We open the show as always with the very latest D&D news, including everything you need to know about D&D CelebrationWild Beyond the Witchlight, Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos and Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons! Later, we are excited to welcome D&D Product Manager Natalie Egan for another edition of Insight Check. Our special interview this week is with actress, writer and contributor to Candlekeep Mysteries and Fizbans Treasury of Dragons, Amy Vorphal! 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.

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

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

12:07: Insight Check

30:24: Interview

1:28:36: Outro


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Podcast Guests

AMY VORPAHL

Amy Vorpahl is a writer and actress from the grand ol' state of Texas with a BFA in Acting from University of Oklahoma. She has worked in the digital space for several years as a writer, producer, host and gamer for several years at places like Nerdist, Geek and Sundry, Buzzfeed, AMC Theatres and Comic Con HQ. Amy has spent over ten years performing improv and sketch at the comedy schools in LA including Groundlings Sunday Company, UCB, and iO West, and she uses all that sweet, sweet experience to make her RPG characters super fun! She has been playing D&D since college, and her album, "Songs in the Key of D&D" was inspired by many characters and experiences at the table. Amy has written D&D modules for Official D&D books, Dungeon in a Box; and she has played D&D on notable streams such as D&D's official twitch, D&D Beyond, Geek and Sundry, Critical Role, and Saving Throw. She has Dungeon Mastered for such notable celebrities as Brent Spiner, Wil Wheaton, and Felicia Day.

NATALIE EGAN

Natalie Egan is a product manager in the D&D TRPG Studio. In her spare time, you can find her gaming, painting minis, and learning how to play the banjo. Originally from northern California, Natalie has lived in the Seattle area for over a decade, currently with her partner and 70+ house plants.

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.