The reviews are in for Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft and we’re so happy everyone is enjoying it as much as we are! Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble cover the latest release in D&D news as well as announce a special episode of Dragon Talk coming your way June 11th celebrating our 300th episode! Afterwards, D&D Community Manager Brandy Camel returns for another edition of Random Character Generator. This time we explore Ummun Trollbleeder, a Mountain Dwarf Druid. Be sure to check out Ummun’s stat sheet and let us know if you use them in your games at home! Our special interview this week is with the writer of Dungeons & Dragons: A Darkened Wish for IDW comics, B. Dave Walters along with producer and cast member of Rivals of Waterdeep, Tanya DePass!

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

08:34: Random Character Generator

27:11: Interview

1:29:33: Outro

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Tanya DePass is the producer and cast member of Rivals of Waterdeep as Selise Astorio since the show launched in 2018. She's also a founding member of the Black Dice Society cast as Fen, the Drow Dhampir Bloodhunter. Tanya has also been a D&I consultant in the RPG space for several years, as well as being a professional DM & long time player. 

You can find Tanya at:

/cypheroftyr for: twitter, instagram, tumblr, website, tiktok, twitch, facebook
/motherlandsrpg: twitter, instagram, website
/ineeddivgms: twitter /indg: twitch
/theblackdicesoc: Black Dice Society on twitter /blackdicesociety: BDS on IG


B. Dave Walters is a Storyteller & proud Scoundrel American. He is best known as the writer of Dungeons & Dragons: A Darkened Wish for IDW comics, and creator and DM of the A Darkened Wish streaming show for Wizards of the Coast. He also plays Freely on Beyond Heroes for D&D Beyond.

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.