Drandimere wrote 17 installments of this column, before retiring in 2003 to spend more time with his remaining brain cells. He can still be seen lurking about the forums from time to time, most often in the.
Full column listing:
- Missing Time of an RPG-Kind—Nov 12, 2002
- Moths to the Flame—Nov 25, 2002
- Ethics and MMORPGs—Dec 16, 2002
- Just Rewards—Jan 6, 2003
- Down to the Roots – Fantasy—Jan 27, 2003
- Down to the Roots, Feedback—Feb 10, 2003
- Down to the Roots – Medieval Literature—Feb 24, 2003
- Down to the Roots – Modern Fantasy—Mar 10, 2003
- Trust the ESRB?—Mar 24, 2003
- When a Patch Isn’t a Patch—Apr 7, 2003
- Pitfalls of Fantasy Film Making—Apr 21, 2003
- More v1.10 Comments and Feedback—May 5, 2003
- Why Play Single Player Diablo II?—May 19, 2003
- Why Play Single Player Diablo II? Part Two—June 2, 2003
- Breaking Stereotypes—June 16, 2003
- Is Fantasy Evil?—June 30, 2003
- Diablo II: Good or Evil?—June 30, 2003
Paul J. Darling grew up on dairy farm in a small agricultural community in mid-Michigan. He attend Ferris State University and received degrees in Automotive Technology and Training in Business and Industry. Paul began writing professionally in 1992 as a technical writer developing training programs for the automotive industry. For the past five years Paul has been a project manager on various Ford Motor Company programs worldwide. While working internationally, Paul married a wonderful Ukrainian woman and they have recently moved back to the same small town where he grew up to start a family and build a new house. Currently, Paul is working with Lincoln-Mercury division in powertrain development while pursuing a career in fantasy/fiction writing.
Paul’s enjoyment of the fantasy genre began by reading his uncle’s collection of “Savage Sword of Conan” as a boy and was later influenced by J.R.R Tolkein and the original DragonLance Series started by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. Paul also enjoys reading autobiographies, history, and anything by Robert Fulghum. When he isn’t spending time with his wife or trying to resolve issues at Ford Motor Company, Paul enjoys building classic hot rods with his father, watching football, playing the latest PC games and being involved with his local church.