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Back at it

Over the weekend I attended STARFest, a literary festival in St. Albert. There, I had the opportunity to interview former BioWare coworker Drew Karpyshyn.

I think the interview went well. The main focus of the presentation was exploring how to write evil characters, specifically his work with the Darth Bane novels, but extending to Mass Effect and other properties he’s worked with. There was also time for some great questions from the audience. I do not believe there was any recording of the interview but there were pictures taken and I’ll let you know when those are available.

Also, one specific question that I asked was whether Drew was going to return to videogame design. His answer was basically that he isn’t willing to close any doors permanently but for the next while he’s focusing on his own projects, specifically his unique fantasy series, “Children of Fire”.

As for me, I’m back to work on the novel. Three chapters to go! I’ll be back here next week, probably, unless something exciting happens before then :)

Former lead designer at BioWare (Dragon Age: Origins, Neverwinter Nights). Creator of Raiders of the Serpent Sea.