As always, Greg and Shelly open the show with D&D news! Later, Chris Perkins returns for a Lore You Should Know on Monsters of Barovia. In this week’s special interview, we are thrilled to welcome the producer (and occasional NPC) of the all-femme, family friendly actual play podcast D20 Dames, Brittni Liyanage!

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

12:11: Lore You Should Know

37:10: Interview with Brittni Liyanage

1:36:17: Outro


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Podcast Guests

Brittni Liyanage

Brittni Liyanage is the producer, editor and star of the all-femme, family friendly actual play podcast d20 Dames. They use D&D as a powerful storytelling vehicle and heavily utilize the roleplaying aspect of TTRPGs and the ability to collaboratively world-build. What's unique about her position in the Dames is that she doesn't regularly play a PC. To help tell an even richer story she has played multiple NPCs, some long, some short-term, and worked with their DM Kat Kruger to help weave storylines and scenarios.

Brittni is completely self-taught when it comes to editing a podcast and she has learned valuable lessons along the way. She is incredibly proud of the independent show they’ve been able to produce and the community they've built around it.


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.