thenodrin (thenodrin) wrote,
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LJ Idol Topic 4: Nobody can ride your back if your back's not bent

I hate to say it, but I let my back get ridden.

A friend of mine, whom I will call "Dean" for the purposes of this entry, writes modules for my role playing game, Fellowship of the White Star. I guess I should say he "writes" modules. He comes up with the idea and he communicates that idea to me as best as he appears able.

However his grammar is, to be polite, atrocious. His transitions are non-existent. His characters are flat and stereotypical. His modules take more time to edit than writing a module from scratch.

But, Dean is a nice guy who loves the campaign and loves writing for it. He is so enthusiastic it is really hard to turn him down. And, he helps out in so many other ways. One year he let us store our "magic box" (a milk crate full of two years worth of modules for use for pick-up games) in his hotel room because our housing at the con was less convenient.

We have plenty of authors. Losing one wouldn't hurt, and would actually help as editors could focus on other events. But, again, he is such a good guy. I just can't disappoint him.

I'll bend my back and do extra work for him. I'll gripe and complain about it. But, I'll let him ride my back and take the credit for his finished product. All things considered, I think it is worth it.
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