The Walking Eye Interview 3: Monte Cook

Our normal format is play game, review game, interview designer. But when we heard Monte Cook had posted on his blog asking about RPG related podcasts, we knew this was too good a chance to pass up. Besides, we’d played 3.0 D&D for years, followed by a full campaign of Arcana Evolved, and our final hurrah of D20 fantasy gaming was a run through Ptolus. So while we didn’t record any of that, we’re pretty sure we got the “play game” part covered pretty well.

It was a real pleasure to talk to Mr. Cook about his new foray:, and we’re all very glad to see him back in the gaming industry. We discuss his masterfully diplomatic opinion on D&D 4E, what style of play he expects at his table, how he feels about player vs. player conflict, what games he’s looking forward to playing, and his use of Gygaxian Lexicography. We wish him luck on all his future endeavors!

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8 Responses to “The Walking Eye Interview 3: Monte Cook”

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  3. Necroblivion Says:

    I just loved this podcast. Normally I don’t get into listening to podcasts, but Monte really hit a home run on this one and went beyond the rules and into the philosophy of game design. Very informative and inspirational.

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  6. Orklord Says:

    In the future, if you tell a guest on air that you will edit something out, you should, ya know, edit that out.

    Otherwise, not a bad interview.


  7. thewalkingeye Says:


    I just thought me getting all flustered in the beginning was too cute to pass up. Besides, it was making *me* look bad, not him, so it’s all good.

    Thanks for the comment,


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