Feature Interview: Professional psychologist and gamer Dr. Megan Connell (@MeganPsyD) spoke to Shelly and Greg back in April about what it's like to run D&D for young people and the benefits of roleplaying games...
We begin with a stream of many exciting announcements to kick-off this week’s Dragon Talk with Shelly Mazzanoble (@shellymoo) and Greg Tito (@gregtito). The Stream of Many Eyes (#SoMEDnD) is taking place on June 1-3rd! You can even experience this event in person! Buy your tickets (SoME) now to tour the sets, interact with D&D luminaries, get a bag of D&D swag, and sit in the live studio audience to watch your favorite performers roll dice. Live in the studio today, we have a spirited conversation with David Harmon (@daveharmon) and Shakeera Khan (websitesbykhan), from the monthly comedy show and podcast: The Dragon Friends (TheDragonFriends). Pour yourself into this monthly comedy show and podcast where comedians muddle through their first Dungeons & Dragons adventure campaign, occasionally with a stout brew close at hand for when the role-playing action really gets perilous. Lore You Should Know—Halflings and Gnomes are the topic for our weekly delve into D&D lore. Listen as Matt Sernett(@Sernett) & Chris Perkins(@ChrisPerkinsDnD) edify the histories, qualities, and aspirations of these diminutive, peaceful folk.
Here’s a guide to when each segment on the podcast begins:
1:14:16 – Outro with Shelly Mazzanoble and Greg Tito
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Here’s video of the interview segment from today’s podcast:
David is a writer, director, performer, game designer and the hapless DM of Dragon Friends. He's created theatre and live events of all sizes up to and including 1000-player day-long zombie survival simulators. Currently he works as a producer for Twitch-affiliated projects in Australia and on Throwdown Esports. His garage is a mess, but his computer is very fast indeed.
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. You can find Greg on Twitter.
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.