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...
Feature Interview: Kade Wells returns to the podcast after nearly 3(!) years with fellow educator Sarah Roman to talk about how teachers can start to use Dungeons & Dragons in the classroom. Find out more at teachingwithdnd.com.
Lore You Should Know: Chris Perkins discusses Skullport, the city below the city of Waterdeep.
Here’s a guide to when each segment on the podcast begins:
00:00: Intro with Shelly Mazzanoble and Greg Tito
09:30: Lore You Should Know with Chris Perkins
30:30: Interview with Kade Wells and Sarah Roman
1:23:35: Outro with Shelly Mazzanoble and Greg Tito
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Your Podcast Hosts
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.
- Twitter: @Gregtito
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.
Your Podcast Guests
Sarah Roman is a former high school English teacher who primarily taught Junior Honors British Literature and AP Literature. For the past two years, she had been using D&D in her classroom as a way to teach texts and to raise the overall engagement in class and reading. She's teamed up with Kade Wells to help teachers using D&D in the classroom as a way to personalize learning, boost collaboration, foster social empathy, and slay monsters.
Kade Wellsis a 9th grade ELA teacher in a Title 1 district in Houston Texas. He's been working with gamification of the classroom and curriculum for the last six years. His students have found great success in his methodology and Wells is hoping to help bring that to the masses. He is currently working with Sarah Roman and Wizards of the Coast on casting an epic level spell to save humanity.