Today Dungeon’s Master takes a bold step forward into the world of social media. That’s right I’ve finally joined Twitter (@ameron_dm). Buried way at the bottom of Friday’s article in which I shared my GenCon schedule I discretely announced that I’ve joined the Twitterverse. Today I’m shouting it from the virtual rooftops: Ameron is on Twitter! That’s right, I’ve given into peer pressure and realized that if I’m going to be part of the social media world that I need to be doing more than just blogging.
To follow me on Twitter just click on the “Follow @ameron_dm” button in the right nav. The same button will now be included at the bottom of every article along with the subscribe link.
I’m a complete Twitter noob so I ask for your patience while I learn the ins and outs of what’s acceptable and what’s not. My intention with this Twitter account is to share information about D&D and gaming in general. Expect the shameless plugs whenever we post a new article on Dungeon’s Master (obviously) or when we want to draw your attention to something relevant in our archive, but also expect more than that. Dungeon’s Master may be dedicated to D&D but my Tweets will include stuff on some of my other (relevant) nerd hobbies including board games and fantasy novels.
The reason for jumping into Twitter now is that GenCon is only 16 days away. During the con I plan to Tweet a lot, as I do my part to bring the con to you. If I run into someone interesting or famous I’ll Tweet it. When I see something amazing at the con I’ll Tweet it. When something unbelievable happens (and it will) I’ll Tweet it. I’ll Tweet the results of our tournaments so you’ll know if we win the Fourthcore Team Deathmatch or the D&D Championship as soon as we do. Following me during GenCon will be the next best thing to being there. At least that’s my plan.
Twitter beyond GenCon
I usually play D&D two or three times a week (once with the Dungeon’s Master crew and twice at D&D Encounters). You can expect a few Tweets and likely a few pics to come out of these games. Our games often generate some good quotes that only other gamers will find amusing so we’ll Tweet those too. I’ll Tweet pics when it seems appropriate; however, I’m still getting the hang of what kind of pics people will find interesting and how many are too many.
Although Dungeon’s Master is pretty much D&D exclusive, I play a lot of board games too. On board game night I’ll likely Tweet what I’m playing and my thoughts on the games themselves if they’re new or obscure. As a fierce competitor, expect some commentary on how I’m doing – I hate losing!
I pledge now not to waste your time with Tweets that are not specifically gamer-relevant. No Tweets that describe what I had for lunch or details from my personal life that no one but my immediate family will understand or have any interest in. This is my Dungeon’s Master Twitter account. If you read and enjoy our blog then you have a pretty good idea of the kinds of things I’ll be Tweeting if you follow me on Twitter.
I’d like to thank everyone who is already following me on Twitter and hope that many of our regular readers follow me as well. As I stated at the outset I’m still new to Twitter so if you catch me making rookie mistakes or bucking the social contract let me know. Likewise if there are relevant topics that you want me to Tweet about just let me know and I’ll see what I can do.
Wish us luck as Dungeon’s Master levels up by joining the Twitterverse.
What advice do you have for me as I start swimming the Twitter seas? What would you like me to Tweet about (or not) on a regular basis? What kind of pics do you think I should include (or not) with my Tweets?