D&D Live - Roll With Advantage has been announced! Our hosts, Greg & Shelly make sure you have all the information you need in our news and introductions! Also, we take some time out to give some special shout outs to game stores serving their communities right now during the COVID-19 pandemic. Afterwards, we are joined by Celeste Conowitch for a special edition of How To DM focused on using NPC’s in your games. Our special guest this week is author, cartoonist and executive producer of the television series, She-Ra now streaming on Netflix, Noelle Stevenson!

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

17:41: How To DM with Celeste Conowitch

54:07: Interview with Noelle Stevenson

1:46:36: Outro

Highlighted Stores

Store: The Sentry Box
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Offering: Online sales, curbside pickup, shipping, and in-store
Website: https://sentryboxcards.com
Social Media: https://twitter.com/thesentrybox

Store: Win & In Games 
Location: Atlanta, GA 
Offering: Local delivery, curbside pickup 
Website: https://www.winandingames.com/ 
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/Winandingames/ 

Store: Mr. Nice Guy Games 
Location: Monroeville, PA 
Offering: online sales, curbside pickup, shipping, in-store 
Website: https://www.mrniceguygames.com/ 
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/NiceGuyGames/ 

Store: Game Goblins 
Location: Little Rock, AR 
Offering: Online sales, local delivery, curbside pickup, in-store 
Website: https://gamegoblins.com/ 
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/GameGoblins 

Store: The Bearded Dragon 
Location: Bernardsville, NJ 
Offering: Local delivery, (limited) curbside pickup 
Website: https://thebeardeddragongames.crystalcommerce.com/ 
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/TheBeardedDragonGames 

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About the Guests:


Noelle Stevenson

Noelle Stevenson is a New York Times bestselling author and cartoonist who has worked in both animation and comics. A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, she is the author of National Book Award-nominated graphic novel Nimona, currently in development at Fox Animation and slated for release in February 2020. She’s also the co-creator of the GLAAD Media Award-winning comic series Lumberjanes and has written and illustrated for Marvel and DC Comics.

She also just debuted The Fire Never Goes Out: A Memoir in Pictures earlier this year. In animation, she has written for series including Wander Over Yonder, Bravest Warriors, DuckTales, and Big Hero Six before becoming the executive producer on DreamWorks Animation Television's She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. She lives in Los Angeles with her partner, Molly Ostertag.

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is available on Netflix.

You can find Noelle on instagram.

How to DM

Celeste Conowitch

Celeste Conowitch (she/her) is a TTRPG designer & streamer. She produces the Venture Maidens actual play podcast and cohosts DnDCommuniTEA. You can find her serving up content as a DMs Guild adept or browse her website celesteconowitch.com for the full catalog of her work.

To keep up with Celeste, follow her on Twitter at: twitter.com/cconowitch

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.