In this episode's Sage Advice, Jeremy Crawford (@JeremyECrawford) joins the podcast to talk all about grappling and how it can used in fifth edition. Then, comedian Dan Telfer (@dantelfer) calls in to talk about his stint as Dungeon Master on Brian Posehn’s Nerd Poker D&D live play podcast. Hosts Greg Tito (@gregtito) and Shelly Mazzanoble (@shellymoo) get into some very interesting territory with Dan such as suicide, cancer and using D&D to cope. 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 Greg Tito (@gregtito) and Shelly Mazzanoble (@shellymoo)

07:45 – Sage Advice – Grappling

35:41 – Interview with Dan Telfer (@dantelfer)

01:24:50 – Outro with Greg and Shelly

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Dan Telfer

Dan Telfer’s albums have become iTunes Bestsellers, his jokes on dinosaurs have been on TV and quoted in Time Magazine, and he has appeared on Comedy Central’s @midnight where he was also a social media producer and helped earn 2 Outstanding Interactive Program Emmys. Dan is perhaps best known for the viral video of his stand-up comedy routine, wherein he deconstructs an array of dinosaur species an audience throws at him. Each week he is the co-host and Dungeon Master of the sometimes #1 podcast on iTunes Comedy, Brian Posehn’s Nerd Poker.

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.