Roleplaying Tips – Johnn Four Interview
Interview with Johnn Four – lie detector style!
I recently peperred Johnn Four from RoleplayingTips.com with questions. To make life hard on Johnn I conducted the interview “lie detector style” so you’ll find irrelevent and irreverent questions scattered through the conversation. Enjoy!
Who are you?
I’m a 36 year old terrestrial with an untreated pun affliction, now apparently with too many D&D 3.5 books.
When did you launch RoleplayingTips.com?
1999. I figured the world was going to explode due to the Y2K threat, so it was time to get my GMing ideas out there.
Which 2 RPGs have you played the most?
D&D and Work(tm). I currently have a D&D campaign that runs every other Thursday night. Work occurs each weekday, and I play a Level 2 Web Monkey. Check out our upcoming Xbox 360 awesome sci-fi RPG: Mass Effect.
I’ve also played a lot of Rolemaster, and moderate amounts of Ars Magica and GURPS.
What is the name of your dog?
Sit, Come Here, and often, Hey, Drop That!
Define Dungeons & Dragons in 14 words or less.
A game where friends play heroes who combat villains to earn great rewards.
Red dragons or Gold Dragons?
Both. With the PCs caught in the middle.
Do you ever have nightmare about calcuting T.H.A.C.0?
That’s a game mechanic that has never added up.
Kobolds or Goblins?
Goblins. With ketchup. Lots and lots of ketchup.
What city are you in right now?
What campaign setting are you using for your current D&D / RPG game?
Greyhawk. I’m running the classic Temple of Elemental Evil module with a few more villains added in for good measure.
From a scale of 1 to 10 – 1 meaning “awesome” and 10 meaning “addictive” – how do you describe DungeonMastering.com?
I eat it every day with toast.
Do you really spell your name with 2 n’s?
You mean Joh2n’s? That would be 5illy.
What is the last character you’ve played?
I played a spiked-chain wielding, demon bloodline fighter/rogue from southern Forgotten Realms, on the run because of a basic misunderstanding with a local thieves’ guild. Who knew thieves would object to stealing from them? That’s just downright hypocritical, if you ask me.
Where were you on April 9th 2004 at 10pm?
At home, with the rellies visiting from BC, watching Rescue Me.
Do you ever obsessively roll dice for no reason?
4-6 Roll again
Dungeon crawl or city adventure?
City crawl with a dungeon adventure thrown in.
How do I subscribe to the weekly RP Tips newsletter?
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