For those of you following the progress of the new Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition, I just wanted to share the word that Dave Gross has joined their team. http://www.baldursgate.com/news/2012/04/26/announcing-dave-gross-as-lead-writer-for-baldurs-gate-enhanced-edition/ Dave’s a fantastic writer. He has several published novels and I encourage you to check them out. He’s also a skilled editor. More importantly — to me :) — is that Dave is also the first editor to buy something from me! Over a decade ago he purchased an article I had written “Give Them Pidgins” for Dragon Magazine. It was my first published work. So I’m very pleased he’ll be working on this project.
This will be the first of ten posts, one for each year that I worked for BioWare. Preamble After graduating the summer of 1999 from the University of Alberta I set out to look for a job. You know, to pay that massive student loan I had. I sent about fifty resumes out, mostly programming jobs. But one of the places I applied to had a kind of goofy name. BioWare. It just kind of rolls out of the mouth, eh? The job blurb stated that it was a gaming company. That sounded fun. I remembered applying to Sierra years ago (and getting rejected) and figured that it wouldn’t hurt…