Some of you may remember the interviews I did way back when (the ones with Sarah Kahn and Moyra Turkington). Well, that second one, the one with Mo, never got finished. What with her going of to India and all (and, I hope, having a wonderful time). Hopefully we’ll pick it up after she gets back and settles in, but we don’t know yet.
But the interviews are some of my favorite things to do around here, so I’m going to start up a new one. This time it’s Christian Griffen, one of Berengad Games, with the very interesting-looking Beast Hunters which I’m hoping to see by the end of next month.
Our nominal topic of discussion is online chat-based play. This is a very broad thing to talk about because there are dozens of ways that this sort of play is handled, and they all have something interesting to teach us.
The rules on this interview are much like they have been in the past. I ask the questions, Christian answers them, everyone else refrains from commenting. As soon as we’re done I’ll throw up a thread where the floor is open and everyone can ask Christian questions. I strongly encourage anyone who has questions during the interview that they want to see answered there to email them to me. This isn’t a case of me thinking that I’m the only one smart enough to come up with good questions. It just keeps things tidy and easy to follow.
I will be trying something new this time though. We’ll see how it goes. I’m going to start up a thread for the peanut gallery. This is a place for anyone and everyone to comment on what Christian and I are talking about. We might get involved over there in discussions, but I don’t know if we will yet. There is something to be said about letting you guys talk on your own.
Without further preamble, let’s get this party started!
1. Tell us a bit about yourself, in general. Who are you, what do you do, what’s your shoe size? You know, the important stuff.