Greg & Shelly open up the show with our news and introductions, making sure you have everything you need to ensure you can still have a rich virtual D&D experience in the middle of quarantine! Also, more information on the daily free content drop that is still happening every weekday at 5pm PST! This week in How To DM, Shelly is joined by the D4 Dungeon Masters Dustin Fletcher and Devan Henderson to talk all things Co-DMing! Our special guest this week is the writer of Dungeons & Dragons: A Darkened Wish for IDW comics, as well as creator and DM of the A Darkened Wish show streaming on Twitch, B. Dave Walters!

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

11:05: How to DM with Dustin Fletcher and Devan Henderson

51:49: Interview with B. Dave Walters

1:48:04: Outro

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B. Dave Walters

B. Dave Walters is a Storyteller & proud Scoundrel American. He is best known as the writer of Dungeons & Dragons: A Darkened Wish for IDW comics, and creator and DM of the A Darkened Wish streaming show for Wizards of the Coast. He also plays Freely on Beyond Heroes for D&D Beyond.

You can find B. Dave Walters on

Twitter: @BDaveWalters


Instagram: @BDaveWalters

Facebook: bdavewalters2

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.