Greg & Shelly reflect on a fantastic 2019 and look forward to 2020! A huge thanks to all of our fantastic listeners for making this show so much fun! In Lore You Should Know, Ari Levitch returns for conversation on the buttless in Dungeons & Dragons vs Rick and Morty. Our special interview guest this week is actor, singer and professional role player Xander Jeanneret!

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.

Podcast/Notes

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

00:00: Intro with Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble

12:26: Lore you Should Know with Ari Levitch

28:48: Interview with Xander Jeanneret

1:24:08: Outro with Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble


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Xander Jeanneret

Xander Jeanneret is an actor and professional roleplayer. He has been featured in many live-play streams of different games, but most notably as:

  • "Rikki Huckster", the gnome Druid potions master from 'Relics & Rarities' (Geek & Sundry, playing D&D),
  • "X", the Malkavian from 'LA by Night' (Geek & Sundry, playing Vampire the Masquerade),
  • "Bandaid" in 'We're Alive: Frontier' (Geek & Sundry, playing Outbreak: Undead)

Xander also produced a video with Dungeons & Dragons, entitled "Midwest Moms Play D&D", in which he taught his mother and her friends from the bar in Wisconsin to play D&D. He played his character Rikki at this year's "D&D Live" event, as well as at the "Lost Odyssey" charity event. In 2019, Xander ran a four-day session of D&D at the event "D&D in a Castle" in Newcastle, England. He is scheduled to return for two sessions in the summer of 2020.

Xander is also a part of the nerd parody band "The Library Bards". The single off of their newest album (bomBARDed) is the Library Bards' parody of AC/DC's "TNT", called "DND". The song is filled to the brim with references that will delight both old and new players.

You can find Xander on Twitter, Twitch, and Instagram.


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.