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E-Samurai Interview: Tar'get
[10/07/2004] [The Interviewer]

State your full Amtgard name for the record.

Tar'get DeMark.

How do you even pronounce that?

“Tar-shey duh mark.”

Any titles?

Viscount, Warlord, Defender, Weaponmaster, Sir, Master Garber, Master Archer. That’s most of ‘em, I think.

How did you come up with your name?

I was an archer when I started playing and I used to wear a big bulls-eye on my chest so people called me target. I made it a little more homo and it became Tar’get. DeMark is simply a little more homo because I always hit -- that’s right -- ‘da mark.’

When did you start Amtgard?

’96 to ‘97.

What's your earliest Amtgard memory?

My very first day I got hit in the face with a throwing keg, stabbed in the chest by a tipped-out sword and knocked off my feet by a huge two-handed sword called ‘the Smurf Dick’. Weighed like 15 lbs. I chipped a tooth and destroyed my clothes. I knew I had to come back.

Oh yeah, why don't you wear garb?

Just don't really like it. Doesn't feel comfortable to me in general. I have had a few outfits that I liked, but, as is the way with things in the game, they got destroyed. I always wear garb when I am playing a class and even sometimes to friends' weddings, though.

Stick jock or flavah?

Know many flavah warlords?

What are the Rogues all about?

Hell if I know. My job is to kill people. I leave everything else up to others.

Aren't you running for some kind of office?


What's that all about?

I have a lot of good ideas, in my opinion, on how to improve some aspects of the game. I thought I would give it a try and see where it all ends up.

What's your favored class, and why?

Paladin. Just kinda feels right.

You're a knight. How'd you get that?

My serpent belt went something like. . . half the circle liked me and half didn't. The Guildmaster of Knights decided to break the tie in my favor. My sword belt, I qualled for the first time (defender, weaponmaster) just a couple of weeks after I got my serpent and the knights thought it was too soon for a new one. That pissed me off pretty bad because I figured if I was good enough for one I was good enough for all of ‘em. So then I got my warlord a few months after that and they gave in.

What does the serpent belt mean to you?

I get a lil’ dragon on my belt.

What does the sword belt mean to you?

I get a lil’ sword held by a dragon on my belt.

6.1. Good, bad?

Both. I hate hybrid but I appreciate it for consistency. I think that knights and masters getting special abilities is way cool, and I think that simplifying magic is way cool, and I think paladin got ass-raped

BLBOD. Good, bad, and why?

Outdated. J.W. and his cronies shouldn't get an unwavering say on things that affect all of us.

What's your single fondest Amtgard memory?

Winning ‘Rakis or getting my warlord. Tough call.

What's your worst Amtgard injury?

Worst thing that happened to be was a broken ankle. Worst thing I did to someone else was crush their nose so bad they had to have it rebuilt. They still can't smell or taste to this day.

Who do you most admire in Amtgard and why?

Sir Corbin. More than anyone else I have ever seen, he did it all for the love of the game.

What does the Wetlands mean to you?

It's just plain home.

What is the greatest misunderstanding people have about the Wetlands?

That we're all assholes. Most of the people are great, it's really just me who gives it a bad name.

If you could visit three (and only three) kingdoms, which three would you pick? Why?

Neverwinter to see my squire, the Iron Mountains to visit bro's and Goldenvale to chump on their sword knights and beat up their newest warlord.

Do you have anything you'd like to say to the readers of e-Samurai?

“I am nobody's bitch. You are all my bitches."

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