Fantasy author Tad Williams (@tadwilliams) calls in to talk about his long career and interest in gaming & roleplaying while Greg Tito (@gregtito) tries not to fanboy out while Shelly Mazzanoble (@shellymoo) keeps it real (until her kid Quinn drops in to say his catchphrase on the mic).  Hey, Dragon Talk will be releasing two episodes per week for the rest of 2017 because we are not very good with time travel. Sage Advice – Jeremy Crawford (@JeremyECrawford) discuss the rules and thinking behind Anti-Magic Magic. Watch Dragon Talk recordings live on twitch.tv/dnd Mondays at 2pm PT!

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

00:00 – Intro with Greg Tito (@gregtito) and Shelly Mazzanoble (@shellymoo)

11:00 – Sage Advice – Jeremy Crawford (@JeremyECrawford) – Anti-Magic

44:40  – Interview with Tad Williams (@tadwilliams)

01:41:00 – Outro with Greg and Shelly!

Here’s video of the interview segment from today’s podcast:

Lore You Should Know – Candlekeep:

Interview with Tad Williams:


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Tad Williams

Tad Williams is a California-based fantasy superstar.  His genre-creating (and genre-busting) books have sold tens of millions worldwide, in twenty-five languages.  His considerable output of epic fantasy and science fiction book-series, stories of all kinds, urban fantasy novels, comics, scripts, etc., have strongly influenced a generation of writers: the ‘Otherland’ epic now plays as an MMO on steam.com.  Tad is currently immersed in the creation of ‘The Last King of Osten Ard’, planned as a trilogy with two intermediary novels.  He, his family and his animals live in the Santa Cruz mountains in a suitably strange and beautiful house.    @tadwilliams  @mrstad

Host Bios

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. You can find Greg on Twitter.

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.