Candlekeep Mysteries is out and Greg and Shelly cover that and more in D&D news. Later, we are once again joined by D&D community manager Brandy Camel for another edition of Random Character Generator! This week’s randomly generated character is Nesyassa, a Kobold Sorcerer. Click on the stat sheet and let us know if you use Nesyassa in your home games. This week we are very excited to welcome Chris Perkins and Chris Lindsay to talk all about the creation of Candlekeep Mysteries!

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

14:09: Random Character Generator

35:59: Interview

1:42:55: Outro

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Podcast Guests


Chris Perkins is a 20-year veteran of Wizards of the Coast and principal story designer for Dungeons & Dragons. He has served as editor-in-chief for "Dragon", "Dungeon", and written numerous D&D articles and books.


Chris Lindsay is a Product Marketing Manager in the Dungeons & Dragons Studio at Wizards of the Coast and the head Dungeon Master for the D&D Adventurers League, where he oversees the largest D&D campaign in the world. Chris is also the business architect and manager for the Dungeon Masters Guild, a community of fan content creators and digital marketplace. Lastly, Chris has been known to hop in front of a camera now and again to show off his Dungeon Mastering skills as well as to talk about all things Dungeons & Dragons.

    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.