Greg and Shelly open as always with D&D news including all the information you need on Van Richten’s Guide To Ravenloft. Afterwards we are joined by senior D&D game designer Wes Schneider for another edition of Lore You Should Know. This week in Wes’ series on the Domains of Dread, we talk Hazlan. Our interview this week is actor and comedian, Rufus Hound!

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

09:07: Lore You Should Know

27:45: Interview

1:41:57: Outro


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Podcast Guests

RUFUS HOUND

Rufus Hound is an English comedian and actor. He voices Waffle in "Waffle the Wonder Dog." Other credits include Kat and the Band, Zapped, The Wind in the Willow: The New Musical, Drunk History: UK. Hound participated in the thirteenth season of Dancing on Ice, opposite professional partner Robin Johnstone. Rufus has some powerful stories to share about how D&D has helped him through recent difficult times, and has even written and recorded a song about his character’s hammer. The song was performed and recorded by John Smith.

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.