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Into Our Own Domain

Great news! We’re tremendously pleased to announce the soft launch of DMSupportGroup.com.

I’m so happy to be a part of this great group of folks, and just tickled pink that we’re thriving. We should all be very proud of the steady organic growth we’ve experienced since our inception.

Now, we don’t want to suddenly overreach and exhaust ourselves with unrealistic expectations, but we should be ready to move forward as a community whenever it’s naturally time to do so.

It seems like setting the stage for a broader web-based presence is a good first preparation.

So what’s the plan?

The admin team agrees that it would be cool, in the middle term, to have articles written by our members to post here occasionally. We should probably try to focus on DM mastery (rather than resources like maps or homebrew content) since that’s kind of our brand.

Beyond that early goal, this a home base for us, a place of our own ready for whatever we collectively decide we should do from here.

The site so far…

A couple notes about what we’ve been initially able to put on the site. The world map on the home page is based on  what folks have entered into their #introductions post, and for the most part so are the links on the Who We Are page. (We’ll need to carefully think about that page in particular, long-term, about who and what we included there.) If you have a site that isn’t listed, let me know and I’ll get it updated.

Long term, we might limit links to the sites of folks who are both active members of the Slack team and able to include a DM Support Group logo & link on their site, but nothing’s set in stone.

Anything else worth mentioning?

There are now accounts for DM Support Group on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. Nothing there yet, but you can look for yourself by using those social icons over to the left. Discussions on the relative utility of each and how we might start filling the feeds with yummy TTRPG goodness will do doubt start happening soon.

Or not. There’s no rush. No pressure at all. Let’s only do what’s Fun.

What you can do to help:

  • Give Feedback – Have we missed the mark on the site’s style? Something else you’d like to see? This site belongs to us all, so let’s talk about how it should work & look.
  • Gather Ideas for Articles – Care to write something? Just have a good idea? Share them around & let’s get some collaborations going. It could be that there should be a channel for that…
  • Get Those Introductions Filled Out – That’s where the pins for the homepage map have come from so far, and it’s also the primary source for links on the Who We Are page too. Even more importantly, the introductions are a great way to get to know each other.
  • Exercise Patience – @msjazzfingers was all excited to look into real estate for DM headquarters as soon as she heard that I had bought the domain name. That excitement is… premature. Let’s just keep doing what we love: supporting each other in our collective pursuit of our craft. The rest will follow in its own time.

A final note: Thank you.

Our community has filled a hole I didn’t know I was in need of filling, and I’m personally grateful to each of you for being a part of it. Let’s keep having Fun.

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loraedorrpg

Long-time gamer and DM, world builder & sometime-writer, humble founder of DM Support Group. Most importantly, a husband & father trying to do some good in the world.

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