Congratulations to me, I had a phone interview with Wizards of the Coast. I e-mailed Wizards about my program MTG Forge and they seemed a little interested. I hope to be hired as a programmer or at least a computer guy of some type, hey somebody has to keep those printers working.
The two people interviewing me were Elf, the lead programmer of Magic Online, you can look up his real name if you really want to, and some HR lady that had a British accent (sorry I forgot your name). Elf also said that he helped develop Marvel and DC’s VS game, cool. As a joke I wanted to ask Elf did he ever use goblins, but I didn’t have the courage to.
The funniest part was when Elf asked, “Why did you program MTG Forge?” And I said something like, “Well it let’s me play with expensive cards that I don’t own.” Elf sort of laughed and said that Randy Buehler (head Wizards guy) would have a fit if he heard my answer. I was telling the truth though. Who really owns a copy of Library of Alexandria?
All in all the interview went fine and I made small talk by asking how much did it snow in Washington. For what’s its worth, they said Washington was pretty moderate, since it is near the ocean, and it only snows once in awhile, who knew? I live in sunny, sunny, hot, hot Florida, so I think anything above Georgia is north. Hopefully I’ll be hired, but if not, I can always brag to my friends about the time I almost got a job at Wizards.