 at 11:39 am

Enjoy the break you’ve earned it.

3 The Unlucky Paladin March 13, 2012 at 11:43 am

I didn’t sign off on this break young man! Get back to work! btw I’ve read a bit of the book. Been busy and feeling like crap last week… So couldn’t read much.

4 Rob March 13, 2012 at 12:01 pm

don’t worry about, this blog has been pretty much my standard of quality in a gaming blog since last summer. a week off is more than deserved.

5 Sunyaku March 13, 2012 at 6:52 pm

I would blame it on solar flares. Or nice weather. Or Hallow Earth. Or all of the above…

6 Thorynn March 14, 2012 at 9:27 am

Spring break! I can relate. It’s tough when you bear the lion’s share of content responsibilities. Enjoy it! I’m sure we’ll all keep checking back to see what cool ideas you come up with. I’m sure the April 5e Playtest will provide ample blog fodder.

7 Captain DM March 15, 2012 at 11:27 am

I knew something was missing… No worries! As you said, you’ve been doing the brunt of the work. I think everyone’s aware of it and thinks you deserve a break~

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