Greg consoles Shelly for getting absolutely obliterated in the Dungeon Mayhem tournament, as well as losing in the consolation bracket. In Lore You Should Know, Chris Perkins talks about the Knights of the Shield & the Knights of the Unicorn. Our special guest this week is WWE superstar and D&D enthusiast Ember Moon!

Podcast/Notes

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

00:00: Intro with Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble

12:58: Lore You Should Know with Chris Perkins

34:19: Interview with Ember Moon

1:27:32: Outro with Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble


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About the Guest:

Ember Moon

Ember Moon's rapid ascension up the ranks of WWE is owed to the three attributes that she says define her best: Skill, honor and heart. The War Goddess has exemplified each of those since taking the black-and-yellow brand by storm.

Mentored by WWE Hall of Famer Booker T, Moon quickly emerged as a dynamic competitor between the ropes. She fought tirelessly to earn a spot in WWE NXT, and by the time she debuted in August 2016 at TakeOver: Brooklyn II, it was clear Moon was already able to hang with the world’s most elite Superstars. The War Goddess was the first woman to pose a legitimate challenge to the then-undefeated Asuka, with Moon’s breathtaking signature move, the Eclipse, even appearing to create self-doubt in The Empress of Tomorrow. She started playing D&D 12 years ago and tries to play at least once a week. Her first character was a Priest of Mystra in 2nd Edition. Her favorite character is a 3.5 Edition Half Dragon Monk that is currently now a Paladin. Her favorite campaign is Ravenloft which her current group is playing the 5th edition version of for the first time.

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.