Years ago, Chris Perkins brought in Matthew Mercer to talk through the story that become Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, and hosts Shelly Mazzanoble & Greg Tito brought both of them into the studio to discuss that whole process. Along the way, Matt dishes on stuff he’s doing with a little show called Critical Role, what it was like at the Stream of Many Eyes, and the feedback these two high-level Dungeon Masters sometimes endure. In Lore You Should Know, Chris Perkins details what’s happening in Undermountain setting the stage for when Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage comes out in November.

 

Podcast/Notes

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

00:00: Intro with Greg Tito & Shelly Mazzanoble

08:35: Lore You Should Know with Chris Perkins

34:40: Interview with Matthew Mercer & Chris Perkins

1:36:11: 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.