Wizards of the Coast Gen Con Interview – Teaser

There are some companies that you can always count on to have an awesome booth at Gen Con.  Wizards of the Coast, is one of those companies. And this year was no different. Constructed in the middle of their booth space, was the metal monstrosity of a tower. The center at which was a closed off  a room for the storage of the products  on sale. However, on the top of this structure was a useable platform.

Gen Con WOTC Booth 2
Gen Con WOTC Booth
Gen Con WOTC Booth 1
Gen Con WOTC Booth

I climbed “The Keep” on Gen Con Saturday. When I reached the top, I saw a table at the center, with the latest WOTC games laid out upon it.  This table was surrounded by comfortable  couches and chairs. This was gamer paradise. The view from the top was spectacular, as it overlooked the entire vendors area.

Gen Con WOTC Booth - From Above
Looking out over the vendor floor

The reason for this ascension did have purpose. I did not break through the guard trolls and climb up in secret. No, I had a summons.  An appointment  to talk with D&D designers Mike Mearls and Rodney Thompson. The purpose of the interview was primarily to talk about the new D&D Boardgame line that is launching this month. However, with the attention of these venerable game designers, the topic also shifted to the new happenings in the D&D RPG line as well.

I will publish this interview in two parts. Next will be our discussion on the D&D Boardgames.  Following that will be talk about the D&D RPG.  Stay tuned over the next few days for some interesting conversation!

Stuart

Stuart Greenwell

My first experiences with serious gaming came from the Hero Quest board game. I then made the next step to the RoboTech RPG and a lunchtime meeting of AD&D Oriental Adventures. My interests now are pretty much the same. Boardgames and RPGS. Some of my favorites boardgames are currently Settlers of Catan, Battlestar Galactica, and Space Alert. For RPGS, it is Monte Cook's Cypher System. But I am always down for a good round of Dungeons & Dragons.

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