Greg and Shelly are back from D&D Live 2019 and recap everything you need to know, including an exploration of "The Devil's Mustard". In Lore You Should Know, D&D Narrative designer, adventure and book writer Adam Lee does a deep dive on Soul Coins. Afterwards, we interview our special guest Ethan "Mr. E" Schoonover, Tech Director and teacher at Lake Washington Girls Middle School who talks about starting a D&D club for students which later expanded into a full blown D&D class!


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

00:00: Intro with Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble

18:55: Lore You Should Know with Adam Lee

42:34: Interview with Ethan Schoonover

1:37:07: Outro with Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble

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About the Guest:

Ethan Schoonover

Ethan spent twelve years abroad as an expat in the technology end of marketing communications with multinational advertising and communications agencies. A dedicated proponent of open source and free software, he developed Solarized which has been called “the Most Important Color Scheme in Computer History” and helped develop the popular Mac software OmniFocus. Ethan currently uses his skills and experience to facilitate technology in education at a Seattle-based girls middle school where he also runs a popular after school D&D club and teaches a class based on D&D and roleplaying. When not hacking on open source projects, hiking and fishing, making electronics, teaching programming, or launching rockets, he might be found playing RPGs or board games with his wife and two children.

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.