Bill Benham (@BillBenham2) and Greg Marks (@Skerrit7h3green) of the Adventurers League join Shelly Mazzanoble (@shellymoo) and Greg Tito (@gregtito). After assigning classes to the cast of The Facts of Life and explaining Sausage Races,  the crew jumps into the history of Adventurers League and Organized Play for D&D, how to play in and write for Adventurers League, turning our Community Manager Trevor Kidd (@The_Trevor_Kidd) into a troll, and more. Lore You Should Know – Matt Sernett (@Sernett) and Chris Perkins (@ChrisPerkinsDnD) regale us with the chaotic complexities of Slaadi, including how the origin stone came to reside in their home plane of Limbo, the importance of Slaadi control stones and their many choices when being confronted with cows. Watch Dragon Talk recordings live on Mondays at 2pm PT!

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

00:00 – Intro with Shelly Mazzanoble (@shellymoo), Greg Tito (@gregtito) and Bill Benham (@BillBenham2)

6:26 – Lore You Should Know - Matt Sernett (@Sernett) and Chris Perkins (@ChrisPerkinsDnD) – Slaadi

25:03 – Interview with Bill Benham (@BillBenham2) and Greg Marks (@Skerrit7h3green)

1:05:30 – Outro with Shelly Mazzanoble and Greg Tito

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Lore You Should Know  –  Slaadi

Bill Benham and Greg Marks

Guest Bios

Greg Marks

Greg is the Associate Resource Manager for the D&D Adventurers League. He has been involved in administering and writing for four previous WOTC-sponsored organized play campaigns and has freelanced for Wizards of the Coast, Dragon and Dungeon Magazines, Fantasy Flight's Midnight campaign setting, Raging Swan Press, Kobold Press, Catalyst, Modiphius; among others. You can contact Greg on Twitter (@skerrit7h3green), Google+ (Greg Marks), and Facebook (Greg Marks).

Bill Benham

Bill hails from the Land of One Cloud, Seattle, WA. A 20 year veteran of the U.S. Army, he currently works as the clinical director for network of medication assisted drug treatment centers in the Pacific Northwest. Bill has played RPGs and tabletop games since 1981, the year he first experimented with D&D and was subsequently possessed by demons, exactly as his mother had warned him. He's an avid fan of Eberron, pugs, and all the food.

Host Bios

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. You can find Greg on Twitter.

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.