Man, I wish I had more time at Gen Con – and not just for the very limited-edition swag that the Adventurers League admins managed to hide in their luggage (seriously; just ask Robert about his airline story sometime). One of the main reasons that I wanted more time at Gen Con this year was to get to know David “Oak” Stark a bit better.
Why should you know who David is? Because David is the winner of the very first “DM of the Year” award, thanks to Wizards of the Coast and Baldman Games.
As an all-around good guy (I checked, his tables loved him and I even made him run in circles during the Saturday night Corruption in Kryptgarden special adventure), David proved himself to be an awesome DM amidst a sea of incredibly talented folks – including a fair number of DMs that I look up to myself!
The blue box that he’s holding isn’t a TARDIS, but rather a crystal d20 with some special messages inscribed on it. I don’t want to ruin the surprise of it, but suffice it to say that it’s equal parts sappy and respectful.
When I reached out to David for some comments, he was kind enough to respond with these words:
(Robert Adducci, David “Oak” Stark, and me)