Shelly Mazzanoble and Greg Tito start this episode by laughing uncontrollably at each other's silly jokes before they bring on Jim Zub to talk about all of the awesome D&D things he is doing this year. And there is A LOT! From the Rick & Morty vs. D&D trade omnibus that's now in stores to the Young Adventurer's Guides he is writing to get young readers into the concepts behind playing D&D, plus all the unannounced things... There are four coming out this year, the first two Warriors & Weapons and Monsters & Creatures will be out everywhere July 16! For Lore You Should Know, Chris Perkins schools us all on the Rule of Three.

Podcast/Notes

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

00:00: Intro with Greg Tito & Shelly Mazzanoble

14:04: Lore You Should Know with Chris Perkins

29:15: Interview with Jim Zub

1:23:18: Outro with Greg Tito & Shelly Mazzanoble


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About the Guest:

Jim Zub

Jim Zub is a writer, artist and art instructor based in Toronto, Canada. Over the past seventeen years he’s worked for a diverse array of publishing, movie and video game clients including Marvel, DC Comics, Disney, Capcom, Hasbro, Cartoon Network, and Bandai-Namco. His current comic projects include Avengers: No Road Home, a weekly epic event for Marvel’s Mightiest Heroes, Champions, Marvel’s team of teen superheroes fighting for the future, Dungeons & Dragons, the official comic series of the world’s most popular tabletop role-playing game, and Wayward, a modern supernatural story about teens fighting Japanese mythological monsters.


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.