November 20, 2014: Paul Chapman On The DI
My first Daily Illuminator was in July of 2001, I think. Back then, only SJ and Andrew (wearing his managing editor hat) signed their posts with regularity, so it's entirely possible that a couple of the miniatures division news bits from the winter of 2000 came from me, but it's hard to say.
I didn't start posting regularly for another 4 years, but between 2006 and 2011, I wrote many, many, many Illuminators. I have no idea how many -- more than one thousand, certainly.
My favorites were announcements of cool things we were doing in the office, of course: the playtests, the Halloween gaming sessions, the convention reports. I also got a kick out of the "geek interest" bits I'd use to fill the days when we couldn't quite reveal what we were working on.
Oddly, the aspect I enjoyed the least then is the element I appreciate the most today: the editing process. Steve was an editor before . . . [more]
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