In opening D&D news, Greg and Shelly talk through our latest and upcoming releases and Shelly tells Greg about her latest session in Candlekeep Mysteries. Later in Lore You Should Know, we are thrilled to be joined by senior D&D game designer Wes Schneider who starts a series on the Domains of Dread, this week in particular Barovia! Our interview this week is founder of Roll Play Lead, Jamie Flecknoe!

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

07:42: Lore You Should Know

34:23: Interview

1:30:01: Outro

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Jamie flecknoe

Jamie Flecknoe (Rosey_Games) is a graduate of Towson University where she earned her bachelor’s in English, focusing on creative writing. She attended the University of San Diego and earned her master’s degree in Leadership Development. She spent several years working with teenagers and adults in their early 20’s developing leadership skills through a series of workshops she created for her company. In 2019, Jamie founded the Denver based organization Roll Play Lead and has been running social skill development programming for teens ever since.

As a nerd, even in her early days, it was no surprise that Dungeons & Dragons made its way into Jamie’s life. Not long after learning to play, she made the connection that skill development was embedded into the framework of the game, and is excited to share the ways in which D&D can be used as a therapeutic tool for helping youth with social skill development and anxiety management, expanding on her TEDx Talk.

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.