I’ve long had a good relationship with the folks over at Wizards—because they know I’m a fan, and many people on staff there are familiar with my books. I’ve toured the offices a few times, and they’ve sent me things like cards to give out to fans when they play Magic with me at conventions. So I wasn’t terribly surprised when Nic Kelman finally approached me about maybe writing a story in one of their worlds. And that’s really all there is to it—they wrote me and asked. Being quite the fan of the game, and its settings, I was excited from the get-go.