Gaurav Gulati stops in from PAX West and tackles double duty in both co-hosting and being this week's special guest! In Lore You Should Know, Chris Perkins gives us the "birds & the bees" talk regarding trolls. Afterwards, Gaurav gives us the details on Broken Pact Season 3, Saving Throw, a special announcement on a brand new show he's DMing, and more!


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

00:00: Intro with Greg Tito and Gaurav Gulati

20:05: Lore You Should Know with Chris Perkins

36:29: Interview with Gaurav Gulati

1:22:58: Outro with Greg Tito and Gaurav Gulati

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About the Guests:

Gaurav Gulati

Gaurav Gulati's initial foray into the world of Dungeons & Dragons started when he received an old TSR board game called Dragon Strike when he was 12 years old. After watching the enclosed learn-to-play VHS several hundred times and playing through the solo scenarios, he fell in love with the sheer storytelling possibilities of roleplaying games. Now, Gaurav is a video editor that works and lives in Los Angeles and is one of the many talented minds at Saving Throw, a Twitch channel that streams and celebrates all aspects of RPGs. He provides his creative talents on camera as well as behind the scenes with edited TV-show style intros and video sketches. Since 2018, he's been working with WOTC and Saving Throw to produce The Broken Pact, a live-streamed RPG show that takes place on Ravnica, a setting in the world of Magic: the Gathering.

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.