Opening the show with D&D news, Greg and Shelly get you up to speed with all the latest and greatest, including a sneak peak at when a new announcement may be coming! Later, Shelly is joined by former Dragon Talk guest Eugenio Vargas, also known as DM Jazzy Hands for a brand new edition of How To DM! This week, Eugenio talks through employing the improvisational skill, “Yes and” into your DMing. Our special interview this week is the owner and operator of Lionhead Gaming, Jordan Parker

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: Intro and News with Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble

05:21: How to DM

43:36: Interview

1:39:45: Outro

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Podcast Guests


Jordan Parker is the owner and operator of Lionhead Gaming, a TTRPG Livestream & Podcast Community. Started as a 'for fun' venture that has grown with the aid of both his friends and cast into a much-enjoyed source of entertainment and discussions on D&D and related systems. He also reviews and shares opinions on both official D&D content along with homebrew content he has encountered. Finally, Lionhead Gaming is also a safe, welcoming community formed both in appreciation and enjoyment of its content but in sharing and discussing the hobby with like-minded people from all around the world.


Eugenio Vargas (aka DM Jazzy Hands) is the dungeon master for the actual play podcast The Last Refuge. In addition to The Last Refuge, Eugenio is on the Creative Council for the Variant Roles Twitch channel and has streamed games on Variant Roles, The Greyhawk Channel, and Encounter Roleplay. Outside of actual play content, he has two adventures available on the DMs Guild, has spoken on panels at GaymerX East and PAX East, and has been interviewed on Tabletop Voices with James Introcaso. Outside of gaming, he is an actor and a musical director, performing and conducting orchestras around the country.

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.