Wednesday 2 May 2012

From an e-mail in reply to Jen Bowden


No, I don't mind at all! I'd love to see your completed 'paper' if it's not too much trouble to send me a copy. Hey, maybe it'll even build up my publishing credits, no? Thanks so much for your interest in my works and I!

Hm, about me? There's an uninteresting story. Here goes:

David L. Dostaler lives in Beaumont, Alberta, Canada just south of Edmonton and West Edmonton Mall the largest shopping center in the world (which he's maybe been to once). He is currently single and works with heavy equipment (backhoes, trackhoes, and dump trucks) for Breton Excavation Inc.


In my free time I write novels and game design. My first love is writing and I've enjoyed it for years now. I've written more than 11 full length novels (one over 20 notebooks long). I'm currently in the process of rewriting a ten-book series entitled the Vannara Chronicles to market it to the major publishers. In the meantime I'm trying to keep up with the mass of suggestions pouring in from all over the world for changes to my free e-book/game rulebook "Challenger RPG". I'll soon be putting out a new revision again. I've read every book on writing, editing, and formatting in my Province of Alberta (which is like a state, but larger). I enjoy: writing, reading, gaming, the outdoors, running, camping, hiking, playing hockey, sports, good movies, Terry Pratchett, and all forms of Humor.

Here are some reviews I've received for my free e-book (I'm hoping it'll build my platform along with my download count):

Edit: ("excerpted from the start of the first novel in the Vannara Chronicles")


“Any last words, Mr. Rock?” asked Granny Weatherwaxe triumphantly.
“You’re the maddest old hag I’ve ever met, seen, or heard of in my life, you idiotic old woman. I hope your caretaker is severely well-paid.”
Granny ground her teeth. The blasted piece of bedrock had no manners to speak of. “Respect for your elders, young man,” she screamed. The shadow of someone entering the chamber distracted her.
Greebo was annoyed. The dragons had rather un-sportingly flown off before he was through playing with them. He also had to go to the bathroom. He wasted no time on pleasantries.
“Why can’t you just stay away, you stupid little cat?” Granny screeched at him.
He raised a hand, fingernails extended, and hissed.


“…I’ll sometime pick up a system just to see if it has any insane ideas inside that maybe I could use sometimes. Challenger is way, way up there when it comes to having insane ideas.”
—Amazon Top 50 Reviewer

“The ideas are way out there [and are] great.
The system is interesting to say the least, the book is not dry and bland…”—“Air Pirate”

“…it [is] awesome.”—Bocaj518

“5.0 out of 5 stars, Great, January 19, 2012”
“This game is great. It beats the pants off D&D because you can’t accidentally summon a demon from another world to kill us all. It can be kind of silly sometimes [killer chicken!?] but a great system nonetheless. Great job, David!”—W.W.

AwesomeI highly recommend this book…”—W. Felty

This is a CLASSIC...It’s very similar to [D&D]. With the original classes this book offers, it is very fun!”—Anonymous
“If you have an imagination I suggest you get this.”—Anonymous

“…very[,] very good…”—Anonymous

I love this book
“I love this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
—Anonymous (and, yes, that’s a direct quote)

“Overall a good game…Great for experienced GMs who are tired of running D&D or similar games and [want] something easier to run.”—Mattguy15

“I can hardly wait to unleash a couple of these on my unsuspecting gaming group!”
—David Stark (4 out of 5 stars)

“…this is a fine role playing game system.”
“I also give the designer credit in his emphasis on getting feedback from the players. Rare to see a game that so strongly points this out...”—Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer


Thanks again, Jen! I really appreciate your interest in my works! Please feel free to ask me 'anything' else you want to know!

All the Best,


...Challenger RPG 

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