After your hosts Greg and Shelly welcome you to the show, the two welcome back D&D Game Designer Dan Dillion for another edition of Meet Your Monsters! This week, Dan discusses all the wonders and terrors of Mindflayers. Our special interview this week is with professional TTRPG performer Michael Sinclair II!

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Show open with Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble - 0:00

Meet Your Monsters - 3:39

Interview - 28:25

Outro - 1:28:22

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Michael Sinclair II is a professional TTRPG performer, MtG personality, and occasional Twitch streamer. Michael has been playing D&D since 2015 and Magic the: Gathering since 2018. He has played in long form TTRPG campaigns such as Faeforge Academy, Into The Motherlands, Let's Get Wildemount, and Second Star to the Right. Additionally Michael has appeared on MtG content shows like Game Knights and Tabletop Jocks, and he is known to grind some tournaments from time to time. He believes in representation in tabletop gaming and tries to uplift and cultivate spaces for marginalized folks in the community. Michael has also started talking about social justice issues and political content on his streams alongside MtG content.

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Twitter | Twitch | Instagram

Your Podcast Hosts


Greg Tito

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.

Shelly Mazzanoble

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.