The return of Shelly Mazzanoble in the introduction is immediately felt when we talk about The Bachelor and D&D before setting up the rest of the segments. As for the interview, it's hard to be aware of the medium of comic books and not realize the effect Fiona Staples has had in the last decade. She has won multiple Eisner, Harvey, and Hugo awards for the series called Saga, a mature galaxy-spanning mashup of science-fiction & fantasy. Greg Tito and guest host Satine Phoenix interview Fiona about her process, and her love of Critical Role and D&D, and we hint at why she was in the office in the first place! In Lore You Should Know, Chris Perkins goes into detail on that wonderfully tricky monster: the mimic!


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

00:00: Intro with Greg Tito & Shelly Mazzanoble

14:00: Lore You Should Know with Chris Perkins

34:55: Interview with Fiona Staples

1:21:57: Outro with Greg Tito & Shelly Mazzanoble

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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.