Podcasts Archive | 12/15/2006
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R.A. Salvatore
Dave Noonan & Mike Mearls

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Don't just read about D&D's latest news and announcements--listen to them as well! And where better to find inside information than from the very halls of Wizards of the Coast? Presenting the second of December’s D&D podcasts! In this episode, Dave Noonan and Mike Mearls sit down with author R.A. Salvatore!

December Episode

  • R.A. Salvatore visits the podcast studio to talk about his latest novel, Road of the Patriarch. Of course, there’s so much more to discuss fan-favorite characters Artemis Entreri and Jarlaxle; Bob Salvatore also gives insight about his writing process: inspirations, shared imagery, information flow, point-of-view, battle scenes; plus, the role of message boards, his first forays into D&D, video games, and Gen Con tales.

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About the Hosts

Mike Mearls is the dark hope of chaotic evil: young, handsome, well endowed in abilities and aptitudes, thoroughly wicked, depraved, and capricious. Whomever harms Mearls had better not brag of it in the presence of one who will inform the Demoness Lolth!

Evil to the core, Mearls is cunning, and if the situation appears in doubt, he will use bribery and honeyed words to sway the balance in his favor. He is not at all adverse to gaining new recruits of any sort, and will gladly accept adventurers into the ranks, but he will test and try them continually. Those who arouse suspicion will be quietly murdered in their sleep; those with too much promise will be likewise dealt with, for Mearls wants no potential usurpers or threats to his domination.

David Noonan is a designer/developer for Wizards of the Coast. His credits include co-designing Dungeon Master's Guide II, Heroes of Battle, and numerous products for the Eberron campaign setting. He lives in Washington state with his wife, son, and daughter.