Welcome to Dragon Talk! Greg and Shelly handle the introductions and D&D headlines. Later, we welcome voice actor and educator Zac Clay for a brand new edition of How To DM. This week, Shelly and Zac discuss D&D for kids. Our special interview this week is with Content Producer for D&D Beyond, Amy Dallen!

For general inquiries or show messages, please email dragontalk@sirensound.co Dragon 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.


Show open with Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble - 0:00

How To DM - 5:06

Interview - 41:46

Outro - 1:41:33


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Amy Dallen is a Content Producer for D&D Beyond; she's a host, performer, producer, streamer and writer known for her work with Geek & Sundry, DC Comics, Collider, and more. She is always happiest sharing stories and welcoming new folks to the hobbies she loves. She still thinks the idea of role-playing games and comic books being the gateway to a creative professional life sounds too good to be true, but after ten years she's starting to think she's gotten away with it.

Find Amy on: @enthusiamy on twitter, instagram, and her personal twitch stream, while her work is of course on dndbeyond (same on twitch, youtube, twitter, & instagram).



Zac Clay is a voice-actor, percussionist, content creator, and educator from the San Francisco Bay Area. As a leader and after-school volunteer for his school district's D&D Club, Zac has years of experience running adventures for kids and mentoring student dungeon masters. He is also on a small team of professional dungeon masters called Dungeon Master Direct, where he runs games for everything from corporate team-building events to private clients from around the world.

Find Zac on:

Twitter @middayclay | www.zacclay.com | www.dungeonmasterdirect.com

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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.