UX Designer, gamer, and extraordinary DM/Narrator Mario Ortegón joins our hosts Greg Tito (@gregtito) and Shelly Mazzanoble (@shellymoo) to talk about his work on "Una Partida Más" (One More Game) which brings Dungeons & Dragons to Spanish speaking players and audiences on his Twitch channel at Twitch.tv/elwarius. Mario is originally from Mexico, which is where he first began playing D&D via online forums and text messaging after becoming interested in the game after seeing the Dungeons & Dragons live-action movie. Mario went on to DM his own homebrew campaign, in which he drew inspiration from the rich history of the ancient Maya, Inca, and Aztec cultures. Lore You Should Know – Chris Perkins & Matt Sernett are on today to teach us about the long, contentious history of the Gith. Once slaves under the oppression of the Mind Flayer empire, these humanoids rose up behind a great leader named Gith, which is where they take their name from. Through much strife and bloodshed, they finally defeated their tyrannical illithid masters. But, peace did not follow. A rift erupted within the Gith people soon after the war and they split into two groups known as the Githzerai and Githyanki, which have vehemently despised each other ever since.   

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

00:00 – Intro with Shelly Mazzanoble (@shellymoo) and Greg Tito (@gregtito)

13:20 – Lore You Should Know with Chris Perkins & Matt Sernett– Gith

33:57 – Mario Ortegón (@elwarius)

1:13:43 – Outro with Shelly Mazzanoble and Greg Tito

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Guest Bio

Mario Ortegón

Mario Ortegón, aka Warius, is the DM, host and creator of "Una Partida Más" (One More Game), a Latin American roleplay series on Twitch. The series began with Ixalba, a D&D game set in a homebrew world inspired by Maya, Inca and Aztec cultures. Over a year and a half later "Una Partida Más" has expanded to include multiple shows and genres led by multiple DMs—including an ongoing trek through Barovia in Curse of Strahd—while the original game still goes strong to this day. Mario and his friends broadcast from Monterrey, México for audiences both in Latin America and Spain. You can catch them live thursday nights on Twitch at twitch.tv/elwarius.

Social Links

Twitch: twitch.tv/elwarius

Twitter: @elwarius

YouTube: youtube.com/elwarius

Skype handle

elwarius@outlook.com

Host Bios

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. You can find Greg on Twitter.

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.