Jerry Holkins from Penny Arcade calls in to speak effusively about his Acquisitions Inc. C Team stream, what he’s doing during PAX East, and blacking out on stage with a loopy Shelly Mazzanoble (@shellymoo) and Greg Tito (@gregtito). Lore You Should Know – Matt Sernett (@Sernett) goes into depth on White Plume Mountain, one of the adventures from Tales from the Yawning Portal.
Here’s a guide to when each segment on the podcast begins:
00:00 – Intro with Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble
05:05 – Lore You Should Know – Today’s Topic: White Plume Mountain
20:40 – Interview with Jerry Holkins
01:13:49 – Outro with Greg and Shelly
Jerry Holkins is the co-founder and writer of Penny Arcade. Notable creations include the thrice-weekly webcomic Penny Arcade, the five annual PAX festivals, Child's Play charity, and the venerable D&D adventuring company Acquisitions Inc.
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About the Hosts
Greg Tito has had weird and long career as an Off Broadway stage manager, a playwright, a theater carpenter, a secretary, an RPG designer, a games journalist, and now a PR/Marketing person. He has loved Dungeons & Dragons ever since 1985 when he found an old copy of the AD&D Dungeon Master’s Guide on his brother’s bookshelf and he honed that love of fantasy storytelling in the dark streets of Sasserine by way of the Upper West Side gaming group he joined in 2004. He moved his family (wife + two young kids) to Seattle in 2015 to work on D&D and he’s never looked back. You can find Greg on Twitter.
Shelly Mazzanoble will always play a magic-user. There. She said it. Enough pretending to want to break out of her comfort zone. She’s a magic-user. She’s also the brand lead for Avalon Hill and loves talking about that one time she played Diplomacy and SOMEONE (okay, it was Ben Petrisor) stabbed her in the back and took over her beloved Russia. If you enjoy tales of sorcery, board game upheavals, and reasons her 3 year-old is crying (HINT: She tried to make him eat a Nutella crepe), find Shelly on Twitter and Facebook.