September 17th, 2019 is going to be a big day! Greg & Shelly make sure you're in the loop. In Lore You Should Know, Chris Perkins talks about the Mournland and the Lord of Blades. This week's special guest is New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of books for kids and teens, Kody Keplinger!


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

00:00: Intro with Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble

05:18: Lore You Should Know with Chris Perkins

28:10: Interview with Kody Keplinger

1:28:33: Outro with Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble

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About the Guest:

Kody Keplinger

Kody Keplinger is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of several books for kids and teens. She wrote her debut novel, The DUFF, when she was seventeen years old. In 2015, The DUFF was adapted as a major motion picture starring Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, and Bella Thorne. Kody teaches writing classes at the Gotham Writers' Workshop in New York City, where she resides. When she isn't teaching or writing novels, Kody is either playing or writing about tabletop RPGs online.

You can follow her on Twitter (@kody_keplinger), Instagram (@kodykeplinger), or find her website at

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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.