It's birthday day on Dragon Talk! Happy Birthday Shelly! The amazing cartographer Deven Rue joins Greg & Shelly on her own birthday to talk about how she got started making maps (Hint: It has to do with D&D!), how she thinks about creating maps for Dungeon Masters, and her general awesomeness. Lore You Should Know - Mike Mearls jumps in to tell us about his thoughts about the Greyhawk setting!

Podcast/Notes

Here’s a guide to when each segment on the podcast begins:

00:00: Intro with Greg Tito & Shelly Mazzanoble

09:20: Lore You Should Know with Mike Mearls

55:43: Interview with Deven Rue

1:46:23: Outro with Greg Tito & Shelly Mazzanoble


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Guests

Deven Rue

Deven Rue is a fantasy cartographer for the TTRPG community best known for her work on Critical Role.

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.