Greg invited multi-time Dragon Talk guest and social media expert Lysa Chen to take on co-hosting duties for this episode. We talk about what to expect at D&D Live 2019: The Descent. 3-day badges on sale now! Then in the interview, Lysa and Greg chat with TK Johnson, Dungeon Master of Tales from the Mists and moderator on the D&D Twitch channel about their history with the game and how cooperative storytelling can be so fun. In Random Character Generator, Kate Welch and Greg Tito make up the backstory for Mormaer Amakiir: a terrible warlock character that was lots of fun to design. Check out Mormaer on D&D Beyond.

Podcast/Notes

Here’s a guide to when each segment on the podcast begins:

00:00: Intro with Greg Tito and Lysa Chen

18:22: Random Character Generator with Kate Welch

45:01: Interview with TK Johnson

1:33:08: Outro with Greg Tito and Lysa Chen


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About the Guest:

TK Johnson

TK Johnson has been sharing spooky stories on the Internet for years. They are definitely a real person and not an invention of an overactive imagination. TK is the Dungeon Master for Tales From The Mists, airing Fridays at 6 pm PST on the D&D Twitch channel.


Your Podcast Hosts

Greg Tito

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.

Shelly Mazzanoble

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.