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Lysa Penrose

Host of Behold Her
Lysa serves as Community Manager for Dungeon Masters Guild and the D&D Adventurers League, manages social media for Dungeons & Dragons, and hosts Behold Her, a monthly podcast about women in the world of tabletop games. When she’s not gathering and engaging communities, Lysa writes for RPG publishers including Wizards of the Coast and Kobold Press. She also produces and stars in Tales from the Mists, a gothic horror series on the official Dungeons & Dragons Twitch network.


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Recent episodes featuring Lysa Penrose
Episode 11 - Uncaged Anthology
Episode 11 of Behold Her is all about the women of the Uncaged Anthology project, a "landmark in the social history of Dungeons & Dragons". This episode includes interviews with founder Ashley Warren and contributor Jessica Marcrum and an audio story from contributor Collette Quach. This episode's audio story is sponsored by Dungeon Masters Guild.Visit to submit your inspiring guests or sponsor the next audio story.
Episode 10: Decolonizing D&D
Episode 10 of Behold Her is all decolonizing Dungeons & Dragons. Host Lysa Penrose (@mercyfuldm) chats with Tristan Tarwater (@backthatelfup) who inspired this episode organizing and moderating a Emerald City Comic Con panel on the topic. Then, Lysa interviews Kienna Shaw (@kiennas) about RPGs beyond the western lens and about her RPG safety toolkit. Afterwards, Jessica Ross (@writejessr) shares her tips on decolonizing YOUR games in an audio essay sponsored by Kobold Press.Visit to submit your inspiring guests or sponsor the next audio story.
Episode 9: Accessibility Friendly Gaming
Episode 9 of Behold Her is all about making gaming more accessible. Host Lysa Penrose (@mercyfuldm) chats with Jess Dempsey of DOTS RPG Project, makers of braille dice, and advocate/actor/producer Jennifer Kretchmer drop serious knowledge about access needs in tabletop gaming. Plus, Mysty Vander shares her personal journey with deaf gain and Dungeons & Dragons in an audio story (sponsored by Kobold Press).
Episode 8: Witch Culture in Gaming
Episode 8 of Behold Her takes an in-depth look at witch culture in gaming. Host Lysa Penrose (@mercyfuldm) chats with Liz Chaipraditkul (@epicxcloth) of Angry Hamster Publishing and interviews Holly Conrad (@hollyconrad), who plays one of the most beloved witches on the internet. Afterwards, Kat Kuhl (@kat_kuhl_) shares a story of what it was like growing up in a family of witches.
Episode 7: Kids & D&D
Episode 7 of Behold Her highlights some amazing girls playing Dungeons & Dragons. Host Lysa Penrose (@mercyfuldm) chats with Sammy and Birdie of the D&D & Daughters podcast (@daughterdungeon), while the girls of Seattle's Lake Washington Girls Middle School D&D class and club (@ethanschoonover) interview each other. Guests also include Dr. Megan Connell (@meganpsyd), a psychologist who uses D&D to empower young women.
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14 hours, 3 minutes