Shelly Mazzanoble and Greg Tito start this episode by laughing uncontrollably at each other's silly jokes before they bring on Jim Zub to talk about all of the awesome D&D things he is doing this year. And there...
It's not often you get to talk to fan of Dungeons & Dragons who also happens to be involved in governing at the state level. Steve Hobbs is a State Senator and he splits sessions at the Capitol building in Olympia with D&D sessions with his friends. He is the co-founder of OrcaCon, a budding convention in Bellevue, and even has a podcast of his own called Geeks of Cascadia. Shelly and Greg talk to Steve about the wonders of D&D and how he's proposing laws and policies that can benefit the games industry of the area. In Lore You Should Know, Chris Perkins discusses the githyanki, especially as to how they are involved Dungeon of the Mad Mage.
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00:00: Intro with Greg Tito & Shelly Mazzanoble
10:50: Lore You Should Know with Chris Perkins
31:50: Interview with WA State Senator Steve Hobbs
1:22:05: Outro with Greg Tito & Shelly Mazzanoble
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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.
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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.