The Dragonlance Canticle Episode 10 – James Lowder interview

Welcome back to another episode of the Dragonlance Canticle. Today we have a discussion/interview with James Lowder author of Knight of the Black Rose and Spectre of the Black Rose. First a few notes from the show opening

Dragons of the Highlord Skies
Dragonlance movie trailer premiere (it’s on the official movie site, but we have linked it to our website also)
Jamie Chambers and Cam Banks interviewed on the latest episode of the Dragonhearth

Now on with the James Lowder interview. Let me warn you, it’s a long show (oh the horror)…

Weasel’s Luck
Defenders of the Magic

Harper’s series

Ravenloft RPG and Ravenloft Novels
Vampire of the Mist

Mary Kirchoff

Sithicus: The realm of Lord Soth in Ravenloft

Dragon Magazine #351 – World Serpent Inn article (good article! Get it while you can!)

A possible third book? Here’s to hoping!

Vampiric Kender – When Black Roses Bloom

Numerous work in other horror genre RPGs including:
Vampire: The Masquerade
All Flesh Must be Eaten

Clark Ashton Smith
The War Hound and the World’s Pain
Polyhedron magazine

Dead Alive – Also known as Braindead an early Peter Jackson movie for you Lord of the Ring fans.

World War Z – by Max Brooks (Yes, Mel Brooks’ son)
Zombies – a metaphor for social conformity? George Romero uses this well.

Shadows Over Baker Street
Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter
Cthulhu – HP Lovecraft

Greyhawk – is Ravenloft the plane that imprisons Tharizdun? We may never know what the dark powers are.

Audition – a tough Japanese horror movie to watch. Be warned!
Requiem for a Dream
Carnival of Souls

Dead Ale Wives reference

Dario Argento

Jean Ray – Ghouls On My Grave

Anita Blake and Laurel K Hamilton

James is currently working on a new trilogy with a working title called Ebonnachtthat will be published by Elder Signs Press. He’s hoping to have the first book out on by Gen Con 2008. The main character of the story makes an appearences on a number of short stories:
Pulp Zombie: The Nght Chicago Died – Great story, by the way.
The Unquiet Dreams of Cingris the Stout in Gaming Frontiers Magazine #2 and will hopefully see a reprinting of it sometime soon.

He’s working on something for Paizo (Top Secret! Shh!)
Paizo Planet Stories

Announced here first!!
James will be doing some work for Devil’s Due Publishing for the Wizards of the Coast comics. He can’t say anymore but he told us the Nexus will be very interested in it. Hmmmmm.

Hobby Games: The 100 Best

Ian Livingstone

Axis and Allies


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    • MarriedTakeaham on November 1, 2007 at 8:10 am
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    Hey guys so glad to have another episode of DL Canticle. I found the podcast a couple months ago and hadn’t read DL since highschool (graduated in 2001 from high school….) and I was SO glad there was a podcast about it. Keep ’em coming because those make the work day go so much faster. You guys are great.


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    • Reinbowarrior on November 2, 2007 at 12:14 pm
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    Well done again guys

    James lowder’s soth novels are some of my faves as I just adore the character, and he made my dragonlance obsession turn to a ravenloft cross over D&D campaign!

    And the wizards/devils due new stuff – very exciting!


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    • Duke5150 on December 28, 2007 at 3:11 am
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    Great show, i have specter of a blackrose and it is one of my all time favorite novels. i followed soth back to krynn and have never wanted to leave.

    i would of like to have known what work he did in darksun, he mentioned it at the begining but nothing after that. Ah well.

    Looking forward to the next show.

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