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Interview Matt Chat 436: Colin McComb's Early Days

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by Infinitron, Dec 31, 2019.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: 3lb Games; Colin McComb; Matt Barton

    The next guest on Matt Chat is none other than our old friend Colin McComb. Colin joined Larian to work on Baldur's Gate III last May, only to leave at the end of that year. These days he's doing VR stuff at his company 3lb Games and also writing novels again. That's the topic of the first twelve minutes of the interview, after which Matt circles back to the beginning of Colin's career. He was an Ultima and Gold Box fan who got lucky and managed to score a job at TSR right out of college. Colin doesn't really get into his computer game development work in this episode, though he does recount the story of how he met his wife thanks to a database crash during the development of Planescape: Torment.


    At the very end of the episode, Matt asks Colin about Baldur's Gate III as a cliffhanger. We'll have to wait for the next episode to hear his reply, but I wouldn't expect much.
     
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    Where's the Cleve interview?
     
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    Now I wonder if someone was just using OEI as a dating service based on the story of Colin's success...
     
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    I hope Matt will ask him about how it was to work together with MLMarkland.
     
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    This could be an interesting talk, Colin was around when cool things still existed - TSR and BIS.

    We finally have the answer as to why the later parts of PST are simple trash mobs encounters.
     
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    It's not new information btw, he first mentioned it in RPGWatch's famous 2007 Planescape: Torment retrospective interview: https://www.rpgwatch.com/articles/tales-of-torment-part-2-56.html

     
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    Thanks, I forgot about that 2007. interview. It was a loooooooooong time ago!
     
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    So, why did he leave the BG3 project so soon?
     
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    I guess he wasn’t up to Larian’s incredibly high writing standards.
     
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