Bundle up for a very frosty edition of Dragon Talk as Greg and Shelly celebrate the official release of Icewind Dale: Rime Of The Frostmaiden in our news and introductions, as well as make sure you’re in the know for D&D Celebration and more! In this week’s edition of Lore You Should Know, Chris Perkins keeps things icy talking Reghed Nomads. For our special interview this week, we are joined by TWO special guests who tell us all about their time co-authoring Icewind Dale: Rime Of The Frostmaiden, Celeste Conowitch and Ashley Warren!

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

09:39: Lore You Should Know with Chris Perkins

32:40: Interview with Celeste Conowitch and Ashley Warren

1:26:30: Outro

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About the Guest:

Celeste Conowitch

Celeste Conowitch (she/her) is the DM & Producer for Venture Maidens, a 5e actual play D&D podcast powered by an all female & nonbinary cast. She’s also a published writer and game designer, most recently as Co-Author of Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden.

You can find her on Twitter or on her Website.

Ashley Warren

Ashley Warren is an ENnie-award winning creator. She is the founder of the bestselling Uncaged Anthology series and the director of the RPG Writer Workshop, an online learning community that helps aspiring narrative designers around the world enter the industry. Ashley is a former Guild Adept and the co-author of Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden. She has co-authored other notable titles, including Legendlore by Onyx Path Publishing and Heckna by Hit Point Press, and independently produced numerous bestselling titles on DMsGuild.com, including the ENnie-nominated solo adventure, "The Executioner's Daughter."

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.