Greg reveals to Shelly his new character debuting in his new Descent Into Avernus campaign. Later, Chris Perkins drops in for a Lore You Should Know on halflings and their dinosaurs. Our special guest this week is musician, author, and longtime D&D player Rhett Miller.

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

10:48: Lore You Should Know with Chris Parkins

38:40: Interview with Rhett Miller

1:38:19: Outro with Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble


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About the Guest:

 

Rhett Miller

After more than two decades as founding member of the venerable Old 97’s and acclaimed singer–songwriter in his own right, Rhett Miller has crafted a trio of new projects that see him pushing his creative energies in hitherto untraveled directions. Among them are two utterly unique new albums – one solo (The Messenger), the other as part of Old 97’s (Love the Holidays) – as well as his first ever book, a collection of subversive kids’ poems called “No More Poems”!

Rhett played his first module “tomb of horrors” in 1979. He played throughout high school then took a break for a couple of decades and returned to D&D in his 40s. He’s been dungeon master for a few campaigns in the last half decade and thinks fifth edition is the best ever!

Find him on twitter - @rhettmiller, instagram - rhettmiller.


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.