Greg and Shelly welcome you to the show and catch up! Afterwards, we welcome D&D Art Director Bree Heiss for another edition of Insight Check. Bree tells Greg and Shelly about her job interview for the job and her history with D&D. Our special interview this week is with online TTRPG streamer Josh Fagundes, also known as Anoriand the GameDad!

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

03:50: Insight Check

25:23: Interview

1:24:48: Outro


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Podcast Guests

JOSH FAGUNDES

Josh (He/Him), who goes by Anoriand the GameDad, may be recently growing in the online TTRPG space but he first played D&D Basic 25 years ago in the 3rd grade and fell in love from there. It’s led to a love of game design that he uses while streaming video games and dissecting mechanical and story points all while goofing around. Within the past year he has starred in 2 seasons of an established actual play named Andor, played and DM'd in multiple charity games that have raised over $5,000 for various charities, became a Jaspers Game Day Ambassador, starred as the voice of Swamp Thing in Dimension 20's Shriek Week and more. He is a voice actor, gamer, player, designer, father and more. Above all else, Josh tries to use his platform to further spread his ideals of inclusivity, knowledge and understanding.

Find Josh on:
twitter @AnoriandGD |twitch @Anoriand | youtube www.youtube.com/Gamedad

BREE HEISS

Recently, Bree Heiss returned to the folds of her beloved Dungeons & Dragons family as art director and comedic relief (free gift with purchase, y’all). Bree is looking forward to helping shape D&D’s unbreelievably bright future. Bree will also shamelessly take every opportunity to make a portmanteau with her name in it. #sus #shewroteherownbio #surprisinglytall

Find Bree on:

Insta: @designerd5000 | Facebook: facebook.com/breebheiss | Twitter: @breebheiss | Breebheiss.me
(personal website currently under construction cuz I’m putting dragons in dungeons)

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.