In D&D news, Greg and Shelly talk Candlekeep Mysteries, which releases everywhere March 16th! We also drop some veiled hints at new announcements to come, along with the forthcoming Dragon Talk book! Later, D&D community manager Brandy Camel drops in for another edition of Random Character Generator!

This week’s roll is Quoziver Nackle, a rock Gnome Monk. Be sure to check out the stat sheet to use Quoziver in your own games at home! Our special interview this week is actor Anthony Rapp, best known for his roles in Rent, Dazed and Confused and currently Star Trek Discovery! 

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: Intro and News with Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble

11:35: Random Character Generator

35:10: Interview

1:41:01: Outro

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Anthony Rapp is an actor who’s been working for almost 40 years, best known for originating the role of Mark Cohen in the Tony Award-winning musical RENT. He is currently appearing as Lt. Cmdr. Paul Stamets in the hit CBS All Access series Star Trek Discovery. He played his first D&D campaigns while in junior high, but hadn’t played since, until recently. Now he is in two campaigns, including one taking place with fellow cast members of Discovery.

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.