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Breaking into freelance D&D writing is tough, but James Haeck (@jamesjhaeck) joins us to tell us how his talents were discovered with a little help from a Critical Role. Greg Tito (@gregtito) is joined by co-host Bart Carroll (@bart_carroll) to chat about superheroes and kids puking. Sage Advice – Jeremy Crawford speaks about stealth, but you need to roll Wisdom (Perception) check to determine if you can hear him.
Here’s a guide to when each segment on the podcast begins:
00:00 – Intro with Greg Tito and Bart Carroll (and James Haeck!)
08:58 – Sage Advice – Stealth
47:48 – Interview with James Haeck
01:31:30 – Outro with Greg and Bart
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James Haeck loves telling stories, making new friends, and growling out the gnarly voices of chromatic dragons to his terrified players. He's always working on the next D&D project, whether it's editing EN World EN5ider magazine, designing for the D&D Adventurer's League, starting kobold revolutions at Kobold Press, or even collaborating with Matthew Mercer on the Critical Role Campaign Guide. He's been in the Plane of Fire (Southern California) for the past four years, and is overjoyed to return home to Seattle.
About the Hosts
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.
Bart Carroll has been a part of Wizards of the Coast since 2004, having worked with the Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Magic: the Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons brands through the years. He’s also been a D&D player since 1980 (with fond memories of coloring the illustrations in his 1st Edition Monster Manual), and is thrilled that his current role includes the D&D website and Dragon+. His favorite monster is the brain in a jar. You can find Bart on Twitter.