Feature Interview: Shelly Mazzanoble and Greg Tito talk to Matt Baume, the DM for Queens of Adventure. Matt talks about the similarities between drag culture and D&D, what it was like to perform his first DMing session live in front of 100 people, and what’s coming next for the Queens.

Lore You Should Know: Chris Perkins discusses all the hidden lore in the core rulebooks for D&D fifth edition you may not have found yet.


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

00:00: Intro with Shelly Mazzanoble and Greg Tito

11:45: Lore You Should Know with Chris Perkins

25:10: Interview with Matt Baume

1:15:25: Outro with Shelly Mazzanoble and Greg Tito

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This Episode's Guests

Matt Baume

Matt Baume's first time DMing was on stage with four drag queens in front of a hundred people. Since then, Queens of Adventure -- the show he co-created, featuring drag queens playing D&D -- has grown into an ongoing campaign with its own podcast and a series of live shows up and down the west coast. Matt combines his years of experience creating LGBTQ media with a love of fantasy adventure for a show that serves equal parts death drops and death saves!

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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.