Hello Podwalkers,

Welcome back to the Goblin Lore Podcast!

Taya is back with us!!! In case you missed IT, she visited the cast way back in Episode 115.

Hobbes and Alex previously took on psychographics/aesthetics when it comes to Magic players and that episode introduced the concept of the hybrid Melvin/Vorthos player…the Melthos. Today, we dive deeper into what this could mean with examples that we feel both hit and miss this aesthetic. Today’s episode mentions a lot of works previously done especially by Mark Rosewater so we are including links to these:



Goblin Lore is also are proud to have partnered with Grinding Coffee Co a black, LGBT+ affiliated and owned, coffee business that is aimed at providing coffee to gamers. You can read more about their mission here. You can use our partner code for discounted coffee!


As promised, we plan to keep these Mental Health Links available moving forward too. For general Mental Health the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has great resources for people struggling with mental health concerns as well as their families. We also want to draw attention to this article on stigma from NAMI’s site.

If you’re thinking about suicide or just need someone to talk to right now, you can get support from any of the resources below.


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You can find the hosts on Twitter: Hobbes Q. at @HobbesQ and Alex Newman at @Mel_Chronicler. Send questions, comments, thoughts, hopes, and dreams to @GoblinLorePod on Twitter or [email protected].

Opening and closing music by Wintergatan (@wintergatan). Logo art by Steven Raffael (@SteveRaffle).

Goblin Lore is proud to be presented by Hipsters of the Coast, and a part of their growing Vorthos content – as well as Magic content of all kinds. Check them out at hipstersofthecoast.com.

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