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Wandering Men Interview

Written by Expy - Published on November 16, 2007

The Wandering Men rock! Even though one of them likes white dragonlike creatures you should check out their website, their latest book – Skein of Shadows, and their answers to these questions. Enjoy!

Note: This is like 5 interviews in 1. I edited it slightly so you can finish reading the article before getting caught surfing the web at work. Not at work? Read the whole interview!

1. Are you adventuring authors or writing adventurers?

Brannon: I’m a 6th level adventuring author with two levels in the writing adventurer Prestige Class… Not sure what I’m taking next level, but I’ve got my eyes on a slice of the NYT Bestseller template.

2. Do you just wander or you actually go places?

Hall: We wondered when someone was going to ask us about our wandering. I’ll simply say that wandering down a path that leads to a place, allows you to place your wandering skills to the test, when you wonder were that place is that you are wandering to. Glad I could clear that up for ya.

3. How many books / short stories have the wandering men written?

Davis: Members of the Wandering Men have published in two professional works of fiction, Skein of Shadows and Southern Fried Weirdness.

Brannon: […] Also, I (Ashy) have several credits in the RPG industry; you can check my bio on the site for a list of publishers. If you’re talking unpublished, then check out our site and Plotstorming.com. […]

Dungeon Mastering: Check out bios of all the Wandering Men!

5. Which RPG are you currently playing the most?

Hall: Homebrew D20 style setting called “The Misfits”, which is an amazing campaign set in a world created by and run by Hollingsworth – it rocks! Arcade game style: the original Zelda for NES! No, I haven’t beat the game yet and NO, I don’t want any help!

6. Red dragons or gold dragons?

Davis: Smaug the Golden…

Hall: White Dragons! Never was one to pick from the choices I was given. I always got to go on a limb – sorry mom, love you!

7. How many conventions will you go to in 2008?

Brannon: Six at the current count – we’ve got a Con Schedule up on the site, but we may also support other cons, but they will not be attended by the bulk of the Wandering Men. The six we’ve got on our schedule we’re all trying to make.

8. Describe the generic gaming convention experience in 14 words or less.

Brannon: Don’t bother with a hotel room; you’ll be gaming too much to sleep anyway.

Hall: Caffeine, Caffeine, Caffeine, Doritos, Caffeine, Caffeine, Caffeine, Role play, Caffeine, Caffeine, Hack n Slash!!!

10. On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being great and 10 being uber-awesome) how good is your book, Skein of Shadows?

Brannon: 45… Really… I mean Bob Salvatore might as well pack up his word processor and retire, man!

Hall: 9.5 (trying not to be called a biased judge here.) I think you’ll find this type of story to be unlike any other you have read before.

11. I hear you’re getting “Men: The Wandering” trading cards – will you get enough to make a whole deck?

Brannon: We sure hope so – we’re already working on the cards for our NEXT Con (Chattacon) and I think the RPG industry will really like them! They’re going to be Con-specific, which will make having a whole set harder, but when they sell on Ebay for eight bajillion dollars in a few years, it’ll be worth the extra gas money.

Hall: Yes, these are con specific cards that will one day be worth millions! I would like to have a different card or group of cards per con that we attend. How many cards will you see in ‘08? (see answer to question # 7).

Dungeon Mastering: Men: The Wandering contest underway.

14. Goblins or Kobolds?

Nathan: Kobolds, never turn you back on the buggers!

Davis: Goblins… A Dwarf’s favorite enemy.

Hall: Kobolds of course, they have their own magazine! (Kobold Quarterly)

15. Why can’t you live without DungeonMastering.com

Brannon: Duh! ‘Cause it rox! Obviously from my answers above, I like a little humor tossed in with my RPG-ness, so DungeonMastering.com is RIGHT up my alley.

Hall: It rocks!

16. What is the last character you’ve played?

Davis: Horace, a mutant porcupine in TMNT the RPG. Care to guess what his special power was?

Corey: Saint Tsidkenu “the Transfigured”, a Luminous (positive energy race) Radiant Servant of the One/Saint…perhaps one of the coolest clerics in da RPG mythos–can we say Elf wizard/Cleric who destroyed his race turned hallowed guide and savior of his world? (with the help of a few other Misfits, o’course )

Brannon: LOL! I actually had the rare opportunity to play one of my old NPC’s as a PC in another DM’s game. Long, complicated story, but basically I got to play Jo’tasz Ringweaver, a githzerai Chaos Shaper/Wizard/Priest – high level and powerful — niioooce!
EDIT: I got to play Captain Thunder, leader of the Freedom League at Con on the Cob – with Steve Kenson as GM! WOOT!

Hall: Jekka Brokentusk; a half-orc female with four arms, tentacles, a mammoth sword named “Sparkspitter” and nicknamed “WowweeZowwee”. Interested? Learn more about her and the band of the Misfits.

17. What’s your inner character? (take the survey)

Nathan: Chaotic Neutral Half-Celestial Elf Druid!

Davis: Chaotic Good Half-Elf Barbarian!

Corey: Lawful Good Elf Ranger! (At least they got the ranger part right…oh, and the good too. )

Brannon: Lawful Good Half-Elf Paladin!

Hall: Chaotic Good Half-Celestial Halfling Rogue!

19. How can I contact you?

Davis: Check out www.wanderingmen.com!

Nathan: Stop by the PlotStorming.com forums and see what we’re up to!

20. When I contact you how can I be sure I’ll be dealing with the coolest of the Wandering Men?

Nathan: Hmm, fantasy author and cool, that’s new. But I’ll mail you my Burroughs & Chandler Certification, I hope that suffices.

Davis: I’m the one who wears a kilt…

Corey: I’m the only one with a plant named after him.

Brannon: ‘Cause I’m the only one called “Ashy”…

Hall: Oh you will know…you’ll know.

21. Do you have an RSS feed or newsletter?

Brannon: We have five RSS feeds (take yer pick) and due to the massive demand for a newsletter at Con on the Cob, we’re starting one up very soon!

More Wandering Men!

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10 Responses to “Wandering Men Interview”
  1. Pal Mercy says:

    I like the interviews you do. Kinda half serious. Who’s next? Gary Gigax?

  2. Pé0 says:

    Gary Gigax would be da bomb but seriously you need somebody interesting to interview… Me!!!

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  5. Ashy says:

    Awwww, shucks, Pé0 – and we tried really hard to be interesting, too…. :P

  6. Pé0 says:

    Sorry didn’t mean that you where not interesting. I will most certainly buy your book. What I actually mean is that I am a lot more interesting…

  7. Ashy says:

    Ah! Now I see! Sounds good… Hope you enjoy the book! :)

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