The time traveling adventures of Shelly Mazzanoble (@shellymoo) and Greg Tito (@gregtito) have come to a close as they return to talk to Alexandra Erin (@alexandraerin) this week. After Shelly establishes that her potato leek soup tastes like vomit and old cheeseburgers, Alexandra talks about her progression from the D&D cartoon to DMing her first game, her tips for understanding the D&D lingo, her new podcast Dungeon Queering, and all her cool D&D conversations and projects! Sage Advice – Jeremy Crawford (@JeremyECrawford) clears up some confusion on the beguiling nature of illusions. He focuses on tips for using and DMing the use of illusions and encourages us to get creative when dealing with this school of magic. Watch Dragon Talk recordings live on Mondays at 2pm PT!

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

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

12:37 – Sage Advice with Jeremy Crawford (@JeremyECrawford) - Illusions

55:37 – Interview with Alexandra Erin (@jamesjhaeck) and Ruty Rutenberg (@RutyWoot)

1:42:38 – Outro with Greg Tito

Subscribe to the Official D&D Podcast on iTunes, on Google Play, or wherever you get podcasts.

Watch Dragon Talk recordings live on Mondays at 2pm PT!

Then check out Dice, Camera, Action on Tuesday at 4pm PT, and catch up on the old episodes in the collection here.

Find out more about the Guild Adept program here.

If you’re interested in submitting your artwork to be considered for use with D&D, send five images to

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

Sage Advice: Illusions –

Alexandra Erin

Guest Bio

Alexandra Erin

Alexandra Erin is an Alfie Award-winning author, speculative poet, commentator, and satirist who mostly publishes on Twitter these days, where she can be found musing about fiction, politics, and game design as @alexandraerin. She has been playing roleplaying games as often as she can since the late 1980s, and dabbling in the design of them since about one week after that. Her most recent longer works can be found on her Patreon page, which includes short stories, fantasy serials, and her game design experiments.

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.