Ari writes and edits marketing copy for a living, but it's in telling stories that he comes alive. In the time he keeps to himself, he is an irregular DM, a VN narrative designer, and a writer of too-long short stories. Favorite authors are Haruki Murakami, H.P. Lovecraft, and Joe Abercrombie.

Remembering Old Friends: Neverwinter

The idea of a First Town is a mainstay of roleplaying games. It has its origins in stories the genre draws inspiration from, as with Frodo’s Hobbiton; and it’s there in the stories the genre’s inspired, too, as with Kirito and the rather obtusely named Town of Beginnings. They are sometimes rustic, sometimes cosmopolitan, often…

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