We get motivated while the wine flows as hosts Shelly Mazzanoble (@shellymoo) and Greg Tito (@gregtito) kick off another exciting episode of Dragon Talk. Our guest today is writer and motivational speaker B. Dave Walters (@BDaveWalters). He is currently co-hosting Ask Your Black Geek Friend on Geek and Sundry (ask-your-black-geek-friend). The eminently industrious Dave has also recently begun playing the human, Harmatio as a member of the Inkwell Society for Maze Arcana (twitch.tv/mazearcana). Lore You Should Know — The devil god Asmodeus and all of his lords of the nine, the Archdevils, are the topic of our conversation today with Matt Sernett (@Sernett) and Chris Perkins (@ChrisPerkinsDnD). You can learn all about the great dance known throughout the multiverse as The Blood War and much more in Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes, when it releases with a Limited-Edition alt cover in your local game store early on May 18th! Then the Tome of Foes unleashes everywhere in the multiverse, May 28th.

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

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

09:01 – Lore You Should Know with Matt Sernett (@Sernett) & Chris Perkins (@ChrisPerkinsDnD)

29:02 – Interview with B. Dave Walters (@BDaveWalters)

1:19:40 – Outro with Shelly Mazzanoble and Greg Tito

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Host Bios


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.