Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos is out now! Greg and Shelly celebrate the release in opening D&D News at the top of the show along with much more! Later, we welcome back Associate Game Designer for D&D, Makenzie De Armas for another edition of Meet Your Monsters. This week, Makenzie talks Gelatinous Cubes. Our special interview this week is with artist and creator of the RPG/graphic novel hybrid called The Quest: The Poisonous Library, Brian McLachlan!

For general inquiries or show messages, please email dragontalk@sirensound.coDragon Talk is executively produced by Greg Tito, Shelly Mazzanoble & Wizards of The Coast. Show production by Lisa Carr & Ryan Marth of Siren Sound. Podcast recording, editing, mixing and mastering by Ryan Marth & Siren Sound.

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00:00: D&D news with Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble

15:00: Meet your Monsters

30:47: Interview

1:29:27: Outro


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Podcast Guests

BRIAN MCLACHLAN

Brian McLachlan (he/him) is a cartoonist who's created an RPG/Graphic Novel hybrid called Complete The Quest: The Poisonous Library where you play as 3 of 6 heroes who go on a quest to save Queen Evergreen. He's the dungeonmancer of livestream Magical Marker where a bunch of artists not only play D&D, but live draw what happens along the way. In his early career, Brian cartooned and illustrated for Dragon Magazine before going on to Nickelodeon, The Nib, and the New Yorker and other magazines that don't start with N. He has a bunch of TTRPG inspired t-shirt in his Threadless shop including a dungeon that is a dragon and a gelatinous D6. You can grab his pdf, Mastering Riddles, Puzzles & Mazes on Itch.io or DriveThruRPG.

Find Brian on:

Twitter: @McLachlanBrian | Website: BrianMcL.Com | Threadless: brianmcl.threadless.com

 

Your Podcast Hosts

 

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.

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.