We are all so excited for our special 300th episode of Dragon Talk this week! Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble preview our celebration airing live THIS FRIDAY, June 11th at 11am PST on our Twitch channel. Join us for some incredible special guests, BIG TIME announcements and a few old friends of the show dropping by. In Random Character Generator, D&D Community Manager Brandy Camel returns as we roll up Eida Goldfound, a Lotusden Halfling Artificer. Be sure to check out Eida’s stat sheet and let us know if you use them in your games at home! Our special interview this week is with actors, streamers and cast members of The Dungeon Run, Jessica Lynn Parsons and Katie Michels!

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.

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Here’s a guide to when each segment on the podcast begins:

00:00: D&D news with Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble

14:47: Random Character Generator

32:47: Interview

1:33:15: Outro


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Podcast Guests

JESSICA LYNN PARSONS

Jessica Lynn Parsons is long-time fan of D&D and a cast member of The Dungeon Run, an interactive livestreaming Dungeons and Dragons show. Heavily involved in the Los Angeles geek community, she has been the cast member of several tabletop RPG shows, such as Anesidora on Maze Arcana, guested on Geek & Sundry and HyperRPG, and plays Meg on the scripted Disney Princess D&D show, Dice and Everything Nice. She streams 3-4x a week on her own variety Twitch channel, "HelloGoodberry." Outside of the geek world, she's made appearances on S.W.A.T., Scorpion, House of Lies, and several independent films on Amazon Prime.

KATIE MICHELS

Katie Michels is a human woman originally from Washington State, now living in sunny Los Angeles. She has appeared in numerous comedy festivals throughout the West Coast, and can be seen on TV in shows such as Portlandia, Grimm, Brooklyn 99, Jane the Virgin, and Bosch. She has four brothers, a love for building houses, and an aversion to AM radio.

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.