In the opening D&D News segment, Greg and Shelly talk Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos, releasing next week! Afterwards, we welcome back returning guest and author, Teos Abadia, for another edition of How To DM....
We start the show with a quick look at the latest D&D news and when you can get your hands on all the new products coming your way in the next two months! Monster Madness, Laeral Silverhand's Explorer's Kit, and of course Explorer's Guide to Wildemount. Afterwards, Shelly welcomes in Jeremy Crawford for a special edition of How To DM focusing this week on Table Etiquette. In our special interview, we talk all things Wildemount with Matthew Mercer and Chris Perkins!
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
11:04: How to DM with Jeremy Crawford
1:06:46: Interview with Matthew Mercer & Chris Perkins
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Matthew Mercer is a Los Angeles-based actor/voice actor known for his roles in animation and video games such as McCree in Overwatch, Cor in Final Fantasy XV, Jack Cooper in Titanfall 2, Yusuke in Persona 5, Deadshot in Injustice 2, MacCready in Fallout 4, Leon Kennedy in Resident Evil 6, Resident Evil: Damnation, and Resident Evil: Vendetta, Captain Levi in Attack on Titan, Aloth & Edér in Pillars of Eternity, Gangplank and Kindred (Wolf) in League of Legends, Rexxar, Nefarian, and Ragnaros in Hearthstone, Rehgar and Ragnaros in Heroes of the Storm, Cicero Gavar in Masquerada: Songs and Shadows, Chrom in Fire Emblem: Awakening, and many other projects you are welcome to look up online. Matthew is also the Dungeon Master for the hit Twitch show Critical Role on Geek & Sundry, where he runs a group of other accomplished voice actors through a campaign of Dungeons & Dragons.
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 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.