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Lore Watch

Every week the Lore Watch podcast explores the story and lore of Blizzard titles including World of Warcraft, Diablo, Overwatch, or any other games that interest us. Join hosts Matthew Rossi, and Joe Perez for an in-depth look at the evolving stories of the games we all love.
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Feb 1, 2023

This week, we explore the idea of a WoW expansion based on the Caverns of Time where we could adventure in Azeroth’s past, what could be next for the dragon flights after we conquer the threat of the primalists, and in the Diablo universe, is there a world where Tyrael turns against humans?

Jan 26, 2023

This week, we explore how to bridge the gap between your character’s history and their interaction with NPCs that they may have wronged in the past, the future location of the homeless Night Elves, and the possible fate of the dragonflights by the end of the expansion.

Jan 18, 2023

This week, we explore the history of the different elf races in World of Warcraft and envision our dream WoW expansion focused on their struggles and conflicting agendas. Spoiler Alert: It does not include Malfurion yelling “TYRANDAAAAH!” Maybe.

Jan 11, 2023

This week, we wildly speculate on what it means to be titan forged, if the titans are slowly evolving feelings, and a future where Night Elves and Goblins have kids together. Let that sink in.

Jan 4, 2023

This week, we explore our favorite story moments from the year in video games, comics, and television. Come for the World of Warcraft. Stay for the She-Hulk.

Dec 28, 2022

This week, we explore the Chromatic, Twilight, and other auxiliary dragonflights. Plus, who is likely to lead the Black Dragonflight, where do dragon souls go when they die, and who is mastermind behind the Primal Incarnate dragons?

Dec 21, 2022

This week, we explore the other Incarnates that Raszageth is trying to free, the idea that player characters are technically immortal, and why Lilith is everybody’s worst enemy in Diablo 4. 

Dec 14, 2022

This week, we delve into the lore of Diablo 4 revealed in the new cinematic trailer that debuted with the announcement of the pre-sale. We also discuss the delightful side quest stories in Dragonflight, if we would side with Wrathion or Sabellian, and if we unintentionally released Raszageth when we defeated the last old god.

Dec 7, 2022

This week, we discuss our favorite story moments in the Waking Shores, how it’s setting up the story for the rest of the expansion, and all the major players making an appearance including Wrathion, Sabellian, Alexstrasza, and Raszageth.

Nov 30, 2022

This week, we discuss the new Christie Golden short story based in the new Dragonflight expansion, The Vow Eternal, including Wrathion’s uncertain future, the foreshadowing of trouble from the Grimtotem Tauren, and the wedding of Thalyssra and Lor’themar.

Nov 23, 2022

This week, we explore the new lore introduced with the Uldaman: Legacy of Tyr 5-man dungeon that was just released as part of the Dragonflight prepatch phase 2. We also discuss what this means for Tyr and the Watchers.

Nov 16, 2022

This week, we explore the implications of the latest Dragonflight short and fall so far down the conspiracy hole we may never return!

Nov 9, 2022

This week, we explore the nature of the Titanforged, how a Psionic class would fit into WoW, and what storyline we would like to experience again as if it were new.

Nov 2, 2022

This week, we speculate wildly about the events surrounding the first Legacies short including how Galakrond came to be, the possible involvement of Tyr, and what this could mean for the Dragon Aspects in the upcoming Dragonflight expansion.

Oct 19, 2022

This week, we explore the concept of Elune as a Titan that has not yet awakened, the pantheon of death in Shadowlands as Titans that were killed before their world soul awakened, and if Azeroth really is the final Titan.

Oct 12, 2022

This week, we explore how all the magic systems in World of Warcraft can be traced back to the same source, the story behind the Stormrage name, and what story we would like to see if WoW were a single-player RPG title.

Oct 5, 2022

This week, we explore how Dragonflight fits into the Dawn of the Aspects stories, if Odin has secret plans for the dragon aspects, and how Shadowlands affects the Eternal Hunger of Death Knights.

Sep 28, 2022

This week, we discuss the new Cyberpunk: Edgerunners animated show on Netflix based on the Cyberpunk 2077 universe, what this mean for the game, and what we know about the newly announced game expansion. SPOILER WARNING! 

Other warnings: Discussion about violence, despair, drug use, bodily harm, mental health.

Sep 21, 2022

This week, we explore the possible fate of Anduin after the events in Shadowlands, the connection between Azerite and the Naaru, and which expansion big bad had the best plan if not for us meddling raiders.

Sep 14, 2022

This week, we explore the story of She-Hulk, from her comic debut in 1980 through her multiple television appearances.

Sep 7, 2022

This week, we explore the interconnectivity of the old gods, titans, and dragons, if future WoW expansions should expand older zones instead of creating new ones, and the eternal question: Is Elune really a Naaru?

Aug 31, 2022

This week, we explore the possibility of Night Elf Paladins, the future of Tarecgosa from Cataclysm’s Blue Dragonflight storyline, and if Azeroth is Cthulu’s great-great-grandparent. We also delve into why storytelling about diverse cultures should include input from creators of that culture.

Aug 24, 2022

This week, we explore how divinity is handled in Warcraft, comics, movies, and TTRPGs including rising to godhood, replacing a god, and how it’s possible to kill a god. We even cover the divine in Spider-Man. It will make sense when you hear it, we promise.

Aug 17, 2022

This week, we explore the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to our favorite games and comics adapted to TV series and feature films. We cover the Warcraft movie, Moon Knight, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more.

Aug 10, 2022

This week, we explore rumors of who or who not in WoW may secretly be dragons, the history of the three candidates to rule the Black Dragonflight, and what other unvisited lands in Azeroth could still await us in future expansions.

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