We’re back! Greg & Shelly recount all the excitement from D&D Live 2020 and go over the announcements made, including the new adventure, Icewind Dale: Rime Of The Frostmaiden available September 15th! Later in Lore You Should Know, Adam Lee joins us for a look at two specific deities of Theros, Kruphix and Pharika . Our special guest this week is game designer and writer, known for his work on Sina Una, Joshua Mendenhall!

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 and news with Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble

12:18: Lore You Should Know with Adam Lee

43:56: Interview with Joshua Mendenhall

1:32:31: Outro


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About the Guests:

Joshua Mendenhall

Joshua Mendenhall's life has always involved D&D in one way or another. From the stories his dad raised him on, to when he started playing at the age of ten, to his work today, there’s not a day that has passed where he hasn’t thought about storytelling and gaming. He now works as a game designer and writer, primarily as the Co-Director and Lead Designer for the Islands of Sina Una. He’s also the Brand Ambassador for Dungeon Fog, and enjoys working on writing and design with companies such as Beadle & Grimm’s, Swordsfall, Hit Point Press, and Metal Weave Games.

He's passionate about creating new experiences and ideas for people to explore and use to tell stories at their own tables.

You can find Joshua on Twitter.


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.