We’re back from our break and coming at you with all the brand new D&D news you may not have heard about!  Afterwards, Ari Levitch returns for another edition of Lore You Should Know. This week we finish up our series on deities of Theros, closing it out with Keranos and Nylea. Our special guest this week is streamer, cosplayer, and creator of the #DnDFitness hashtag, Jay Tallsquall!

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: Intro and news with Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble

16:27: Lore You Should Know with Ari Levitch

44:50: Interview with Jay Tallsquall

1:50:56: Outro


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About the Guest:

Jay Tallsquall

Jay Tallsquall was the Dungeon Master for a homebrew campaign, The Vice, which streamed for charity on twitch. With its final 140th session in June the stream had raised in excess of $17,000 for over a dozen different charities over its 3 year run. In addition Tallsquall is a proud member of the Asexual (Ace) and LGBTQIA+ communities as well as being the creator of the #DnDFitness hashtag and fitness cosplayer.

Tallsquall rediscovered D&D and 5e through Critical Role after having last played 2e back in college and remains a huge fan of the show to this day. 

You can find Tallsquall on Twitter, Youtube, 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.