Today I have the great pleasure in bringing you an interview with Margaret Weis. Margaret was the co-author of the first six Dragonlance novels, which are some of my favourtie Dungeons and Dragons related books. She now runs Margaret Weis Productions, which is responsible for bringing you the Marvel Heroic RPG, Smallville and Supernatural.
HOW DID YOU GET INTO GAMING?
I read about TSR in Publisher's Weekly back in the early eighties. I thought the game sounded like it would be fun to play with my kids. A friend ran a D&D game for us. We loved it.
WHAT IS IT YOU FIND SO APPEALING ABOUT GAMING?
The use of your imagination! The idea of people telling a story together. The fun of sharing a game with friends and family.
SHARE A FAVOURITE GAMING MOMENT WITH US
My favorite game of all time was a game at a convention. I was "guest gamer". The party consisted of five kender and a gnome. We had SO MUCH FUN! The DM was awesome. The kender ran amuck, of course. We did actually meet a dragon and killed it, more by accident than anything else.
WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY PLAYING?
Sadly all my gaming friends moved away. I did have a chance to play Serenity at Gary Con. Lots of fun.
CAN YOU TELL US WHAT YOUR FAVOURITE GAMES ARE?
My favorite now is the new Marvel Heroic RPG by company has just released.:)
WHAT WAS THE LAST GAME YOU PLAYED?
Serenity at Gary Con.
WHICH PRODUCTS HAVE YOU HAD YOUR WORK PUBLISHED IN?
Lots of projects published. Too many to name!
CAN YOU TELL US A BIT ABOUT THE WRITING/GAMING PROCESS INVOLVED WITH DRAGONLANCE, AND WHAT IT WAS LIKE AT TSR DURING THOSE DAYS?
TSR was a wild and crazy place to work. Not really work so much as being paid to do something we loved. Some down sides, of course. The company was always teetering on the verge of financial ruin, so we really didn't know if we'd have jobs from one day to the next.
The writing/gaming process involved with Dragonlance would take a book to talk about!
I play-tested the first module once. I think I was Goldmoon. The character of Bupu came out of that play-test session.
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY HAS BEEN YOUR MOST FAVOURITE NOVEL OR SERIES OF NOVELS TO WORK ON?
Every series is fun to work on. Right now I'm loving my current series, The Dragon Brigade!
ARE YOU WORKING ON ANY GAMING-RELATED PROJECTS AT THE MOMENT?
The Marvel Heroic RPG with Margaret Weis Productions.
DO YOU HAVE ANY WEBPAGES OR SOCIAL NETWORK ACCOUNTS WHERE FANS CAN FIND YOU?
I'm on Facebook and Margaretweis.com.