Greg and Shelly open the show with D&D News getting you all the information you could ever want on upcoming releases like Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons, The Wild Beyond The Witchlight, Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos and much much more. Later in How To DM, we are thrilled to be joined by professional dungeon master, storytelling coach, event coordinator of Satine’s Quest and so much more, Satine Phoenix! This week, Shelly and Satine discuss rolling for story. Our special interview this week is with best selling author and screenwriter, Jamie Nash! For general inquiries or show messages, please email

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

11:02: How To DM

47:14: Interview

1:39:43: Outro

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Jamie Nash is Best-selling author of Save the Cat! Writes For TV: The Last Book on Creating Binge-Worthy Content You’ll Ever Need is a working and accomplished screenwriter. Jamie has written and sold almost every type of story under the sun, including horror films like Exists, V/H/S/2, The Night Watchmen, and Lovely Molly, and family films like Santa Hunters and Tiny Christmas. Back in the day, Jamie was an O.G. member of the Maryland LARP group DARKON, programmed computer games for The Avalon Hill Game Company, and learned everything he knows about storytelling by DM-ing his buds through every 2nd Edition AD&D module he could afford.


Satine Phoenix: Professional Dungeon Master, Storytelling Coach, Event Creator of "Satine's Quest" all inclusive luxury travel gaming adventures Co-Creative Director of Sirens: Battle of the Bards DnD 5e Campaign & Setting

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.