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Horizons: Interview with Peter S. Beagle @ Ten Ton Hammer

(PC: MMORPG) | Posted by Wildefire @ Wednesday - November 23, 2005 - 17:52 -
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Ten Ton Hammer also has another Horizons interview, this time with the game's new celebrity writer, Peter S. Beagle.
One of my biggest questions was whether or not we might see a unicorn race in Horizons. Would the author more connected to unicorns than perhaps any other writer in history (sometimes to his chagrin- he compares how he's "stuck" with unicorns to how Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was stuck with Sherlock Holmes) like to see humans becoming unicorns for a little while? Rose petal-pretenses aside, Beagle would prefer to keep unicorns where they are. Iit's not purely out of professional jealousy: "You use what works." Beagle then related a story about a reporter's interview with French folk-singer George Bressons, who was asked if he was particularly fond of flowers. He responded that he was not particularly fond of flowers, and the reported produced a list of flower references in his songs and proceded to begin reading from it. Brassons interrupted the reporter to say that it's foolish to talk about flowers; they worked, so he used them. If they didn't work, he would've taken them out. By that token, it doesn't seem like the mythological ideal, the unicorn, could "work" as a player class in Horizons from Beagle's perspective.
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