Visiting the Wizards office was a dream for Tia Zimmer, and hosts Shelly Mazzanoble and Greg Tito are known to make dreams come true. Tia joins us for the introductions before we interview her on why Lolth and the Drow mean so much to her, how she got started playing D&D, and what she's streaming now: Hint @PlayNeverwinter! On Lore You Should Know, Chris Perkins talks about the Nine Hells and what it feels like on the River Styx.


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

00:00: Intro with Greg Tito & Shelly Mazzanoble

16:20: Lore You Should Know with Chris Perkins

37:43: Interview with Tia Zimmer

1:30:01: Outro with Greg Tito & Shelly Mazzanoble

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About the Guest:

Tia Zimmer

32 year old female, 22 years of loving Wizards of the Coast with a particular fondness for D&D, Dark Elves, Dragonlance, Faerun, and 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.