Shelly Mazzanoble (@shellymoo) and Greg Tito (@gregtito) are joined by Travis Woodall (@TravisWoodall) and Claire Hoffman (@DragonvuClaire) of the D&D Adventurers League. Claire and Travis talk to us about managing the creative side of D&D AL, guiding the adventures for each season, and a little of what the future holds. Sage Advice – Jeremy Crawford (@JeremyECrawford) shares guidelines, tips and tricks for making your encounters and adventures more memorable and enjoyable.
Here’s a guide to when each segment on the podcast begins:
9:05 – Sage Advice with Jeremy Crawford (@JeremyECrawford)) – Encounters Building
1:44:09 – Outro with Shelly Mazzanoble and Greg Tito
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Here’s video of the interview segment from today’s podcast:
Claire Hoffman and Travis Woodall
Sage Advice: Encounter Building
Spawned in the fires of California in the time of disco and bell-bottoms, Travis Woodall now calls the soggy Pacific Northwest his home. Having played more systems than he can count from about twelve years of age, D&D has always been the game he has inevitably been drawn back to. Though he is usually found slumped lifelessly in front of his computer amongst a sea of empty beer bottles, Travis is also known to enjoy reading, writing, and on rare occasion, spending time with his wife of 19 years, his son, and his daughter.
Claire has spent a majority of the last 21 years developing adventures as an administrator for three different Organized Play campaigns; Living Death, Living Forgotten Realms and D&D Adventurers League. The question then becomes is Claire’s Wisdom score really that low or is she just certifiable? Books, dragons and cats via for space and her attention in her Ohio home.
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.