A bite-sized podcast where tabletop game designers show us their favorite monster and we discover how it works, why it works, and what it means.
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It's terrifying when the goblins ride a giant spider into battle, but more terrifying when they treat it better than you would. Follow wherever you...
Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel's creator was inspired by the solarpunk and hopepunk movements, but what even are those? Follow wherever you...
Fairy shrimp can withstand drying, freezing heat, solidity, outer space. They're just like waiting for conditions to be right to spring, back to...
It's terrifying when the goblins ride a giant spider into battle, but...
Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel's creator was inspired by the...
Fairy shrimp can withstand drying, freezing heat, solidity, outer space....
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Lucas Zellers, Host
Lucas Zellers is the host and producer of Making a Monster. He has been playing Dungeons & Dragons since 2015, and things like it all his life. He is a graduate student and freelance writer for independent games publishers like Mage Hand Press, Courtney Campbell, Saffron Quill, and many other creators on the DM’s Guild.
Lucas' Guest Appearances
- Book of Extinction on NPR: Can Dungeons & Dragons Help Save Endangered Species? | WYSO
- Episode 1, Jiangshi, on Live Thy Nerd: https://lovethynerd.com/jiangshi-lets-players-empathize-with-victims-of-systemic-racism/
- Dicegeeks appearance: https://www.dicegeeks.com/monster-first-tabletop-rpgs/
- House Sivis Echoer Station: Investigative journalist Thresher Cain on the Warforged Colossus
- Dungeon Master’s Guild House: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfOHFm6tFv0&t=1587s
- Artfully Told: https://artfullytold.podbean.com/e/lucaszellers/
- Thinking Critically: https://www.thinkingcritically.co.uk/monster/
- Appendix N Book Club: House on the Borderland, 02/07/22
- Tell Me About Your D&D Character: Coming Soon!