What exactly are you allowed to stow in an overhead bin on an airplane? Shelly explains proper airplane travel etiquette to Greg with varying degrees of success. Later, Adam Lee joins us for Lore You Should Know on Warforged Collosus. Our special guests this week are Jess Dempsey and Joey Iovino from DOTS RPG.

Podcast/Notes

Here’s a guide to when each segment on the podcast begins:

00:00: Intro with Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble

14:12: Lore You Should Know with Adam Lee

35:33: Interview with Jess Dempsey & Joey Iovino/DOTS RPG

1:34:45: Outro with Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble


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About the Guest:

Jess Dempsey and Joey Iovino

Jess Dempsey and Joey Iovino run the DOTS RPG Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving Accessibility in Gaming. With a focus on the tabletop gaming experience, DOTS works to educate publishers and developers on the need for accessible materials. DOTS also creates and distributes accessible gaming aids to the public that address multiple types of disabilities. Current projects include 3d printed braille dice, braille transcribed game rulebooks, the development of sign language for common RPG terms, and working closely with D&D Beyond on their accessibility needs.

A worldwide network of accessibility friendly companies and organizations known as the DOTS Family is being developed to serve as an ongoing resource for the disabled community. DOTS Family members receive donations of accessible gaming aids as well as guidance on how to improve their overall accessibility.

Find them @dotsrpg on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Twitch, and Patreon.


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.