An introduction to me and my D&D content.
By MARK WILSON
Hello, and welcome to Bumbling Through Dungeons, my corner of the internet where I talk about Dungeons & Dragons, and occasionally other gaming topics. Some things you might want to know:
- My name’s Mark.
- I grew up at the exact right time in history for people to want to nickname me “Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch” as a kid. I sort of grudgingly accepted it for a couple years until Marky Mark wasn’t a thing anymore. In retrospect, I think it’s worse for the people who thought that that nickname was a good idea in the first place.
- Other nicknames that I’ve had in my life include “Uber” (before the ride-sharing service was a thing), “Sweatpants,” due to how often I wore them in college (still a great decision, imo), and “Professor,” only because I beat the other kids to getting glasses in grade school by like two weeks.
- None of the nicknames have stuck. I’m holding out for “Wolfsteak,” but I’m not sure I have the right…anything to pull off a nickname of that level.
About The Site
Bumbling Through Dungeons is about having fun. I don’t consider myself an expert DM or player. I don’t have decades of experience to match the numerous excellent grognards and master Dms in the internet D&D community. However, I do consider myself to be very reflective, introspective, analytical and thoughtful about improving myself in the hobby, and I think I have a flair for sharing that passion with others. I know I’m going to bumble through some of this, as all of us do in the infinite expanse that is the D&D universe. But, much like D&D at the table, we can bumble through it together, and hopefully have some fun in the process.
My primary outlet for content is Youtube, and the best place to follow me is probably there. Here’s the link. With few exceptions, I’ll be releasing 3-4 videos a month, the vast majority of them about Dungeons & Dragons. There will be one week per month without a video release.
In the off weeks of the month for the Youtube channel, I’ll be releasing a blog article here on the site. This won’t be the only time blogs are posted, but there will be at least one a month. This website is also where I house my other D&D projects. More specifically, I’m creating content to download and/or purchase on the DM’s Guild, a popular website for community creators. Currently, I have two things available: a low-level adventure that you can download for free on DM’s Guild, as well as a “Legends and Lore” document on the bear-owl mascot for the site! Check back in the coming months, as the list of adventures and other materials will grow.
“The interaction between its social elements and gameplay, the collaborative environment it creates and creative outlet it provides, and the immersive fun it’s capable of, are all things that are hard to replicate and that I can’t get enough of.”
I love creating, and a number of years back I hit a rut in my life where I felt that all I was doing was consuming media. Individually, movies, TV, books, games, etc. are all great. But collectively, something was missing. Then I (re)discovered D&D, and it scratched that creative itch in a way that made me realize it was something I wanted to stick with. The interaction between its social elements and gameplay, the collaborative environment it creates and creative outlet it provides, and the immersive fun it’s capable of, are all things that are hard to replicate and that I can’t get enough of.
This site – and its accompanying Youtube channel – is an extension of the creative process that happens at the table. I hope the content informs you, entertains you, or both. And regardless of where you are or how you found this page, thank you for visiting!