The name Abervon comes from an adventure campaign I’d written for a 1980’s Advanced Dungeons & Dragons game that I used to run (1st Edition; was it that long ago?). Abervon was the name of the region where blood, sweat and tears (not to mention the cliches and puns) were shed on a weekly basis. In fact, my transition to adulthood was punctuated by a variety of intense roleplaying experiences, and I even toyed with writing a novel set there. If I dig deep enough, I can probably even find the original outline. It wouldn’t matter; the story has evolved in the back of my mind, just like this site has.
Abervon is also the campaign setting that my ex-wife and I submitted to Gary Gygax so many years ago, which in turn led to our work with him on the Dangerous Journeys roleplaying game system. It’s pretty much what Greyhawk was to Gary – the center of my roleplaying universe. So, from all the possible names I could come up with for a personal domain name, Abervon was it. And it has stuck better than any other name I’ve come up with since.
After nearly a decade at NASA, I’ve relocated to Colorado. I think this is where I’m meant to be. I have a loving family, a good job, a nice house, and a comfortable life.
I’ve been hosting Twisted Dave’s Mile High Show every Sunday evening from 5-9 PM (Mountain time). It’s an internet radio show, with a link right here on this site – stop by for lots of rock and roll!
I’ve also been working on a couple of books with my friend Todd King. They are based on simulation theory on a cosmic level, and have been a lot of fun to develop and write. The current book is called The Anshadar Effect, and it’s loaded with enough tropes, puns, and destruction to last a lifetime. Which isn’t terribly long in this book!
This is not a very active site, as I am currently working on projects for my new company. Some friends and I are busy writing, developing, blogging, and trying to raise capital in order to publish those things we are passionate about. For more information check us out at Anshadar, LLC. It’s a long term endeavor, but we’ve already got a couple of books out.