Interview Episode 13 – Tracy Hickman, part 1

* (0:32) Who Tracy Hickman is and where you probably know him from.

* (3:41) The story of how Tracy’s wife and a missed ride got him into gaming.

* (8:25) The current trend in complexity and execution of roleplaying games.  Be sure to check out both X-treme Dungeon Mastery and Killer Breakfast.

* (27:41) Raising his son in the hobby, and the experience of co-writing X-treme Dungeon Mastery with him.

* (30:56) The strangest places he’s seen his own material, and the unique relationship between an author and reader.

* (36:52) The impact of social networking and new media on the publishing industry.  Be sure to check out Dragon’s Bard, and if you want the discount he’s offering our listeners, you’ll need to take the coupon code from here and place your order right here.  The revised deadline for orders is September 15th, so be sure to get yours in soon!

Hosts: Chad, Dan, Pat, Wayne

Guest: Tracy Hickman

We hope you’ll join us for the second half of the interview next week in which we talk more about new media, Dragonlance (including the movie), community building, Tracy’s upcoming projects, and more!

Comments (6)

DragonhelmAugust 19th, 2010 at 12:59 am

Looking forward to hearing this one.

We recently interviewed Tracy over at the Dragonlance Cantcle podcast as well.

SandpunkAugust 19th, 2010 at 7:44 am

I just had a tiny little nerdgasm. I grew up on the DL books and when I saw that nam eon the title bar I about had a stroke.

ChadAugust 19th, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Just keep Hickman talking and I’ll curl up in front of the fire place.

DragonhelmAugust 20th, 2010 at 3:29 pm


Brother, grab yourself a copy of XDM. I think it would suit your style of gaming nicely. It’s got a TON of advice.


ChadAugust 22nd, 2010 at 10:01 am

That wasn’t me, the host who is Chad, just someone on the internet.

JonNovember 16th, 2015 at 7:48 am

I actually got Tracy Hickman to sign my copies of his Ravenloft modules for 2nd Edition AD&D while I was in college. It helped having his father as one of my instructors.

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